Professional Class: Jose Agudo
Jose’s class is fast paced and aims to improve stamina through precise and simple movement patterns. The principles of his class are influenced by the diversity of traditional forms, which are often brought into contemporary dance.
This initial warm up is followed by more complex movement material with a dynamic focus on the concept of ‘attack and release’. The technique allows joints to relax and energy to flow with maximum efficiency. Jose often uses counts to influence the dynamic of the movement and spinning to engage the core. Jose is strongly influenced by Flamenco, Asian movement forms and martial arts.
- Spaces are limited - please arrive early to secure your place.
- We strongly advise that you arrive at least 15 minutes before class to ensure a thorough warm-up.
- For safety reasons, we cannot admit participants after 10.40am, or when the class reaches maximum capacity.
Jose started his career in Andalusia where he began performing as a Flamenco dancer. Slowly the world of contemporary dance became more visible as he worked throughout Europe performing with Charleroi/Danses, Ballet de Marseille, T.R.A.S.H, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and Akram Khan Company. As a rehearsal director and assistant choreographer Jose has worked on several creations for Akram Khan Company. In 2011, Jose started to study Kathak under Akram’s guidance. Finding many parallels between this training and his early studies of Flamenco, Jose reconnected with his roots and began to explore traditional forms in a contemporary context. As a results he created three works: Paradiso; Silk Road; and Carmen. Jose’s independent choreographic commissions also include Norrdans, Cape Dance Company; ZfinMalta National Company; Area Jeune Ballet, Phoenix Dance Theatre, English National Ballet School; Akademi; ACE Dance and Music; NSCD and The Place, amongst several other creations. During 2019 Jose will create commissions for SEAD, MAP, and Three Score Dance Company, premiere his first short film Selah with co-director Matthew Beckett, and perform in the international tour of his own production SILK ROAD. Jose is an international guest teacher with a unique dance vocabulary between east and west.