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Thu 27 May - Sun 30 May

Tools for action workshop

Pep Ramis and Maria Muñoz will guide you to experience the mechanisms of actions and what they can unleash. The workshop will investigate movement and body-writing in motion.

The work focuses on intensities, absences, presences, capitulation and habitability.

Precision, duration, commitment, silence, punctuation, phrasing, linearity, timing, musicality, rhythm and writing are some of the terms that shall be looking at during the course.
Through practice, the participants are going to explore the structure of action.

How to carry out an action? How to make movements and gestures aiming to make something understood? And lastly, how to activate a mechanism?

Who does it interest?
Professional dancers or artists and vocational students involved in dance or other artistic disciplines.

In January 1989, María Muñoz and Pep Ramis founded the dance company Mal Pelo. From the start, the group has based its work on a constant search for different languages. This crossover of languages gave rise to ideas for the stage rooted in a confluence of great depth, clarity and simplicity. The group combined many tours (of Europe, the US and Latin America) with periods of creativity in various different countries. These travels stimulated an exchange of ideas, techniques and working methods with other artists that strengthened the group’s artistic search. 
In 2001 Pep Ramis and María Muñoz set up L’animal a l’esquena, a centre for creation and interdisciplinary exchange in a farm house on 19 hectares of land in Celrà (Gerona). This refuge encouraged experimentation and the exchange of ideas and experiences between stage directors, musicians, video artists, theorists and dancers, taking part in residencies, workshops and laboratories.

Pep Ramis 
Born in Mallorca into a family of art and music lovers, he studied the cello, puppetry and singing. Since childhood, drawing has been part of his daily imaginative life. His interest in performance began in 1985, when he discovered that, through it, he could bring together all his previous experience, along with the body, central core of his artistic language. After working with La Dux—formed by Maria Antònia Oliver and María Muñoz—in 1986, in 1987 he took part in the piece Scirocco by Adriana Borriello, in Italy. In 1989, he founded the creation group Mal Pelo, building sets and installation spaces. He is now a performance director, dancer–performer and co-director of the creation centre L’animal a l’esquena in Celrà, Girona.

Maria Muñoz
With parents born in Chera (Guadalajara) and Panticosa (Aragonese Pyrennees), María grew up in Valencia, where she studied music and competed at athletics. In 1985 she set up the group La Dux with Maria Antònia Oliver, marking the beginning of her own career in performance creation. In 1988 she worked with Pep Ramis on the creation of the solo Cuarto Trastero (Junk Room) and in 1989 they formed the group Mal Pelo, for which they have shared the work of creation and direction since then. Within the group she has developed a role as researcher and teacher of movement. She also edits and encourages the creation of performance texts. She is currently choreographer, dancer and co-director of the creation centre L’animal a l’esquena in Celrà, Girona.


From Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th May 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. 

Where: Corso Rosmini 58, Rovereto (TN)
Level: advanced
Fee: 235 euro

Early booking: if you book before 23th April 2021 you will have a 20% discount on the registration fee

- online --> click on the SIGN UP button in the top right corner (online payment by credit card or PostePay)
- by calling +39 0464 431660
- by email to cid@centrodelladanza.it and sending the registration form  >> click here

The registration fee will not be refunded in any case, except for health reasons or for cancellation of the activity due to the COVID-19 situation.

In accordance with Ministerial and Provincial regulations, the activity will be carried out maintaining the interpersonal distance between participants.


Photo Jordi Bover, Sarah Melchiori, Angela Onorati