Following on from Time Takes The Time Time Takes and Set of Sets, Made of Space, the newest work by Guy Nader & Maria Campos, which premiered in July 2021 at the Grec Festival in Barcelona, completes the Lebanese/Spanish choreographer duo’s trilogy on rhythm, time, and transience. Combining movement sequences that interlink as precisely and delicately as clockwork, the seven dancers display an intense focus that is compelling to witness. Explosively dynamic steps culminate in jumps, throws, and turns, embodying a highly physical celebration of pure dance. The continuous flow of movements is propelled by two virtuoso percussion players accompanying the piece live: Miguel Marín, who also provided the beats for the first two parts, and Daniel Munarriz.
Made of Space rounds off the multidimensional trilogy with moving metaphors for the cycle of life and passing of time, from emergence to ending.
Duration: 70 min.
A oroduction by GN|MC Guy Nader | Maria Campos. In coproduction with Mercat de les Flors (projecte Cèl·lula), Barcelona; Festival Grec, Barcelona; CondeDuque, Madrid.
In collaboration with Graner, Center for Creation in Barcelona and with the support of Fundació Banc Sabadell and Departament de Cultura/Generalitat de Catalunya. Special thanks to Michael Yazbek.
Idea, Concept & Set Design
GN|MC Guy Nader | Maria Campos
Creation & Performance
Maria Campos, Alex de Vries, Noé Ferey, Patricia Hastewell, Anamaria Klajnšček, Héctor Plaza, Maxime Smeets
Miguel Marín, Daniel Munarriz
Clàudia Saez, La Destil·leria/ Raqscene
In Set of Sets GN|MC explores the notion of time as a fundamental concept. Digging in the idea of infinity as a ceaseless loop and with a constant interest in the joy of repetition, this work aims to draw our attention to the perception of time, memory and lived experiences, a series of infinite opportunities for time and space to be compared. GN|MC generates repetition and rhythm in the movement of bodies that continually defy gravity as a metaphor for the repetitive nature of existence itself and the idea of persistence. Set of Sets is a journey based on cooperation, precision and rigor creating an endless maze of bodies in action.
Set of Sets received the prestigious prize “Premios de la Crítica de las Artes Escénicas 2018” in the categories “Best Choreography” and “Best Performance” and the “City of Barcelona Award 2019”. Set of Sets is nominated for the award “Premios MAx 2021” for best dance performance, best choreography, best male dancer Lisard Tranis, best mal dancer Tom Weksler and best female dancer Roser Tutusaus.
Duration: 60 min.
A production by Raqscene and Elclimamola. In coproduction with Mercat de les Flors, Festival Sismògraf and Julidans Festival. With support by Graner, La Caldera, Les Brigittines-Centre d’Art contemporain du Mouvement de la Ville de Bruxelles. In collaboration with Departament de Cultura – Generalitat de Catalunya, Ministerio de Cultura/INAEM, AC/E (PICE).
Idea and concept
GN|MC Guy Nader and Maria Campos
By and with
Maria Campos, Guy Nader, Roser Tutusaus, Lisard Tranis, Clementine Telesfort, Csaba Varga and Tom Weksler
Time Takes The Time Time Takes is a physical dynamic conversation through movement repetitions and pendulum leitmotiv that embodies mechanisms measuring time and space. A journey of dangling movements that burst into different encounters evolving towards a perpetual mobile. An ongoing wheel that suggests time as a continuum. Time Takes The Time Time Takes contemplates time as a fundamental concept through the repetition and accumulation of oscillations, creating complex mechanisms and constellations in space and time. A physical, poetic and choreographic manifestation that proposes a perceptual experience through persistence and perseverance, evoking an eternal present rooted in materials and forms.
Duration: 60 min.
A Production by Raqscene. In coproduction with Mercat de les Flors. With support by Graner- fàbrica de creació, L’Estruch, CO2 Festival, La Caldera- Centre de creació de dansa i arts escèniques contemporànies, Paso a 2 and Universidad Carlos III. In collaboration with Departament de Cultura /ICEC, AC/E (PICE), Minestry of Culture/INAEM. Acknowledgments: Fàtima Campos, Miquel Fiol, Alexis Eupierre. First creation phase created with the dancers Francesco Barba and Charlotte Mathiessen.
Idea and concept
Guy Nader and Maria Campos
By and with
Maria Campos, Thais Hvid, Guy Nader, Roser Tutusaus and Magí Serra
Israel Quintero and Lidia Ayala
Viviane Calvitti, GN | MC
GN | MC is an ensemble that involves the artistic works of the two choreographers and dancers Guy Nader and Maria Campos. Guy studied drama at the National Institute of Fine Arts of the Lebanese University in Beirut. Maria trained at the SEAD in Austria and graduated from the Amsterdam School of Arts (MTD). Based in Barcelona, the Lebanese and Spanish artists collaborate together since 2006 and have been creating several works shown internationally in different festivals and venues.
GN | MC have been developing their own artistic language through movement and constantly redefining themselves while searching for new contexts and territories for dance.
“Our approach to dance reconfigures from one project to another, with every work achievement it becomes a learning process where we discover new places to explore, that later on lay out into a specific language and contour.”
Guy and Maria have a common ground in their individual approach to dance, where both look for a high demanding physicality aiming to push the body into its limits. Seeking for strength and delicacy of their own bodies, they allow a whole spectrum of imaginary to rise, discovering and providing an endless body landscape. Together they have drawn a common interest in the partnering work where they experiment new ways of approaching the relation between two or more bodies, developing strategies and tasks in order to provide the body a distinct image and
GN|MC have been invited to choreograph by various European companies, such as EnKnapGroup in Slovenia and Tanzmainz in Germany. In 2017, they were awarded the German theater prize “Der Faust” 2017 for their work Fall Seven Times created with the dance ensemble of the Staatstheater Mainz.