ALBERT

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Albert Quesada (Spain, 1982), is a Spanish dancer and choreographer based between Brussels and Barcelona. He trained at MDT (Amsterdam) and PARTS (Brussels) after his studies of philosophy and multimedia engineering in Barcelona. The exploration and translation of musical structures and compositions into choreography and the invitation of an audience to perceive and to listen to the proposed works, stands at the heart of Quesada’s choreographic work. Next to that, Albert is intrigued by group movement and dynamics, sparkled by his collaboration with ZOO/Thomas Hauert. Under the company ACME, he holds many artistic projects, both educational and for the stage. This is together with his long term collaborators Marcus Baldemar, Federica Porello, Mireia de Querol, and Zoltán Vakulya.
Together with Katie Vickers he co-directs two educational programs in the USA: the theatre and dance summer program at Mercersburg Academy, and the Practicing Performance / International Dance Festival at the Ohio State University. 
In 2005 Albert created Solo on Bach & Glenn which has been touring since, and which gave birth to the duet Solos Bach & Gould (2010). This was followed by Trilogy (2011), created with Vera Tussing, an evening of three short pieces exploring musical structures. Albert then expanded into larger, group choreographies with the pieces Ensemble (2012), Slow Sports (2012) and Wagner & Ligeti (2014), an examination of our understanding of orchestral music, Slow Sports Outdoors (2014), Slow Sports Kids (2015), OneTwoThreeOneTwo (2015), a duet inspired by the world of flamenco, and VIVA (2016), where the amateur group De Genoten dances to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
Since June 2009 Albert has been dancing with the company ZOO – Thomas Hauert (Accords, You’ve Changed, In Vivo Danse, Mono, Inaudible). He has also performed for Benjamin Vandewalle. His next collaboration will be with the contemporary music composer Octavi Rumbau for 2017.

 CATALÀ 
Albert Quesada (Espanya, 1982) és un ballarí i coreògraf espanyol basat entre Barcelona i Brussel·les. Es va formar a MDT (Amsterdam) i PARTS (Brussel·les) després dels seus estudis de filosofia i d'enginyeria multimèdia a Barcelona. L'exploració i la traducció d'estructures musicals i composicions en la coreografia i la invitació a l'espectador a percebre i escoltar les obres proposades, se situa al cor del seu treball coreogràfic. Al costat d'això, Albert està intrigat pel moviment i la dinàmica de grup, inspirat per la seva col·laboració amb ZOO / Thomas Hauert.
Sota el nom de la companyia ACME, porta a terme molts projectes artístics, tan educatius com per escena. Això és juntament amb els seus col·laboradors de llarg termini Marcus Baldemar, Federica Portello, Mireia de Querol, i Zoltán Vakulya.
Juntament amb Katie Vickers codirigeix dos programes educatius als Estats Units: un programa de teatre i dansa d'estiu a Mercersburg Academy, i Practicing Performance / Festival Internacional de Dansa a la Universitat Estatal d'Ohio.
Al 2005 Albert crea Solo on Bach & Glenn que ha estat girant des de llavors, i que va donar pas al duo Solos Bach & Gould (2010). Això va ser seguit per Trilogy (2011), creada amb Vera Tussing, una nit de tres peces curtes que exploren les estructures musicals. Albert després es va expandir a coreografies més grans, grupals amb les peces Ensemble (2012) i Slow Sports (2012), i Wagner & Ligeti (2014), un examen de la nostra comprensió de la música orquestral, Slow Sports Outdoors (2014) Slow Sports Kids (2015), OneTwoThreeOneTwo (2015), un duet inspirat pel món del flamenc, i VIVA (2016), on el grup amateur De Genoten balla les Quatre Estacions de Vivaldi.
Des de juny de 2009 Albert ha ballat amb la companyia ZOO - Thomas Hauert (Accords, You’ve Changed, In Vivo Danse, Mono, Inaudible). També ha ballat per Benjamin Vandewalle.
El nou projecte d'ACME serà una col·laboració amb el compositor Octavi Rumbau per a L'Auditori de Barcelona.

 ESPAÑOL 
Albert Quesada (España, 1982) estudió en P.A.R.T.S. (2004-2008) Bruselas, y en Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (MTD, 2003-2004) Amsterdam. Anteriormente estudió Filosofía e Ingeniería Multimedia en Barcelona. A lo largo de sus estudios, organizado sesiones de improvisación semanales en P.A.R.T.S. También ha impartido cursos y talleres en diferentes puntos de Bélgica, Francia, Austria, India y en los Estados Unidos. En 2005, Albert comenzó a trabajar en Solo on Bach & Glenn, una pieza que ha ido creciendo y está de gira desde entonces, y que se convirtió en el dúo Solos Bach & Gould (2010). Le siguió Trilogy (2011), creado con Vera Tussing, una noche de tres piezas cortas sobre estructuras musicales. Después Albert expandió sus coreografías, con la piezas grupales Ensemble (2012) y Slow Sports (2012). Actualmente está de gira con su último trabajo Wagner & Ligeti (2014), una examinación de nuestra comprensión de música orquestal, y ha adaptado Slow Sports tanto para público infantil (Slow Sports Kids) como para la calle (Slow Sports Outdoors). Desde junio de 2009 Albert baila con la compañía ZOO - Thomas Hauert (Accords, You’ve Changed, In Vivo Danse, Mono, Inaudible). También ha bailado para Benjamin Vandewalle. Su último dúo, UnDosTresUnDos está inspirado en el mundo del flamenco. Está actualmente dirigiendo VIVA para el grupo amater De Genoten.Y a continuación, Albert colaborará con el compositor de música contemporánea Octavi Rumbau.


