NOWHEN is an inner monologue, a fragmented sequence of perceptions, reflections, doubts and statements expressed through the body, the word, sound, light and the objects on stage.
The character crosses and lets herself be corossed by her environment, she follows a path as it unfolds, a path from here to here, which begins nowhere and ends nowhere, passes through tangles of sensations, moments of clarity, revelations, and moments of rest and contemplation of the things that surround her.
Her only purpose, in this fluctuating environment, is to maintain herself in the subtle line that separates and unites gravity and lightness.

The work is born from the interest of paying attention to the sensorial aspect of things, whether they are thoughts, actions, sounds, lights or objects; giving time and space to observation, imagination, memory, to the effort to keep things intact. Also, to study varied and diverse elements in their particular nature and then unite, gather, build a stable and flexible home, where there is neither inside nor outside, only openings and ways through.

“We must rely on our power to envision and to reconstruct,
anger by painful anger, stone upon heavy stone, a future of pollinating difference and the earth to support our choices.
Create another complete structure that touches every aspect
of our existence, while we are resisting”.
Audre Lorde

Creation and interpretation: Federica Porello
Dramaturgy: Federica Porello, inspired by the work of Etel Adnan, Tim Ingold, Italo Calvino, Mike Boxhall, Samuel Beckett, Francis Ponge and Susan Weil
Choreography: Federica Porello, inspired by the work of the companies Mal Pelo and ZOO/Thomas Hauert
Light design: Xavi Moreno
Sound: Fanny Thollot, using personal recordings of quotidian situations and inspired by the work of Alvin Lucier, Morton Feldman, Snooks Eaglin, Paco de Lucia, Meredith Monk, Ligeti, Anne Sylvestre, Archie Shepp & Jeanne Lee and Charles Trenet
Construction of the objects on stage: Pep Aymerich, Xavi Moreno
Artistic Advices: Xavi Moreno, Fanny Thollot, Pep Aymerich, Leo Castro, María Muñoz, Pep Ramis

Production: Federica Porello, associated artist at L’animal a l’esquena
Coproduction: Ajuntament de Celrà
Collaborations/Residencies: L’animal a l’esquena (Celrà), Teatro Pradillo (Madrid), EiMa (Maria de la Salut, Mallorca), Teatre L’Ateneu (Celrà)

Pictures: Leo Castro, Jaume Fiol, Tristán Pérez-Martín
Leo Castro
Edition of the Teaser: Federica Porello, with the help of Maria Fernanda Soberon

Thanks to: Zoltan Vakulya, Eduard Teixidor, María Mora, Majo Villafaina, María Fernanda Soberon, Enric Fabregas, Jaume Fiol, Sira Aymerich, Miquel Fiol, Rita Stivala

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Celrà, Catalunya

19, 20-11-2022

Barcelona, Catalunya

25, 26-11-2022

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