La Grande Migration

creation 2023

Throughout human history, they have always passed through here. Coming from far and near, from the South, from the East... some have stopped here to rebuild their lives and others, many others, have continued on their way to a better future.

Emigrants. This human movement has always existed. An unstoppable, almost natural movement, like a transhumance. A flow, a current of people who meet and pursue together... La Grande Migration.

Who are these men, women and children who pass through here with suitcases? When did they arrive? Yesterday? Last night? Or perhaps they have always been here? Where are they going? Or maybe they are staying?

Kamchàtka is an artist collective of diverse nationalities and disciplines who’s members first met in Barcelona in 2006. Driven by the same interests and concerns and under the artistic direction of Adrian Schvarzstein, they started training intensely in group improvisation on the streets of Barcelona and researched the subject of immigration. Barcelona… an ideal city for confronting a society laden with contradictions and immersed in profound problems of integration.

Since 2007, they have created their own poetic language around a trilogy on human migration - Kamchàtka (2007), Habitaculum (2010) and Fugit (2014) and have been performing in smore than 30 different countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Their latest creation Alter (2021) is a site specific performance which is intimately linked to the landscape and to interaction with the audience.
In 2023 and 2024 Kamchàtka is working on two special site specific projects which take place in the South of France.
The company also offers the Migrar workshop, a unique human experience around the Kamchàtka performance, for the inhabitants of your city, as well as an indoor production with a Symphony Orchestra of your choice - Music for wild beasts - an approach to classical music for all audiences.

Performers and creators   Cristina Aguirre, Maïka Eggericx,
    Sergi Estebanell, Claudio Levati, 
    Andrea Lorenzetti, Judit Ortiz, Lluís Petit,
Josep Roca, Edu Rodilla, Santi Rovira,
Gary Shochat, Prisca Villa.
Performers   Amaya Mínguez, Jordi Solé

A CARRER 88, S.L. production,

Co-production & support
La Grande Migration is carried out in collaboration with the Pays Coeur d'Hérault and the Communities of communes of Clermontais, Lodévois et Larzac and Vallée de l'Hérault, within the framework of the artistic and cultural education project "Traversées Sensibles", co-financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development - Europe invests in rural areas (Leader programme), the DRAC Occitanie and the Conseil Départemental de l'Hérault.

Facts & Figures

  • outdoor | indoor
  • walk act
  • language no problem
  • audience participation
  • suitable for all ages
  • 1-2-3 per day
  • Barcelona (ES)
  • Website