Sonia Gómez

Dancer and performer. Lives and works in Barcelona. Sonia Gómez studied Modern dance and choreography at Institut del Teatre de Barcelona and P.A.R.T.S, Brussels, Belgium. She has worked with General Eléctrica, La Carnicería Teatro and La Fura dels Baus and she has collaborated with Joan Morey, Juanjo Sáez, Chicks on speed, among others. Since 2004 she has been creating her own shows:  Trilogía Egomotion, 2004; Mi madre y yo, 2004; Las Vicente matan a los hombres, 2006 with Rosa Vicente Gargallo, her own mother; Bass, concierto para animales, 2005 at l’Espai, Barcelona; I will never stop dancing, 2005; Natural2, 2006 in Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona; Madrid, HAB 303′, 2007; Experiencias con un desconocido, 2007 at  el Festival LP de danza o no…, Barcelona.

Project: El Flamenco Elenín


Muriel Romero – Pablo Palacio

Muriel Romero and Pablo Palacio start a new collaboration with new media artist and artificial intelligence researcher Daniel Bisig. Newron is a trans-disciplinary research project that combines mathematical models from cognitive neuroscience with choreography, music and visual arts in order to realise new creative approaches in the performing arts.  One of the challenges of this project is to devise a software instrument which will serve as a tool to analyze and generate choreographic structures on the basis of artificial neural networks. The bodily activity of the dancers plays a prominent role in the evolution of the sonic and visual properties of the space. This work will be premiered in Germany in April 2014 at Heidelberg Hebel Halle.

Project: Newron

Gerardo Sanz

Pablo Esbert

Pablo was born in Madrid. He combines the dancing and acting for companies in Europe with his creative work, audiovisual, musical and for the stage. He has performed for choreographers and companies like ALIAS and Philippe Saire in Switzerland, Christoph Winkler in Berlin or Pedro Berdayes, Carmen Werner and SUDHUM in Spain, as well as participated in several theater productions and musical films. His first creation from 2005 got him a residence at La Caldera in Barcelona from the XIX Certamen de Coreográfico in Madrid. During his time in residence, he created Ojos en glosa, his first video-dance, screened in festivals in Madrid and Barcelona. In 2009, he received a bursary from the La Casa Encendida in Madrid for his last creation EDIT, premiered in October 2010 in this same center. He is also collaborating from 2011 with as a co-producer. Pablo develops at the same time his musical creativity composing almost all the music for his pieces and videos and working as a musician for other artist’s creations. He studied audiovisual communication in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, contemporary dance in the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de Madrid and music in the Escuela de Música Creativa in Madrid.

Project: Going nowhere together


Guy Nader – Maria Campos

Guy Nader, a Lebanese artist living in Barcelona, has worked with a large number of companies, including Maqamat Dance Theatre and La Intrusa. Inspired by different disciplines and the martial arts, he develops a distinctive choreographic language. His awards include first prize at the 2010 International Masdanza Festival.

Since studying in Austria and Amsterdam, Maria Campos has worked with companies like Meekers in The Netherlands, Protein Dance and Tom Dale in the UK, and Àngels Margarit and Sol Picó’s Catalan companies, among others. She recently premiered the solo Tarannà.

Project: Acimut



Umma Umma Dance

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 several Festivals around Europe. 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, and also with the production award for Tanzcompanie of Graz Opera at International Choreography Competition No Ballet 2013. Umma Umma Dance has received several choreographic residencies in creation centers as Graner Fabrica de Creació (Mercat de les Flors), Auditorio de Tenerife, Centro Coreografico La Gomera and Compañía Nacional de Danza among others. The new production of the company, STUNTMAN, has been premiered on october 19th at Festival Salmon, Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona) and it will also be presented at Temporada Alta Festival 2013.

Project: Crossfire