Jordi Galí is a dancer who has always been fascinated by gestures and movements which are found in manual labour. This interest is partly because of a family history in building and architecture. Abscisse explores the tensions between conflicting forces in order to create an architectural fiction. In this work, Jordi Galí investigates the vertical and the horizontal by constructing complex structures with the assistance of three other performers, and the use of three ladders, rope and wood.
Jordi Gali, was born in 1980. He studied Contemporary Dance at Institut del Teatre in Barcelone. As a dancer, Jordi Galí has had the opportunity to work with Emilio Gutiérrez (1997-1999), Wim Vandekeybus (1999-2001), Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (2001-2003), Lies Pawels (2004-2005) and Maguy Marin (2005-2010). In 1998, he was awarded with the prize of Best Dancer by the Certamen Coreográfico of Madrid, and in 2005 with the prestigious prize of the Best Actor by Kontact International Theater Festival of Torun (Poland), for his part on the show White Star directed by Lies Pawels. Since 2001, Jordi Galí has been developing his own personal work and in 2007 he founded cie. Arrangement Provisoire and became its Artistic Director. The dialog between gesture and matter is at the core of his last works: T, Ciel, Abscisse, Stance.