CRA’P Workshops 2024

Tuesdays, 12:30h to 14:30h. From January to May. Starting 9th January. ONLINE.

* Throughout this workshop we will address The body as a place of apparition – The space as a call – The time as the breathing of the ongoing presence
– The presence as transparency and The movement as a place of dis-covery.

Through the nurturing of a breathed listening to movement, we access the perceptive contact of a field of relations capable of grasping,
to foster and transmit the instant. – (what we call the capacity of resonance).
Hence, dancing implies to segregate a living weave of space-time taking place …between the presence
of movement and its listening….
– (to access the hidden body within the dancing body).
The mediating body implies a dance as a revealing process, trans-mitting itself within reach of that disposition of the body as a place –
(state of presence).

…The artist is a mediator capable of giving form to the subtlest energies, a being in continuous
formation, so its lack is its gift… (P.Palazuelo).
Digging into the language of the body consists in clearing accesses, through a process of de-obstaculation and canalisation of the energy in
which the circulation harmonises, the intuition with time at work.

…To emerge from the movement that enables the possibility of being the place that does not obstruct experience.
By de-ploying the sensitive con-tact we access the potentiality of an impregnated dance as a living experience, or a manifestation of what is happening through ourselves. – (writing – acoustics – polyphony and possible readings of movement).

We will explore the organicity of a dance that moves us to the possibility of being in the air of any movement, of
tuning in by learning to accompany time, by freeing our capacity to inhabit any space.

* Under-standing is thus a feeling that transforms the linear gaze into a constellating vision.


*From this encounter we will explore different tools,
technical and compositional applications:

The body as a channel 

                                *The playing status 

                  * Corpography – sequence and score  

                                            * The voice of the body (polyphony and multifocality)

                                                          * From the body of detail to the panoramic view 

      * Oblique listening – perception and resonance

                            * Tactfulness: attributes and qualities of movement 

                                                                                           * The breathing of presence – (the 5 senses)

                                                    * The relational space – constellational vision.

         Workshop  2024   –   M.Valenciano – G.I.B.

–  (Research group Bailadero)






Imparted by Mónica Valenciano

Limited places.

70€/month (60€/month for CRA’P members and collaborators).

Registration: / 687 558 878

ONLINE through the Meets platform.


Mónica Valenciano is winner of the 2012 National Dance Award in the category of Creation.

Degree in Dance and Drama – from the Theatre and Dance Institute of Barcelona –  and the RESAD of Madrid. Continuing her training with different courses, among others – Improvisation Dance with (Katie Duck) – Archery – Qigong – Afro-Peruvian Rhythm with (Victoria Santa Cruz) – R. Laban Technique with (Pilar Urreta) – Boxing – Yoga (Iyengar) – Kathak Dance in Benares (India) – Flamenco beat (Madrid) – and Tai Chi in The Traditional School of Wudang (China). She has been part of the Collective – “U.V.I – La Inesperada”. Pradillo Community – and of the Group of shared practices – “misión divina”.

She dances… as someone digging into the body, un-blocking, opening new circuits that might enable access to the listening of her voice.

Exploring through body-graphic writing – the breath of movement – the acoustics of gesture – multifocality of the body – the unfolding body in its polyphony and relational possibilities . Witnessing the discovery of textures, tonalities, skills and qualities that emerge from a continuous process of disclosure.

Capturing the happening itself, from this listening to the body-movement as an instrument and place of resonance, from the formulation of a language that does not try to explain anything, but involves us in the convocation of this encounter …By cultivating a state of presence that resonates intimately through the spectator.

She investigates the ability to inhabit any space – to learn to accompany time – to free the voice of the body hidden in the dancing body – to be in the air of any movement… in this way to disappear better and better, to allow something to appear be-comes almost the essential movement.

In this journey she has transited through different stations, giving rise to different pieces and rehearsals. Among others: The series of the 9 “Disparates” (inspired by Goya’s engravings), Canción LaberintoUn Pescador con subtítulosImpregnaciones en la Srta Nieve y GuitarraBorrado En-CantoImprenta Acústica en (14 borrones ) de una aparición produced by Naves MATADERO (Madrid), with the collaboration of L’animal a la Esquena (Girona), Teatro Ensalle (Vigo), Estudio 3 (Madrid), Mnemosyna in collaboration with Patricia Caballero produced by La Poderosa, Festival Salmon (Mercat de les Flors), Espacio Silvestre (El Graner). Barcelona. Month of dance. Seville. Es luna llena en la cicatriz, produced by NAVES MATADERO in collaboration with the visual artist Elena del Rivero and curated by Mateo Feijoo.

In addition to video works: Srta Nieve y Guitarra made by Chus Domínguez. Octava Errante a commission by Pedro G. Romero, Ensayos para Nada y Ave a commission by Javier Corcovado, the film He venido a Leer la Noche directed by Manuel F.Valdés (produced by NAVES MATADERO), the documentary La Voz del Cuerpo, directed by Marta Blanco, as a register of a rehearsal journal about the process of “Imprenta Acústica en ..(14 borrones ) una Aparición”.

Also, various publications. Texts and drawings: Disparates – published by PLIEGOS de TEATRO y DANZA – (Antonio F.Lera). Música en los huesos – published by – LA LUZ ROJA. Diarios de una estación – published by – LA PORTA. Cuadernos de la nave – edited by – LA LUZ ROJA. Un pescador con subtítulos – edited by – ESCRITO A LÁPIZ. La voz del cuerpo – edited by – PLIEGOS DE TEATRO Y DANZA – (Antonio F.Lera). Currently being edited: El Cuerpo como lugar de Aparición – Ediciones DocumentA/Escénicas – (Gabriela Halac).

Her works have been shared in different festivals in Spain, Europe, USA and Latin America.

She continues a line of creation and research in collaboration with “El Bailadero – G.I.B.”, as well as giving Workshops and Sessions for the Master of creation (Universidad Carlos III), or shared practices with other artists.

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