Baal – directed by Catalina Carrasco

Statement “Transdansa”

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Catalina Carrasco during “Realidad Invisible”‘s show

“Trans = “across, beyond, through, on the other side of” ”, indeed we’re transiting: we’re not from here nor from there. We’re not classified but we do have our identity. Our work is plenty of transversal lines joining points to create a translucent, transborder language; a language that does not obey to the established norms. A language eager to .transform conventions and rebels against conformism. A space exposing expressive beings, beyond the interpreter. This way biological and technological spaces filled with transgression are created.

Witch CROTCH, our new production, we open socio-political paths about gender, feminism and transfeminism.

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Catalina Carrasco & Gaspar Morey

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Catalina Carrasco & Gaspar Morey at “Travelling to Nowhere”

Catalina Carrasco is a dancer, choreographer & performer. The starting point of her work is motion research. Searching for the essential and for the transformation of the own body. Her creations are very sincere and rarely leave the spectator untouched. She has been awarded several times on her own, but also collaborating with other artists. She has performed all around Europe, Middle east, South Amèrica and Asia.

Gaspar Morey is a performer and a scientist (PhD in Biomechanics). As a biomechanist he has been studying human motion from a scientific. He’s always had an interest for scenic arts, especially for contemporary dance.  he stardted collaborating with Catalina Carrasco until create Baal.

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Shows from Baal

Baal premiered its first show in 2014. It was “Travelling to Nowhere”. With this show they earned the CENIT award 2014 (best show in theatre research). Baal has been selected twice for the «Circuito de la Red de Teatros Alternativos» (Circuit of alternative theatres network); first with “Travelling to Nowhere” and later with CROTCH, Twice for the AECID catalogue with “Travelling to Nowhere” and “MiraMiró”. In 2018 Baal gets the support of the ACE and the Cervantes Institiute to participate at the Atta Festival with MiraMiró in Turkey. Also in 2018 it gets the suport of the INAEM for national touring. From the beginning Baal always enjoyed the support from the IEB (Govern Balear) for foreign projection.

Travelling to Nowhere (and its version TRAVELLING for non conventional venues) has been at Festivals such as Si dance in Korea, La Becquée in France, Dance in the City Belgium-Germany, -North western Festival Network from México, sala Hiroshima in Barcelona among many others.

CROTCH, was produced with the kind support of Fira Tàrrega and the Balearic Government. After artistic residencies at El Graner and l´Estruch, CROTCH was premiered in Tàrrega in 2016. Since then it has been shown in Spain at the Teatro Circo Murcia, El Leal de Tenerife, La Mutant de València, La Sala Becket de Barcelona, El Teatre Principal de Palma and many others. Outside Spain it has been played at festivals such as Sommerblut in Germany, Bailar a Pantalla in Mexico, or Quelli che la danza in Italy.

MiraMiró is a co-production between Baal and the Teatre Principal de Palma, counting with the support of Succesió Miró and the Miró Foundation in Palma. In its relatively short life, MiraMiró has travelled to the Dance days Chania festival in Greece, Rassegna Incontri in Italy and in Spain to Danza Xixón, FIET, festivals, as well as different theatres in Majorca, Ibiza, Minorca, Catalonia and the Basque Country. It has been selected for the Theatre network in Madrid and Castilla la Mancha.

Summarizing: With its shows, Baal has toured in Spain, Germany, France, Greece, Hungary, Finland, Sweden, Mexico, Korea and Turkey.

Go to shows from the Baal company

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Baal Company. Catalina Carrasco at “Travelling to Nowhere”

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