Jordi Galí

2023/24 Dance Together Performance

In BABEL, a 12-metre-high tower made of wood, ropes and winches, strong and fragile at the same time, is erected and held up by 25 people under the eyes of the audience. From its construction to its dismantling, the tower manifests the solidarity of a group of people. As part of a two-day workshop, the participants learn the skills required to build the tower, learn how to make the necessary modules and try out how to navigate them together. In this way, the Babel tower is created from a simple and equally precise choreography – an impressive performance and a brief utopia of togetherness. BABEL concludes with the performance and construction of the Tower of Hellerau on the forecourt of the Festspielhaus during the Gatenfest as part of the Dance Together festival.

Duration: ca. 50 min
Without the use of language

Born at Barcelona, Jordi Galí studied contemporary dance and worked with Wim Vandekeybus, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Maguy Marin among others. Besides, Jordi Galí started to develop his own work and created Cie Arrangement Provisoire in 2007. Since 2012, he shares the artistic direction of the company with choreographer Vania Vaneau. His work centres on exploring the relations between the body and the materials, between the gesture and the object, and is especially designed for the public space. As monumental and ephemeral constructions, his performances open a singular temporality in urban or natural landscapes. They aim to offer to the inhabitants, public and users the possibility to perceive differently the context of everyday life.

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Lea Helmstädter is a performer trained at the London Contemporary Dance School, she danced amongst others with Thomas Lehmen / Martin Nachbar, Toula Limnaios, Louise Bédard or Maguy Marin. After she graduated as a contemporary dance teacher, she developed personal workshops with children and trained in Feldenkrais. Konrad Kaniuk, until recently PhD student at ENS Lyon, he founded the Korowod project that gathers performing art creations, writing projects and a publishing house.

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Konrad Kaniuk, until recently a doctoral student at ENS Lyon, founded the Korowod project, which combines performing arts, writing projects and a publishing house.

Conception: Jordi Galí
With the collaboration of: Katia Mozet
Created with: den Hunderten von Teilnehmenden der Workshops, Arrangement Provisoire’s Team : Anne Sophie Gabert, Lea Helmstädter, Konrad Kaniuk, Jérémy Paon, Jeanne Vallauri, Julia Moncla, Julien Quartier Collaborators Balyam Ballabeni, Vincent Laisney mit Jordi Galí, Lea Helmstädter, Konrad Kaniuk
Production: Arrangement Provisoire
Coproduction: Le Pacifique / CDCN Grenoble-Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (FR) ; La Briqueterie / CDCN du Val-de-Marne (FR) ; Les Ateliers Frappaz / CNAREP Villeurbanne (FR) ; L’Abattoir / CNAREP de Chalon-sur-Saône (FR) ; Format Danse Ardèche (FR) Support by Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Partners: Lycée professionnel Georges Lamarque de Rillieux-la-Pape (FR) ; La Briqueterie / CDCN du Val-de-Marne – EU project Migrant Bodies-Moving Borders (FR) ; Le Pacifique / CDCN Grenoble – Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (FR) ; Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration (Paris, FR) ; Format Danse – Ardèche (FR) ; ESAD Grenoble (FR)