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We will create a new work based on the dancers own experiences and personalities to find the dramaturgy and structure of the new piece. We will push our own boundaries with specific improvisation and spontaneous composition processes to develop amovement material that explores metaphor, poetry, theatricality, different emotional states of the body and a broad range of individual, duet and group situations and inventions. The work will be performed in the Festival Finale. All participants must be enrolled in the Lavista’s Modern IV or Carrum´s Modern V class.
Omar Carrum is a founding member of the internationally touring dance company, Delfos Danza Contemporánea, where he continues to serve as a choreographer, dancer and teacher. He has been a featured performer in over 60 works of dance, theater and opera, working with an international roster of choreographers performing in some of the world’s most prestigious theaters and festivals for dance. In 2000 he was awarded as the Best Male Dancer at the 21st Annual INBA-UAM International Choreographic Competition. As a dancer, he has been the recipient of the FONCA grant (National Fund for Culture and Art in Mexico) in 1995 and 2001, and the FOECA grant (State Fund for Culture and Art in Mexico) for artistic development in 2001. In 2009 he became recipient of a 3-year FONCA “Scenic creators with trajectory.” In 2009 he became the first Mexican choreographer to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship to develop his project Armoire for hate, fragility and uncertainty. In 1998 he co-founded, with Claudia Lavista and Victor Manuel Ruiz (Artistic Directors of Delfos), La Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlán, which has emerged as one of the leading dance conservatories in Mexico and Latin America.
Claudia Lavista is a dancer, choreographer and teacher, who has been involved in arts since the age of eight. In 1992 she founded DELFOS Contemporary Dance along with Victor Manuel Ruiz. The company has since grown into one of Mexico’s foremost internationally touring modern dance troupes. Claudia has received many awards for her outstanding artistic works including Best Female Dancer in 1998, 2002 and 2005, and “One of the 10 Best Mexican Dancers of the XX Century” by the specialized critics in 2001. In 2008 and 2011 she received the prestigious National Arts Creators Fellowship from the Mexican National Endowment for the Arts. In 2011 the University of Chicago chooses her as a Mellon Fellow to create a collaborative project with the music department. She has been a featured performer in over 70 works of dance, theater, video and opera, working with an international roster of choreographers and performing in some of the world’s most prestigious theaters. Claudia has created more than 40 choreographic works and has collaborated with theater and opera directors, photographers, video artists, poets and other choreographers for nearly two decades. In 1998 she created, along with Victor Manuel Ruiz and Omar Carrum, La Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlán/EPDM, which has emerged as one of the leading dance conservatories in Mexico and Latin America.