La Corcoles Company
The Cia. Corcoles is Mariona Moya, an artist specialized in tightrope balancing since 2009, the year the company was founded. After 12 years of career as an artist specializing in this discipline, with a very personal stamp, La Corcoles currently stands out for her treatment and her way of understanding the body in the cable element and in the balancing discipline itself. Moya wants to continue researching and innovating in this discipline in order to develop her creative side on the stage with the aim of performing pieces to be shown to the public. Its purpose is always the search for movement on cable and it deals with the discipline from the point of view of movement and dance, understanding this place, the cable, as another space to inhabit and transit, seeking to open new paths along this line.
The company opened with a solo, Gris, which mixes the discipline of balancing on a tightrope with dance-theatre, object manipulation and visual poetry, a piece that led the company to tour during six years in the programming of the most outstanding circus and street arts festivals. La Corcoles continues to bet on poetic language without ceasing to take risks and evolve into circus figures. The protagonist is not the prowess or the technical execution, which are also present, but the proximity, the poetics and the suggestion of the images in the scenes. A proposal for all audiences, risky, intimate and delicate. In 2019, Isaac Lucas joined the company as a technician and also contributes to the idea of staging both technically and artistically.
Residency April – June 2023
Carena is a co-production of El Canal and the premiere is scheduled for October 2023 at the Ona Dance Festival. The seed of Carena began in 2015 with the discovery of the specialty of tightrope walking and its differentiating element: the “balancier”, the bar that tightrope walkers hold in order to balance themselves when doing high jumps. In this piece, La Corcoles brings the tightrope walker closer to the public and allows itself to be destructured and humanized. The same discipline has made the tightrope walker an inaccessible and almost inhuman figure that we normally know in the context of the traditional circus. La Corcoles brings the discipline closer to the contemporary public.
Carena is a waltz for two, a dialogue, a game, an oar, a spear, a relationship, a dependency, a complicity, a fight and an inevitable breakup. A fine line that separates two abysses. Sometimes a heavy burden, sometimes a sustained weight in the unconditional arms of a mother. Two loud voices, speechless. Carena is the fine line that draws the meeting of these two sides of the abysses themselves with their lights and their shadows.
The piece proposes a minimalist entrance staging with very clear and precise lines and an impressive height of six meters, looking for the minimum expression of the exposed lines to leave the maximum space in the void. The project revolves around the relationship between the performer and her element, a conversation with the other in the solitude of a public space.