Production Details / Press Releases
Two people wait for another winter to pass. They roam around the emptied stage, trapped in a space between deep silence and the voices of their memories, and distract themselves. In “The Fifth Winter” the duo Mal Pelo, which has been working together since 1989, reflects on the pas sing of time and the boundaries of our own terrain. Maria Muñoz and Pep Ramis were inspired by the work of the Italian poet Erri de Luca – and transform their duet itself into a lucid choreographic poem that is both tender and powerful.
María Muñoz grew up in Valencia, where she studied music and also began to dance. She extended her training in Amsterdam and Barcelona and gained her first professional experience with the Japanese company Shusaku & Dormu Dance Theater. In 1985 she founded the group La Dux with Maria Antònia Oliver. In 1988 she developed the solo “Cuarto trastero” with Pep Ramis, and established the company Mal Pelo with him in the following year. Muñoz recently became choreographer, dancer and artistic codirector of the centre L’animal a l’esquena in Celrà, Girona.
Pep Ramis was born in Mallorca into a family of art and musiclovers. He studied cello, pup petry and singing. His interest in performance began in 1985, when he discovered that it united his previous experiences, with the body at its centre. In 1986 he worked with La Dux; in 1987 he took part in Adriana Borriello’s “Scirocco”; in 1989 he founded the company Mal Pelo with María Muñoz. Today he works as a director, performer and artistic codirector of the centre L’animal a l’esquena in Celrà, Girona.
TFB Nr. 1228
Cast & Credits
Artistic Direction & Performance: María Muñoz, Pep Ramis
Co-Direction: Jordi Casanovas
Rehearsal & Production Assistance: Neus Villà
Artistic Collaboration: Leo Castro, Vincent Dunoyer
Musical Collaboration: Alia Selami, Niño de Elche, Israel Galvan
Lighting Design: August Viladomat
Sound Design & Editing: Fanny Thollot
Stage Design: Pep Aymerich, Pep Ramis
Costume Design: CarmePuigdevalli-PlanteS
Production Management: Eduard Teixidor
Co-Production: Grec Festival de Barcelona, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Mercat de les Flors Barcelona, La Briqueterie Vitry-sur-Seine, Théâtre Antoine Vitez Ivry-sur-Seine, La Villette Paris, Agora de la Danse Montréal, Festival Temporada Alta – Festival de Tardor de Catalunya Girona
In collaboraton with: O Espaço do Temppo Montemor-o-novo, Centre de Creació L’animal a l’esquena Celrà
The company Mal Pelo is funded by ICEC-Departament de Cultura (Generalitat de Catalunya), INAEM – Ministerio de Cultura and Ayuntamiento de Girona.
With the support of Institut Ramon Llull and Instituto Cervantes.
Tanz im August 2018
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer: Isa Köhler
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Marie Schmieder
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Assistant Producer: Alina Sophie Lauer
Technical Director: Patrick Tucholski
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.
HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)
Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):
University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)