Mother, I want to be a fisherman

Dance and live music show

July 4, 21:00

Centre Cultural La Mercè

The tales of adventure, life and love of three Catalan fishermen are shared in this unique dance and live music show. The extraordinary talent of the acclaimed havanera group Port Bo performs a collection of their live music while the original choreographies unite music and stories through dance, created and performed by three international dancers. The harmony of music and movement guarantee a magical night of imagination and nostalgia. A show with a Mediterranean character for the whole family, created especially for Girona en Moviment.

Stay after the show to drink Catalan cremat (burnt rum) to celebrate the beginning of this year's festival!

Production: Girona en Moviment.

Artistic direction and choreography: David Rodriguez, Luke Prunty, Paolo Giglio.

Music: Port Bo: Josep Nadal (tenor), Irineo Ferrer "Mineu" (baritone) and Carles Casanovas (bass, guitar and musical direction).

Duration: 50 minutes.

World premiere: 04/7/2019. Centre Cultural La Mercè, Girona, Catalonia.

Musicians

Port Bo was created in 1966 in Calella de Palafrugell on the occasion of the presentation of the book: "Calella de Palafrugell and Havaneres". During the different stages of the group 23 discs with more than 220 different subjects have been recorded. The repertoire, inherited largely by the old singers of Calella, is made up of classical and new havaneres, waltz sailors, ballads, boleros, sardanas, Catalan songs, etc. At present, the group is formed by Josep Nadal (tenor), Irineo Ferrer “Mineu” (baritone) and Carles Casanovas (bass, guitar and musical direction).

Port Bo: Carles Casanovas, Irineo Ferrer i Josep Nadal

Dancers

Paolo, Luke and David. Photo: Aurelie Jouanigot


Luke Prunty, David Rodríguez and Paolo Giglio have a long history of artistic collaboration and teamwork. They began working together on choreography and the design of dance performances during their time as dance students in Switzerland at Rudra Béjart Lausanne.

Since then, they have worked as a team performing with the Tiroler Landestheater as resident artists, with over 120 performances annually, as well as members of the teaching faculty of the Innsbruck Drama School exploring movement with pre-professional acting students. Their individual dance performance careers have taken them throughout Europe, Asia and North America, performing works by some of the greatest choreographers of current times.

As well as remaining close friends for over 10 years they have personally assisted each other on individual projects including choreography and dance marketing and promotion. They are currently based in Switzerland, creating productions such as this through the Open Mouvement Centre de Danse founded and directed by Paolo himself in 2016.

Their work is characterised by dynamic, athletic and charismatic performances, creating a tangible connection with the audience and a lasting impression.

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