Each visit by the Catalonian choreographer María Muñoz to the Agora de la danse has met with much acclaim praising her inventiveness, her choreographic vigour and her humour. She is coming back for the third time to present Le cinquième hiver, a duo with Pep Ramis, with whom she co-directs Mal Pelo, one of the most important contemporary dance companies in Spain. The winter they survey in this piece is a fantastic, surrealist landscape. With clear movement and complicit commitment, they glow onstage. With playful scenes and strategies, they invert expectations. The maturity of these two bodies of unequalled solidity impresses with poetry and a fullness that only those who have lived it can truly convey.
Directed, designed and performed by: Maria Muñoz, Pep Ramis
Assistant director: Jordi Casanovas
Artistic collaborators: Leo Castro, Vincent Dunoyer
Musical collaborators: Alia Sellami, Niño De Elche, Israel Galván
Written by: Erri De Luca, Mal Pelo
Lighting: August Viladomat
Sound design: Fanny Thollot
Set design: Pep Aymerich, Pep Ramis
Video: Xavier Pérez–Fromzero, Nuria Font–NU2’S
Rehearsal and production assistant: Neus Villà
Executive producer: Mal Pelo
Technical direction: Punt de Fuga
Presenter: Eduard Teixidor
April 29 and 30 and May 1 at 8 p.m.
Co-produced by: Mal Pelo (Spain), Agora de la danse (Montreal, Canada), Festival Grec de Barcelone (Spain), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), La Briqueterie-Centre de Développement Chorégraphique du Val de Marne (France), Théâtre Antoine Vitez, Ivry-sur-Seine (France), La Villette (Paris), Festival de Tardor de Catalunya, Girona/Salt, Temporada Alta 2015 , (Girona, Spain).
In association with O Espaço do Tempo, Montemoro/Portugal and the Centre de Création L’animal a l’esquena, (Celrà, Spain).