Lali AYGUADÉ (Barcelona)
Born in Barcelona in 1980. In 1996 she studied at Institut del Teatre (Barcelona) and the year after she moved to PARTS, Anne Teresa De Keermaeker’s school. During her fourth year she created a solo “ Silenci” with the help of Wim Vandekeybus. In 2003, Eulàlia got into the company AKRAM KAHN from London as a permanent member. She also worked with Roberto Olivan (ENCLAVE DANCE COMPANY) from Catalunya, the company HOFESH SHECHTER from London and PUBLIK EYE from Denmark. In 2005 she created her own piece “TWICE READ”, together with the Slovakian dancer and choreographer Anton Lachky (one of the founder of LES SLOVAKS dance collective). Between 2007 and 2009 she created some small format pieces with the acrobat and clown Joan Ramon Graell (current director of the circus association of Barcelona). In 2012 she created together with Joan Català and Jordi Molina “ENCONTRE” and the piece “LITTLE ME” released at Mercat de les Flors with Kim Young Jin and Joan Català. In 2010 she was nominee as exceptional dancer for the Critics Awards of London. Eulàlia Ayguadé teaches workshops all over the world. That helps her to create and define her own language.
Contact improvisation, improvisation and contemporary dancer. Contact dance, improvisation and expression and corporal consciousness pedagogue in Spain, Germany, France and Colombia.
Events motivator related to contemporary dance (lasSemilla Jam of CI, Dance and Music improvisation in south France, EMOCIE 1st encounter of teachers and organizers of contact improvisation in Spain, Improvisation residence in Medellín – Colombia). Co-creator of dance pieces for Collectif Racines, Nashima, Bardo, Barnakustica “Ara” and Vídeo Dansa en la Ciutat. Choreography, production and staging assistant in the performance “Señoras, señores que podemos hacer por ustedes?” by Dominik Borucki (Bogota – Colombia).
Member of Associació As d’Arts (Performative artists association from Cardedeu).
Constanza BRNCIC (Barcelona)
In 2001 she establishes and co-directs the Cultural Association La Sospechosa, with that she produces several projects related to body and different arts and knowledge topics. Her last works as a choreographer include the creation of a critical choreography in Hospital de Bellvitge from Barcelona, danced by workers, patients and relatives; the project Vailarbolar in the Children Psychiatric Service in Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu or the project Entra, danced by a patient in the Hospital and developed with the complicity of the relatives and neighbours of Can Vidalet in Hospitalet de Llobregat. As an improviser she has developed a wide career collaborating often with the collective IBA from Barcelona and with musicians and dancers such as Pep Ramis, Hisako Horikawa, Maria Muñoz, Andrés Corchero, Rosa Muñoz, Joan Saura, Liba Villavecchia, Agustí Fernàndez, Matt Davis, Anna Subirana, Imma Udina, Wade Matthews, Pablo Schvarzman, Andrea Neuman, Ferran Fages, Ruth Barberan, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, among others. As an interpreter she has dance since 1996 with the company Raravis/Andrés Corchero and Rosa Muñoz, and with the Catalan company Malpelo.
Cecilia COLACRAI (Barcelona/Argentina)
Dancer, choreographer, and contemporary dance teacher. She holds a bachelors degree from the 'Instituto Superior de Danzas Isabel Taboga' (Argentina). She is now a member of Lila Parra company, where she's directed the last production 'Arrels', premiered at Espacio DT (Madrid 07). She directed 'Tierra sin mal', 2nd price at Salt Coreographic Festival 06, and was finalist at the I Mostra de Peces Curtes Barcelona 07. She has presented her solo 'Sola?' at various festivals in Spain (Madrid, León, Tarragona, and Barcelona) and in Mexico, and with the work ?Gira?(dance and circus), created together with Jorge Albuerne, she receives the first price at the Street Festval Ramonville '06 (France). She is also a member in Lapsus Dansa Company, having premiered 'Vitrinas II) at Mercat de les Flors 07, and ?Vitrinas III (Festival Grec 08). At present she also offers classes and workshops at different spaces in Argentina and Spain. She lives in Barcelona since 2003.
