The Measure of Disorder

2015 Thomas Hauert & La Bolsa - creation

Seven dance makers from Barcelona come together in the Group LaBolsa and reinterpret Thomas Hauert choreographic language through their own experience. The Measure of Disorder is a contemporary dance piece created as a dialogue between many voices. A piece that tries to show order from disorder, the group from the individual.

The group
Cecilia Colacrai, Iris Heitzinger, Anna Rubirola, Xavi Moreno, Federica Porello and Natalia Jiménez have been meeting in various workshops and projects. In those encounters they could identify common interests regarding movement, research and the development of performative languages. What unites them is an investigation of movement based on scores which create concrete and elaborate frames at the same time as they give way to the performer’s capacity to apply his or her creative intuition when they encounter the public on stage.

The meeting
In August 2012 they all participate in the workshop of Thomas Hauert and get fascinated by his language possibilities. It is then that they find the way to link their interests through the language built by the choreographer. In this moment, given the will of Thomas to engage in directing a creation process with them, they start organizing themselves to make ithappen.

The focus
The piece shows the beauty of the disorder as it is in natural processes, weither we understand natural as taking place in biological organisms or developing within social structures. The dramaturgy is based on the concept of a living organism and it plays with the possibilities of a closer or far way look, zooming in and zooming out to see a body part, an individual or different constellations. Being a collective creation, the work process has been raised horizontally, using the knowledge and disparate origins of each of its members. This wealth has resulted in an especially long process and a delicious mature fruit.

Direction Thomas Hauert
Concept and creation Thomas Hauert & Group La Bolsa
Concept, choreography and dance Cecilia Colacrai, Natalia Jiménez, Mireia de Querol, Iris Heitzinger, Xavi Moreno, Federica Porello and Anna Rubirola.
Musics Petrouchka (extracts), Igor Stravinsky, I-Ching Variations, for brass quintet and live electronics: First movement, Per Martensson, Relative Patterns (extracts), Fredy Vallejos, Pictures at an Exhibition (extract), Modest Mussorgsky, Mini Overture, Witold Lutosławski, Concerto for Orchestra (extract), Béla Bartók, Call, Luciano Berio, Musique pour Jean-Michel Othoniel, Mauro Lanza, Vorrei Che Fosse Amore, Mina, Aschenblume (extract), Mauro Lanza, Don Juan (extract), Richard Strauss, Sol (extract), Mauro Lanza, Avenue C (remix), Count Basie
Lighting Design Bert Van Dijck
Costumes Carme Puigdevall
Production Zoo/Thomas Hauert (Brussels) & Anna Bohigas (Barcelona)
Coproduction Grec Festival de Barcelona, Charleroi Danses, Les Brigittines.
With the collaboration of l’Animal a l’Esquena, L’Estruch-Fàbrica de Creació de les Arts en Viu de l’Ajuntament de Sabadell, Fabra i Coats, La Caldera – Arts del Moviment, El Graner.
With the support of Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – département danse / Pro Helvetia – Fondation suisse pour les arts / Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie / Ein Kulturengagement des Lotterie-Fonds des Kantons Solothurn / Wallonie-Bruxelles International / Generalitat de Catalunya

26 March 2016
Les Brigittines Brussels (BE)
25 March 2016
Les Brigittines Brussels (BE)
03 October 2015
15 July 2015
GREC Festival Barcelona (ES)
14 July 2015
GREC Festival Barcelona (ES)
08 July 2015
Graner Barcelona (ES)

The Measure of Disorder

Thomas Hauert & La Bolsa - creation