NIXIE TEAM

Marc Naya Díaz, La Garriga 1990 (Composition and musical interpretation and electronic composition)

He started his theatrical training in Escola Eòlia in Barcelona, in the El planter teaching programme for young people. He studied piano and musical theory in the Escola de Música in La Garriga. He also trained for a year in the Plan-D dance school in Barcelona. He graduated in dramatic art in the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona.He has taken part in shows staged by the company Les Antonietes – El mal de la juventut and Molt Soroll per res – and in Oceà, for the Companyia Retret Teatre. He acted in the street show Fuenteovejuna, breve tratado sobre las objeja; in Kyla, by Lars Norén, directed by Adrin Devan; L’any dels 30, o La magdalena, directed by Lara Díez; and Truco als meus germans, directed by Adrian Devant. In 2016 he joined the cast of Flying Pigs, by Eulàlia Bergadà. In November 2012 he initiated his own research project, Proyecto Voces and is currently developing El anillo de Giges, a piece that is the fruit of this research. He is currently responsible for the management and coordination of the Espai Baln, for the Performing Arts Lab, and Ca la Cultura, a country house that organizes residences for artists.

Ferran Echegaray, Barcelona 1992 (Composition and musical interpretation)

He trained in the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona, in the speciality of physical-gestural theatre. He has taken intensive courses with Pere Sais, LosCorderos.sc, Milòn Mela, Gey Pin Ang, Natalka Polovynka, Teatr ZAR, Matej Matejka, Moreno Bernardi and Einat Tal. In the field of music, he studied piano and musical theory for the diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Since 2012 he has been part of the research team of the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona, directed by Andreu Raich and Sergio Olivera, which is working on Orishas Dance. In Septembr 2014 he joined the project Stagiares 2014, directed by Pere Sais and his Ars Performance Laboratory. In 2014 he created, along with four other actors, the company Ad Libitum, which developed Personne, a dance-theatre piece directed by Andrés Corchero. He has now founded, with Javier Cárcel, the S.O.M Project, with which he presents the piece Canto a mí mismo.

Carlos Gallardo Hernández, Múrcia 1979 (Composition and musical interpretation)

He started off in the world of dramatic art by working for several years with various puppet companies, including Hormigas Suben al Árbol and Tan Tan Teatro.
He trained in dramatic art in the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona, specializing in physical-gestural theatre. There he took part in several productions: A vegades mentri-se és un art, directed by Stephane Levy, which was put on in the 2013 COS International Festival in Reus and Dues retaules bufonescos i cor tràgic, directed by Maria Codinachs and also presented in the 2013 COS, as well as the Die Wo Spielen Festival in Stuttgart, Germany. Apart from his training in the Institut del Teatre, he has taken courses with Mar Navarro and Andrés Hernández, Claudio Hochman, Esteban Roel, Jean Guy Lecat, Dany Campos, Pere Sais, Los Corderos.sc, Carlo Bosso, Teatr Zar, Rene Baker, Natalka Polovynka and Matej Metejka. In 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/2015 he took part in the annual COS-VEU-ACCIÓ laboratory directed by Pere Sais.

Since 2012 he has been part of the research team of the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona directed by Andreu Raich and Sergio Oliveras, which is working on Orisha Dances. In 2014 he created, along with four other actors, the company Ad Libitum, which developed Personne, a dance-theatre piece directed by Andrés Corchero. This show went to the “Your Chance” International Theatre Festival in Moscow in May 2014 and in October of the same year it was presented in the Sala Beckett in Barcelona.

Carles Rigual Martí, Vilanova i la Geltrú 1973 (Lighting and video design)

After finishing at the Superior School of Techniques of the Arts of the Spectacle (UPC-Institut del Teatre) in Terrassa, the year 2000 starts at the alternative Teatre Malic in Barcelona with his first lighting designs for Pau Miró, Pepe Hevia, Alfonso Vilallonga, Bruno Oro and Clara Segura, Albert Espinosa, and continues the following years. In 2002 enters to Erre que Erre  Dance Company as chief  technical and makes the designs of his shows; “Escopir en el temps” – Max Award for the Best Dance Show 2007. Since then he continues with these and with other companies, premiering some of its illumination designs in: National Theater of Catalonia, Mercat de les Flors, Teatre Lliure, María Guerrero Theater, Reina Sofía Museum and in other theaters in Europe and South America. At the same time, he carries out illumination designs for museums such as CCCB, Picasso Museum, MACBA, Arts Santa Mónica and Fundació Palau. During the last years he designed the lighting for some shows of La Fura de Baus: “Orfeu i Eurídice” – XXV Peralada Festival (2010) and Teatro Solís- Montevideo (2011), “Oresteïa” – Suntory Hall of Tokyo (2012), “Elektra” – Umea, Sweden (European Capital of Culture 2014), “El Amor Brujo” – Plaza de Toros de Granada (2015) and the “Ninth Symphony of Beethoven” (Inauguration of the Capital of Culture – Valdivia, Chile (2016)). His last outstanding works in dance are “Introducing the Star” by Pablo Esbert – Sala Hiroshima (2016), “Croma” by HMD – la Mercè (2016), “Reset” by Erre que Erre danza – Mercat de les Flors -Sonar Festival (2016), “WWNL” by Nuria Legarda – El Graner – Festival Grec (2017) and “My Baby is a Queen” by Petita Malumaluga – Mercat de les Flors – Festival Grec (2017).

Claire O’Keefe Palma de Mallorca, 1984 (Costume Design)

Studies Fashion design and photography in Barcelona. Since she finished her studies she has always been involved in the world of the arts and fashion design, working in brands such as Medwinds, Cortana, and Anna Bonny among others as stylist, photographer or consultant.

She has published her photographic work in magazines such as Metal Magazine and Vogue Spain. She is currently working on costume design for major brands and for her own project Keef Palas, ephemera  jewelery and design.