April 8 – 12, 2024 | 10 am – 12:30 pm
Born in 1980, Lali Ayguadé trained in Institut del Teatre de Barcelona and P.A.R.T.S. directed by Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker.
She began working in Denmark with the company Ñía Publik Eye, with playwright Carmen Mehnert before joining Akram Khan Company and Hofesh Shechter in London.
She also worked with Marcos Morau, Roberto Olivan and Baró d'Evel among other artists. In 2005 she created “Twice read” together with the Slovak artist Anton Lachky. Between 2007 and 2009 she created small-format pieces with the acrobat and clown Joan Ramon Graell. In 2012, she created a trio called 'Little Me' with the Korean dancer Young Jin Kim and acrobat Joan Català, which premiered at the Salmon Festival of Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona.
In 2013, she decided to found her company in Barcelona, creating two short duets: 'Incognito' and 'Saba'. In 2015, she launched an investigation around the concept of identity that she began with the creation of her first long-form work ‘Kokoro’, followed by ‘iU an Mi’ in 2017 and ‘Hidden’ in 2020 (awarded as best choreography in the Butacas Premis 2021 and the APDC Premis in 2022). In 2022, she premieres 'RUNA', a long-form duet that was twice-awarded at the 2023 Max Awards as best performer female dancer and best choreography. Her tireless hunger for collaboration led her to work alongside Julian Sicard in 'De Camino al Another', with Joana Gomila in 'Sa Mateixa', Guilhem Chatir in 'Here' in 2018 and Akira Yoshida in 'Gizaki' (2020) in which Lali was awarded at the Premis Seats as best dancer.
She has also made works for other companies like “Sublimation”, for the Korean National Company of Contemporary Dance, or “Die Stille In “Mir” for Theater Tanz Bielefeld.“ In 2010, she was nominated for best dancer for the London Critics' Awards and in 2014, the best creator In 2016 she was nominated for best dancer at the Recomana.cat Criticism Awards in Barcelona. She has participated as the main actress in the short film 'Timecode', which has been awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes, Goya and Gaudí, among others, as well as an Oscar finalist. She has given workshops in places such as Center Natio nal de la Danse (Paris), SEAD (Salzburg), Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy, etc.
This workshop aims to research transformation through physicality. It consists of a technical class (warm-up and phrases) to prepare both body and mind. We then work with improvisation based on certain guidelines and carry out a personal and choreographic investigation designed to discover new routes for physicality. The workshop aims to learn how to use the floor to dance, emphasizing the soles of the feet as support for movement; to recognize where our weight is and where freedom can be found through phrases and improvisations. How to attain physical theatricality through the rhythm and the voice ?
Registration opens on Monday, February 12, 2024 at 1 pm
$62,50 /workshop* | Studio Peter-Boneham
25 participants maximum
(including 5 drop in on class-day)
*To access this rate, the participants have to be, among others, Canadian citizens or permanent residents in Canada and currently residing in Québec.
- Registration priority will go the participants that are eligible to the measure of Intervention-Compétences;
- Price is $12,50 /day. If you are not eligible to the measure Intervention-Compétences, price is $31,50 /day;
- Payment must be made by credit or debit card before each class.
Credits: Lali Ayguadé Farro © Tristan Perez-Martin