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.
6–10 March 2017
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Jose started his career in Andalusia where he began performing as a Flamenco dancer. Slowly the world of contemporary dance became more visible and he went to study at Centro Andaluz de Danza in Seville and at the Choreographic Center of Valencia. During this time Jose created work for Certamen Coreografico de Madrid and Certamen Coreografico de Andalucia, receiving awards both as a dancer and as a choreographer.
In 2008 DEDA gave Jose the opportunity of a residence artist. During the same year he was selected as one of the ‘next generation of dance makers’ in the UK.
Since then he has been commission choreographic work for Cape Dance Company, ZfinMalta, Phoenix Dance Theatre, ACE Dance and Music, Akademi, English National Ballet School, FEX, The Place, NSCD and CAT.
Jose has worked with Akram Khan since 2011 collaborating as a rehearsal director, assistant choreographer and dancer.
Agudo Dance Company is producing 'SILK ROAD' with world premiere in London on the 4th of May 2017.