It has a very precise and distinct point of origin.

It's many at once.

It spreads like roots, grows in all directions.

It likes finding a new home and cultivates comfort.

 

It's like a mangrove.

It has a tendency to indulge in drama.

It's very susceptible to change.

Established in 2019, it launched as first project the Spanish translation and staging of Annie Ryan's theatrical adaptation of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride - Una niña es una cosa a medio formar, which will be touring in 2020. In April at the Sala Beckett in Barcelona, in May at the Cervantes Theatre in London, and in August at El Milagro in Mexico City. 

It also collaborated as producer in Manuela de Laborde's film En la era, which will be premiering at the International Film Fesival of Rotterdam in January 2020. 

 
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Artwork and photography by Urte Janus. Graphic design by Richard Bakes. Font by Lucas Le Bihan + George Trintafyllakos + Maciej Polczyński - thanks to Velvetyne Tyne Foundry.

 

"The directing of Juan Miranda and Manuela de Laborde's sculptural piece -that together with the light design of Elisabet Castells i Negre conform the only possible stage design to accompany and sustain this piece without distraction- have brought Pía Laborde-Noguez to invade with an air of little girl without malice the theatre at the Tamayo Museum, and make of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing an actoral peripeteia harrowing the audience through fragmented events, that both predict and recall..."

- by Francesca Gargallo for Blanco Móvil.

Find full original review in Spanish here

"Pía Laborde-Noguez constructs her character with absolute knowledge of cause; she has studied, assimilated and exhibits it with the full arsenal of resources that her vocation and academic formation provide... An organic artist, with a strength and malleability that allows her to transition from one mood to another with coherent ease in spite of the self-destructive tendencies of her character. 
Her tour-de-force in A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing anticipates all she can create on stage. Her presence is a breath of fresh air challenging Mexican dramaturgy."

- by Enrique R. Mirabal for Interescena.

Find full original review in Spanish here

 

En La Era (In The Era) is an abstract work documenting the Experimental Concrete Workshop in Las Pozas, Xilitla. A diptych of Manuela’s subjective style of documentation, the film uses color and black and white to create two separate dreamlike and fragmented expressions of a single event: a group of foreigners immersed in the jungle among the surreal constructions of Edward James while creating sculptural works of their own. The film’s viewer is thrust into all that this stunning setting entails - the local residents, the nature, food preparation… En La Era is firmly grounded in the sensorial, with Camila Fuchs’s sound design melding sound scoring with field recordings from beyond the viewer’s visual frame of reference.

 

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