From B to B

2011 Thomas Hauert & Àngels Margarit

From B to B is a physical, musical and linguistic dialogue between dancers and choreographers Thomas Hauert and Àngels Margarit. The piece won a Current Dance Works Prize at the Swiss Dance Awards 2013.

From B to B proposes a collaboration between Thomas Hauert and Catalonian choreographer Àngels Margarit. “From B to B” evokes a journey between Brussels and Barcelona as well as the Point B to which each of the two artists had arrived, by way of their own unique paths, from Point A of a hypothetical clean slate. One could say that the principle theme of From B to B is communication: the will to approach the other, to understand and share their world – or the impossibility to arrive at such an understanding. The performance poses questions about “translation,” a filter inevitably placed on all modes of communication. To Thomas and Àngels, the two initial and most important elements of the piece, a third is added: the language that unites (and separates) them. The choreographers called upon “verbivore” Màrius Serra. Departing from the words “Thomas” and “Àngels” he created a doublet that became the through-line of the performance. A game, a chain of words born of the wish to make the piece’s creators meet through language, acting as a structure on which they attach their past and present.

Created and performed by Thomas Hauert and Àngels Margarit
Lighting Jan Van Gijsel
Musical creation Joan Saura
Doublets and double acrostics Màrius Serra
Other texts Thomas Hauert and Àngels Margarit
Costumes Rosa Codina
Props Pere Milán
Sound Marc Ases
Rehearsal Assistant Isabel López
Executive Producer Dominique Bernat
Production ZOO/Thomas Hauert, Àngels Margarit/cia Mudances
Co-production Festival GREC, Barcelona / La Bâtie Festival, Geneva

14 August 2016
La Caldera Barcelona (ES)
14 April 2015
10 October 2014
L’Octogone Pully (CH)
23 May 2014
22 May 2014
19 April 2014
BIPOD Festival Beirut (LB)
26 March 2014
06 June 2013
Gdansk Dance Festival Gdansk (PL)
21 May 2013
Pôle Sud Strasbourg (FR)
04 May 2013
Charleroi Danses Charleroi (BE)
03 May 2013
Charleroi Danses Charleroi (BE)
01 March 2013
07 February 2013
Swiss Dance Days Basel (CH)
05 February 2013
Le Fanal Saint-Nazaire (FR)
27 January 2013
Kaaitheater Brussels (BE)
26 January 2013
Kaaitheater Brussels (BE)
18 November 2012
ADN - Hiver de Danses Neuchâtel (CH)
17 November 2012
ADN - Hiver de Danses Neuchâtel (CH)
14 November 2012
Tanz in Olten Olten (CH)
30 August 2012
Internationale Tanzmesse nrw Düsseldorf (DE)
11 March 2012
09 October 2011
08 October 2011
07 October 2011
06 October 2011
14 September 2011
13 September 2011
12 August 2011
24 July 2011
Festival GREC Barcelona (ES)
23 July 2011
Festival GREC Barcelona (ES)
22 July 2011
Festival GREC Barcelona (ES)

From B to B

Thomas Hauert & Àngels Margarit