Instituto Coreografico: Session 4Posted: June 9, 2011
This week we welcomed Georges Céspedes to the studios to kick off the fourth installment of Instituto. George comes to us from Danza Contemporánea de Cuba and his engagement with with Ballet Hispanico follows Danza Conteporánea’s first tour in the United States in its 52-year history, with two weeks of sold-out performances earlier this month at The Joyce Theatre.
Photos from this studios can be found here.
Join us here on the blog as we explore the culmination of Mr. Céspedes’ first work on an American contemporary dance company.
About the choreographer: GEORGE CÉSPEDES was born in Holguín, Cuba, in 1979 and studied dance and choreography at Havana’s National School of Dance. Upon graduation he joined Danza Contemporánea de Cuba and has performed as a principal dancer in more than nineteen of the company’s repertoire works. Céspedes is also a prolific choreographer, having created more than eighteen works for his own company, for the National Ballet of Cuba, the school of the National Ballet, and for the National School of Dance. Céspedes’s many achievements include the Luna Prize (Mexico, 2009) for his production of “Carmina Burana,” the Vigna le Youth Dance Prize (1997), and a finalist placement at the 23rd Wettbewerb International Competition for Choreographers in Hannover (2009). “La Ecuación,” which he choreographed, won the Villa Nueva Prize (2004) and the Alicia Alonso Ibero-American Choreography Competition (2002). Céspedes’s work for Ballet Hispanico will be his first with an American dance company.