FEDERICA

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Federica Porello Federica Porello trained at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels (2002-2006). After graduating she worked with a.o. choreographer Marlene Monteiro Freitas (Larvar, 2006), visual artist Anne Kathrine Dolven (Ahead, 2007), the theater Company Tg Stan (The Tangible, 2010), choreographer Ariadna Estalella (Condició per a (x) cosos, 2011), the puppetry Company AdonK! (Commune Présence, 2012), the shadow theater Company Le Théâtre de Nuit (Le Cantique des oiseaux, 2016), and collaborated with the saxophonist Ilan Manouach developing a duo of dance and music improvisation (Statues, 2006 and 2015). Since 2009 she works for the Company ACME - Albert Quesada (Solos Bach & Gould, 2010; Slow Sports, 2012; Wagner & Ligeti, 2014; Slow Sports Kids, 2015). In 2013 she joins the catalan Company Mal pelo (La esperanza de vida de una liebre, 2013; Istanbul, 2016; Bach, 2016). In 2015 she participates in The measure of Disorder, a creation directed by the belgian based choreographer Thomas Hauert in collaboration with LaBolsa, a group of seven international independent artists who met in the city of Barcelona. It premiered in july 2015 at the Grec Festival, Barcelona. Her works include the monologue Niets Verliets Iets (2006), created with the assistance of Mathias deKoning and Teaching Set and Reset/Reset (2010), a documentary on the teaching of one of Trisha Browns’s masterpieces Set and Reset to students of the Belgian performing art school P.A.R.T.S. She is currently part of two creations, one is a collaborative project of the Company ACME with the composer Octavi Rumbau, and the other is a dance and object theatre project with Xavi Moreno and Marine Broise. The two performances will premiere between spring and autumn 2017. website


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MARCUS

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Marcus Baldemar (1985, Sweden)
I am after the human body. I am after a language that enables the human body to expand its notion of itself. A human language which is way more diverse, inclusive, specific, expanded, wet, dry, high and low. I am interested in the full potential of the perception of the body and therefor the treating/handling of or dealing with the body. I’d like to get there through dancing and writing.
Marcus Baldemar is a dancer and choreographer sharing his time between Brussels, BE and Stockholm, SE. He studied at Balettakademien Umeå (SE) SEAD (AT) and P.A.R.T.S. (BE). After graduating in 2008 Marcus has been dancing, making and teaching around Europe. He has worked and collaborated with David Zambrano, Albert Quesada, Andros Zins-Browne, Stina Nyberg & The Knife, Ludvig Daae and more. Marcus is now making his own work and is currently busy with a series of shorter pieces that go under the name “Love Shrine & Your Majesty” where the focus is on love as a verb and method, collective healing and the political body. website vimeo


MIREIA

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As a dancer she works regularly with the choreographer Albert Quesada, and with Cia.Mudances, directed by Àngels Margarit. She also worked with the choreographers Kenzo Kusuda, Arantxa Sagardoy, Angela Lamprianidou and Sebastián García Ferro. Since 2012 she is codirector of the contemporary dance festival Mostra IN SITU, supported by Arts Santa Mònica. As a teacher she has tought creative dance, contemporary dance and improvisation since 2007 in several schools like Tragantdansa and CSD Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, amongst others. website


ZOLTÁN

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Zoltán Vakulya studied acting and directing between 2005-2006 and choreography at the Budapest Contemporary Dance University from 2006-2008. He graduated in SEAD with the support of Leonardo Da Vinci Scholarship and he was a DanceWeb scholarship holder in Impulstanz at 2011. Zoltán has acted in several productions in different theaters between 2002 and 2006 and worked as a creator in Merlin International Theater Budapest. At the same time he has been active as a professional foil fencing sportman as well. Since 2011, he has worked with other choreographers, composers and visual artist such as David Zambrano, Francesco Scavetta, Karl Van Welden, Benjamin Vandewalle, Albert Quesada, Kendell Geers, Joris Blanckaert, Gabor Kasza, Vera Tussing, Georgia Vardarou. He has created “keep on using me” at 2011 and a solo research called “ ‘PAUSE’ “ at 2012. He is currently working on his creation called 'Together Alone' with Lee Chen Wei.