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 completed an MA in choreography at London Contemporary Dance School and 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), GREC (Barcelona), Touch Wood (London), Brighton International Festival, OperaEstate (Bassano dell Grappa), FAEL (Lima) as well as in museums and in outdoors and non conventional spaces.

In London, he was commissioned to work for dance and theatre groups EDge, Zebfontaine and Roehampton University touring company. He has been artist in residence in institutions such as La Casa Encendida (Madrid), The Place (London), La Caldera (Barcelona), Auditorio de Tenerife and  Wales Lab (National Theatre of Wales).

Jesús is currently developing KIDNAPPING EUROPE, an international artistic project which searches for an emotional and collective European memory. His last two pieces are BOLERO, a short dance selected for Aerowaves 2017, and Now that we are not too old yet, a solo that was premiered in Festival Danza_MOS Conde Duque, Madrid, in October 2016.

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