Artistic coaching

Artistic coaching for dance companies and researchers 

Fernando López offers the possibility to occupy the role of «midwife», as Socrates represented himself in Plato’s dialogues and as he conceived the philosophical activity. This midwife helps other bodies to give birth to their artistic creations, but she does not do it from an external position, but by involving herself bodily, adapting her physical posture to the body that gives birth to a new creature, putting her hands into the exit tunnels and mixing her own sweat with the fluids of the bodies that are giving birth. Observing is not enough to see properly, in the same way that having  a previous experience in the dance field is not enough to help others at this precise moment. The figure of the midwife thus replaces the external eye, the artistic consultant, the rapporteur or the master of ceremonies typical of cabaret, given that the methodology consists of «getting muddy together» to be able to translate into words what is discovered in the danced movement, and to be able to translate into a fine drizzle of gestures the conceptual reflections that, sometimes, make us walk «in the clouds» of thought.

Artistic Coaching:

  • Al  baile. Juan Carlos Lérida.
  • Un cuerpo infinito. Olga Pericet.
  • Oro negro. Poliana Lima.
  • Queerolé. Patricia Langa.
  • A_E_I_O_O_U. Movement Research O_O.
  • Alandalusoy. Patricia Álvarez. 

Artistic direction and co-direction:

  • Bailes colaterales. José Manuel Álvarez.
  • Ni tú ni yo. Belén Maya and Juan Diego Mateos. 

Scientific direction and co-direction:

  • Direction of Master’s Final Research in Universidad Internacional de la Rioja
  • Marcos Martín Cano. Hacer torrijas como acto de resistencia. Master in Dance: Embodied Artistic Research. Royal Conservatory of Antwerp
  • Talía Rodríguez. Máster en Estudios en Flamenco. Universidad de Sevilla.
  • Hacia una nueva estética de movimiento en mi baile flamenco: partituras de movimiento dentro de las letras por soleá, fandangos de Huelva y Seguiriya. Antonio Jumillas Montoya. Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Valencia.

Group consultancies: Research methods and choreographic creation

In this workshop we will offer a general map of dance research methods, as well as their application to the choreographic creation field. In this way, we will try to clarify the difference between an experimentation process and a research process, the relationships between theoretical production and artistic creation, as well as the different ways in which both can be related and nourished. The objective is to provide the participants with a conceptual framework that serves as a guide and that allows them to guide themselves when carrying out a research-creation process, learning to recognize the different stages and the objectives associated with each of them, the possible challenges and obstacles, the most adapted tools and time management, etc.