Site Specific Exercises
The dancer and choreographer Àngels Margarit, National Dance Award 2010, explored in the Summer Workshop 2016 during a day the landscape of La Moixina, one of the themes studied in the Workshop of Architecture and Landscape, performing at the end of the day a personal interpretation of the landscape of the wetlands of La Moixina in a choreography entitled “Moixina Geografies” in a performance open to the public general.
With other workshops, she proposed a series of exercises to raise awareness of the body in space and sharpen the perception of motion and the scale of the body in relation to the body of the other in a specific time and space.
Dancer, teacher, choreographer and curator
Àngels Margarit (Tarrasa, 1960) starts in 1985 the path of her company Àngels Margarit/cia. MUDANCES and the creation of her own projects that develop in different fields and formats that include creations for the scenic space, site specifics, improvisation, video dance, installations and new media research. Her works have enjoyed a good international projection and have been co-produced by and presented at festivals and programs worldwide. In the field of education, she has developed training programs and given courses and workshops in Spain, Europe and America. From the very beginning she has developed a highly personal style of creation becoming one of the referents in dance in our country. She has collaborated with numerous artists and propelled different projects around creation, pedagogy and promotion of dance. Throughout her career, she has received numerous and prestigious national and international awards including the Grand Prix du Concours Chorégraphique de Bagnolet for Kolbebasar (France, 1988), the Premi Nacional de Dansa de Catalunya por Mudances (1986), Atzavara (1991) and Tèrbola (1999) or the Premi Ciutat de Barcelona d’Arts Escèniques for Corol·la (1993), among others. In 2010, she has been awarded with the Premio Nacional de Danza of the Spanish Culture Ministry. In September 2013, she has been awarded by the Swiss Dance Awards for From B to B, a collaboration with the dancer and choreographer Thomas Hauert. Her last creation Capricis received the Butaca Award 2014 for the best dance performance. In December 2016 Margarit has assumed the artistic direction of Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona, one of Europe’s most important dance houses.
The Dance Festival Sismògraf was born in 2009 with the will of grouping in a cycle the dance proposals already included in the cultural program of the City of Olot. It started thanks to the impulse of the European project Cities 3.0, counting with two fundamental factors: an important portfolio of professional and amateur dancers and choreographers and a public receptive towards dance.
The festival is held in Spring with a program in the Main Theater of Olot and in the streets, parks and squares of the city, complemented by parallel activities to bring dance closer to the citizens.
In six years, it has become one of the strategic festivals for performing arts of the Generalitat of Catalonia, like Trapezi of Reus, Fira Tàrrega or La Mostra d’Igualada. With a twofold purpose, it seeks to provide a space where professionals and creators can meet and promote dance in the cultural offer of municipalities and, at the same time, offer to the public spectacles of dance of all types and formats.