Shows

 


Seeds in the body
  (2012)

Creation that revolves around the work created in the Nature and carries the natural landscape inside studios or dance spaces.
We take the elements, the imaginary and the experiences in natural surroundings out of context in order to observe how this operation transforms and develops the dance room.

 

 

Artistic team

Creation and performance: Olga Tragant
Video and photography: Ana Izquierdo
Creation residences: tragantCamp (l’Alzina, Lleida), BurdagStudio (Poland), La Caseta de la Coma, Burg (Lleida).

 

Shows

Festival Dansalona, Barcelona | La Caseta de la Coma, Burg

 

 


 


Dust figures
(2010-11)

Dust Figures springs from a body that feels fragile, which fluctuates and suggests the corporeal and the incorporeal, the material and the spirit, health and illness, birth and death. It is above all a meditative proposal about body impermanence that I present through unfolding into various presences and/or absences and different body and mental states which find a formal expression in the changes and interferences among scenic languages and registers.

 


Artistic team

Choreography and performance: Olga Tragant
Artistic accompaniment: Sabine Dahrendorf
Sound design: Kiko Barrenengoa
Lightning design: Manu Martínez
Stage design: Jaume Amigó
Clothing: Lola Amigó
Technique residence/Aula abierta:La Caldera
Duration: 60 min

 

Shows

Sala Trono, Tarragona | Antic Teatre, Barcelona | Quiosc Gallery, Lleida (Versió Variacions 2 – Performance) | VI Biennal d’Art de Sant Pere de Riudebitlles, Barcelona (Versió Variacions 1 – Videocreació) | La Caldera |

 

+ VIDEO: Figures de Pols

 

 


 

Com voldria ser / What I’d like to be like (2009-07)

With this work I propose a reflection through the poetics of body and movement about different themes related with the desire to obtain beauty and to remain beautiful. Com voldria ser presents a score of questions about: the body as an object, the decayed body, the sensitive body, the body and self-esteem, the body and the seduction. The piece exposes the fragility of the person and its physical beauty at the same time that dominates the struggle, the aggressiveness and the dissatisfaction towards the search of an ideal that we create and hardly ever becomes true.

 

 

Artistic team

Creation and direction: Olga Tragant
1rst period creation and performance: Mara Smaldone, Clara Tena and Miryam Mariblanca
Clothing and stage design: Naia del Castillo
Lightning design: Manu Martínez
Original music: Judit Farrés
Photography: Imma Llobet and Ana Izquierdo
Creation residences: Centre de Creació Ca l’Estruch, Sabadell
Duration: 60 min

 

Shows

Festival i-fabriek’09, Maastricht-Holland| Festival International de Danse Expressive, Fès-Marroc | Festa de Creació Contemporània-Nodes de Gràcia, Barcelona | L’Antic Teatre, Barcelona | C.C. La Casa Elizalde, Barcelona | Teatre Ca L’Estruch, Sabadell | Sala Trono, Tarragona | C.C. Barceloneta, Barcelona | Teatre Bartrina, Reus 1 | Teatre l’Escorxador, Lleida |

 

+ VIDEO: Com voldria ser (parte 1)
+ VIDEO: Com voldria ser (parte 2)

 

 


 

Rastres / Traces / 2006-05 (long version) / 2003-02 (short version)

I initiate this piece during my stay in Japan, in the midst of a society where the contrast of tradition and modernity is sharp. Rastres evoke robustness and instability, confinement and freedom, weight and lightness. With the string intertwining the movement, Rastres is an insinuation about the possibility of transgressing and breaking up with the inner barriers, fears, opposing forces, and also about the constant possibility to grow and to develop.

