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Dancer and choreographer Cesc Gelabert creates show with best FC Barcelona moves

Cesc Gelabert, a dancer and choreographer from Barcelona, premieres Foot-Ball on 22 January at the National Theatre of Catalonia. This show features seven dancers including Gelabert who express the way FC Barcelona play on stage. Foot-ball features costume by Lydia Azzopardi and audiovisual creations by Jordi Morató. The choreography will be a dialogue with these audiovisuals that will show the best moments from the Barça of Frank Rijkaard, Pep Guardiola and Tito Vilanova. Gelabert wants to honour his club with this performance. “Barça's football is particularly aesthetic and choreographic because it is based on combinations and not on force”, he said. 

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22 January 2015 12:07 AM

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Barcelona (ACN).- The Barcelona-based choreographer and dancer premieres a new show: Foot-Ball, a tribute to FC Barcelona, his favourite club. The performance is a dialogue with audiovisuals that will show the best plays of the Barça of Rijkaard, Guardiola and Vilanova. Foot-Ball features seven dancers including choreographer Cesc Gelabert, costume by Lydia Azzopardi and audiovisual work by Jordi Morató.


Gelabert wants to honour his club with this performance. “Barça's football is particularly aesthetic and choreographic because it is based on combinations and not on force”, he said. To create the show, the choreographer and his company chose some of the best moments and goals from FC Barcelona over recent years. The Barcelona-based dancer explained that he wants to link football and dance through their techniques and the similarities between both disciplines when executing movements. The FC Barcelona Vice President, Carles Vilarrubí, stated that the club sponsors the performance because it wants to promote culture and he underlined that Gelabert has an ability to show football as “an artistic expression”. 

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  • Cesc Gelabert presenting 'Foot ball' at FC Barcelona's press room (by P. Cortina)

  • Cesc Gelabert presenting 'Foot ball' at FC Barcelona's press room (by P. Cortina)