An expressive dancer with a strong temperament and boundless energy, Aina Alegre delves into various festive rituals such as popular Mediterranean festivals and carnivals and analyses the gestures, movements, rhythm and breathing of the community involved in them. This leads to reflection on festive rituals that become spaces for sharing, cathartic spaces for exchanging energy, for self-celebration but also of transgression and resistance.
In El dia de la bèstia, the artist deciphers the codes of customs and traditions that reaffirm an ephemeral idea of community, and paints a group portrait with which she questions the symbols that towns and villages invent as an excuse to get together and celebrate.
A dancer, choreographer and performer, Aina Alegre received multidisciplinary training in dance, theatre and singing in Barcelona, and she also studied at the Centre national de danse contemporaine (CNDC) in Franc.
Since 2009, she has lived and worked in Paris, where she pursues her own artistic work. She is interested in practices related to creation and the intersection between different disciplines. She regards choreography as a space for reinventing the body, and dance based on a choreographic script, often supported with plastic, sound and cinematographic materials.
In 2009, she created the duet Speed and the video dance object 12 45 84.
In 2011, she created the performance La maja desnuda dice.
In 2012, she created the solo piece No se trata de un desnudo mitológico. And in 2015 she created the duet Délices. In 2017, she created her first group piece, Le jour de la Bête.
Alongside these activities, she has worked since 2010 as a dancer and actor with various choreographers and film and theatre directors.