“La Cuina” – The Kitchen in Catalan – was our creative laboratory that focused its research on two main aspects: the preparation of the actor-creator and the dialogue with the audience.
Since 2009, many actors from different countries joined the team and developed what became the iam system, “living through action” and “the dramaturgy of the action”. The group has developed exercises, tools and theoretical documents that are in constant evolution. La Cuina offered a work-in-progress space to go further into our own discourse while exploring new ways of reaching the audience.
From 2009 to 2013, the research was divided in periods, where we focused on only one of our two lines of work, alternating between them. In this period, we developed most of our regular exercises and established the basis for a deeper practice and research.
From 2014 to 2018, the research group increased its labour, working at the same time with the two lines, and defying all that was found in the previous periods.
In 2015-16, the group began a collaboration with sociologists from GRECS (Grup d’Estudis de Cultura i Societat) from UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya), with the aim to develop better dialogue with audiences, using a more scientific approach with new themes for the research. We held open working sessions in which we put our theories into practice.
After this intense period, La Cuina reached its goal, and we decided to stop the research group.
Since 2012, “La Cuina” has offered regular presentations to the audience, sharing its discoveries through very specific creations. The last performance was on 4th may 2018 in Ripoll.
However, all the knowledge and the procedures guide the regular work of the company and lead to new research projects.