At the end of 2015, Aimar Pérez Galí undertook an investigation into the impact that the AIDS epidemic had on the dance community in the Spanish and Latin American context. Appropriating the practice of Contact Improvisation, pioneered by Steve Paxton, that work is constructed as a dialogue with the ghosts of those who disappeared.

The Touching Community is an intimate and emotional work about memory, about the dancers who stopped dancing too soon; about a community that built itself strongly at a time of great weakness; and about touch and contact as survival tools. But above all it is a work that speaks of love, of change, and of fear.

Part of the Hacer historia(s) vol. 3 programme, organised by La Poderosa.

Concept, direction and texts: Aimar Pérez Galí; dance: Óscar Dasí, Jesús Bravo, Jaime Conde-Salazar, Daniel Méndez, Aimar Pérez Galí; sound design: Oscar G.Villegas; stage design:

Aimar Pérez Galí develops his artistic practice in the field of dance and live arts as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, researcher and writer, always understanding the body as a place of reference and dance not as an end in itself but as a tool for critical transformation.

This activity is part of the Hacer historia(s) vol. 3 programme, a project organised by La Poderosa that aims to bring the archive of ideas and experiences of the past into contact with the present to, through dance, the body, the archive, memory, identity and language, reflect on the power of subjectivity when addressing history and first-person narratives.

Co-organised by:

L'Internationale. Our Many Europes. Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

Our Many Europes is a programme by the European museum confederation "L'Internationale" and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The members of L'Internationale (Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Moderna Galerija (MG+msum), Ljubljana, Van Abbemuseum, The Netherlands, MACBA, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie, SALT Research and programs Istanbul and Ankara, and Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid) and its partners National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin and Valand Academy (Gothenburg University) are presenting more than 40 public activities (conferences, exhibitions,workshops) from now and until May 2022.

Photo: Siddharth Gautam Singh


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