PALIMSESTA

Company created in 2021 in Barcelona, formed by Andrea and Sergi. Both have the determination to work on a hybrid scene that transforms their own circus practice.

Palimpsest: An ancient document in the form of a tablet that could be erased to rewrite, but that retains traces of previous writing.

We understand ‘palimpsest’ as the complexity of the accumulation of layers and realities that shape who we are. How each one lives a reality based on their experience and the possibility that many realities coexist.

Our team

Andrea Rodríguez de Liébana

Original idea and performance

Artistic researcher, teacher, and architect. After her studies in Architecture and with knowledge of artistic gymnastics, she decided to graduate from the Rogelio Rivel circus school. She later studied Developing and Artistic Research Project at UNIARTS, Stockholm, researching the process of re-habitation of cities through the arts. Her first artistic project was the solo L’espai que envolta el meu cos (2021), where she works on the relationship with public-private spaces from a dual approach, scenic practice, and urban analysis. She has worked in various schools as a teacher and at IMPUiQV Paisatge Urbà, Barcelona City Council as an architect.

Sergio González

Original idea and performance

Circus artist and trainer. He studied contemporary circus in London at the National Centre for Contemporary Circus Arts. He has worked with companies such as Atempo Circ, La Clandestina, Joan Català, and Los Galindos. He created the company En Diciembre with Sílvia Capell with the piece Purpusii. He collaborates in several educational projects with La Central del Circ, such as Caixa d’Eines in the Barrio Besòs and Bernat Metge institutes, in the Creators in Residence program at the Joan Fuster Institute, he is also part of the artistic council, the mediation commission, and performs functions as artistic coordinator.

Marissa Paituví

Dramaturgical accompaniment and production

Cultural mediator and researcher in artistic anthropology. She holds a degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology, a diploma in Social Education from UNED, and specializes in cultural mediation and art research. She is part of the Research Group in Anthropology and Artistic Practices at UB and has published several collective books on community creation processes and deinstitutionalization through artistic practices. Co-founder of the association SOMBRA: art, thought, and gender and member of the collective 2QU4RTS. She created and coordinated the mediation area of La Central del Circ for four years.

Sarah Jeneway

Lighting design and technique

She has been a circus technician and rigger since 2018 after completing her degree in contemporary circus and physical theater at Circomedia, Bristol, where she later worked as a rigger and lighting technician. While continuing to teach trapeze focused on creation and performing and researching as a social circus artist. She has worked as a technician at La Central del Circ. Currently, she is the technician for the show EZ with Elena Zanzu, which has been touring since its premiere in May 2022.Ha trabajado como técnica en La Central del Circ.
Actualmente, es la técnica del espectáculo EZ con Elena Zanzu, que ha estado de gira desde su estreno en mayo de 2022.

Ángel Faraldo

Sound space design

He is an interpreter and composer of electronic music. He trained at the RCSMM, the Institute of Sonology (The Hague), and obtained his doctorate from the Music Technology Group (UPF). His work focuses on the systematic exploration of processes that maximize minimal resources, developing a performative, critical, and ecological perspective of electronic sound, which is manifested in his installations and creations for theater and cinema. In parallel, he has developed a career as a sound engineer, specializing in live sound, contemporary music repertoire, and live electronic setups. He has been an associate professor at UPF and ESMUC.

Kil Fema

Production and communication assistant

Trans body. She delves into the world of performance from a very young age, working as an interpreter in the musical Pippi Langstrump and in Youth4 at the National Theater of Catalonia. Co-founder of SUTURA, a collective of adolescent and young dissidents who work through emotional support; she works as a performer and producer in pieces such as “My Skin” and “H(X)ME THE Cage”. At the same time, she works on her own audiovisual projects together with Jenna Alós throughout the creation and production process. Currently, she is the production and communication figure in the collective P0RN0T0PIAcollective.Actualmente, es la figura de producción y comunicación en la colectiva P0RN0T0PIAcollective.

Lisa Ivarsson

Costume design

Diseñadora de moda de Suecia con sede en Barcelona. Se forma en el IED, Barcelona y a Textilhögskolan y Borås, Suecia. Entiendela moda como arte pero siempre enfocada a la funcionalidad e innovación. Con experiencia profesional en marcas como H&M, Mango, Zara y Desigual, decidió iniciar su propia marca el 2019, Lisa Ivarsson Studio, con la cual gana los premios Rebelpin 2021 y 2022 y lo Textilakademin. La mayoría de sus piezas son unisex y están confeccionadas en su estudio en el barrio de San Andreu de Barcelona.