Choreographer, dancer and teacher in Feldenkrais Method. For more than ten years she co-directed Danat Dansa company, receiving the 'ciutat de Barcelona' prize and a special mention at the Unesco, for her work with the company. She is certified in Feldenkrais Method and has tought workshops at León University, Carlos III University in Madrid, Choreographic Center in León, Centre d'Alt Rendiment in Sant Cugat (Barcelona), Area, tragantDansa, Escola d'Expressió i Psicomotricitat Carme Aymerich, in Barcelona.
Natalia JIMÉNEZ (Barcelona/Jaen)
She works as a performer in Cia Mudances (Barcelona), Balleto de Cerdeña (Italy), Cia Bebeto Cidra (Barcelona), Cia Iliacan (Barcelona), Ex-Nihilo (France), Cia Subways, Vértebro-teatro, project Boiler *Express'08 with the choreographer Jeremy Wade, between others. Co-creator with Iris Heitzinger of the project L_ENTES, a coproduction of the festival Neo. Co-Together direction with the Xus Picher Destinatarias&Cia, itinerant project (Chile- Costa Rica-Spain) and she collaborates with artists of other disciplines. Collaborates with other independent artists as Guido Tuveri, Angel Zotes, Mercé Moreno, Ángel Durán, Pep Durán and Leticia Moy (anthropologist). She offers classes in the Association Trans-formas de Teatro Social y Oprimido with collectives of problematic social. She offers classes of technical contemporary dance and improvisation in centres of formation and creation like La Caldera (Barcelona), Area (Barcelona), Ramón Solé (Barcelona), Conservatorio profesional of Valladolid and Universidad Popular (Jaen). She offers intensive workshops of dance to professional and amateurs actors, dancers in Catalonia, Spain, Italy, Costa Rica and Chile.
Mar MEDINA (Barcelona)
She is trained as a dancer in several European cities, mainly in Barcelona with A. Morin, L. Hernández and A. Corchero, and at Movement Research of New York with L. Nelson, S. Paxton and J. Nelson. Her interest in body in movement consciousness takes her to study COS Technique (Corporeal Organic Synesthetic Technique) with I. Sàrries, Anatomy for movement with B. Calais and N. Vives, Katsugen Undo and finally Alexander Technique getting the degree as a teacher in 2007. She has worked with the theatre companies Théâtre de l’Archipiel, Compagnie Taffanel and Headlong Dance Theater. She premieres Ensô, inside the project Compañía Necesaria with A. Burton, thanks to a creation residence in the Dansa+a prop Program of Institut de Cultura de Barcelona and collaborates in different independent projects with B. Daussà, B. Goday and Gp Cribari. Nowadays she works as interpreter with Cia Iliacan directed by Álvaro de la Peña and teaches dance, movement and T.A.
Laia MINGUILLON (Barcelona)
Dancer, interpreter, creator and intermediary in the corporal learning in relation to dance, with more than 10 years of professional trajectory. Educated in Esparreguera by the dancers of cia. Metros (Pepe Hévia, Keith Morino, Nadine Astor) and in Institut del Teatre de Barcelona (1996-2000), she continues her education with courses of different contemporary dance techniques with Ramon Oller, Nienke Reethor, Rui Horta,Will Swanson, Gustavo Lesgart, Christi Simson, Ana Buitargo, Laura Aris, Wim Vandekeybus, Kelly keenan (tècnica Axis Syllabus), Lipi Hernández, Roberto Olivan, DD Dorvillier, John Jasperse, Maria Muñoz, Guillermo Weickert... She was dancer during six years in Cia. Cinfuegos Danza (València) and one in Cia. La Mandarina (Igualada), since 2007 she works collaborating with independent productions and in her own ones under the name of El Turonet Dansa, where she explores improvisation and dance-climbing creating: Dansa a la Carta, Després del Silenci... Pell de Poma and Filage bloc; combining the creative, the teaching and the trainee sides.
