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Wild / Otempodiz / Cada cop més aprop

Motion House / Ertza / Barcelona dance schools

70 minutes aprox



You can't miss this triple program that features two exceptional companies and the special performance by the students of the city's dance schools Area, Espai de Dansa i Creació and Institut del Teatre with choreography by Toni Mira.

"Wild", Motion House

What does “being wild” mean? WILD, the bold dance and circus production from Motionhouse, explores our disconnection from the natural environment, posing the question of whether, in our modern lives, nature continues to influence our behaviour. An excellent show, where we see the creation of an urban forest in the day-to-day life of the city. With Motionhouse’s characteristic physical power, the performers use dynamic choreography, acrobatic movement and body-to-body association to move through a forest of tall poles.

Founded in 1988 by Louise Richards and Kevin Finnan MBE, Motionhouse is one of the world's great touring dance companies. From long-running productions to theatre tours, to performances on open-air stages and at large-scale events, their acclaimed productions involve athletic physiques, a strong narrative, incredible digital imagery and emotive sound scores.

Data sheet

Written and directed by: Kevin Finnan - Composer / Musical director: Tim Dickinson and Sophy Smith - Set design: Simon Dormon - Photography: Dan Tucker - Special thanks to: Gulbenkian & ART31 and Birmingham Hippodrome (as part of Hippodrome Associate Artist) - Support: Without Walls with a commission by Freedom Festival Arts Trust, Hat Fair, and Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts. Garfield Weston Foundation, Foyle Foundation, The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust, The Saintbury Trust and The City of London Corporation.


In the West, time is measured, bought, sold, planned and organised... but there is almost never enough of it. By contrast, in Africa time is experienced, it is something you have, something you do, an asset that is almost never lacking. Otempodiz is the result of an exchange and creation project between Euskadi and Mozambique, which shows the power of dance for experiencing time in an absolute present.

ERTZA was created in 2004, directed by the dancer and choreographer Asier Zabaleta, with the aim of opening up a new space for choreographic creation, without ties or conventionalisms, creating projects in collaboration with artists from other disciplines. Their productions pose questions about human and social contradictions, inviting the audience to reflect on current themes. ERTZA has presented its productions in the following countries: China, the Philippines, Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Israel, Russia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Poland, Mozambique, Portugal and Spain.

Data sheet

Author, director and photographer: Asier Zabaleta - Performers: Fenias Nhumaio and Deissane Machava - Production/Support: ERTZA SORKUNTZA ARTISTIKOA S.L - Support: Spanish Embassy in Mozambique – Cooperación Española (AECID), Gipuzkoako Dantzagunea (Regional Government of Guipúzcoa), ATLANTIKALDIA Festival

"Cada cop més aprop" Area, Espai de Dansa i Creació and Institut del Teatre with Toni Mira

The choreographer Toni Mira presents us with a small choreographic action, specially designed for this space, performed by students from Area, Espai de Dansa i Creació and Institut del Teatre de Barcelona.

The machines are gone, their rhythm still beats in silence, we will fill with small bodies the great space they have left.

Data sheet

Written and directed by: Toni Mira

Guided tour by the students of the Basics for the Theory of Architecture, from the Escola Técnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona (UPC), coordinated by professors Toni Ramon and Núria Moliner.

Planned functions


Antiga Fàbrica Mercedes
11 March at 12:00 h