COURSE 2023 / 2024 · MADRID
A professional team with an extensive artistic and pedagogical career and an enormous passion for sharing their experience on the art and science of movement
At the head of the team, Miguel Ángel Punzano contributes the scientific part, he will be in charge of imparting the contents related to the study of movement, somatic preparation (body-mind) and technique, through the subjects Release & Floorwork, Structural & Somatic Work, Acrobatics, Partnering & Contact Improvisation.
Andrea Amor and Libertad Pozo provide the artistic side, taking charge of the subjects: Improvisation / Composition, Movement Research, Choreography & Creation.
Every month a guest teacher visits the School to offer one or several master classes. External teachers are always a stimulus for the student, providing novelty and diversity and giving our students the opportunity to test their skills in other registers or styles of movement and/or delve into specific content. This year we have had at the School Nacho Cárcaba, Christine Cole (USA), Álvaro Murillo, Miguel Tornero, Carlota Rosón, Martín Banco, Sebastián Rowinsky (Venezuela/Spain), Cristiane Boullosa (Brazil/Spain) and Shantí Vera (Mexico).
Movement Research & Creation
Contemporary dancer trained in Fine Arts, since 2015 she has accompanied Tejido Conectivo project, as part of the project's creations and initiatives and nurturing the pedagogical, somatic, choreographic and artistic research.
She also collaborates with other companies such as Cocinando Danza or the children's group Los Pica Pica.
He has worked as an performer in the Camille Hanson company and in the German physical theater company Ántagon TheaterAkt.
She currently works as a teacher at the Theater School Arturo Bernal and at Sincrinía Studio.
She continues his eternally unfinished learning process through the investigation of movement together with Miguel Ángel Punzano and at E.O.I Jesús Maestro as a student of Modern Greek.
MIGUEL ÁNGEL PUNZANO
Contemporary Movement Techniques
Graduate and Master in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences at the University of León. Master in Neuropsychology and Education at the International University of La Rioja. Graduated in Contemporary Dance at the Professional Dance Conservatory of Alicante. Degree in Holistic Kinesiology. Judo black belt.
He has been a professor of Dance Anatomy and Biomechanics at the Alicante Professional Dance Conservatory and a professor of Health Sciences at the Alicante Superior Dance Conservatory.
- As a Pedagogue, he has given courses and master classes in Conservatories, Universities, Teacher Training Centers, Festivals and Schools in Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Belgium, Sweden, Portugal and Estonia
- As an Performer he has made presentations in Spain, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Peru, Argentina, Albania, Greece, Bulgaria, Italy and Cyprus.
- As a Creator, he has presented his work in festivals in Spain and abroad, including Germany, Portugal, Mexico, Costa Rica and Colombia.
- Sólodos Prize at the Burgos-New York International Choreography Contest 2019.
Improvisation / Composition
Contemporary dancer / Choreographer. Guest artist at the Cairo Contemporary Dance Center since 2012 (Egypt) and at the ArtEZ Dance Academy since 2009 (Holland) to date. Graduated from the ArtEZ Dance Academy.
Specialized in Improvisation/Composition and dramaturgy in dance. She coordinates the Encounters Research Group (Cairo) and is part of the Moves in Between and National Center Performing Arts (Holland) and at the ICON Seminars (England and Finland). She works from a multidisciplinary vision as a creative tool to continue questioning dance from other perspectives.
As a creator, she is based on performer´s daily life and environment. With a long career in directing and choreography, she has taught at Dance/Music Conservatories in Netherlands, Portugal, Finland, Lithuania Egypt, at Dramatic Art Schools and Dance-Theater companies.
Recent works: Las Bernardas (MAAT Dance Company, Cairo); Lemons are back (Madrid), The sea has no color (Helga de Alvear Museum, Cáceres)
Trained in Contemporary Dance, Urban Dances (Break Dance and House Dance), with experience in Theater, Martial Arts and Visual Arts.
Ten years working at the opera (Opera de Oviedo, Valladolid, Castell de Peralada and Gran Teatre del Liceu).
[tiempo] piece choreographer and interpreter, selected for Entredanses, FiSures, Ressonància dansa Tardor, Hors Lits BCN, Corpografies La Caldera, Ripollesdansa, La Espiral Contemporanea, SÓLODOS EN DANZA, NunOff, El Día D (Mexico).
Performer at Cia. Vero Cendoya, Cia. La Taimada, Shreyasheenag dance company.
LA DANZA INUNDA SANTANDER 2018 AWARD. SÓLODOS EN DANZA 2018 AWARD AND COSTA RICA 2019 TOUR.
The Founder and Director of Somatic BODY Training Program
Christine is an expert in the embodiment of human development on the leading edge of research about somatic movement education and therapy. She displays a radical trust in embodied experience as the primary way for groups to co-create knowledge.
