IT DANSA

YOUNG COMPANY OF THE INSTITUT DEL TEATRE
CATHERINE ALLARD, DIRECTORA
Temporada 2019-2020 / Dance / It Dansa

At the Teatre-Auditori de Sant Cugat

IT Dansa is back at the Teatre Auditori in Sant Cugat for a new display of its habitual energy and fervour. This young company, formed in 1998, emerged from an educational project at Barcelona's Institut del Teatre, which sought to help young dancers of both sexes to perfect their skills and launch their professional careers.

Their repertory includes a programme of two choreographies which were first seen at the 2018 edition of the Festival Grec in Barcelona. One, entitled Kaash, is by the much acclaimed Akram Kahn, while the other, The Prom, is by Lorena Nogal, herself a former member of the troupe. Kaash is a demanding work, calling for polished technique, rigour, precision and physical strength, but it also transmits a deep sense of spirituality.  Lorena Nogal's piece, on the other hand, is highly theatrical and reflects the nostalgia and uncertainties of youth, with touches of humour, wistfulness and fragility. The programme is rounded off by In Memoriam, by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, dedicated to the theme of caresses and blows, and Whim, by Alexander Ekman, which depicts the chaos of modern society.

Artistic profile

Kaash

Coreography
Akram Khan
Music
Nitin Sawhney
Set design
Anish Kapoor
Costumes
Kimie Nakano
Costumes made by
Paca Naharro
Lighting
Aideen Malone

The prom

Coreography
Lorena Nogal
Music
Musical collage of the 1980s
Music composed by
Manuel Rodríguez
Set design
Lorena Nogal
Costumes
Manuel Rodríguez and Lorena Nogal
Light designer
Víctor Cuenca

WHIM Fractured Fairytale

Coreography
Alexander Ekman
Music
Antonio Vivaldi, 'Winter' from The Four Seasons; Edmundo Ros, Bolero; and Nina Simone, My Baby Just Cares for Me
Costumes
Alexander Ekman
Lighting
Alex Kurth

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March 2020

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