Eulàlia Bergadà (born Palma de Mallorca, 1985)
Eulàlia entered the world of choreography via her training as a dancer and performer. She considers the performer to be an expressive channel between the choreographer and the spectator; this requires creative involvement and a capacity for transformation at an autonomous level. The body frees itself to the images of the brain, while the mind and the imagination delimit their rules to transform the infinite mechanisms of the body and choreograph new forms specific to each work. So, alongside her work as a dancer,Eulàlia has always been experiencing her personal universe through the body and through dance, but she did not present any large-scale pieces until she took her degree in Choreography in the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona.
Eulàlia has choreographed her own pieces, such as Verba Volant… for the Ballet Jove de Mallorca, in a co-production with the Teatro Principal de Palma (2013), and Le Sacre 4×4, a co-creation with Sabina Pérez and Elena Lalucat along with musicians from the Conservatori de Música de Terrassa to commemorate the centenary of The Rite of Spring (2013). Along with the violinist Aloma Ruiz she created a laboratory of music and dance with the piece La Cochonnerie (escorxant creacions), which was premièred in SoloAra, La Pedrera Barcelona (2013). Eulàlia started to develop her own language somewhere between the body of sound and the body of dance, giving rise to three more pieces: Flying Pigs, which premièred in the Graner and the Convent de los Ángeles in the MACBA (Barcelona 2015), and in the Institut del Teatre de Vic; The Sinners (2016); and Gold Dust Rush, which won the award “Premis Institut del Teatre” and will be put on in the Festival Grec 2016 (Barcelona) with the support of Teatre Principal de Palma. Eulàlia also directed the play Bienaventurats, which won Second Prize in the Premis Bòtil 2010 (Mallorca).
Eulàlia started her stage career as a dancer and then went on to work in some productions as an actress. As a dancer Eulàlia has worked in the company IT Dansa directed by Catherine Allard,performing various works from the international repertoire. She has worked with several Barcelona-based choreographers, including Lipi Hernández, in El canto de los caballos (Festival Salmon, Mercat de les Flors) and Mizar Martínez, in Suite 32, Je suis l’autre, Half past four under the Chandelier (Modul Dance, Mercat de les Flors), and she collaborated in the season MACBA és viu, working with Tanya Beyeler, Aimar Pérez Galí, Lipi Hernández and Pere Faura.
Eulàlia has also worked as a dancer and actor on the dramatic stage, collaborating with various directors, such as Xavi Martínez, in La Trilogía del Poeta (Co-production Teatre Alegria, Terrassa), Ritual (Teatre Lliure, Barcelona), Poiein, Les veus en el temps o Esdeveniment nº5, transicions (Ludovit Produccions); Pablo Rosal, in El Dia antes de la Flor (Teatre Lliure, Barcelona); and Albert Mestres, in Aquil·les o l'estupor (Festival Grec 2015).
Co-director (assistant director and choreographer):
In theatre, Eulàlia has also worked as assistant director and choreographer, co-directing works such as: Geografia “Fronteres” (TNC, Barcelona), Landrys, La Sala Blanca (Festival Grec, Barcelona 2011), 108.1 Hi ha algú a l’altra banda?, Cabaret Íntim, all by Xavi Martínez, and Negret de Guinea by Xavi Martínez and Joan Fullana (Prize for best musical in Arts Escènica (Palma de Mallorca) and 2010 Institut del Teatre Prize, Barcelona.)
In December 2015 Eulàlia won the Premi Institut del Teatre for the choreography of Gold Dust Rush, which will be put on in the Festival Grec 2016, Barcelona. The Sinners is currently selected for the final of the international competition Choreography 30 Internationaler Wettbewerb für Choreographen Hannover 2016. Previously, Eulàlia won Second Prize in the Premis Bòtil for theatre direction with Benaventurats (Mallorca).
Eulàlia graduated in Dance, specializing in Choreography, at the Institut del Teatre (Barcelona), and she was a postgraduate with IT Dansa, Institut del Teatre (Barcelona, 2009). She graduated as a Professional of Contemporary Dance at the Institut del Teatre (Barcelona, 2006) and as a Professional of Classical Dance at the Institut del Teatre (Barcelona, 2005).