Interactive and Networked

Umbrales e-Pormundos Afeto · 2009 – 2011

E-pormundos afeto is a project that focuses on how emotions and interpersonal relations are lived in the culture of the virtual, in which our understanding of presence and absence and the idea of distance, are changing.

The digital redimensionned transformations of our contemporary life are explored in the telepresence piece e-Pormundos afeto.

A networked dance piece in connection between Brazil and Spain, initiated and directed by Ivani Santana in Brazil, with the collaboration of GTMDA (Workgroup in Digital Media and Arts) a transnational group that promotes projects of distributed and telematic dance, based on the development of the software platform Arthron.

GTMDA is formed by the Research Group Poètica Tecnològica a la Dansa, Bahia (Brazil), Kònic Thtr/ Kòniclab (Barcelona), i2cat Foundation, LAVID/UFPB Laboratory of Digital vídeo Applications, Paraiba (Brazil), Natalnet Laboratory- Computing and Automatization Dept of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil).

Umbrales is the Catalan node of this project, developed by Kònic Thtr in collaboration with technological partner i2cat.



>October 2009. Premiere in Citilab. Cornellà (Barcelona) + Centro Dragão do Mar, Fortaleza (Brazil). Telematic and distributed dance in connection between Catalunya – Brazil

>March 2010. NOW Festival CCCB, Barcelona + Auditori PAF III, Bahía. Festival now CCCB. Barcelona. Telematic and distributed dance in connection between Barcelona – Salvador de Bahía

>September 2010. International festival of VideodanzaBa, Buenos Aires. 3rd Symposium International of videodance and New Media, Telematic and distributed dance in connection between Barcelona – Buenos Aires – Salvador de Bahía

>June 2011 Network Performing Arts Production Workshop. Foyer of the Liceo Theatre, Barcelona (Spain) + Auditorium of the National Library, Brasilia (Brazil) Between Cataluña and Argentina


>November 2009. Festival Internacional VideodanzaBa, Buenos Aires. 3rd International Symposium of Videodance and New Media.

>Abril 2010 PistaDigital International Dance Day. Videoconference in connection between Barcelona-Sevilla

>November 2010 Workshop @rret média. Videoconference in connection between Brasil-Chile-França

>March 2012 Arte em Rede Mapa D2_Fundació i2Cat.Brasil_Barcelona. Videoconference in connection between Barcelona-Brazil-Mexico-Chile-Colombia-Bolivia-Argentina.

Artistic direction E-pormundos afeto:

Ivani Santana
Group Pesquisa Poética tecnológica na Dança
University of Bahia. Brazil

Catalan node:

Artistic and Technological Direction:

Rosa Sánchez and Alain Baumann [Kònic thtr]


Carme Torrent and Sachiko Fullita (Catalunya)
Jean Ferreira Souza, Jacson Espirito Santo and Sol Gonzalez (Brasil+Argentina)

Umbrales E_Pormundos Afeto production in Catalunya:

Kònic Thtr
Associaton Koniclab

In collaboration with:

Fundació i2Cat
Mercat de les Flors
Institut de Cultura. Ajuntament de Barcelona
Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa (Brasil)
Consell Nacional de la Cultura i de les Arts. Generalitat de Catalunya