Meet the contestants of 2019:
Joaquín Collado (ES)

Nereidas

Choreographer: Joaquín Collado (ES)
Dancers: Martina Rocosa & Diana Grytsailo

JOAQUÍN-COLLADOThe choreographer
In 2016 Joaquín Collado (Villamalea, España, 1991), together with people of similar concerns, founded the dance company Antes Collado as a shared creation space. Antes Collado has been supported by structures such as the Teatre El Musical and La Mutant of Valencia and has presented his works in contexts such as the 18th Biennale of young creators of Europe and the Mediterranean 2017 in Tirana (Albania), the choreography competitions Paso a dos in Madrid and MasDanza in Canarias, the Dance Venice Biennial, the Metropolitan Dance festival of Barcelona, ​​the American Dance Festival in the US, the Nuit Blanche festival in Brussels and the Beijing dance festival, among others.

The latest creation, Crisálida (or Lethe’s revenge), was premiered last April at La Mutant, within the framework of the Dansa-Valencia festival. It is the second project of a set of works that the company will carry out around the notion of marginal bodies and the perversion of nature, which began with Nereo drowning and Nereidas.

The choreography
How does the surrounding, living world mould and modify our bodies and how can we talk about that? Nereidas turns the body into a liquid mass of flesh, rolling and unfolding on the floor: an exploration into the materiality of the new bodily perception on a alienated contemporary society. The piece attempt against a body as a unique cultural and social construction, exposing certain symptoms of repression, and for turning against itself the mechanisms of alienation it produces. What are the survival possibilities? Ir what is his capacity resistance?

What are the highlights from your career up till now?
As a choreographer that will be the piece Nereo drowning. As a professional dancer the highlight is working with La Veronal/Marcos Morau.

Why did you register for RIDCC?
I register to RIDCC to have the opportunity to present my work in Holland and get involved in the dance scene in Holland and Europe.

What do you think RIDCC will bring you?
I think it is a really good context to make connections with artists and curators and expand the boundaries.

What do you wish to cause with your choreography?
At least, that the spectator feels empathy, not with the recognition of the images or bodies but with the emotion.