Ester MOMBLANT (Barcelona)
‘For me, Contact Improvisation (CI) is the constant study of both, body and mind, in constant movement’. Ester got a degree in Dance and Related Arts in 2000 in England, and she studied at S.N.D.O in Amsterdam. She has danced and taught CI since 1997. Since then she has offered classes and intensive courses in Europe, Russia, Brazil and Israel. She is constantly involved in body movement investigation, relating it to nature, education and personal development. Since 2004 she is teacher of body awareness in ESMUC – Escola Superior de Música de Catalonia.
Maria MONTSENY (Barcelona)
She owns a Degree in Contemporary Dance from the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona. She studies with M.Muñoz, B.Madwic, J.Nelson, J.Hamilton, L.Nelson, y J.Cortés. Some years ago she became interested in the paths of Body Weather, learning from Andrés Corchero, Hisako Horikawa, Frank van de Ven and Min Tanaka (stage in Japan). She has worked with Danat Dansa company and with Raravis Company as performer -dancer and choreographer assistant. She has taught Body Weather classes within Raravis company program.
Mireia de QUEROL (Barcelona)
She has a BA Modern Theatre Dance in Theatreschool, Amsterdam School of the Arts (AHK), Holland, 2003 – 2007. She works as a dancer with choreographers from several countries such as Kenzo Kusuda (Holland), the dance company Plan B directed by Arantxa Sagardoy (Spain), with the choreographer and dancer Albert Quesada (Belgium) and several choreographers living in Barcelona such as Angela Lamprianidou, Ariadna Estalella and Sebastián García Ferro. As a choreographer she has created several works. Her last solo, I tots els alters (2011) has been awarded with the 3rd Prize in Baltic Movement Contest from Gdansk, Poland (June 2011). She collaborated as a creator with other national and international artists. As a teacher, she has worked teaching creative dance, modern dance, contemporary and classical since 2007 in several centres from the Catalan region.
Anna RUBIROLA (Barcelona)
After getting a degree on contemporary dance in Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, she increases her studies at Movement Research and at Trisha Brown Dance Company School in New York. She works as a performer for several Catalan companies: Sol Picó, Iliacan and Búbulus, among others, and also abroad: Array (London), F. & C. Ben Aïm (Paris), and Die Audio Gruppe (Germany). She participates in Caldera Express, and also in her own projects of individual and collective creation (Desaladas Club, Break Fast, Coristes). She also collaborates with musicians such as Mira Calix and Alexander’s Annex (London) in improvisation projects. She teaches contemporary dance, improvisation and contact improvisation in Institut del Teatre de Vic, Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Valencia, among other centers.
Olga TRAGANT (Barcelona)
Thanks to a Fullbright - "la Caixa" scholarship, she studies and works in the USA during 7 years. She obtains a Masters Degree in Psicology within Physical Activity and a Masters in Contemporary Dance, both at the University of Illinois. In New York, she studies at Movement Research, Susan Klein School, Trisha Brown School. Later on she studies in Amsterdam (SNDO) and in Japan, where she studies improvisation-composition and butoh dance respectively.She owns a bachelors degree in Physical Education (INEF, Barcelona). She has worked in projects with various companyies and independent choreographers:Douglas Dunn, Bebee Miller, Ann Carlson, Eileen Standley, and other. Since 1993, she has developed a series of pieces, having performed in cities around Europe, the USA, Japan and Mexico. In 2002, she creates tragantDansa [studio], space dedicated to the creation and teaching in contemporary dance, where she continues the artistic and pedagogic path.
Olga Tragant holds twenty years of experience teaching dance.