1 october 2021

Tradere is a personal reflection of the artist on the word "tradition" and on its related connotations in the creation of movement in time and space. Tradition is the set of knowledge, customs and beliefs that get handed down from generation to generation, growing in value for the culture of a territory. Tradere seeks to investigate certain western traditions that involve the body; a body that exposes itself and sacrifices its physical integrity, endangering it, in the name of popular belief, love and a sense of community.

Concept: Laia Santanach
Interpreters: Anna Hierro, Mario G. Sáez, Julia Sanz, Carlos Martorell and Laia Santanach
Original music: Carlos Martorell
Dramaturgy: Victoria Szpunberg
Adivce: Maribel Ponferrada (anthropologist) et Miquel del Pozo (art historian)
Space and light setting: Joana Serra
Costumes creation: Kike Palma
Project management and development: Caroline Giffard
Production support: Elclimamola
Video-danse: Ignasi Castañé
Photo: Jofre Moreno

Coproduction: Fira Mediterrània de Manresa, Ballet National de Marseille, Mercat de les Flors.
Collaborations: Festival Dansàneu, PimOff (Milan), Laboratori Tísner (Barcelone), Obrador-espai de creació (Deltebre), Eufònic, Centre Chorégraphique du Canal (Madrid), Roca Umbert (Granollers)
Support: Generalitat de Catalunya.

Project selected within the Citofonare PimOff 20/21 call

Laia Santanach is a Barcelona-based choreographer, dancer and pedagogue. As dancer she worked in various national and international companies and for prestigious theatre directors such as Liliana Cavani, Àlex Ollé (La Fura Dels Baus), Joan Font (Comediants), Àlex Rigola (Permanent Theater ofVeneto). With the show Rèplica she is a finalist at the Institut del Teatre Award 2017. In 2018 she won the Delfí Colomé Prize for his project Àer, currently on tour. She is creator and co-director of the Menorca in Danza festival.

1 october 2021