CRA’P Workshops 2023

30 September and 1 October from 10h to 14h

WAGGLE DANCE is an artistic training method created by Àfrica Martínez Ferrin (@africadelacolmena) for the development of a complete expressiveness (movement, voice, presence) in the performer’s body.

Conceiving the performing artist as a total creator and performer, that is to say, with a living body ready to express itself through dance, music and acting on stage, Àfrica develops the WAGGLE DANCE proposal, which seeks to tune and get to know the body as an instrument that generates forms, and to acknowledge the creative stimuli in order to shape them in any of the three expressions: SINGING, DANCING, ACTING.

Aimed at professional and vocational performing artists who wish to develop a personal artistic vocabulary, beyond styles. Vocational students and people interested in exploring the expressive possibilities of their body in action.






Conducted by Àfrica Martínez Ferrin

Fee: 77€ (55€ CRA’P collaborators and associated members / 60€ members of the APdC, AADPC, AGT and graduates from the Theatre Institute of Barcelona).

Registration: / 666 763 504

CRA’P space


Àfrica Martínez Ferrin. Barcelona 1980. Choreographer, dancer, singer, creator and director of the performing arts centre La Colmena de Àfrica (WWW.LACOLMENADEAFRICA.COM). Graduated in dance at the Institut del Teatre of Barcelona, Erasmus at Fontys Hogescholen (The Netherlands) and internship at Damaged Goods/Meg Stuart, Berlin.

Attends the seminars The Serpent’s Fool (Sacred Trust/ England), Artwork and Landmarks (Barcelona/Rome/Beirut), Lip Liderazgo, Innovación y Poder (Innovacció/Barcelona). As a choreographer she has created solo pieces (médium, 2022, VICKY, una suerte de victoria, 2021, EN.TU.SI.AMO, 2017, Must show go on? 2011), duets (Odette & Odile sao o mesmo cisne, 2017, Royal Pinocho 2008, Carne Acústica 2005), choreographic pieces for community dance (Ready, Steady, Go!, 2017, Savia nueva… Vieja sabia, 2020), the latter being a beneficiary of the Art for change 2019 programme of the Fundación la Caixa, as well as choral pieces (Es inmortal, 2009). As a performer she has worked nationally and internationally with the following creators and companies: Dolors Artigas (Spain), Luk van de Dries & Louise Chardon (Belgium), Maite Marcos (Spain), Sol Picó (Spain), La Veronal (Spain), Madalena Vitorino (Portugal), Sofia Neuparth (Portugal), Ainhoa Vidal (Portugal), Stefan Kaegi/ Rimini Protokoll (Berlin), Companhia CRL Circolando (Portugal), among others.

As a singer and composer, she works regularly in musical ensembles, in duo and trio format, in projects such as DRAGONFLY, together with Antonio Rei and NÄCAR, a bossanova and jazz project, together with Andrius Masileonis and David León. She is currently preparing her first original musical project. She is the mother of two children.



Photos: Alba Montañez

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