Bolero

Jesús Rubio GamoBolero

Bolero is about tenacity. The duet explores the frontier between lightness and gravity and the fine line separating pleasure and exhaustion. When too much practiced, even the best things - Ravel’s Boléro, love and dance - often end up breaking up, don’t they?

Choreography: Jesús Rubio Gamo
Performers: Clara Pampyn and Alberto Alonso
Assistant to the choreographer: Jorge Brea
Music: Maurice Ravel
Costumes: Naldi Fernandes

Picture: Gaby Maciel

This production has been supported by Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Coreógrafos en Comunidad, Estudio de Danza Carmen Senra and Comunidad de Madrid.

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Biography

Jesús Rubio Gamo is an independent dancer and choreographer based in Madrid.

After studying ballet and contemporary dance and graduating at the Royal School of Dramatic Art, Jesús was awarded with a MAE-AECI grant to develop dance studies in a foreign country. He moved to London where he completed an MA in choreography at London Contemporary Dance School (Distinction). He has also studied an MA in Performative Studies at Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. His work has been presented at National and International Festivals (such as Escena Contemporánea, Madrid; Touch Wood, London; FAEL, Lima; Les Plateaux, La Briqueterie-Paris; Tanzfaktur, Cologne; ARC for Dance, Athens or Romaeuropa Festival, Italy), in museums (CA2M – Madrid, Artium – Vitoria, Pablo Serrano – Zaragoza, Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao); at non conventional spaces and in the street. He has been artist in residence in institutions such as La Casa Encendida and Teatros del Canal (Madrid), The Place (London), La Caldera (Barcelona), Auditorio de Tenerife or Dantzagunea and Ballet Biarritz (Aterpean). His last two pieces BOLERO -a short duet to the well-known score by Maurice Ravel, and Now, before we get too old -a solo that was premiered at Festival Danza_MOS Conde Duque in Madrid, have been selected for Aerowaves 2017 and 2018.

Jesús keeps working on the ideas behind his BOLERO to create a longer work for 12 dancers that will be premiered in 2019 at Teatros del Canal, Madrid.

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