Institut Ramon LLull

Presentation of the winner projects of the programme Hivernem 2023 at Fira Tàrrega

Performing.  08/09/2023

Alejandro Santaflorentina and Nico Jongen explained the creative processes of their corresponding pieces.

The winner projects of the third call of Hivernem, the programme founded by Fira Tàrrega and the Institut Ramon Llull to foster research in the writing of artistic creations linked to performing arts and the public space, have been presented in this year’s edition of the Fira (September, 7-10). Alejandro Santaflorentina and Nico Jongen pitched their projects to the attending professionals in a session about mentoring, research, innovation, and coproduction of artistic processes.

Alejandro Santaflorentina explained the evolution of Idil·li (Idyll), a stage piece inspired by Theocritus’s Idylls. Working from the fictitious assumption that vegetarian species have legal entities, the aim is to determine how public space and the vegetal realm interact and imagine contexts with a non-anthropocentric narrative. Likewise, Nico Jongen, artistic director of Ça Marche, spoke on the creative and research process of Incendis (Fires). Jongen’s work intends to document experiences and promote community actions to generate narratives about promising futures and to devise a stage device simulating a great fire in a forest. The two pieces will be developed in 2024 and will receive funding of 5.770 euros.

The call for proposals for Hivernem 2024 is open until September 15.

The Institut Ramon Llull also organized a working session that included over thirty international delegates attending the Fira to foster alliances for the internationalization of Catalan Performing Arts.

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