The Secret of Jellyfish - Fundació Mies van der Rohe

The Secret of Jellyfish

Five dancers and one actor perform at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in a piece based on the quest for choreographic processes, which in turn researches into the possibility of engaging in a reading-in-movement of Perejaume’s poetical work, specifically of his book Pagèsiques.

Behind El Secret de les Meduses (The Secret of Jellyfish) lie choreographer Sabine Dahrendorf, co-founder with Alfonso Ordóñez of the legendary company Danat, and composer and plastic artist Josep Sanou.

Les Meduses was first performed in September 2014 at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, having been created specially for its unique spaces, and subsequently continued on an itinerary to the 2015 Sismògraf festival and to the 2015 Barcelona Grec festival, eventually opening the 2015/2016 season at the Laboratorio de las Artes in Valladolid. The particularities of each setting engendered a different adaptation of Les Meduses.
Now Les Meduses has returned to the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, where it will be performed on May 23, 24, 25 and 26 2016, having transformed all the experiences accumulated on the way into an entirely new version.

Carmen del Val (El País):
Hypnotic, vital and poetic, El Secret de les Meduses is a piece conceived by choreographer Sabine Dahrendorf and composer Josep Sanou inspired by the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, which the Barcelona public may now enjoy (…) in this iconic setting (…). Do not miss this opportunity to dream where dance, music and architecture entwine to create a beautiful modern metaphor on the idea of destroying to begin again.


El secreto de las medusas, Pabellón Mies van der Rohe , Barcelona from sabineda on Vimeo.



May 23, 24, 25 and 26 2016 at 21:00h

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Hervé Costa, Carolina García, Èlia Genís, Sara Sanguino, Sofía Núñez, Josep Cosials, Carmen Costa, Antonio Gil, Luis Martí, Damien Bazin, Joan Urros, Sandra Caballero, Rafael Vargas,
Escola de dansa Obrador de Moviments


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Tickets available: shopmies