 

 

https://youtu.be/kuD9et344E4

 

Artistic team

Coreography and performance: Olga Tragant
Lightning design: Manu Martínez
Stage design: Olga Tragant
Music: Collage
Video: Josep Mª Canyamera
Poems: Hélène Dorion
Assistants: Jaume Amigó and Yo Kurashina
Photography: Imma llobet and Elena muné

 

Shows

VII Muestra Internacional Danza, Oaxaca (Mexico) |  XII Festival de Dansa de Almada, Portugal | Espai de Dansa i Música de la Generalitat | Bcn VIII Fira Mediterrània, Manresa | Festival d’Arts Escèniques “La Terrasseta”, Tàrrega | Ateneu Nou Barris, Barcelona | Nagoya University of Arts, Nagoya, Japan | Mostra d’Art VENT, Altafulla d’Art, Tarragona | Fira de Teatre de Manresa | C.C. Zona Nord, Barcelona |

 

 


 

 

Llaços / Laces (2000)

Llaços has the form and rhythm of a walk of three women. The group feeling and friendship are the center of the piece yet individuality and loneliness that each women experience is also important.

The sensing of a child, an adult, or an elderly person are facets which intertwine creating links and complicities (memories, dreams, mystery, play, celebration and melancholy…). These women ask themselves what they have inherited from the women that preceded them, and they show us different sides of their soul through a dance that transforms, that keeps on changing.

 

 

Artistic Team

Direction and choreography: Olga Tragant
Performance: Claudia Cardona, Maria Roca and Olga Tragant
Scenography: Jaume Amigó
Lightning design: Bernat Comelles
Music: collage
Photography: Francesc Morera
Duration: 60 min

 

Show

Plataforma L’Espai de Dansa Generalitat, Barcelona | Cicle Endansa a L’Espai Dansa Generalitat, Barcelona | Mostra de Dansa, Argentona | INEFC, Institut Nacional d’Educació Física, Barcelona | Dansa a la Plaça del Gas, Sabadell | Auditori de les Corts, Barcelona | C.C. La Barceloneta, Barcelona |

 

 


 

 

Suite d´aigua / Water Suite (2000)

Street solo where Water is central element and theme. It explores transformation going from a subtle and calculated sensuality to a visceral and instinctive expression. It undergoes a liberating process, a return to our origins, a celebration, a water party.

 

 

Artistic team

Choreography and performance: Olga Tragant
Objects: Jaume Amigó
Music: Collage
Stage design: Olga Tragant
Creation residence: Tallers de S’hort de Nigorra, Mallorca
Duration: 20 min

 

Shows

La Casa del Cactus IV Edició Art Contemporani, Mallorca | Festes La Merçè, La Capella-Antic Hospital, Barcelona | Fira de Teatre de carrer de Tàrrega, Lleida | II Festival Internacional de Teatro de Calle, Valladolid | Dansa a Cel Obert, Festival d’Estiu de Tarragona | Masia Can Festís, Sant Pere de Riudebitilles, Penedès |

 

 


 

 

Appetite (1999)

Appetite is a dance-parody about Desire. Appetite is a work that combines dance and theatrical interpretation to bring life to some daily objects such as a loaf of bread, a toaster, an egg, all of which become the main protagonists of the game. A game full of obstacles, incidents, seductions, rejections, fears and pleasures around an amusing conquest.

 

 

Artistic team

Choreography and performance: Olga Tragant
Other performers: the Bread, the Toaster and the Egg
Music: M. Ovadia, O. Pugliese and F. Canaro
Clothing: Antigüitat Barcons
Photography: Jordi Arbós and Imma Llobet
Duration: 20 min

 

Shows

Sitges Teatre Internacional’99 (Cicle Endansa) | La Sala Beckett (La Porta), Barcelona | La Sala Planeta (La Porta), Girona | L’Auditori de les Corts, Barcelona | C.S.P. Sagrada Família, Barcelona |

 

 


 

Ànima d´Hora / Time’s Soul (1998)

Anima d’Hora dances the inflexible eternal fugacity of Time.

The present is alone. Memory
raises the time. Secession and deceitis
the routine of the Clock.

