The festival Sismògraf will claim the presence of dance with a thirteenth edition that will last more days and will spread throughout La Garrotxa, involving new municipalities beyond Olot. From the usual long weekend it will last twenty-three days, from 8 to 30 April, in an edition that the organization faces as a “transition to a more sustainable, green and leisurely festival where the landscape becomes the protagonist.”
If last year the Seismograph it had to be transformed into several proposals during the autumn – a fact that allowed to recover 80% of the poster planned for the spring – now it is committed to molding itself to the health situation with a festival without crowds, designed for small capacities, in adapted and outdoor spaces that guarantee all preventive measures.
«The Seismògraf 2021 will bet on a smaller audience, to overcome the conditions arising from the current pandemic situation that can lead to perimeter confinement, limitation of hours, reduced capacity and reduced mobility, “says the organization, which will maintain one of the proposals regulars of the contest, the dance itinerary in the Parc Nou d’Olot.
To reach more people in the region without having to travel, part of the program will be extended to more than a dozen municipalities. Mieres, Les Planes d’Hostoles, Vall d’en Bas, Sant Joan de les Fonts, Vall de Bianya, la Canya, Sant Ferriol, Sales de Llierca, Sant Jaume de Llierca, active from the town councils themselves or from nodes creative -singular spaces run by artists who host or present their own proposals- such as the nyamnyam space, Can Pixola, Humanhood house, Meandre Festival, Binari, Üdelbac will be part of this year’s festival.
The organizers, who will make the program public on March 9th, they advance that it will be integrated basically by local and national companies, but that it will have three international proposals.
It will include several proposals articulated around the choreographies of the object. That is, there will be various shows that will conceive of the presence of the object as a body more added to the bodies on stage, with elements such as iron, ice or vegetable bars that expand the expressive possibilities of dance.
In addition, we will also work with the idea of creative universes, which is why certain artists will present a series of diverse proposals and not a single show.
As for the day for professionals, it will be presented in person and online.