As part of our Autumn professional development programme we are pleased to offer dancers the opportunity to spend a week of studio exploration with ACE dancers, dancers from Żfin company and renowned choreographers Jose Agudo and Mavin Khoo….
7th – 11th December
Jose Agudo will be sharing his unique fusion of contemporary dance styles in this exciting Research residency. Jose will work intensively with ACE company dancers, plus members of Żfin Dance Ensemble & Mavin Khoo for a week as part of a series of R&D sessions that will create new material for the ACE dance and music forthcoming production: 10 STRONG. Each day will commence with morning class, with the afternoon focusing on creative tasks and exploration.
Jose Agudo is the choreographer of the current ACE dance and music piece A THOUSAND SHEPHERDS currently touring in the MANA programme. We are planning our next full-length company production with Jose and this exciting residency gives dancers the opportunity to experience development in action.
This opportunity is 0pen to trained dancers, 8 spaces available, please send CV and application lettter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography – Jose Agudo
For more information on Jose see http://www.joseagudo.co.uk/
Jose started his career in Andalusia where he began performing as a Flamenco dancer. Slowly the world of contemporary dance became more visible and he went to study at Centro Andaluz de Danza in Seville and at the Choreographic Center of Valencia. During this time Jose created work for Certamen Coreografico de Madrid and Certamen Coreografico de Andalucia, receiving awards both as a dancer and as a choreographer.
Since his departure from Spain, Jose has performed with Charleroi/Danses, Ballet de Marseille, T.R.A.S.H, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and Akram Khan Company.
In 2008/9 Jose was artist in residence at Deda, UK where he created the piece 4m2, a duet with Claire Cunningham and composer Scanner. The piece toured internationally and was selected by the National Dance Network (NDN) to tour with Dance3 as one of the ‘next generation of dance makers’ in the UK.
Recent choreographic commissions include; Ki for Phoenix Dance Theatre; Time/Dropper, with the support of Deda and gDA; A Thousand Shepherds for ACE Dance and Music; Arctic for LCDS and his last new commission for Żfin Malta Dance Emsemble SELAH. He will be creating new work for Intoto Dance Company and English National Ballet School. Jose is interested in the collaborative process, working with composers such as Scanner, Vinz “The Artist” and Giuliano Modarelli; dramaturge Lou Cope; costume designers Kimie Nakano and Elisabeth Kinn Svensson; and lighting designers Guy Hoare and Moritz Zavan Stoeckle.
Jose has worked for Akram Khan Company for 4 years collaborating as a rehearsal director and shadow for DESH; movement assistant and dancer for the 2012 London Olympic Games opening ceremony; assistant choreographer and dancer for iTMOi; rehearsal director for TOROBAKA, Khan’s new duet collaboration with Flamenco pioneer Israel Galvan. Jose is currently assistant choreographer for UNTIL THE LIONS and the new work for young audiences CHOTTO DESH.