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Company La Intrusa

DAMIÁN MUÑOZ

In 1996 he founded the company of contemporary artistic creation LA INTRUSA with Virginia García. It is a creative engine of energetic and evocative dance that combines its work with collaboration with artists from different disciplines. The company has been touring the United States, South America and Europe. He has produced choreographies commissioned by nationally and internationally renowned companies such as CARTE BLANCHE (National Company of Norwegian Contemporary Dance), DELFOS DANZA (Mexico), ARETHA MACIEL (Brazil), KUKAI DANTZA (Basque Country – Spain). He holds courses and seminars at prestigious choreography centers and schools both in Spain and abroad. He also creates, directs and produces short film projects.
He has received various awards both for the staging of his productions and for the audiovisuals they created. In 2015 he received the National Dance Award from the Spanish Ministry of Culture for the “creation” category.

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SIMONA BUCCI

Simona Bucci was born in Bergamo. In 1981 she moved to New York where she studied with Alwin Nikolais, Murray Louis, Hanya Holm, Claudia Gitelman and at Merce Cunningham Studio.
In 1982, in New York she joined Claudia Gitelman Dance Company and later danced with Sebastian Prantl for a project by the Withney Museum.
In May 1991 she was appointed assistant to Alwin Nikolais by himself and collaborated with this assignment on the Specialization Course held by Nikolais for the Regional Dance Center of Reggio Emilia. Only a month later she joined the Alwin Nikolais Dance Company in New York as a soloist, dancing in some of the most important theaters in the world. In 2000 she became assistant to Carolyn Carlson, coordinator and teacher of Isola Danza Academy, La Biennale di Venezia, a role she held for three years.
In April 2005 she won the “Choreographer of Europe” competition where she presented an extract from I Rimasti, choreography which would debut in the national premiere in November 2005 at the Annibal Caro Theater in Civitanova Marche. In the same year the choreography I Rimasti won the Danza & Danza prize for best Italian contemporary dance production.
Always attentive to the core of her young dancers, she conducts an important artistic tutoring activity. 

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NATALIA IWANIEC

Natalia Iwaniec was born in Poland and is now a freelance dancer and teacher based in Europe. She finished her Master’s in Theater in Cracov and completed her degree in dance at the Dance College in Wrocław in Poland. She has taught contemporary dance and improvisation in studios and with theater groups in her home country.
In 2009, she had her first meeting with Gaga during a workshop with Arkadi Zaides in Poznań (Stary Browar Nowy Taniec). After this experience she decided to research the Israeli dance scene through workshops with Tal Avni (Contact Improvisation and movement research), Yossi Berg and Oded Graf (contemporary dance and improvisation), Yaniv Mitzner (Contact Improvisation), and LeeSaar The Company (Gaga).
From September 2010 until February 2011, she lived in Tel Aviv exploring the Gaga movement language. During this time, she was part of Yasmeen Godder’s workshop for dancers in Tel Aviv and also trained in Contact Improvisation.
Natalia became a qualified teacher of Gaga in August 2012. 

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JORGE CRECIS

Jorge’s work is renowned for merging the athleticism and excitement of sports with the compelling visuals of an art installation. He is passionate about showing off the dancers as resiliently virtuosic individuals that together forms a strong and compact team.
Jorge holds a degree in Sport Sciences and studied contemporary dance at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid. After working as a professional dancer for different companies throughout Europe, he became a full-time lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School (The Place) for four years. Currently, Jorge is an award winning choreographer whose work has been performed in the main theatres around the world: from the prestigious New York City Centre (USA), to the avant-garde 798 District in Beijing (China) or Sadlers Wells and the Royal Opera House in London (UK). Following this motto and based upon his synthesis of sport and dance movement patterns, Jorge founded SQx (somoSQuien eXperience) leading workshops internationally and coaching professional companies such as Akram Khan Company, DV8, Punchdrunk, Rambert, etc. Over the last years Jorge has been commissioned by companies such as: Scottish Dance Theatre (UK), Beijing 9 Contemporary Dance Theatre (China), Acosta Danza (Cuba), among others. His work has been described as: “irrepressible good fun” (The Guardian), “perfect” (The Independent) or “a Sudoku brought to life” (Londondance.com). His latest creation for the company directed by Carlos Acosta has been awarded as the best dance piece presented in Cuba in 2017.
In 2014 Jorge co-founded min tala, a Pan-Arab dance company that uses contemporary dance as a peacekeeping, personal and professional development tool in areas of conflict in the middle East.  He also served as Artistic Director for Aerowaves Festival in Burgos in 2011.
And in 2018 he obtained his PhD degree by Goldsmiths University of London. For the last 20 years, Jorge has been working to crack the secret of how to replicate altered states of consciousness using neurosciences, anthropology and phenomenology. The result is a cutting-edge methodology that he shares through workshop and a one of a kind online training that is called: Towards Vivencia.
Due to his outstanding work in dance research, he has been appointed as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Derby. Jorge also applies this research to music and film personalities. 

