Tarragona reopens the Tabacalera with different cultural proposals
The Department of Culture of the Tarragona City Council reopens the Tabacalera building this Saturday and throughout the month of November and early December to host different cultural proposals. On the one hand, and after the success of this summer, the Tabacalera space once again hosts the En Dansa cycle and, on the other, Module 6 houses the installation Demonios, by cabosanroque, by the hand of Mèdol Centro de Artes Contemporáneas.
This morning, the Councilor for Culture of the City Council, Inés Solé, visited the space where the preparations are being finalized for the double premiere this Saturday and has expressed that “after unblocking this historic building this past summer with the first edition of the En Dansa cycle, now we are once again filling it with life. We are especially excited to be here today, first of all because it has been a demand from the population for many years and it was one of our milestones with our entry into government. Solé went on to say that "we had to do it, as we have done, adapting to the situation, making a virtue of necessity and taking advantage of all possible options to make today a reality, hand in hand with culture and the citizenship".
This autumn edition of Danza, which arrives with all the tickets sold out for the first two performances, opens this Saturday, November 19 with Formicaio from the company La Im.perfecta and Ying yang, the balance with the company Vols. The second date will be on December 3 with Pequeños Enclaves libres by the Evohé company and A trip to Paris by the Expans'Art company. Both proposals will be energized by the theater director Joan Rioné.
In winter, the dance expands
This winter, the En Dansa cycle will also expand to the Part Alta and, on January 21, with the Old Town Hall as the starting point, it will be possible to see Lucía – Apocalipsis – Pietano by the company La Dama and, on February 3, Beats with the Amaia Dorronsoro Ballet. Both performances will be combined in a tour of different hidden spaces in the Part Alta under the guidance of Nemesis archeology and cultural diffusion.
Médolo invades Module 6
The Mèdol Visual Arts Center is also invading Module 6 of the emblematic Tabacalera building starting this Saturday to present the Dimonis installation, a production by the experimental music group Cabosanroque.
The premises, which served as a warehouse until the factory closed in 2005, have been conditioned to host the latest outstanding production of the Mèdol program for this 2022 and thus join the map of cultural spaces in the city. As Minister Solé has expressed, "the arrangement for cultural uses of the old warehouse is one of the great and historic citizen demands". Although the Arts Center has its main headquarters in Casa Canals, part of its activity takes place in other spaces in the city to contribute to the dissemination of culture. “This first Mèdol activity in Tabacalera was born with the desire that Module 6 become a cultural space of continuity and can host future activities from a contemporary perspective. Today we reopen the doors and this marks the beginning of a path, a new adventure that we begin this Saturday. We have started the machine so that little by little things happen in this space”, Inés Solé stated.
The Dimonis installation brings the visitor closer to the lesser-known Jacint Verdaguer, delving into the notes he took between 1890 and 1893, when he participated as a priest in exorcism sessions in a flat in the Born district of Barcelona, and turns these events into a new artistic interpretation. The result is a great sound and plastic installation by cabosanroque premiered in 2020 and now touring in Catalonia. 10 plastic-or-sound installations to reflect on the phenomenon of possession and its social, aesthetic, biological and theatrical implications.
Repair of the Tobacco Factory
From the Council of Culture of the City Council, exhaustive preliminary work is being carried out to condition all the space, both outside and inside the building, consisting of cleaning, gardening, as well as the placement of signage for accessible spaces and the route of the different activities and public circulation.
As explained by the counselor Inés Solé, "it is a building that has been abandoned for many years and requires different tasks to adapt it little by little - and it has concluded - so that a place does not die, it must be endowed with life and that is what we are doing from the Consistory”.
Work has also been done on an entire security plan to condition the area used and make the movement of the public attending the activity viable in a safe and controlled manner.