As a result of 30 years of engaging deeply in learning and teaching the somatic practices of Body-Mind Centering®, Dance/Movement abd Bodywork, Christine clearly embodies the material she has evolved and models a deep understanding of how thw body´s systems change in various developmental stages.
In adition, Christine has long term practices in Contat Improvisaiton, Post-Modern and Improvisational Dance, Authentic Movement, Improvisational Theater, Writing and Vocal Training,
Degree in Dance Psychology and Performing Techniques at the University of Extremadura. He is awarded the best degree record in Physical Activity Sciences and is currently doing a thesis doctorate on the physical and brain effects of dance and creativity in people with chronic pain. Together with Pablo Molero and Juanlu León, he organizes the DZM International Dance Festival (Cáceres).
In 2020 he premiered the piece Flamencas at the Escena Patrimonio Festival produced by UNESCO and he also began working for the Albadulake circus, flamenco and dance company participating in the Almagro Classical Theater Festival and the Dubai World Expo (2022). In 2021 he won second prize at the Bionic Festival with the Flamenco Futuro project and represented the work Flamencas at the International Festival Dantzaldia. In 2023 he was selected by the Paco de Lucía Foundation and the Creative Music Higher Center for his training in the Flamenco Lab 2023 program.
Floorwork / Release / Partnering
Dancer, choreographer and pedagogue. He began his training in Venezuela under the direction of the Danzahoy company, later he traveled to New York where he received scholarships at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and the Limón Institute.
In 1998 he arrived in Europe where he worked with different companies and theaters in Switzerland, Germany and Spain, where for the last 13 years he has been a dancer in Otradanza company under the direction of Asun Noales.
In 2022 he opened his own company "Cos Constant Dansa" based in the city of Valencia where he collaborates with other choreographers, mainly focused on partnering and duet creations.
He has been teaching since 2002, offering workshops in different Schools and Conservatories in Spain and the rest of Europe.
Choreographer, Dancer and Pedagogue. She began her training and professional career in Brazil where she graduated in Dance from the Federal University of Bahia. Her training is influenced by the study of classical ballet, American Modern Dance techniques (Graham, Limon, Horton, Cunningham), by the schools of German Expressionism (dance-theater, gesture language), improvisation techniques, contact improvisation and , in a complementary way, manual therapies and training in Shiatsu.
As a pedagogue, she has been teaching regular dance classes for 33 years in official Conservatories, Universities, Private Schools, festivals and Workshops for Theater and Dance groups.
In 2013 he created the pedagogical project Espacio FCI with the aim of offering dance training from the Contact Improvisation technique.
Movement Research (Thougth into Action)
Graduated in Contemporary Dance with honors by Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, Mexico and Master in Performing Arts and Visual Culture by Universidad de Castilla La Mancha and Museum Reina Sofía in Madrid, Spain.
He has developed as a performer, director, choreographer, teacher, body researcher, and curator presenting his work in multiple contexts in Mexico, Latin America, and Europe. His artistic work is a political commitment to the defense of the body. He conceives the body as a territory of thought and sensitive encounter with the world.
Since 2007 is director of the company CUATRO X CUATRO. In 2009 he created FESTIVAL4X4 (with 13 editions to date), both spaces intended for experimentation, research, promotion, and exhibition of contemporary performing arts.
He has received several grants and awards from cultural institutions and festivals in Mexico, UK & Iberoamerica. https://www.cuatroxcuatro.org/
Contemporary Dance (Old School)
Pedagogue, interpreter and creator dedicated to Contemporary Dance. Co-director of CocinandoDanza Project. Graduated in Teaching in the specialty of Physical Education and Master in Psychopedagogy, both from the University of Valencia. Degree in Dance Contemporary by the María Carbonell Dance Studio (Valencia). black belt Shotokan karate and regular practitioner of Hatha yoga for years.
As interpreter of Contemporary Dance has worked with Ananda Dansa, Britta Lieberknecht & Company (Germany), Mou Dansa (Valencia), in the videodance “Transit” by director Marc Martínez and in the María Carbonell Dance Company.
He currently combines his work as a dancer, teacher, performer and creator in the CocinandoDanza Project.
COSTA RICA / SPAIN
Contemporary Dance (Old School)
Graduated in Contemporary Dance from the National University of Costa Rica. Master in Performing Arts from the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid, Master of Qigong from the Galician Federation of Kung Fu Spain, Graduated in Quiromassage from the Popular University of the Northwest, A Coruña, Spain and is also a teacher of Ashtanga Yoga.
Currently, he is developing his artistic career parallel to stage management and production. He is the founder of the Foundation for Cooperation and Sociocultural Development SÓLODOS. He directs the SóLODOS Cultural project and platform, the SóLODOS EN DANZA festival and different research, management and artistic exchange platforms.