Iniciativa Sexual Femenina

Sat. 28th From 4:15pm Amics de les Arts 50' Price: 7€

Catalina doesn’t party: she is a party. Before she leaves the house she tries on her four pairs of ripped tights to see which look best and in the morning she discovers her bruised cheekbone, stitched-up bite marks, sore calf muscles and that she’s lost her voice. Catalina explodes and by giving out kisses, both good and bad, she manages to make others explode. Given the option of “I am Madame Bovary”, which is not what she’s after at all, Catalina declares “La rumba soy yo”, as Andrés Calcedo did in his magnum opus ¡Que viva la música!, in which we were shown how to lick our hair just as Lectura Fácil by our colleague Cristina Morales (Herralde Prize 2018) showed us how to hit our hips against furniture.

Catalina is a dance and literature piece, but atones for her culture with her brazen attitude. The first piece from Iniciativa Sexual Femenina collective, that takes as a starting point the sexual repression we suffer in life in general and in dance in particular.

Fitxa artística

Creation and interpretation: Iniciativa Sexual Femenina (Elisa Keisanen, Cristina Morales and Élise Moreau).
Lightning design: Marc Augustin-Viguier.
Texts: Cristina Morales and Iniciativa Sexual Femenina.
Músic: Red Aunts (Live in the UK); Siniestro Total (Al fondo a la derecha, Bestialismo Preescolar); La UVI (Ley y Orden); La Badana (Romance de la Gallarda, Verdigallo, Fandango do Ratinho, Vira de seis); Extremoduro (Extremaydura); Joose Keskitalo (Muuttopäivä) e Iniciativa Sexual Femenina (Catalina and Broken Nipples).
Costume design: Iniciativa Sexual Femenina.
Musical arrangements: Élise Moreau and Elisa Keisanen.
Light and sound engineers: Marc Augustin-Viguier and Andrea Forlanza.
Catering: Esposos Bachini
Photography: Joan Manrique.
Thanks: Maider Lasa Santamaría, Laura Rubiot, Belén Agurto, Valentina Forconi and Alexa Moya Panksep.
Co-production: Antic Teatre, La Caldera de Les Corts and Festival Salmon.
With the support of: Centro Social Autogestionado Can Vies, La Poderosa, Konvent Zero and El Graner.