LALI AYGUADÉ – Underneath

About the piece

We all need a guide. Someone to follow, to look up to. Someone (or something) who clears the way and gives us direction, whether it is correct or not. With a lack of leadership, we feel lost, stumbling with every step we take. But when we meet someone who can show us the way, when we begin to communicate and understand each other, mutual help is born that gives us a sense of direction. “Underneath” invites us to revisit the simplicity of the abstract, where movement is our strength in our long journey; from weakness to body in tension, it teaches us about the life of the human body that passes from youth to old age.

About the company

Lali Ayguadé was born in Barcelona in 1980. She joined the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona, the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona for dance in 1996 and, after a year, decided to train in PARTS (Belgium). In her fourth year, she created the solo “Silence”, coached by Wim Vandekeybus.

After her training, she joined Publik Eye Company in Denmark, directed at that time by Carmen Mehnert. In 2003, Lali joined the Akram Khan Company as a full time member.

She has worked with Roberto Olivan (Enclave Dance Company) in the production “Homeland” and with Hofesh Shechter in the productions “In your rooms”, “Cult” and “The Art of not looking back”. She also worked with Marcos Morau from La Veronal (Spanish Dance National Award in 2013 as Best Choreographer) in the piece “Portland” and with the contemporary circus company Baró d’Evel, with whom she performed “Mazut” and “Besties”.

In 2010, she was nominated as «Outstanding Dancer» by the London Critics Awards, and in 2014 as «Best Creator». In 2016, she was also nominated as “Best Dancer” at the “” Critics Awards in Barcelona. 

Lisard Tranis was trained at Institut del Teatre de Barcelona. Once graduated, he obtained first place in the Certamen Internacional de Dansa competition. Lisard later joined a master’s program at Verve, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, where he received an Outstanding Achievement Award. Lisard has worked with Guy Nader and María Campos, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Hagit Yakira Dance, James Wilton Dance and José Bresposvany. Lisard recently began to teach at several festivals and countries, and he has a great interest in developing his own language as a choreographer and dance teacher.


Country: Spain

Category: Guest Company

Direction and choreography: Lali Ayguadé 

Performers: Lali Ayguadé and Lisard Tranis 

Music: Miguel Marín