Javier Guerrero

An incarnated utopia is a place that, although it should only exist in the imagination, exists. It exists with all its aberrations, displacements and inconsistencies. Javier Guerrero won the yearly prize of Institut del Teatre that seeks to promote the work of young creators and performers. In addition to providing whatever is necessary to develop an artistic proposal, the award also offers to take part in the Grec Festival of Barcelona. This is how a choreographic piece, which moves between the concepts of utopia and dystopia, arrives at the festival. If the former describes an ideal world, the latter refers to an undesirable society. The world that Guerrero has invented is situated in an indeterminate space, built on the ruins of an extinct progress, through which the author investigates the mechanisms of memory, repetition and transformation of a world into another. What survives in places that have been abandoned and left empty? How does nature recover those abandoned places? Interpreters wonder through the movement, developing an abstract language with an irregular rhythm, as rooted and dislocated as daily, in which extremes coexist in an exercise of democratization of radicalism. There is, therefore, no place for the average terms, but for an absolute coexistence between the biggest and the smallest, two very present extremes in the abandoned landscapes of the great utopian projects of the 20th century, that Guerrero is so interested in and has inspired this piece.

The choreography Lord M-27 won the prize for Dance of Institut del Teatre de la Diputació de Barcelona in 2018.

Direction Javier Guerrero
Dramaturgy Marc Villanueva Mir
With Clàudia Bosch, Joel Mesa, Carlos Roncero, Julia Sanz, Paula Tato
Musical composition and sound design Yves del Río
Costume Malahierba
Lighting design Jaume Ortiz
Scenography Workshop of the Teatre Auditori Sant Cugat
Mentor Eduardo Bonito
Production Brisa M.
Luis San Andrés

With special thanks to Carles Vallejo

Coproduction of Grec 2019 Festival de Barcelona and Institut del Teatre, with the collaboration of Graner, centre de creació and Centre Cívic La Barceloneta


Javier Guerrero

Previous dates

Barcelona | La Pedrera
6.11.19 20h

Barcelona | Festival Grec
14.-15.7.19 20h

Sabadell | L’Estruch
4.5.19 21h
Lord M27

Olot | Festival Sismògraf
26.4.19 19h
Lord M27

Barcelona | Festival SÂLMON<
2.2.19 15h
Lord M27

Barcelona | Mercat de les Flors (Premi de Dansa)
9.12.18 18h
Lord M27