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DÉJÀ DONNÉ

Jorge’s work is renowned for merging the athleticism and excitement of sports with the compelling visuals of an art installation. He is passionate about showing off the dancers as resiliently virtuosic individuals that together forms a strong and compact team.
Jorge holds a degree in Sport Sciences and studied contemporary dance at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid. After working as a professional dancer for different companies throughout Europe, he became a full-time lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School (The Place) for four years. Currently, Jorge is an award winning choreographer whose work has been performed in the main theatres around the world: from the prestigious New York City Centre (USA), to the avant-garde 798 District in Beijing (China) or Sadlers Wells and the Royal Opera House in London (UK). Following this motto and based upon his synthesis of sport and dance movement patterns, Jorge founded SQx (somoSQuien eXperience) leading workshops internationally and coaching professional companies such as Akram Khan Company, DV8, Punchdrunk, Rambert, etc. Over the last years Jorge has been commissioned by companies such as: Scottish Dance Theatre (UK), Beijing 9 Contemporary Dance Theatre (China), Acosta Danza (Cuba), among others. His work has been described as: “irrepressible good fun” (The Guardian), “perfect” (The Independent) or “a Sudoku brought to life” (Londondance.com). His latest creation for the company directed by Carlos Acosta has been awarded as the best dance piece presented in Cuba in 2017.
In 2014 Jorge co-founded min tala, a Pan-Arab dance company that uses contemporary dance as a peacekeeping, personal and professional development tool in areas of conflict in the middle East.  He also served as Artistic Director for Aerowaves Festival in Burgos in 2011.
And in 2018 he obtained his PhD degree by Goldsmiths University of London. For the last 20 years, Jorge has been working to crack the secret of how to replicate altered states of consciousness using neurosciences, anthropology and phenomenology. The result is a cutting-edge methodology that he shares through workshop and a one of a kind online training that is called: Towards Vivencia.
Due to his outstanding work in dance research, he has been appointed as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Derby. Jorge also applies this research to music and film personalities. 

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LUNA CENERE

Luna Cenere is a dancer and young author from Naples. In 2011 he graduated from SEAD, (Austria) and participated as a guest of the company ‘SEAD Bodhi Project’ in the creations of Anton Lacky (Anton Lacky Company) and Josef Frucek (Rootlessroot). In 2014 he worked with Simone Forti and Anton Lacky and in 2016 with the Agitart Company (Spain). In the same year he became a member of the Virgilio Sieni Company (Italy). Author of the solo ‘Kokoro’, selected by ‘Aerowaves Twenty18’, from the ‘Showcase of the young dance author-Action of the Anticorpi XL 2017 Network and Winner of the Award for Best Choreography of’ Solocoreographic 2017 ‘. Luna is a certified teacher at SEAD, conducts movement research laboratories, and improvisation. He lives between Italy and Belgium. 

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TAULANT SHEHU

Taulant Shehu was born in Albania and trained in the Tirana Ballet School from 1999 to 2006. During his studies, he was also a member of the Cannes Jeune Ballet at the Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Mougins. In 2007 he was hired by the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, where he had the opportunity to work in various roles with well-known choreographers from the international dance scene. In 2009 he moved to the Dortmund State Theater for a season and then to the Hessian State Theater in Wiesbaden. He choreographed u. a. “Correlated Contortion” for the Dortmund Theater, “Floating” for the Hessian State Theater in Wiesbaden, “… te dhasht” in the Wiesbaden State Theater and Regensburg State Theater. Shehu has worked as a lecturer and teacher in Italy, France, Albania and Germany. He also teaches dance and choreography workshops based on his own work and inspired by his experience in professional dance. 

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