Advanced Contemporary with Adrián Marcelo Sáenz

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Event Description

Thursday, January 19 | 10:45am - 12:15 pm

Friday, January 27 | 9:30-11am

Contemporary/Improv and Partnering and Body Interaction with Adrián Marcelo Sáenz

Contemporary Movement study and exploration using emotional and physical sensations as a source for movement. The class will focus on the use of improvisation to develop the dancers’ authentic artistic self and utilize their technical knowledge and capabilities. Dancers will work on advancing and implementing partnering skills to assist in choreography and creation.

Adrián Marcelo Sáenz:
Adrián Marcelo Sáenz is a Mexican dancer and choreographer who graduated from Cuba’s National Ballet School "Fernando Alonso". He has danced in Europe, the United States and Latin America and is currently a soloist with State Opera Stara Zagora in Bulgaria. He has served as a director and producer of shows in Mexico and Cuba and has certifications in costume and set design, as well as in the development of scenic projects. Marcelo is a bronze and silver medalist at the Havana International Choreography Competition. His choreography "Una Condición" was also a choreographic selection for the International Arts Festival of the Institute of Higher Arts in Havana 2018. He has choreographed and developed multiple works for Barcelona City Ballet. In Bulgaria, Marcelo has created pieces for the Stara Zagora and Varna State Opera, as well as for productions and festivals across the country. In the summer of 2022, he created “Outfit” for the dancers of the Boris Eifman Dance Academy, and it was presented at the Alexandrinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg, Russia as part of the Global Values Festival. Marcelo has worked with the dancers of the Royale Conservatoire in The Hague, Holland during the first edition of ChoreoComp. Finally, Marcelo premiered “Odon” in August, his most recent complete ballet with live orchestra, performed by the artists of State Opera Stara Zagora.

Running Time
1 hour, 30 minutes
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


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