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Wednesday, May 03, 2023 at 13:56

The URJC and the Alcorcón City Council collaborate to spread the dance

The URJC and the Alcorcón City Council collaborate to spread the dance The URJC and the Alcorcón City Council collaborate to spread the dance

Last Friday the II contemporary dance workshop for FCEDEI students was held with the company 'Metamorphosis Dance'.

Raúl García Hémonnet/Editor

The FCEDEI (Faculty of Education and Sports Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies) and the Department of Culture, Participation and the Elderly of the Alcorcón City Council have organized the 'II contemporary dance workshop' with Metamorphosis Dance, with the aim of promoting contemporary dance and bring it to the largest possible audience,

The event took place last Friday, April 28, and also featured the participation of Professor Diana Amado, responsible for the subject of Dance and Body Expression of the Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences of the URJC, and a group of students of that grade.

This workshop allows artists to unite with students in training stages “so that they can admire their beauty and contribute to fostering their development. Dance at the university must pursue an educational purpose, art must be used as a means to reach an end of knowledge and social awareness, and the best expression is through contemporary dance, which seeks the everyday, the natural, always loaded of a strong expressive and vindictive message on many occasions”, say those responsible for the event.

“Young people who are in university are the future, so it is essential to establish in them a creative spirit, a cultural and critical awareness and to establish values ​​that help them to be dedicated professionals and fight to change and improve society by leading by example. . With this objective, and as the maximum educational exponent, the aforementioned subject pursues the students' experience of a process of artistic creation and its representation in a theater by groups of 5 students. This is enriched by contact with the professional artistic world, to extrapolate many concepts, experiences and techniques of interpretation and creation”, adds the professor.

The Metamorphosis Dance company is a contemporary dance company resident in the town of Alcorcón, in the Los Pinos Cultural Center, which has obtained up to six nominations at the XXV edition of the MAX Performing Arts Awards for 'CreAcción', its latest premiere. . This international company is directed by Iratxe Ansa and Igor Bacovich. Iratxe is a Gipuzkoan dancer with extensive experience in European companies such as the Basel Ballet, the Gulbenkian Ballet in Lisbon, the National Dance Company, in the time of Nacho Duato, the Lyon Opera Ballet and the Nederlans Dans Theater (NDT ) Dutch. For his part, Igor stands out as an Italian dancer and creator who has trained at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome, and at CODARTS, in Rotterdam. Both have traveled more than 30 countries to share their methodology, launch their Metamorphosis International Residency.