An unofficial map showing other routes: this is “The Other Map”, a theatre research and development project focused on the production of a participatory performance, using a “tourist tour” format. New maps will be created, based on memories and stories that belong to people in different cities. This work is realized by Marc Rodrigo – creator and sole member of Colectivo Ameno – and María Stonayova, artist and theatre director.

Creative residency in Toulouse

“We both like to know the different places we go because of the people we interact with, for their personal stories and not so much for the tourist spaces that are supposed to be visited. Yes, beyond the official map, of the tourist map that can be picked up at tourist offices or establishments in each city, that tells you where to go and where to consume, we are interested in creating “other maps”. Personal story maps, of memories, of relationships, of an “us” that has been disarticulated and that no longer has a voice. 

Our goal is to weave and create new maps from memories, memories and stories of the people of different cities. We will connect their private lives with public spaces to reflect on the common, of this disjointed “we”.

Through this artistic work we will question the “official” stories of cities; of their buildings, monuments, plazas, streets and we will give voice to its people. This “other map” will be created through work with volunteers (professionals and non-professionals of the performing arts, the more varied the better) of the community of each city, who will live an artistic process of scenic creation and artistic expression.

THE OTHER MAP is a critique of a world that is no longer ours, an increasingly destructive and cruel world, in which reality is fully confused with capitalism.

Creative residency in Zagreb

The Artists

Marc Rodrigo is the creator and sole member of Colectivo Ameno. He graduated in Philosophy and later became interested in the world of clown. He has created several short pieces, the show Filosofía Amena, and has presented many events. In July 2018 he presented the performance Saunterer (co-created and directed by Maria Stoyanova), based on walking as an act of resistance, at the Grec Festival in Barcelona. It has also been shown at Fira Tàrrega and Escena Poblenou. Currently, he also collaborates with the poet Danilo Facelli and Diana Gadish, making the music for their street show Handle with Care, which they have taken to different festivals in several countries (Denmark, Slovenia, Belgium, Northern Ireland…).

Creative residency in Ljubljana

María Stoyanova is a multidisciplinary artist and theatre director. She works in the fields of New Dramaturgies, New Stage Languages and Performance Art. Her creations are based on autobiographical material and personal interests. For years her theatre research has focused on the relationship and experimentation with time, space and the audience. She has created her own solo productions: Gitana en Barcelona, Madam(s) Butterfl(ys), Sade was Myself, Chekhov’s Landscapes, Occupy a Square Metre, among others, and at the same time collaborates and works with national and international artists: Colectivo Ameno (Barcelona), Ada Vilaró (Barcelona), Sienta la cabeza (Brazil-Barcelona), Eva Balzer (Berlin), Cantabile2 (Denmark) among others.

The Other Map is a small scale production of the Be SpectACTive! project.


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