Dulce Duca, Cia. PakiPaya, Collectivo Terzo Livello and Cia. Pau Palaus have been chosen by SeaChange Arts to take part in the residency program for artists and troupes from Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. With the support of Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics, Institut Ramon Llull and Trapezi, the Catalan circus festival, they will undertake a residency from October 2018 to June 2019.
The goal is to work intensively with the selected artists from Catalonia and the Balearic Islands on a wide range of creative projects over an 8-month period, from October 2018 to June 2019.
What does the program offer?
SeaChange Arts offers support in the form of the residency without any financial remuneration and in exchange for contributions to its steady program of training, events and festivals, including the International Circus and Street Arts Festival, the Out There Festival.
They also provide a space for creation, rehearsals and hosting at The Drill House in Great Yarmouth, as well as advice, oversight and guidance to help support the growth of the groups, the artists and their work.
SeaChange Arts will support the artists in putting together shows not only for Catalan and Spanish speakers but also in English, and will support collaborations between Catalan, Balearic and UK artists, offering the troupes the opportunity to access a broader market across the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe. The artists will also benefit from being part of the broad SeaChange Arts networks, which include international festivals, producers, cultural agents and other partners in the sector through networks such as Coasters, Without Walls, Up & Out, and Circostrada, etc.
Institut Ramon Llull andInstitut d'Estudis Baleàrics, institutions charged with the promotion of culture created in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands abroad, will oversee the selection and development of the projects in the residency program, in order to ensure that all professional troupes from both territories are able to take part in this open call for applications.
Trapezi will offer the option to include the show (or extracts from the final production) produced during the residency in the Trapezi 2019 program and other festivals, installations, platforms and events in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands.
About the troupes selected
Dulce Duca (Portugal, 1984) taught herself the ropes in the juggling world and finished her training in Alternative, Self-Managed Training in Circus Arts. Together with four colleagues, she founded the company Branle-Bas and created her first show, Many. Duca’s work in the circus has a strong social aspect, as together with juggler Adrien Batiot, she organized the Mochila Tour project, which took them to favelas and circus schools in Brazil. In 2010, she started working with Um belo dia and since then she has put on small extracts of the show at the Trapezi Fair (Reus), TAC (Valladolid), European Capital of Youth (Braga, Portugal), and at the Fair in Tàrrega.
On the SeaChange Arts program, she will put together a show called Sweet Drama, a fusion of juggling with rap music and urban arts.
Noemi Diaz and Adrià Mascarell created the troupe in 2008 in Brussels. After training at the Regional Circus Arts Center in France (Lomme, Lille) in acrobatics and Chinese pole, they decided to specialize in air acrobatic techniques with master Yuri Sakalov (Higher Circus School of Brussels).
During their time in the residency, they will put together Quick Quick Slow, a fun, surreal circus show.
Collectivo Terzo Livello
The CTL troupe was created in December 2015 by a group of circus artists with the aim of creating a new performance language through circus art.
They define themselves as a circus group that “work using artistic research, giving artists a free space to explore and experiment in various subjects, in spaces that inspire them.” “Our goal is to find short forms to portray our experiences during the workshops, surpassing our own physical and moral limits and those of the community to which we belong; we then apply this to a specific place. We want to turn the audience into accomplices, performers or simply witnesses to an artistic situation in everyday places”, they say.
In the SeaChange Arts program, they will work on a new show with public interaction.
Cia. Pau Palaus
Pau Palaus is the founder of the Contaminando Sonrisas troupe, a social circus association that has toured the world for years, as its name suggests, spreading smiles in the most disadvantaged places, making people laugh even in the toughest of circumstances.
During the residency, he will explore the refugee crisis through artistic disciplines such as clowning and mime.
SeaChange will support these Catalan and Balearic artists to develop shows, not only for Spanish, but for English speaking audiences
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