ROSER LÓPEZ ESPINOSA
Granollers, 1980



Roser López Espinosa's choreographic work is based in a strong physicality, with great passion for precision, delicacy, acrobatic elements and detail. Collaboration and teamwork go hand in hand in a vital and playful imaginary, with refined poetics and a touch of humour.

Graduated in contemporary dance in the MTD / AHK - Higher School of Arts in Amsterdam, in 2005 she was awarded a danceWEB scholarship in ImpulsTanz in Vienna and trained with former Olympic gymnastics coach Jaume Miró in Barcelona.

She has danced in The Netherlands with Katie Duck / Magpie Dance Music Company, Marta Reig Torres and Pere Faura. In Barcelona, she has worked with Àngels Margarit / Cia Mudances (Capricis, Flexelf, Kolbebasar and internationally renown solo Corol·la), Cesc Gelabert,
Lipi Hernández, theater director Iago Pericot and filmmaker Isaki Lacuesta, among others.

Her own work has received international recognition with several prizes (for pieces The lizard's skin, Còncau, Miniatura) and is habitually present at international stages with works such as Lowland, November and Hand to hand. In 2017 she created L'estol for the National Dance Production of Catalonia, which was Nominated for Best Choreography 2017 at the XX Critics Awards. In 2019 she premiered the group piece Trama in Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona, which was Awarded Best Choreography 2019 at the XXII Critics Awards and Nominated for Best Choreography 2019 at XXV Premis Butaca (audience awards).

In
2020 she collaborated with company Skånes Dansteater for the third time, with the premiere of Fine Lines for the inclusive dance program Europe Beyond Access, followed by a European tour. And she premiered Revel Revel for the Zagreb Dance Company (Croatia). Also in 2020
her piece November was Nominated twice at the XXVI Butaca Awards: for Best Choreography and for Best Dancer (Roser López Espinosa).

She is a guest choreographer for international companies, such as Skånes Dansteater (Sweden), Conny Janssen Danst (The Netherlands), Zagreb Dance Company (Croatia) and MiR Dance Company (Germany), among others. She is guest choreographer for the pedagogic project TanzPakt Voorpormen Tanz An 2021 for creation and classroom tour in Germany. She also collaborates with circus companies such as Circ Pànic in Catalonia and Compagnie XY in France. She is a guest teacher at international centres and festivals.

She is an
associated artist in creation centre La Caldera and a resident artist in theater Mercat de les Flors 2018-20 in Barcelona.

Her choreographic work has been programmed in European and Latin American international festivals as well as in Egypt, Canada and Japan.



> THE MEDIA HAVE SAID:


“Roser López Espinosa is the white hope of movement.
Energetic, brave, honest, she forges her way over low heat,
while she gains in density and plasticity.”

Andreu Gomila, Time Out Barcelona

“Roser López Espinosa masters body and emotions and
transmits them with enviable effectivity and strength.”

Jordi Cervera, Catalunya Ràdio

“Eclectic movement between bodily strength and precision.”
Mercedes L. Caballero, Susy-Q Dance Review

“Her works have an unusual subtleness and risk .”
Feria Internacional de Teatro y Danza de Huesca

“Magnificent”
Il sole 24 ore (Torino)


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


Photo: Barlas Sahinoglu