El instante (extract) from J.L. Borges

 

 

Artistic Team

Choreography and performance: Olga Tragant
Stage design: Jaume Amigó
Music: Gavin Bryers
Clothing: Angelina Alberti
Photography: Imma Llobet
Duration: 20 min


Shows

Centre de Cultura Contemp. de Barcelona (CCCB) | L’Auditori de les Corts, Barcelona |

 

 


 

 

Ales de plom / Lead Wings (1997)

Steps- an instant- a journey- the inside- the body- the outside- something visible and invisible- the soul- the house- a memory- a hiding place- something appearing and disappearing- an impulse- the flight- silence- that which remains- something opening- a key- something closing- the light- the white color- something transparent and incorporeal- a door- doubt- desire- innocence- rejection- a bird- something eternal- a secret- spaces- traces and the forgetfulness- the weight and the air- a path- all of these or nothing- an echo.

 

 

Artistic team

Concept and direction: Olga Tragant
Performance: Patricia Semperboni, Olga Tragant and Maria Inés Villasmil
Scenography: Jaume Amigó
Clothing: Angelina Alberti
Lightning design: Alexandre Malta
Creation residence: Tallers de s’Hort de Nigorra, Mallorca
Duration: 45 min

 

Shows

Centre S’Hort de Nigorra, Santanyí,
Mallorca Melkweg Theater, Amsterdam

 

 


 

 

With/Without (1996)

We start with the word “Doppelgänger” that can suggest splitting, shadow, mask.

With/Without is a piece composed by a duet and a solo with opposite qualities. In the first part there is a succession of unions and separations, ruptures and encounters between two beings or too faces of one same person. Situations in which escape and persecution, attachment and rejection keep on alternating to a percussive and insistent rhythm within an austere and strong scene. The solo in the second part, speaks the tenderness and its nostalgia.

 

 

Artistic team

Direction and choreography: Olga Tragant
Performers: Marta Sardà and Olga Tragant
1rst period performers: Gabriela Solini and Gigi Gould
Original music: Christopher Woltmann
Stage design: Olga Tragant
Photography: Xavi Matí and Imma Llobet
Duration: 25 min

 

Shows

Muiderpoortheater, Amsterdam | Festival des Jeunes Chorégraphes, París | Festival Danse Off, Montpellier | Judson Church, Nova York | Dixon Place, Nova York | La Marató de l’Espectacle, Barcelona | La Sala Beckett (Porta), Barcelona |

 

 


 

 

The woman with the red coat  (1995)

A woman in a red coat crosses the stage and sits among the audience, distracted with her own thoughts, unaware of her surroundings. Her introvert and reserved personality become present as she intends to free herself from her own limitations and inhibitions.

 


Artistic team

Choreography and performance: Olga Tragant
Original music: Christopher Woltmann
Duration: 15 min

 

Shows

Construction Co. Space, Nova York | Movement Research, Nova York | La Casa Elizalde, Barcelona |

 

 


 

 

 The chess player  (1995)

 

 

Artistic team

Choreography and performance: Olga Tragant
Original music: Christopher Woltmann
Musicians: Reva Youngstein (flute), Ilia Tilevich (clarinet), Kobi Rubinstein (violin), Lisa Simoncelli (viola) and Matthew Szabo (cello)
Duration: 12 min

 

Shows

Blue Dance Theater, Connecticut, EE.UU.  |  Construction Co. Space, New York

 

 


 

Reliquae  (1993)

 

 

Artistic team

Direction and choreography: Olga Tragant
Choreography and performance: Kora Feller and Sarah Wookey
Poem: Kora Feller
Duration: 10 min

 

Show: Krannert Center Performing Arts, Illinois

 

 


 

And always someone saying: move on...move on (1993)

 

This solo that engages with the sadness and desolation of homeless people, leaving glimpses of their human wealth.


Artistic team

Choreography and performance: Olga Tragant
Original music: Christopher Woltmann
Video: Reneé wadleigh, Olga tragant
Duration: 10 min

 

Shows: Krannert Center Perfoming Arts, Illinois | Construction Co. Space, New York

 

 


 

 

video Summary of Olga Tragant’s artistic career