ZumZum·Ka (1998)

Premiere June 1998. Palacio Carlos V, Granada

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Idea y dirección
Cesc Gelabert
Frederic Amat

Cesc Gelabert

Espacio escénico
Frederic Amat

Pascal Comelade

Frederic Amat
Lydia Azzopardi

Diseño de luces
Sam Lee
Cesc Gelabert
Frederic Amat

Técnico de sonido
David Rosselló

Patrick Gifreu

Núria Font

Lydia Azzopardi
Thomas Noone
Cesc Gelabert
Giuliano Guerrini
Maureen López
Sarah Taylor
Kylie-Jane Wilson


In Catalan, ZUMZUM is an onomatopoeic word describing the buzzing sound of a swarm of bees, or a crowd of people. The letter K is analogous to the candid persona, the walking man – the walking letter; a blade which cuts in all directions. It is a reckognition of various significant XX century artists such as Kafka, Kandinsky, Klee, Kantor and others.

ZUMZUM•KA is a provocation of the imagination rather than a realist sentiment: it is a diaphanous piece which reduces the difference between dream and reality.

Gelabert, Amat and Comelade evoke a nostalgic domain in which dream figures unfold within a cold landscape.

A dark silhouette sits still on a trampoline, wearing a conical beak. A birdman staring out quietly, his reflections echo on the icy surface while he slowly observes and listens to the dream-skaters shaping their interrelated dialogue. The result is a reverie suspended somewhere between a melancholic world and an unsettled energy, setting the pace of the choreography toward a compulsive and vertiginous end.

A. G. A.


With the collaboration of: Festival d’Estiu de Barcelona Grec ’98 i Teatre Zona Nord, Barcelona.


  • Gelabert - Azzopardi Companyia de Dansa
  • Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada
  • Hebbel Theater, Berlin
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