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residències creatives d'intercanvi

Calvin Ratladi and Joan Solé

residències creatives d'intercanvi

In partnership with The Center of The Less Good Idea in Johannesburg (South Africa), a space for artistic creation founded by the artist William Kentridge, the Creative exchange residencies in the 20/21 season will bring together the artists Calvin Ratladi on the South African side and Joan Solé for Catalonia, with these two projects: They were both chosen by a consensus decision between the two institutions.

Calvin Ratladi will prepare an installation - a performance based on mines, the effects of imperialism and apartheid from a metaphorical perspective. It is a translation of social and political environments in a South African tone using the body.

Joan Solé reflects on how a city sounds, and how it is defined by sound. Can we get to know cities by how they sound? Can we use it to create a narrative that explains them? What role do live sounds play in them?
His work aims to create a live sound piece that expresses the city.

Joan Solé
Calvin Ratladi
An interdisciplinary artist. He has worked as a producer, director, writer, actor, choreographer, field researcher, playwright, curator, scholar, part-time teacher and cultural manager for various companies, organisations and institutions, including The Center for the Less Good Idea. He has also worked on script development with the National Arts Council of South Africa. He completed a screenwriting course with the NFVF Spark programme, and has done fieldwork for the arts playwriting of the South African theatrical community, as part of its Community Animation & Development Organisation Programme (CADO). As a director, he has received the Standard Bank Ovation Awards, the ImpACT Award for Young Professionals in 2019 and the Lesedi Spirit of Courage Nedii Theatre Award in 2019. As an actor, he has been directed by Phala Ookeditse Phala, Sylvaine Strike, Kabi Thulo and Janine Lewis. In November 2019, under the artistic direction of Chuma Sopotela, he was curated by the SPIELART Festival to create a new solo project which premièred in Munich (Germany). In his work, he engages in activism on issues of identity, body politics and raising the profile of people with functional diversity. He is currently taking a master's degree in Performance Praxis, involving a research internship on acting in a South African theatrical creative context.

He trained at the Theatre Institute, as a sound technician at the ESTAE (Performing Arts Techniques College) and as an actor at the ESAD (Dramatic Art College). He has worked with various directors and companies in both disciplines, including Jordi Prat i Coll, Josep Maria Miró, Pau Miró, Carlota Subirós, Juan Carlos Martel Bayod, Albert Arribas, Lluís Pasqual, Pablo Messiez, Marc Artigau, Helena Tornero, David Selvas, La Ruta 40 and Atresbandes. He was a member of La Kompanyia Lliure theatre company between 2016 and 2019.