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ROSER LÓPEZ ESPINOSA
Granollers, 1980

RRoser López Espinosa graduates in contemporary dance in the MTD – Theaterschool / Higher School of Arts in Amsterdam. In 2005 she is awarded a danceWEB scholarship for ImpulsTanz festival in Vienna and trains with former coach of the Spanish olympic gymnastics team Jaume Miró.

She dances in The Netherlands in Katie Duck's Magpie Music Dance Company and with choreographers Pere Faura and Marta Reig Torres, whose piece More Day More Night is selected for the Nederlandse Dansdagen festival as one of the best productions of the season in 2005.

In Barcelona she works mainly with Àngels Margarit / Cia Mudances, dancing in group pieces Flexelf, Kolbebasar, Capricis and the internationally renowned solo Corol·la. She collaborates as well with Cesc Gelabert and film maker Isaki Lacuesta, Iago Pericot, Bebeto Cidra and Las Malqueridas, among others.

She developes her own work in parallel since 2006, with pieces like The lizard's skin, Còncau and Miniatura, which win international recognition with the First Solo Prize at Masdanza Festival, Second Prize New Tendencies at Burgos-NYcontest and Third Prize at Madrid choreography contest, are selected for European tour Aerowaves and tour throughout Europe: Julidans Festival in Amsterdam, Tanec Praha in Prague, Aerowaves Spring Forwards in Ljubljana, Terni Contemporary Creation Festival in Italy, among others, as well as in Library of Alexandria (Egypt) and Yokohama (Japan).

In 2011 the dance review Susy-Q ranks her amongst the five most promising young choreographers of the Spanish scene.

In 2012 she makes Before We Fall and Stranger & Stranger (Festival Grec in Barcelona, co-produced by La Caldera in Barcelona and Circuit–Est in Montréal (Canada).

In 2013 she premieres the acclaimed duet Lowland in co-production with Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona. Lowland keeps on touring internationally at present: CDC - Les
Hivernales in Avignon, Aerowaves Spring Forwards Barcelona, Festival Temporada Alta in Girona, Korzo Theater in The Hague, Interplay Festival in Torino, Festival Prisma Panama, Festival Danzalborde in Valparaíso (Chile), Rencontres Essone Dance in Evry (France), etc.

In 2014 she makes Hand to hand for Dutch company Conny Janssen Danst (Danslokaal program), in co-production with Dansateliers, being selected for the company spring tour 2015 in The Netherlands and starting a tour in Europe in 2016.

She premieres November in the Moving Futures Festival 2015 in Rotterdam, in co-production with Dansateliers and the support of Graner and La Pedrera in Barcelona. Later programed at Sâlmon< Festival in Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona and in the official porgram of Tanzmesse in Düsseldorf, it start an internatinal tour.

In 2016 she premieres The flock, a group piece for 18 dancers based on Lowland for MTD2 in Amsterdam. The piece is immediately selected for the 30º Dutch Acrobatics Festival.

She also makes Solo for Sala da Ballo for RE-AL Dances in festival Teatro A Corte 2016 in Torino (Italy).

Roser López Espinosa is an associated artist of La Caldera – Dance and Performing Arts Creation Centre in Barcelona since 2012.

Interested in acrobatics and circus disciplines, she gives training and movement assistance for the performance L'home que perdia el botons by Circ Pànic (Kirkòlica Prize for Best Outdoors Circus Production in Catalonia 2012).

She is a teacher at Institut del Teatre – Dance Conservatory of Barcelona since 2013, a guest teacher and choreographer in MTD / Theaterschool in Amsterdam and ArtEZ Dansacademie in Arnhem (The Netherlands) and teaches workshops internationally: DAF International Dance Art Faculty in Rome (Italy), Oliva Contemporary Dance Project in Verona (Italy), Festival Prisma de Panamá, Festival Danzalborde de Valparaíso (Chile), Pim Off and Festival Short Formats in Milano (Italy); Dansateliers Rotterdam, Korzo Theater in The Hague, Dutch Acrobatics Festival (Krimpen a/d Ijssel, The Netherlands); Festival Danseu (Les Piles), Conservatorio Profesional de Danza Reina Sofía de Granada, Centro Andaluz de Danza / Mes de Danza de Sevilla, La Caldera – Centro de creación de danza y artes escénicas contemporáneas de Barcelona; Mòdulmap#1 de Àngels Margarit / Cia Mudances; Graner - Centro de Creación; Conservatorio de Danza de A Coruña y Teatro Rosalía de Castro de A Coruña; L’Estruch de Sabadell; Àrea. Espai de dansa i creació; TragantDansa, Escola Municipal de Celrà, CCB, Clown School Factoría Dimô and circus company Circ Pànic. She collaborates in the graduation project of SEAD in Salzburg (Austria) by teaching The lizard's skin and Lowland (2012 and 2016).

In 2016 Time Out magazine ranks her as one of the most international choreographers of the new generation of makers from Barcelona.

Her creation work has been programed at main European international festivals as well as in Egypt, Argentina, Chile, Panama, Canada and Japan.



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