Umma Umma Dance & M.R.

Umma Umma Dance is an emerging company directed by Guido Sarli. Since its foundation (Barcelona, 2010) the company has been invited to several international dance festivals. The repertoire includes pieces like: Barking Beauty (2010), Rough Tale (2010), Bad Dog No Cookie (2011), Nini-Funi (2011) awarded with different prizes.

In 2012 create “Loser Kings” a piece that was born from the collaboration with Manuel Rodriguez, which has received two grants of creation and has been selected for the European circuit Aerowaves, Dance Across Europe 2013. The piece has been premiered on October 20th in the Festival Escena Poblenou 2012 and has also been presented in November in the Salmon Festival at the Mercat de les Flors.

The short version of “Loser Kings” entitled “Fifth Corner” was awarded first prize at the International Competition of Choreography Burgos New York 2012, the special mention of the jury for the choreography and performers at the International Festival of Contemporary Dance of Canary 17 Masadanza. Also awarded: first prize, critics award, young jury prize, Conservatory of Dance Maria Avila of Madrid award, co-production award with Auditorium of Tenerife at the Madrid Choreography Competition 2012. This year has been awarded with the second prize at Copenhagen International Choreography Competition 2013. Umma Umma Dance has received several choreographic residencies in creation centers as Graner, L’Estruch, Centre Civic Barceloneta, Centre Civic Can Felipa, Centre Cultural La Bobila, Centro Coreografico La Gomera, among others.

Project: Loser Kings

More info: http://ummaummadance.com/

Sebastián G-F y T. Daniellis

Sebastián García Ferro
Choreographer, Dancer, Contact Improvisation Performer and Musician from Argentina based in Barcelona – Spain. He directs his own company since 1999, creating 17 dance pieces, did more than 15 choreographies residences and commissions in Europe, won several prizes like the 1prix in the 12maspalomas dance contest in 2007. He regularly collaborates with other projects as an improviser and performer, touring in more than 17 countries(www.youtube.com/sgfdancecompany). He regularly teaches Contact Improvisation and Composition in several festivals, dance studies around Europe and South America, he is also the co-director of the BIDE platform (www.bide.be), Residence Artist of La Caldera –Barcelona and residence composer of the Phonos Fundation at the Pompeu Fabra University-Barcelona.

Tomas Danielis
Performing artist coming from Slovakia with more than 17 years of experience in different types of dance and theatre. “In my creative work I am interested in fusing visual art, dance and theatre. I believe, that dance might have closer connections to visual arts than to drama arts. As teacher I am developing system Liquid Matrix, which consist from Motion of Notions, Hi TecTools/Toys, Dynamic Talk, Improvisation for performers and Contact Improvisation. My last production is solo “On the Red Lawn”. I am preparing new production with Aline Sanchez with title “Locus”. As a performer I am working for Palle Granhoj and Freyer Ensemble.”

Project: Behind the endings

La Intrusa

LA INTRUSA is a contemporary artistic creation company formed in 1996 by Virginia Garcia and Damian Muñoz, creators and art directors. They create, direct and produce scenic and audiovisual projects. The work of LA INTRUSA includes research and multi-disciplinary approaches based on music, video, etc. La INTRUSA combines their own creations with choreographic works for other companies, collaborations with well-known theater directors and advertising. To emphasize their educational activities in very prestigious National and International Schools and Choreographic Centres. The company has produced 25 dance pieces, which have toured internationally.

Project: BEST OF YOU

More info: www.laintrusadanza.com

Agrupación Sr.Serrano

Agrupación Señor Serrano is a heterogeneous company dedicated to the performing arts, which creates a short-circuit between hyper-innovative technological products and other modern vintage pieces, combining theatre, dance and video-art to achieve a wicked and highly original dramatic language that explores the mechanisms of human perception. Experiments, live elaborations, destabilizing performance actions and interaction are the codes of Agrupación Señor Serrano with a creativity that turns the video image into a scathing language.

Project: BBBB

More info: http://www.srserrano.com/

Emmanuel Givert

Choreographer, dancer and teacher.  He first was student of Jean Masse, Jackie Taffanel, and Trisha Brown company. Then he danced for Alain  Abadie and Marc Vincent, and, as a choreographer, he created since 1993, more than twenty pieces for his own  group or other companies.  Since 1998, he is developing a research about  improvisation, dance-contact, open choreography and instantaneous dance compositions, which drove him to meet and dance with some figures of the stream (Mark Tompkins, Julyen Hamilton…). He is collaborating today with various artists – performers, dancers, musicians, visual artists – into many projects – creations, performances, workshops – within the field of improvisation and open composition, in his country and abroad (Europe, Mexico, Kenya, South Korea, Israel…). In the same time, he is running on an original choreographic route, dealing with the issues of the body and movement on stage, and questioning the conditions of performance and audience relationship.

Project: Emmanuel Grivet

More info: www.danse-emmanuel-grivet.com

Ariadna Estalella

Lives in Barcelona, where she develops her work as an performing creator and at the same time studies Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona where she develops projects related with the image.
Ariadna studies dance in Barcelona and later in Amsterdam. In 2007 she receives the prize for the most outstanding interpretation of the International Dance Festival of Gran Canaria 12Masdanza with the piece Interrupted, by Pierre-Yves Diacon. Between 2007 and 2008 she creates the series Y ahora nos preguntamos juntos, the solo Blind Steps And Wet Fingers and the piece Opaline, this last fruit of the collaboration with the artists Pierre-Yves Diacon and Ariadna Serrahima. She also has worked as a performer and direction assistant in several pieces of other emergent creators. Now she dedicates big part of her energy developing her own work as a creator and carrying out two new projects, Solo para Moqueta Roja and Economies de la presència. The artistic practice of Ariadna reflects about the scenic device, each work is an only formulation that articulates the diversity of referents, languages and tools in a particular way. In her work, the look and the encounter with the public are a key element in the articulation of the proposal, as well as the visual and plastic aspects, and the conceptual basis.

Project: El Intervalo