Contemporary Dance by Lali Ayguadé (Spain)
DFM Workshops 28 July
Paying attention to the base of our body we will focus our attention on how we use our feet to inform the way we dance and the way we can yield to the floor to support ourselves through the flow of movement. Drawing power from our feet and legs we will enable the rest of the body to express itself freely and experience continuous movement. The energy in our body never stops, even where there is stillness.
Born in 1980, Lali Ayguadé studied at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona and P.A.R.T.S. directed by Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker. She began working in Denmark with the Publik Eye company, with playwright Carmen Mehnert before joining the Akram Khan Company and Hofesh Shechter in London. She also worked with Marcos Morau, Roberto Olivan, and Baró d’Evel among other artists. In 2005, she created “Twice Read” together with the Slovak artist Anton Lachky. Between 2007 and 2009 she created small-format pieces with the acrobat and clown Joan Ramon Graell. In 2012, she created a trio called ‘Little Me’ with Korean dancer Young Jin Kim and acrobat Joan Català, which premiered at the Salmon Festival at Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona. In 2013, she decided to found her company in Barcelona creating two short duos: the now emblematic ‘Incognito’ and ‘Saba’. In 2015, she began an investigation around the concept of identity that began with the creation of the first long-evening work ‘Kokoro’.