20 May 2017

Sesiones remotas

This year, La Caldera will establish a collaboration with el Museo Etnológico where we have been asked to create alongside the expostion Las caras de Barcelona.

We are working with the creator Mónica Muntaner and her team to adapt her last creation Sesiones remotas to the museum space. This is something between an installation and a performance that we consider a good fit with the context of her expository character. It invites a hybrid temporality and establishes a personal, almost anthropological, reflection around the act of dance.

Sesiones Remotas is an installation where we put into play a series of images and recorded interviews of 30 people varying in age and profession that had the experience of dancing in solitude at certain times. At the beginning it proposes an exploration of a hidden narrative that seeks the development of questions without resolve. It also speaks to the appropriation of movements, attitudes, gestures, voices and the construction of a collage of faces, bodies, people and presences.

Through the act of dancing alone for a long time with music that refers to a collective dance context, the participant lives a subjective experience in which he finds himself, his body, his limits and also his strengths. This lasting piece elicits physical sensations, thoughts, memories, emotions and many other feelings that cannot be described with words.

Art sheet

Audiovisual Participants:
Museo Universitario del Chopo (Mex DF, abril de 2015): Ángeles Ciscar, Hector Cruz, Sofia Abreu, Cuqui Jerez, Javier Marín, Mariana Villegas, Raquel Labrador, Sergio de Pablo

La Poderosa (BCN, Julio y noviembre de 2015): Stefano Bille, Elena Ribera, Susana Goulart, Mar Medina, Diana Gadish, Lucero Liboreiro, Tirso Orive, Enrique Salgado, Mónica Pérez, Alba Corral, Rosa Muñoz, Aimar Pérez Galí, Isabel Herrera, Elida Dorta, Oscar Dasi

L’Animal a l’Esquena (Girona, diciembre de 2015): Leo Castro, Ramón Pujol, Álvaro Prados, Isidre Rebenaque, Mónica Medina, Marta Carbalho, Nieves Villà

Idea and artistic direction: Mónica Muntaner
Video imaging, recording, editing and projections: Hugo Barbosa
Performers: Mó Pascual, Silvia Santos, Laura Ojer y Mónica Muntaner

MÒNICA MUNTANER (1966). Se forma como bailarina de danza contemporánea en Barcelona. Ha trabajado como bailarina / intérprete con diferentes creadores y compañías. Codirectora artística de la Poderosa, espacio de creación en Barcelona fundado en 2000 y Cofundadora de los colectivos Las Santas (agrupación artística multidisciplinaria) y ARTAS (artistas asociadas a la Poderosa). Combina su parte artística como creadora dando clases de danza a niños, adolescentes, entrenamientos profesionales, y ha participado en el trabajo de cuerpo en diferentes proyectos sociales con mujeres inmigrantes, mujeres con riesgo de exclusión social y personas mayores. En 2019 finaliza el 4º año de formación de Hatha yoga en la escuela Equilibrium de bcn y empieza a dar sesiones de yoga regularmente, al mismo año crea su último proyecto escénico Quatre octaves i mitja junto con Rosa Muñoz.

More about Mònica Muntaner at La Caldera

Saturday 20 May 2017

1st performance 9:30 h

2nd performance 11h

Free activity