Kristall Bohème is a creation and research project, a platform to visualise glassmaker art and circus language. It is a project with several performative outcomes. A first in-situ version Kristall Bohème [excavación anónima] was shown on October 16 at Fira Mediterànea in Manresa, together with a glassblowing performance with Diego Rodríguez. An open-air version [excavación SUR] was presented  during the Trapezi Festival at Reus the 11th and 12th May. The piece for theatre, dance and circus venues [Excavación de una Memoria] premiered the 3rd, 4th and 5th June at the Festival Circ d’Ara Mateix at Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona.


The performance deepens into the intergenerational memory, about our roots and grandmothers footprints. Looking for a balance between the old and the new affirming one can’t exist without the other. A composition based on movement on a static cloud swing, livemusic, dance, faquirism and object manipulation. A performance between a circus artist, a glassblower, a musician and an opera singer, creating a background of reflections, voices and transparent sculptures.


Clara Pedrol

Photographie: Jordi Vidal, Clara Pedrol

Whenever possible, representative or referential spaces are sought in relation to glass blowing and its tradition, in order to make visible these contexts and the question of the disappearance of the last glassmakers. As Roc Vernis Artigas, part of the glass family in Arenys de Munt and an artisan for engraving who lost his job due to the gradual disappearance of the tradition, says: “…the nostalgia for an art that is disappearing and that has been very important here in the part of Barcelona and in general in Catalonia, due to the sand, silicon and sulphates that exist in our region, that is why this high-quality glass was made at the time. And now it disappears, mainly due to globalization and real estate speculation. If we were a more intelligent country, the truth is that there would be many factories that would still be working with glass, especially the most artistic and artisanal part of glass…”.

In each context, the project adds a subtitle to its name that roots it with the place, but we are also interested in the representation of these creations in other contexts to experience their transformation.

To create an adaptation in-situ for a specific place, a previous stay of 3-5 days is required.




NUVOL – crónica de Oriol Puig Taulé sobre la Fira Mediterránea de Manresa

RECOMANA.CAT – crítica de Jordi Bordes



Concept, movement composition and performance: Vivian Friedrich , Violoncello and performance: Sasha Agranov, Voice and performance: Maider Lasa Santamaría, Glassblowing collaborations: Ferran Collado, Diego Rodríguez, Sara Sorribes, Choreographic support: Virginia Gimeno Folgado , Creation and music composition: Sasha Agranov, Nihan Devecioglu, Maider Lasa Santamaría, y con composiciones propias de Vítězslava Kaprálová, Luise Adolpha Le Beau, Dramaturgy: Ferran Dordal I Lalueza, Light design: Conchita Pons, Light: Andrés Soto Galián, Sound: Carlos Parra, Exposition design and artistic accompaniment: Sara Serrano, Visuals for installation: Manel Buch, Diego Rampelini, Video: Ignasi Castañé, Photographie: Jordi Vidal, Clara Pedrol, Production: Sara Serrano, LaBonita

Co-production: Mercat de les Flors, Cirklabo, KONVENT Granted by: Generalitat de Catalunya Residences and creation support: Encirca’t, Fira Mediterránea de Manresa, Zirkozaurre, CRAC Centro Rural de Arte y Creación, Fundació LaPlana, Theaterwerkstatt Pilkentafel, LaCentraldelCirc, LaBonita, LaBau, Cirklabo

El proyecto creación Kristall Bohème ha recibido el apoyo del ICUB- Premis de Barcelona 2020.