Collective residencies / Creative artists. International residential-Ireland / Olot


From Monday, 25 April 2022 to Sunday, 1 May 2022

Choreographer, dancer and pedagogue


Laia Santanach is a choreographer, dancer and pedagogue who is resident in Barcelona. She currently directs her own company under her name. She created the solo Bailando Bailábamos in 2016 and still on tour, and in 2017 she presented Réplica, with a short version premiering at the Mercat de les Flors. In 2019 she premiered her latest creation ÀER, currently on tour. She is currently immersed in her new creation TRADERE. She has presented group video dance creations like 1714 and Cobosmika Seeds. In collaboration with other choreographers she has created 's'he' together with Roser Tutusaus, and Vaivé with Miquel Barcelona. As a commission, she choreographed part of Móbilus by the visual theatre company Addaura and HIRAETH, awards together with the audiovisual artist Ignasi Castañé for Cobosmika Seeds. She has assisted the choreography of several dance and circus companies since 2018. She is winner of several awards such as Premio Delfí Colomé 2018 for ÀER, candidate of the MAX awards as best choreography for AER and finalist of the Dansacat awards in the category of sound space. She was also awarded a prize to support the creation for NOW within the festival Mits 2017, the Tanzhaus Zürich residence prize, and the Choreographic Contest of Madrid for Vaivén s well as being finalist of the Prizes Institut del Teatre for Replica. In 2016 she created the Festival Menorca en Danza, which she continues to co-direct.


I was selected with my colleagues in CREATION 21/22, a truly unique programme which was created for performing artists at all stages of their careers and across a range of disciplines (dance, theatre, circus, spectacle, performance art, street arts), to develop their practice, network, learn and showcase work. It will include in-person collaboration opportunities in Ireland, as well an international residency in 2022 The project offers artistic development opportunities through mentoring, coaching, residencies and ‘in-progress’ presentation opportunities as part of Carlow Arts Festival, Dublin Dance Festival, National Circus Festival and Danseur Festival. This project is an opportunity to deeply collaborate with artists from various performing art forms and areas of experience. This residency is specifically focussed on performing artists in the East and Southeast region of Ireland, as well as European partners. It will be designed hand in hand with makers from the Theatre, Dance, and Circus/Street Art/Spectacle worlds to ensure it is delivering to the participating artists what they need at this time. The project is flexible and will focuses on creating space to support artists in the ways they currently need.

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