LARUMBE DANZA

Larumbe Danza is a contemporary dance company and a plural cultural company that undertakes different activities: creation, production and diffusion of performances for all audiences, for young people and children; we develop actions focused on creating an audience for dance; meetings between professionals and exchanges between companies, inside and outside our borders.

The company is also a pioneer in Spain in the creation of hypermedia dance performances, merging new technologies, such as 3D, with the movement arts.

LARUMBE DANZA

creates and designs activities with the aim of disseminating and supporting contemporary dance, for its integration into society, as a thriving cultural reality and as a participatory and educational tool.

Within the philosophy of the integral concept of the company and facing society, we think not only as creators and diffusers of cultural services, but also as an entity whose duty is to maintain and grow, solidifying every day more its foundations to generate and establish jobs.

Since the year 2001, Larumbe Danza has formed part of an artistic residence programme co-sponsored by the Madrid Community, its hometown Coslada’s Town Council, and the company itself, becoming the first company of contemporary dance that has been added to the program. It’s also supported by the Ministry of Culture of Spain through the National Institute for Performing Arts (INAEM).

With its own style, impressive for its originality and theatricality, Larumbe Danza has paved its way into most national theatre and festival networks, such as the International Festival Madrid en Danza, Festival de Otoño, Teatralia, Festival Danza Escena from Navarra, FETEN from Gijón, Festival Dansa Valencia, Palmadansa, among others.

Internationally, it has been exhibited in more than 20 countries across Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa with the support of INAEM, the SGAE Foundation, the AECID, AC/E, the IBERESCENA program, and the Cervantes institute, as well as the Cultural Centers of Spain and the Spanish Embassies around the world.

With its own style, impressive for its originality and theatricality, Larumbe Danza has paved its way into most national theatre and festival networks, such as the International Festival Madrid en Danza, Festival de Otoño, Teatralia, Festival Danza Escena from Navarra, FETEN from Gijón, Festival Dansa Valencia, Palmadansa, among others.

INTERNATIONALLY, it has been exhibited in more than 20 countries across Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa with the support of INAEM, the SGAE Foundation, the AECID, AC/E, the IBERESCENA program, and the Cervantes institute, as well as the Cultural Centers of Spain and the Spanish Embassies around the world.

HISTORY

Larumbe Danza Company was founded in 1971 in Brussels, Belgium, by Karmen Larumbe, a choreographer from Navarra, pioneer of contemporary dance and with a prolific artistic career that begins in her adopted country, Argentina, continues and settles in Belgium and ends in Spain.

In 1996, his son, Juan de Torres, together with Daniela Merlo, assumed the stylistic artistic legacy and the direction of the company.

With this new impulse and under the conception of an integrating work of various artistic disciplines, the company begins a new cycle of choreographic creativity, today already solid thanks to its multiple public appearances.

1971:  Larumbe Danza was founded by Karmen Larumbe.

1996: The company entered a new cycle at the helm of Juan de Torres and Daniela Merlo.

2001: Larumbe Danza is stablished as a Resident Company in Coslada (Madrid).

1971:  Larumbe Danza was founded by
Karmen Larumbe.

1996: The company entered a new cycle at the helm of Juan de Torres and Daniela Merlo.

2001: Larumbe Danza is stablished as a Resident Company in Coslada (Madrid).

Larumbe Danza Company was founded in 1971 in Brussels, Belgium, by Karmen Larumbe, a choreographer from Navarra, pioneer of contemporary dance and with a prolific artistic career that begins in her adopted country, Argentina, continues and settles in Belgium and ends in Spain.

In 1996, his son, Juan de Torres, together with Daniela Merlo, assumed the stylistic artistic legacy and the direction of the company.

With this new impulse and under the conception of an integrating work of various artistic disciplines, the company begins a new cycle of choreographic creativity, today already solid thanks to its multiple public appearances.

Juan de Torres

He starts dance studies at an early age with classical ballet, contemporary dance, improvisation, choreography and music at L’Ecole de Formation Professionnelle du Ballet Contemporain de Bruxelles, lead by the choreography from Navarra, Karmen Larumbe. He won the Gold Medal at the Prix Français de la Danse and participated through scholarships in the Nikolais – Louis Foundation Company, the New York City Ballet and the Julliard School with Héctor Zaraspe.

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Daniela Merlo

Born in Naples, Italy. She starts her classical training with teacher Isabella Sangiorgi, from the Opera of Rome. She continues at Scala di Milano school and the Cosi-Stefanescu school at Reggio Emilia, where she also studied folklore and dance history.

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