Concave is a physical study based on the avant-garde work of Pablo Gargallo (1881-1934), a sculptor who explored the creation of volume using empty space, suggestion, and the reversal of the convex and concave surfaces of the bodies cast in metal. His increasingly minimalist forms maintained the extreme details of the real body. Borrowing his working methods, I recreate my own body in a new imaginary body. I define each stage based on the space surrounding it, cut up movement and put it back together in pieces, change its contours, and invent my own shape.

Concept, choreography and dance: Roser López Espinosa
Original music: Ivo Bol
Lighting: Israel Quintero
Artistic assistants: Isabel Ollé Carpintero and Susana Amarante Duarte
Acknowledgements: Renée Copraij, Ramon Tort, Cristina Campillà, Maria Campos, Jordi Solé, Núria Calafell and Lídia Puigdomènech

Created in residence La Caldera – Centro de danza y artes escénicas contemporáneas (Barcelona), Korzo Theater (Hague) and Dansateliers (Rotterdam). Co-produced by La Caldera and AREAtangent. With the support of EADC, Generalitat de Catalunya.
Runner Up in the New Tendencies Prize at the 2008 Burgos – New York International Dance Competition.

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Venue: atrium
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Roser López Espinosa studied dance at MTD – Theaterschool/Amsterdam School of the Arts in the Netherlands. In 2005 she won a Vienna danceWEB scholarship and trained with former Olympics gymnastics coach Jaume Miró. She dances in the Netherlands with Katie Duck’s Magpie Music Dance Company, Marta Reig Torres and Pere Faura. In Barcelona she has principally worked with Àngels Margarit/Cia Mudances (Corol·la, Kolbebasar, Flexelf, Capricis), and also with Cesc Gelabert and the filmmaker Isaki Lacuesta, Iago Pericot (Mozartnu), Bebeto Cidra and Las Malqueridas. Since 2006 she has created her own pieces (The Lizard’s Skin, Concave, Miniature, Before we Fall), which were internationally recognised with awards at Masdanza, and at the Burgos-NY and Madrid choreography competitions. In 2013 she premiered Lowland, a co-production with Mercat de les Flors. She has presented her work at international festivals in Europe, and in Egypt, Canada and Japan.

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