Fil d’Arena


“Salt” is the second part of the trilogy “SAL”, a piece set about migration seen from different angles. Whereas the first one “La Sal que ens ha Partit” alludes to the migration crisis, globally and timeless; “Salt” tunes the sight up directly at the European refugee crisis and the role of the woman in this process.

Fil d’Arena dance-theatre backs into shaking our western society’s passivity off and exposes a context determined by the harsh conditions in which the emigrants live when they decide to leave their homes seeking for a better future: labour and sexual exploitation, the loss of their loved-ones effect on them, the loss of their own identity and the media’s frivolity in this aspect.

“Salt” focus its sight at the universe of the reified refugee woman that faces a trading society where the body becomes one more object to sell. Exploited, shaken up as worthless packages, being emptied up from their dreams like eviscerated animals at a slaughter house. “Salt” heads to the centre of the heart.


Three women on stage who combine the strength and sensitivity through a risky and acrobatic dance. Music and performance that takes us to different worlds and realities and make “Salt” a piece that sails from the abstract side of dance to the most concrete through evoking lines and images.

Dance, theatre & circus

extreme physical language of the performers and the images created welcome thinking over the role of the woman in this journey. A piece where wit and cruelty hang from the same thread.


Created & Performed by Isabel Abril, Irene Ballester/Clara Crespo, Roseta Plasencia

Direction: Fil d’Arena Dansa-Teatre

Choreographic Assistant: Roberto Olivan

Music Composer: Isabel Latorre

Costumes: Los reyes del Mambo

Designs: Assas Kassad

Lightning: Ximo Rojo

Promotional Video: Gemma Iglesias

Photography: Jose Marín, Emma Ferrer, Gema Iglesias

Executive Production: Clara Crespo


Awards of Artes Escénicas 2018:

Nominated for Best Show by the Valencian Community

Isabel Abril nominated as Best Ballerina


Awards of Asociación Valenciana Profesionales de la danza 2019:
Irene Ballester award for Best Dancer for Salt

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