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_mónica garcía vicente

Choreographer

Mónica was born in Salamanca, Spain and studied dance at the Real Conservatorio de Danza in Madrid and at the École-Atelier Rudra Béjart Lausanne. As a dancer, she was a member of the Company Victor Ullate, the Aterballetto under Mauro Bigonzetti, as well as the Landestheater Linz and the Staatsoper Hannover under Jörg Mannes, among others. She has performed as a soloist in choreographies by Maurice Béjart, William Forsythe, Hans van Manen, Johan Inger, and many others.

Her choreographic works come from the core, they have substance. At the same time, there is an incredible sensitivity in her choreographies. She plays with the sides from which one can approach a subject artistically, as literature, painting, acting have an almost equal place next to dance in her works. Mónica since 2015 supported by the State of Lower Saxony and various German foundations for her independent productions such as “Speaking about Carmen”, “Forma”, “Immobilità”. Her solo work “Mar adentro” won the 1.2.3.Soli Lyon Award and was invited to many international festivals.

With the “Connection Dance Center” she has opened a new chapter in her work. As founder and artistic director of the “CDC”, Mónica has been training young dance enthusiasts since the beginning of 2022, while also teaching them the artistic practice of professional dancers.

Besides she is GYROTONIC© trainer at the State Opera Hannover.

2022Connection Dance Center 2022, Feb – Jul, Hannover
2021“Dance with me!” Workshops for career orientation, Sept – Nov, Tanzhaus im AhrbergViertel, Hannover
2021Dance Movie “Industrial Movements”, streamed in September on FTH.tv/Youtube
2021“Immobilità”, Theaterwerkstatt, Hannover, Live Stream Premiere in April on Youtube
2021Dance Movie “Move a Performance”, streamed in January on www.hannover.de
2020“Forma”, Theaterwerkstatt, Hannover
2019“Hablando de Carmen”, Eisfabrik, Hannover
2019“Industrial movements”, Kesselhaus, Hannover
2019“Move a Performance”, Lister Turm and Freizeitheim Linden, Hannover
2019International dance award FIDCDMX for Mature Contemporary Dance Solist 2019, Mexico City
2018“Das weiße Blatt”, Neues Rathaus and Altes Magazin, Hannover
2018“Mar adentro”, SOLOCOREOGRAFICO 2018 – Frankfurt Edition and Award Festival 1.2.3… SOLI, Lyon, France
2018Trip to Malawi, Showcase and Workshops
2017Live-Improvisation with Mark Polscher, Annual Conference Dramaturgical Society, Ballhof Theater, Hannover
2017“Lichtungen” – Installation/Dance performance-Evening, Kulturkirche Markuskirche, Hannover
2017“Walking in my thoughts”, The Charlesworth Gala, Perth, Western Australia
2017“Pisces”, Festival Move your Town, Sprengel Museum Hannover and Video-Installation for Tanzstadt, Staatsoper Hannover
2016“Mein”, Ballhof Theater, Hannover
2015“Dicebamus Hesterna Die”, Festival Fonseca, Spain
2007“Intimità”, 21. International Competition for Choreographers, Hannover

an art historical point of reference for me is expressionism and its concept of art as a heightened expression of inner experience. art as a bridge between thought and lived experience, between feeling and its embodied expression.

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Mónica García Vicente