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Jose’s technique class is fast paced and aims to improve the participants’ stamina. It consists of complex movement material with a dynamic focus. This allows a maximum of efficiency and prepares the body to travel, exploring the broadest movement in space, whilst making fast, clean transitions.
After a warm-up there will be the opportunity to learn elements from Jose’s repertory and play with the spontaneous aspects of flamenco. We will improvise with the previously learned rhythm patterns and techniques. But most importantly, we will get into the groove and warmth of the contemporary flamenco spirit.
ARTISTBIO: Jose Agudo
Jose Agudo started his career in Andalusia where he began performing as a Flamenco dancer. Slowly the world of contemporary dance became more visible as he worked throughout Europe performing with Charleroi/Danses, Ballet de Marseille, T.R.A.S.H, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and Akram Khan Company.
As a rehearsal director and assistant choreographer Jose has worked on several creations for Akram Khan Company, including DESH, iTMOi, TOROBAKA, Until the Lions, Chotto Desh, London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony, and Sylvie Guillem’s farewell tour Life in Progress.
Finding many parallels between this training and his early studies of Flamenco, Jose reconnected with his roots and began to explore traditional forms in a contemporary context. As a result he created Silk Road (2017), which is still touring and most recently Carmen, which will tour from August 2020.
Jose’s independent choreographic commissions include, Ki for Phoenix Dance Theatre; Selah and for ZfinMalta Dance Ensemble; A Thousand Shepherds for ACE Dance and Music, later restaged with Cape Dance Company; Arctic for LCDS; Regnum for Festival International de Musica y Danza de Granada; Glansvit for Norrdans; Bhaj for SEAD/Bodhi Project; and SAM for Area Jeune Ballet, amongst others. In 2019, he choreographed the opening ceremony of The Davis Cup in Madrid. This year, Jose will be an entry into the new edition of 50 Contemporary Choreographers, an international publication by Routledge.
Last update: 02.04.2020