On April 29th we celebrate our 25th anniversary with a special program for International Dance Day, preparing an event for all audiences that symbolizes our professional philosophy. This will take place at the Municipal Theater of Coslada:
1. Flashmob, specific choreography created for this event by four directors of different dancing styles and performed by students from 15 schools in the north of Madrid. This flashmob will be held in three passes (interspersed with other performances) and there will be a mix of schools and participants to avoid any competition. The creators of the choreography are:
- Manuel Segovia: Director of Ibérica de Danza, a company based in Las Rozas (style: new folk)
- Carlos Chamorro: Director of Malucos Danza, a company based in Galapagar (style: flamenco)
- Bárbara Brehcist: Choreographer of the Natalia Medina Dance Company, resident in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (style: hip hop)
- Juan de Torres: Director of Larumbe Danza, a company based in Coslada (style: contemporary dance)
2. Performance of two companies (one consolidated and one emerging) that have been in residence in the venues of the City Council of Coslada, within the temporary residency program that Larumbe Danza has launched with the collaboration of the Community of Madrid and the City Council of Coslada:
- Sueño3, by Paula Quintana. Renowned Canarian artist who moves between two languages, flamenco and contemporary dance.
- Amalgama Prjct, by Issho ni Art. New company that presents a piece with live music, circus elements, contemporary dance and flamenco.
3. Larumbe Dance performance. Company based in Coslada that presents an extract from the performance Air, a small-format 3D dance performance for children, which was premiered at the Municipal Theater of Coslada in 2019.
Finally, the Message for International Dance Day will be read, this year by the Main Dancer of the Stuttgart Ballet, Friedemann Vogel:
«Everything starts with movement – an instinct we all have – and dance is movement refined to communicate. Much as flawless technique is important and impressive, it is ultimately what the dancer expresses inside the movement that is the essence.
As dancers, we are constantly on the move, aspiring to create these unforgettable moments. Regardless of the dance genre, it’s what every dancer strives to achieve. So, when all of a sudden, we aren’t allowed to perform anymore, with theatres closed and festivals cancelled, our worlds come to a standstill. No physical contact. No shows. No audiences. Never in recent history has the dance community been so collectively challenged to stay motivated, to find our raison d’être.
Yet, it is precisely when something precious has been taken away from us that we truly appreciate how vital it is what we do, and how much dance means to society at large. Dancers are often celebrated for their physical prowess, when in fact we are sustained even more by our mental strength. I believe it is this unique combination of physical and psychological agility that will help us overcome, to reinvent ourselves to keep dancing, and to keep inspiring».