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Maria Palma Company (ES):
The Submerged Voice

June 9 at 21:30

Under the Fabiani bridge – in front of the Cukrarna Gallery, Poljanski nasip 40

Contemporary circus and contemporary dance meet an unexpected element: water 

The Submerged Voice is a multidisciplinary piece that engages circus and movement in dialogue with an unusual medium: water. A large aquarium filled with water serves as a context to explore themes of silence, barriers, and overcoming. It delves into the depths of the subconscious through the experience of apnoea, with sound and light taking centre stage. The performance investigates the relationship between body movement, breathing, weight, voice, and the elemental force of water. 


The Submerged Voice revolves around breathing as the fundamental human experience. Our first and last breaths mark the beginning and end of life; between them unfolds everything else.


Author and performer: Maria Palma

Directing and dramaturgy: Anna Pascual

Movement and body work: Anna Calsina

Vocal collaboration: Nihan Devecioglu

Lighting design: Manoly Rubio

Sound creation and musician on stage: Lluís Casahuga

Lighting technician and technical coordination: Wanja Kahlert

Musical collaboration: Clara Peya

Costume design: Anna Domingo (CajaNegra)

Scenography construction: Uli Weigel, Manipulados Santiga S.L.

Executive production: Maria Palma

Distribution: David Berga

Video: Tristán Pérez-Martín

Photography: Jordi Plana

With the advice and complicit eyes of: Fabrizio Giannini


Co-produced with: Fundació Joan Brossa – Centre de les arts lliures and FiraTàrrega's Programme of support for creation.


The Maria Palma Borras residency is supported by the European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists – EFFEA, an initiative of the European Festivals Association (EFA), co-funded by the European Union. 


Maria Palma is a multidisciplinary artist, music lover, student at the Escola Massana of Barcelona, former synchronized swimmer and graduate in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. She specialises in partner acrobatics and petite bascule and is co-founder of the Madame Gaüc company. She received the 2020 City of Barcelona grant and 2023 Zirkòlika Award for Best Emerging Company/Artist.

She has taken part in several shows, such as Corps extrêmes, a production by Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse, Paris; Fil, by the cía. Madame Gaüc; Dioptries, by the Toti Toronell company; Manos en la ópera!, production of El Petit Liceu; Oopart, by the Tresperté Circo Teatro; Estado de emergencia, by the Producción Nacional de Circo de Cataluña; and Express, by the Faltan7 company.

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