In 2018 Auditorio de Tenerife’s resident contemporary dance company -Lava- was established with the aim of building a new repertoire with creators of international scope. Its current artistic director is Tenerife dancer Daniel Abreu (Premio Nacional de Danza 2014).
Six dancers with a strong presence on the stage, technically sound and versatile will bring the creations to life. The different choreographies will share a contemporary dance language and other codes of today’s artistic discourse. Physicality, poetry and commitment.
The company is now busy creating an interesting, exclusive and original top-quality repertoire perfectly put together. Their aim is to enrichen and accompany the curiosity of an existing wide audience while drawing new spectators through the experience of dance and its context.
Lava is the artistic creative side of Tenerife Danza, which is part of the Cabildo’s Instituto de Artes Escénicas [Performing Arts Institute], within the Tenerife 2030 scheme.
Compañía Nacional de Danza was founded in 1979 under the name of Ballet Nacional de España Clásico, with Víctor Ullate as its first Director. His successors in the post were María de Ávila and the extraordinary Russian ballerina Maya Plisetskaya. Then, in 1990, Nacho Duato was named Artistic Director of the company.
Duato’s appointment brought innovative change to the company. Up to his departure in 2010, he contributed forty-five choreographic works, praised by critics worldwide.
After one year under the artistic direction of Hervé Palito, the Compañía Nacional de Danza appointed its current Artistic Director, José Carlos Martínez. He took office on September 1st, 2011, after leaving his post as Principal Dancer from the Paris Opera Ballet.
José Carlos Martínez’s project for the Compañía Nacional de Danza is to promote dance and to make this art form better known. His repertory is wide, ranging from classical and neoclassical ballet to modern choreographic language, within a setting of full artistic and creational freedom. It embraces both new Spanish and international creations, drawing in new audiences and boosting the company’s national and international projection.
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Argentinean born Dani Pannullo developed his entire career as choreographer and artistic director in Madrid (Spain) where he lives and works since the 80’s. He is well-known for his avant-garde vision of dance creation and for his pioneer introduction of urban dance in the stage.
Pannullo’s universe combines urban poetry, social and spiritual experiences and ethos of the metropolis with hip-hop, free jazz, pop tunes and world music in a unique dance technique. The diverse styles of performing arts and contemporary pieces are infused with imaginative reinterpretations of ancient and traditional dances bringing them to the current context of urban life.
Pannullo’s passion for diversity and experimentation with sundry music and dance genres has driven him to diverse places like Japan, Egypt ad India as he continues to produce modern versions of classical plays and dances.
Dancers from different disciplines nourish the Company where the clash between the acrobatic impulsiveness of break-dance and the introspective, serene contemporary dance, yielding an exotic inner voyage that reflects man’s never-ending pursuit for self-emancipation.
Pannullo’s acclaimed creations became a major attraction in Spain by the time he founded his self-titled company, the Dani Pannullo DanceTheater Co. that since travels the world portraying contemporary dance creation in the 21st century.
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Akiyama & Kirilov Dance Projects is a young company created by two veteran dancers, the Japanese Tamako Akiyama and the French of Bulgarian origin Dimo Kirilov, to carry out their independent creations after long years of successful professional career as main dancers of several relevant international ballet companies Including the National Dance Company of Spain (CND) – since 2000 under the direction of Nacho Duato until 2014 under José Carlos Martínez – where both have developed most of their professional career.
In Akiyama & Dirilov Dance Projects Tamako and Dimo turn their creative drive and interpretive talent and give vent to their desire to explore to develop a personal language that incorporates and transcends everything they have done so far.
With just five years of existence as an independent company have already received several awards, including the 1st prize of the Choreography Competition Burgos-New York in 2013 with the piece “Aimless”
In 2014 and 2015 they participated in two consecutive editions of the “Festival Internacional Madrid en Danza” with the piece “Entre Mareas”.
In 2016 Dimo Kirilov created the piece “Anhelos y Tormentos” for the National Dance Company of Spain (CND), based on music by Enrique Granados with Tamako Akiyama as the first guest dancer.
In February 2017, Akiyama & Kililov Dance Projects premiered the piece “Broken Lines” at the Carlos III Royal Coliseum in San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid, Spain) in which the couple of emerging dancers Carmen Fumero and Miguel Ballabriga collaborated on the stage.
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The Carmen Fumero Company is a dance company recently established as a result of a personal challenge to carry out choreographic projects experimenting with different styles and approaches. Our focus is to have expressiveness and beauty in the movements as a means to creating new forms of communication.
The Carmen Fumero Company have staged various projects on their own, and in 2011, with the support of Laura Kumin and Daniel Abreu, they premiered at the Sala Mirador in Madrid. In 2010 after participating in the Choreographic Contest of Madrid, the company became a resident at the Canal Theatres. There, under the auspices of Nicolas Rambaud, they created their first large format work called “Irony”, which premiered in Madrid at the Padrillo Theatre in December 2011.
In 2013, they received two choreographic residences, one at the Canal Theatre, where they worked on their own and another from the Artists in Residence Contest at the Casa Encendida. There, they created the piece “Montando Cabos” [‘Setting Up Pieces’], which was awarded a prize for best scenic photography by Pedro Amay and another prize for outstanding dancer at the First Contest in Tetuan, Madrid. They also participated at other festivals in 2013 such as “Canaries Outside and Within”, Dancetech Festival, SOS festival, and in 2014 at the Emerging Creation in Madrid, NunOff Festival in Barcelona, the Young Creators’ Festival, and at the “Gracias X Favor” [‘Thanks, Please’] in Santander 2014, where they won the Audience’s Prize.
In 2014, Carmen Fumero, this time together with Miguel Ballabriga, once again received a residence at the Canal Theatres where they both created the piece “It Was Almost Two”, premiering at the “Canaries Outside and Within” Festival in Tenerife. In 2015, this piece won the first prize in the 2nd Choreographic Contest in the District of Tetuan, and the first prize in the 29th Choreographic Contest of Madrid. “It Was Almost Two” was invited to participate in the 1st HopEvolutions Festival held at the Mercat de les Flors [‘the Flower Market’] in Barcelona 2015. Recently, the company, which is now formed by Carmen Fumero and Miguel Ballabriga, premiered the long version of “It Was Almost Two” at the 30th International Dance Festival in Madrid.
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“Eran casi las dos”
Marcat Dance is the artistic home for Spanish Choreographer and former Batsheva Dance Company Member Mario Bermudez Gil and co-founder Catherine Coury. Founded in 2016, Marcat Dance is dedicated to sharing our creativity and joy of movement through creation, performance, and teaching opportunities around the world. Marcat Dance believes in the power of the imagination, creative risk-taking, and continuous research towards dynamic physicality. Marcat Dance connects to the human spirit and finds inspiration from world cultures, rituals, and landscapes.