Nine residents specialized in dance field have been working in Faber between 12 March and 9 April. Almost a month full of activities, in schools and high schools, with an excellent final result.

We have hosted dance and theatre crítics, dancers, choreographers and teachers; professionals who share interests and work. They came from far countries (Brasil, Spain, Lithuania, the Basque Country, Canada, Catalonia, Poland, Israel).

All of them, besides working on their professional projects, have taken part in various activities during their stay in Faber. Ibis Albizu gave a talk tituled «History of dance with rhythms of trocks» (http://faberresidency.com/the-history-of-dance-with-rhythms-of-trocks/) in Castell d’Estela institute (Amer); Greta Bernotaité teached four worksops about performance and dance in Cor de Maria school (Olot) and another one in Petit Plançó school (Olot) (http://faberresidency.com/performance-and-dance-greta-bernotaite/); Meagan O’Shea gave two sessions about creativity, improvisation and moviment in Petit Plançó school (Olot) (http://faberresidency.com/creative-movement-physical-improvisation-and-compositional-elements/); Teresa Fazan spoke about dance critique in Escola Pia (Olot) (http://faberresidency.com/lecture-dance-critique-by-teresa-fazan/); Lior Lazarof gave eight sessions about dance and moviment in dansa i moviment in Petit Plançó school (Olot) (http://faberresidency.com/movement-and-dance-lior-lazarof/), and members of Colectivo Lamajara (Reinaldo Ribeiro, Paloma Hurtado and Daniel Rosado), in coordination with Sismògraf festival (http://www.sismografolot.cat/en/sismograf-2017/colectivo-lamajara/), have been working on their new performance, LABranza, which they are representing on 22th Abril in Olot.

A month of residents in figures

Faber’s third residency period of the year saw the participation of 9 residents, and the execution of 17 activities, which reached a total audience of 320 people using two languages (English and Spanish).

Who made this stay possible?

During this period schools and high schools have been very important for us. We would therefore like to thank Montse Planella (INS Castell d’Estela d’Amer), Servand Solanilla and Bea Roldan (Cor de Maria, Olot), Sílvia Sala (INS Malagrida, Olot), Sílvia Brossa (Petit Plançó, Olot) and Margalida Asparó i Carrie Dorca (Escola Pia, Olot). Also thank director of Teatre Principal d’Olot and director of Sismògraf festival for providing theatre’s rooms so that residents could rehearse; and Anna Roca, actress and theatre director, for providing rehearsal areas, too, for the residents. Moreover, the residents proved forever receptive and adapted as much as possible to the activities we proposed. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the 320 people that took part in the activities we organised; without them, the activities would be meaningless. Last but not least, we would like to thank Olot City Council and the Government of Catalonia’s Department of Culture for lending their support to this project.

What’s in store now?

Now that this third residency period of the year has come to an end, we continue working to host, in less than a month, 21 journalists who are working on new directions that journalism is taking.