The name “Cumplicidades” arises from the will to build bridges, not only between contemporary dance and its audiences, but also between structures, spaces, artists, the public and partners.
CUMPLICIDADES is a festival dedicated to contemporary dance centered on the principles of reinvention and diversity. With a different duo of programmers every edition, the festival stands out for always having its programmatic line renewed and still being a partner of host spaces ranging from traditional venues to alternative venues.
CUMPLICIDADES 2018 brings together two daring proposals: the one of Tânia Carvalho is based on repetition, with 7 performances in 7 consecutive days of presentation; Abraham Hurtado challenged a collective of artists selected by an open call, focused on the variation and difference, with the reconfiguration of the same artistic proposal in 7 different spaces, in the same 7 days. Against the current programming practices, the Festival provides the possibility to see several dance performances for a week long. Now, it’s up to the audience to respond to this challenge, enjoying creative universes and stimulating aesthetic incursions, gathered by two eyes attentive to the contemporary dance scene, without neglecting what happens in its margins.
7 x Dias 7 x Espaços 7 x Espectáculos
Abraham Hurtado was born in Murcia, Spain, in 1972. He is a performer and Visual Artist. Hurtado has collaborated with numerous visual artists as well as worked in diverse theater and dance companies, both national and international. His personal work explores the notions of space and presence, superimposed contexts, and the relation with the public, trying to expone how this affects the perception-reception of each proposal. His last projects was presented in Festival Intimate Strangers in Vooruit, Gent La Conservera, Centre of Contemporary Art in Murcia, Biennal of Image and in Buenos Aires, Fundação Vieira de Silva in Lisbon, Moderna Museet in Stockholm among others. He is one of the founders of the AADK platform in Berlin 2008. This collective is a curatorial project in which the members work with the selected artists exploring the fields of performance, installation, music, literature, video-art, etc. He has curated various exhibitions and festivals such as “Dissected” in Mica Moca Berlin, Fenomens 2015 and 2016 in Barcelona, Supermarket Art Fair in Stockholm, Experimental Section of IBAFF Independent Film Festival. Since 2012, Abraham Hurtado is the director and founder of AADK spain in which he develops research projects in contemporary creation. Taking place in Centro Negra, Blanca, Murcia, the program runs in collaboration with curator Elena Azzedin.
Tania Carvalho was born in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. Started, at the age of five, classes of classical dance technique and at 14 contemporary dance technique. Between 1994 and 1999 attends three different courses being these: the course of fine arts at ESTGAD, Caldas da Rainha, the dance course at Escola Superior de Dança, Lisbon, and the Course of Interpreters of Contemporary Dance at Forum Dança, Lisbon. Of which only concluded the last. In 1997 founded Bomba Suicida -association of cultural promotion with colleagues and friends where remains until the end of 2014. In this period attends the night course of jewelry of ARCO, Lisbon (1 Year) and begins to work on a regular basis as choreographer and performer of dance and theater. With the passage of time reduces the work as an interpreter and passes to devote herself almost exclusively to her own criations, something that arouses most interest. In 2005 and already active while choreographer attended the choreography course integrated in the Program of Artistic Creativity organised by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. Had private lessons in piano and music education with teachers João Aleixo , Diogo Alvim and Yuri Popov . Maintains its active interest in the arts through drawing. Regularly working since 1997 her distinctive creations are often presented in theaters, festivals, events and various spaces in various parts of the world.
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