The dance company Miquel Barcelona collaborates and brings together people, institutions, and projects that work aligned with the 5 following axes: territory, memory, sustainability, education and audiences development.
By understanding the artistic practices as a tool for social transformation, the company aims to become an interdisciplinary, common and shared meeting place, that is creative with the related contexts. Rooted to be committed to culture, the present, and the idea of a society which lives in a permanent tension with all the different agents.
Artistic director: Miquel Barcelona Palau
Management: Biel Martínez Lorca
Production: Cia. Miquel Barcelona
Administration: Francisca Araújo
Graphic design: Àurea Estellé Alsina
Head coach: Josep Sánchez-Rico
Video: Ignasi Castañé
Photography: Nora Baylach
About Miquel Barcelona
He is a cross-disciplinary artist with more than 20 years of professional experience as a dancer and performer. He has participated of projects by outstanding directors, choreographers and colleagues like Carolyn Carlson, Juan Kruz de Gario Esnaola, Raffaelle Giovanola, Cobosmika, Sol Picó, Ramon Oller,Roberto G Alonso, Darío Fo, Àlex Rigola, Qars Teatre or Atrium Teatre, among others. He runs his own dance company since 2017 with relevant creations touring around Spain such as ‘[kórps]’ (Fira Tàrrega 2019), ‘parrà’ (La Pedrera 2020) or ‘rojos’ (Mercat de les flors 2022).
He is starting the research of his new Project around counterculture.
“Contracultura’ is Cia. Miquel Barcelona’s new research, installation and exhibition project. Putting at the middle common engines that start from the idea of culture of the margins in Western contexts, the Company will reflect, provoke and share different actions and stage pieces in cooperation with different cultural agents.
The search begins in April 2022 through the search for witnesses, projects and cultural agents with the desire to value dialogue and first-person experience. The artistic intention of the project is to revisit, update and question these themes and, under no circumstances, to privilege them over others that have not been chosen for artistic reasons, lack of knowledge or geographical situation.
‘Contracultura’ has a transdisciplinary approach and team, the fact of thinking about it from the body and dance is already consciously a first choice of language that generates peripheral discourses by nature. The artistic intention of the project is to revisit, update and question these themes and, under no circumstances, to privilege them over others that have not been chosen for artistic reasons, lack of know ledge or geographical situation.
Although the project has a transdisciplinary approach and team, the fact of thinking about it from the body and dance is already consciously a first choice of language that generates peripheral discourses by nature.