Written and directed by: Guille Vidal-Ribas, Jose Manuel Álvarez - Composer / Musical director: Various composers, Carlos Cuenca - Performed by: Inter-generational groups of women from L’Hospitalet, Sant Cugat and Badalona - Assistant director: Martín Piñol - Production/Support: Flamenco Projects - Special thanks to: The Dansa Metropolitana teams in the cities of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Sant Cugat and Badalona.
Me quiten lo bailao
Women from different generations come together in a ritual of shared, community dance, in order to promote collective listening.
Three groups of women from different generations come together to hear a song by Martirio and share their individual experiences. This is the starting point for the creation of Me quiten lo bailao, where each group has contributed their body and character to a musical score proposed by the choreographers Guille Vidal-Ribas and Jose Manuel Álvarez. The result is a shared ritual that vindicates bodies and dance as indispensable factors, demonstrating the urgency of listening.
The choreographers Guille Vidal-Ribas and Jose Manuel Álvarez come together again, a decade after they collaborated on an inter-generational, participative dance production. Blurring the boundaries of their own disciplines, urban dance and flamenco, they explore the things they have in common, such as community dance forms. On stage are three groups of non-professional artists from L’Hospitalet, Badalona and Sant Cugat, who have taken part in the creative process.