Spiritual Boyfriends takes as a base an iconographic research of the physical practices that have been constructing Yoga from its origins until today. Under what forms, codes and symbols is spirituality embodied through this practice, which has been spreading an growing into a millionaire industry during last century? Which rules and power roles do we impose on our bodies through the culture of self-disciplne, self-care, health and beauty as a body-mind regime in relation to spirituality? Documentary and autobiographical history are intertwined in this scenic proposal creating a choreographic terrain that challenges questions in relation to: image, body, culture, power, digitalization.
Upcoming Premiere: 4,5,6 October Sala Hiroshima Barcelona
Likes bases itself on the analysis of two popular Youtube phenomena: cover dance tutorials and videos on the different techniques of yoga which have emerged and spread massively through social networks during the recent years. The artist approaches the audience from a socio-anthropological perspective with a speech about the social value of a “like” in our digital culture and society. The piece is a fresh and choreographic look at the presence of the body in the digital age.
Associated artist of Sala Hiroshima
PORTAL is a full evening piece which integrates video projection, live music and dance. The piece is created in collaboration with the Norwegian composer and video artist Gisle Martens Meyer (GMM).
Internet is an infinite portal that can take us almost everywhere at almost any time simply by moving a finger. "Digiphrenia" is a term proposed by the writer Douglas Rushkoff in his book Present Shock, where he speaks obout how technology allows us to live in more than one place - and one self - at the same time.
PORTAL is a work based on the idea Digiphrenia and physically works with very contrasted movements and sounds which plays withtime deformations.
Coreography/dance: Núria Guiu Sagarra. Music/Vídeo: Gisle Martens Meyer . Light: Jordi Baldó Oliva. Premiered at: Oktoberdans 2014, Norway. Co-produced by: BIT Teatergarasjen, Fond For Lyd Og Bilde, Bergen Kommune, Det Norske Komponistfond. In colaboration with: GRANER de Barcelona, ESPAÇO DO TEMPO, Portugal, Estruch de Sabadell, Barcelona, CRA’P, Mollet del Vallès, Barcelona.
SPAM is a short piece created and presented as a finalist piece at the “Premi de Dansa Institut del Teatre 2016”. The piece conceptually works around the massive wave of information we are exposed now a days. SPAM integrates a stage design by Protopixel and Tigrelab and the music of Shoeg.
Direction & choreography: Núria Guiu. Dancers: Ariadna Montfort, Patricia Vàzquez, Annamari Keskinen, Núria Guiu. Music: Shoeg. Stage Design and light: Protopixel + Tigrelab. Light: Jordi Baldó. Costume: Silvia Delagneau. In Collaboration with: Anna Hierro i Clàudia Brufau. With the support of: La Caldera, Institut del teatre de Barcelona. Tigrelab Team: Federico Gonzalez. Mathieu Felix. Javier Pinto. Daniel Garrote. Daniel Avila
LA MUDA (2012), is a commission work for Carte Blanche Dance Company (Norway). The piece researches on the physical idea of networking and the concept of freedom through social media. La Muda Premied on 23 January 2013 at the Oslo Opera House inside the triplebill program Yasgur's Farm.
Choreography: Nuria Guiu Sagarra. Costumes: Indrani Balgobin. Lighting design: Martin Flack. Composer: Gisle Martens Meyer. Photo: Yaniv Cohen, Karen Gjelsvik. Dancers: Caroline Eckly, Simbarashe Fulukia Norman, Jennifer Dubreuil Houthemann, Timothy Bartlett.. Premiere: January 23 Oslo Opera House.Tour: 23 - 26 January Oslo Opera | January 29, February 1 Blå Grotte, Fredrikstad, Norway | 6 to 9 & 14 -16 February Studio Bergen, Norway.