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Almanac 2016: Rosa Aguilera (Marseille / Bcn / Bruxelles, Europe)

Almanac 2016: Rosa Aguilera (Marseille / Bcn / Bruxelles, Europe)

Transmut is a research based on mutation and resilience, a reflection on the body and its metamorphosis process. The term resilience comes from resilio Latin, meaning rebound. Resilience is about to expand our movements and amplify our power of self-esteem. This artistic project, is based on my experience in terms of resilience.

 In 2004, a motorcycle hit the right side of my body: two teeth and three fractured ribs (one that pierced the lung). Leg in three parts, the muscles of the buttock separated from the bones and scares everywhere. I started into dance, acrobatics and trapeze. After six months of immobility, two operations, my prospects to enter a circus school vanished. During the last ten years, I look for a way to restore and understanding of my body; to investigate the alchemy between circus and dance, objects and space.
 Transmit is the human flesh facing the asphalt, the hard forms of the city transformed by an experimental body: deformed, floating.
 Is a recipe with improbable ingredients: a car, prostheses, ropes, a trapeze, a circular path.Is an intimate speaking in public space, where I try to find my own language,
 Is my first job as a writer, concerned by the question of how to talk about yourself by being inside the performance.

Production History:
La Chartreuse, Avignon. Dream City, Tunis. Ateliers Sud Side, Marseille. Faiar Marseille


Artistic Statement:
I was born in Seville, in the south of Spain and learned soon that I wanted to travel and perform around the world. I moved to Barcelona and studied Scenography. I worked as FX artist and technical assistant for cinema and theater, also for Almodovar films. I discovered trapeze, and dance. In 2000 I moved to Bilbao to study physical theater. I started performing with diverse companies. Then I created mi group called Lur Zabal and we travelled and performed in the streets of India, South America and Spain. I came to Barcelona and then I moved to Switzerland, Italy, France, to improve my practice in movement research and dramaturgy. I finished my Master degree in Public Space Dramaturgy in October 2016 in the Aix en Provence University. I am passionate of research about Contemporary Body Mutation. I get inspiration in human bodies, and his representation. I express trough personal experiences the universal subjects that concerns me, translated to contemporary languages and exported to the public space. I think than the hybridation of disciplines bring us hope to continue living in this era. I look for a personal langage that everyone could access without loosing originality quality and compromise with genuine creation. The transmission of strong poetical and philosophical symbols is fundamental for average public.






Photo by: Augustin le Gall

This post is part of a series of profiles on performance and performance makers from this year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2016, an overview of contemporary performance presented during the 2014/2015 season available for touring now. If you would like to be apart of next year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2017, you can join the project here. 


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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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