Medea a la Carte by ESTHER FREIXES and TONI COTS

Dates: from 1 to 30 July 2018



Medea a la carta is a research and scenic creation fruit of the meeting and continuous dialogue between Esther Freixa i Ràfols and Toni Cots, since July 2007. Since then, a process of collaboration begins around several questions related to the artistic and theatrical fact through this proposal of scenic creation.


In January 2009, Medea (a la carte) began to be presented in private homes and spaces, based on the interest of the spectators themselves. In September 2010 the proposal is also placed in another context, inviting the spectator to public spaces and thus, to see how all these questions respond, if they can be accommodated and open new views ... (see news). Likewise, Medea (a la carte) continues to be shared in non-theatrical or not necessarily scenic spaces, through invitations from those interested.



Esther Freixa i Ràfols

Actress, performer, stage creator and teacher.

In 2005 she graduated in dramatic art from the Institut de Teatre de Barcelona and since then she continues to train in Catalonia, Berlin and India in dance, physical theatre, body-weather / butoh, biovoice, yoga and Kalaripayattu, among other techniques and disciplines, developing her own practice and training.

As a performer she works with different companies and independent artists and since 2007 she collaborates continuously with the actor, author, teacher and director of the performing arts Toni Cots.

Since 2005 she has been searching for pedagogical lines that allow the transmission of knowledge about her own body and the creative act, giving classes, workshops and various courses with interested people, children and professionals.

She has performed and given workshops in Spain, Italy, Germany, England, Holland, Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay, Lebanon and India.

At the same time, she accompanies creative processes of independent artists and gives dramaturgical and stage movement advice for different projects.

Since 2006, she has managed several spaces to support the creation, research, training and exhibition of the performing arts.

He is a founding member of CRA'P - creation and artistic research practices in Mollet del Vallès (Barcelona).


Toni Cots

Actor, author, researcher and director of the performing arts.

Graduated in 1975 at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona. He followed different studies and practices of contemporary dance in Barcelona, London and Oslo.

Between 1975 and 1985 he was an actor and member of Odin Teatret (Denmark), and between 1979 and 1987 of the International School of Theatre Anthropology ISTA.

As an author and director he created in 1984 the performing arts platform BASHO, with which he directs and produces numerous shows and events in different parts of the world. He has been artistic director of international festivals such as the Festival Internacional de Teatre de Sitges, Barcelona (1987-1991) and "The European Theatre" in Copenhagen (1994-1996).

Between 1997 and 2000 he created and directed the socio-cultural project "Borderland" in Copenhagen, on exile and refugees.

Between 2001 and 2010 he was coordinator and artistic co-director of L'animal a l'esquena in Celrà (Girona).

Between 2007 and 2010 he directed the MA in Contemporary Arts Practice & Dissemination (MACAPD) in collaboration with the University of Girona.

She is a founding member of CRA'P - Practices of creation and artistic research in Mollet.