Workshop #13
Complex Systems



What relationship do we have with our cells? Do we think about them? Do we talk to them? Are we aware of the links, interactions and battles that are constantly developing in our body? We are part of a large interconnection system, a huge cluster of rarities yet to be explored.

Our cells collide, collaborate, chain, camouflage, commit suicide, create strategies, rebel, conceive, fight, work in teams and lead to extraordinary phenomena.

What about us?

Complex Systems is a new workshop where science, technology and humanities will go hand in hand while developing a collective performance. Based on the knowledge provided by a group of experts invited by the Èpica Foundation, participants will share their talents and skills in order to explore the limits of knowledge and discover new forms of creation.

In addition to the creative work, the results of the workshop will be useful to the invited experts to make inquiries in their work fields, giving them the opportunity to perfect simulation algorithms and making a contribution to social welfare.


La Fura dels Baus’ Èpica Foundation is a center of multidisciplinary creation around the performing arts, so the dialogue between humanities, science and technology is one of its fundamental principles. The exchange of knowledge, experiences and research done by the professionals involved will be paramount for the development of the workshop.

In addition to the merging of talents, another pillar of the Èpica Method is to work in action: beyond theories and reflections on concepts, most research and developments will come when they are put into practice. Exercises, tests and improvisations will be present in the workshop from its very inception and will inform the workflow.

Another of Èpica Foundation’s contributions will be Kalliope, the flagship mobile application in their performances. This app, designed especially for real-time audience interaction, offers a second narrative to the spectators: it complements the main plot of the show, guides the public through spaces and gives them advice and instructions on how to relate to their environment.

Dates and schedule

Dates: November 18th to 30th, 2019 (Sunday 24th off)

Hours: from 10am to 2pm and from 4pm to 8pm

Complex Systems is an intensive 100-hour workshop: between November 28th and 30th, schedules will be flexible depending on the requirements of the final workshow.

Access and registration [closed]

Workshop price: € 1,500

Scholarships available: The center reserves the right to subsidize some places based on curricular merits and the motivation letter.

Places: 30

Registration requirements: Those interested must send their CV with photo and a letter of motivation to under the subject “Systems” before November 8th. The priority of admission will be based on the curricular merits, the motivation letter and the speed in demand of the interested parties: the Foundation reserves the right to close the admission period before the stipulated date if all the places are filled previously.

More information:
(+34) 938 338 797

Contact the center


Telephone: (+34) 938 338 797

Address: C/Velázquez 36-56, 08911 Badalona, ​​Barcelona


November 18th to 30th, 2019. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Èpica Foundation Calle Velázquez, 36-56 Badalona, Barcelona


1.500 € (limited scholarships available)€

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