Roser López Espinosa
The work of Roser López Espinosa is based on a strong physicality, with great passion for precision, delicacy, acrobatic elements and detail. Collaboration and teamwork go hand in hand within a vital and playful physical universe, with refined poetics and a touch of humour.
This workshop proposes a movement approach from the basis of an articulated and creative body. We will take advantage of the rich movement capacity of the spine as a motor, to search on curves, spirals, twists, ripples and combined undulating movements. We will pay special attention to the functional use of our anatomy for the maximum potential of movement. We will go through ground practices, rolls, simple acrobatic movements, jumps and glides. We will investigate the combination of supports and weight transfers that, through observation, listening and activation of physical reflexes, will progressively unfold from initial subtle moves to paths of greater complexity. And we will put into practice the use of different eye ranges, detail, precision and playfulness. We can create a singular and meaningful movement vocabulary when we find our own sources: what moves us from within and how we connect to our physical imagination.
May 30 to June 3
10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Studio: to be confirmed
ROSER LOPEZ ESPINOSA
Graduated in contemporary dance in the MTD / Higher School of Arts in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), in 2005 she is awarded a danceWEB scholarship in ImpulsTanz in Vienna and trains with former Olympic gymnastics coach Jaume Miró in Barcelona. She has danced in The Netherlands with Katie Duck / Magpie Dance Music Company, Marta Reig Torres and Pere Faura. In Barcelona, she has mainly worked with Àngels Margarit / Cia Mudances, as well as Cesc Gelabert, filmmaker Isaki Lacuesta and theater director Iago Pericot, among others. Her own work has received international recognition with several prizes and is habitually present at international stages, wiht works such as Lowland, November and Hand to hand. In 2017 she creates L'estol for the National Dance Production of Catalonia, which is Nominated for Best Choreography 2017 at the XX Critics Awards. In 2019 she premieres the group piece TRAMA in Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona, which is Awarded Best Choreography 2019 at the XXII Critics Awards and Nominated for Best Choreography 2019 at XXV Butaca Awards. In 2020 she collaborates with company Skånes Dansteater for the third time, with the premiere of Fine Lines for the inclusive dance program Europe Beyond Access, followed by a European tour. In 2021 she creates the solo Cometa for primary school children, invited by educational program Voorpommern tanzt an in Germany. She is a guest choreographer for international companies, such as Skånes Dansteater in Sweden, Zagreb Dance Company in Croatia, Conny Janssen Danst in The Netherlands and MiR Dance Company in Germany, among others. She has also collaborated with circus companies Circ Pànic in Catalonia and Compagnie XY in France, and she is a guest teacher at international centres and festivals. She is an associated artist in creation centre La Caldera in Barcelona and has been a resident artist in theater Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona (2018-21) and Dansateliers in Rotterdam. Her choreographic work has been programmed in European and Latin American international festivals as well as in Egypt, Canada and Japan.