Gaiás, Cidade da Cultura
Escenas do cambio 2022

3—5 May 2024
Festival of theatre, dance and art in action
Gaiás, City of Culture

Xunta de Galicia

3—5 Maio 2024

Festival de teatro,
danza e arte
en acción

Xunta de Galicia


Raquel Ponce

Friday 3 May 6.15 p.m.
City of Culture, Sala Eisenman

From an expanded concept of performance practices, SED seeks to delve into the written word, its drawing and tracing, as well as narrative strategies, ways of doing things and the devices and procedures for communicating it. SED uses text as a network of ideas, images and written landscapes to move them in a multidimensional space.

The piece develops as a kind of word soup where the word itself, its literal translation, determines the action. Texts drawn in a choreographic way, writings that draw words, words that move through space printed on different objects… A journey of actions that investigates the very anatomy of words and language, working between strangeness and familiarity so that the real experience of the spectator emerges. How much flexibility can a word contain?

A contextual site specific that invites the audience to experience the construction of the work alongside the artist, with no stands, no seats, no fixed points. A live exhibition montage that will be installed so that its remains, traces and clues can stimulate the imagination of those who see them and subsequently experience: the reconstruction of the facts from what is undone.

Raquel Ponce

With a degree in Art History, she trained and works as a dancer, actress and stage director in the Canary Islands and Madrid. Artist in residence at the Production Studios of the Centro de Arte La Regenta and active member and co-founder of the independent art collective El Hueco. Co-founder of the new tendencies company Perro Verde.

Performer of numerous dance, theatre and performance shows, including those with Gary Stevens (And), Xavier Le Roy (Extensions, Proyect) and Tino Sehgal, presented in different European cities.

As a creator, she has created and performed the plays La última vez de siempre, Otra estúpida película norteamericana, Artematón, Cervezas gratis, Y/O, Narcisa and Sin Título, among others.

Her exhibition projects have been shown at the Gabinete Literario, the Laboratorio B9 at the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), the Instituto Cervantes in Berlin, the Cuerpo a Cuerpo performance festival at the Centro de Arte La Regenta, the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Film Festival, the Casa de los Coroneles in Fuerteventura, the Tragaluz Digital at the Sala de Arte Contemporáneo in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the Cinemadamare Festival in Italy, the Dakar Art Biennial, the Festival a ras de suelo, the Área 60 at Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, aimed at emerging artists and coordinated by Ángeles Alemán.

Data sheet

Canarias | 60 min | 9 €

Concept and artistic direction: Raquel Ponce
Production assistant: Raquel Rodríguez

Language: Spanish

The installation resulto of the performance can be visited for free in the Eisenman Room, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. during the days of the festival

Galician Premiere