T H EE N S E M B L E
AMANCIO GONZALEZ, DANCER
Amancio Gonzalez © Dorothea Tuch
„Here we are, starting where most would stop. What a wonderful challenge! What a great responsibility to be taken! What a great chance to keep discovering new things and to develop creativity!“
Amancio Gonzalez, born in Portugalete in the Basque Country, Spain in 1967, began studying dance at the age of 20 at the Estudio de Danza Ion Beitia in Las Arenas, continuing at the Centre International de Danse Rosella Hightower in Cannes.
He was a dancer at the Jeune Ballet International de Cannes, the Scottish Ballet in Glasgow, the NAPAC Dance Company in Durban, South Africa, the Rotterdamse Dansgroep, the Reflex Dansgeselschaft in Groningen and the Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. From 1999 to 2005, he was a dancer at Ballett Frankfurt under the direction of William Forsythe and later joined The Forsythe Company. Since 1994, he has been creating his own works, which have been performed at festivals including Torino Danza and the Montpellier Dance Festival.
Works by Amancio Gonzalez
2010 "Dead or Alive" (Duett), Lange Nacht der Museen, Frankfurt a. M. (mit Inma Rubio)
2009 "where we wear we were", Festival Tanzpanorama, Frankfurt a. M. (Solo für Alla Anishenko)
2009 "Sin king in me" (Solo), Festival Dantzaldia 09, Bilbao
2007 "Un happen ness", Festival Torino Danza (mit Inma Rubio)
2005 "Sonntags am Bahnhof", series of 5 pieces, Frankfurt a. M. (mit Vanessa Le Mat) and monthly series "One night stand pieces", Atelier Frankfurt
1994 "Siames" (Duett), creation for two dancers of the NAPAC Dance Company (Garry Trinder)
Amancio Gonzalez trained as a ballet master with William Forsythe and Kathryn Bennetts.
He has taught internationally as a freelance lecturer and ballet master and répétiteur at various dance companies and academies, i.e.:
Ballett Frankfurt, Ballet National de Marseille, Ballet Preljocaj, Ballett Basel, Cullberg Ballet, Göteborg Danskompani, Skanes Dansteater, Danish Dance Theater, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Alvin Ailey, and The Forsythe Company.
He was responsible for teaching Forsythe Improvisation and workshops at various companies and schools including:
Ballet National de Marseille, École National Superieur de Danse de Marseille, Tanzhaus Zürich, Conservatoire Superior Musique et Danse de Lyon, Centre d'Études Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Poitiers, Festival International de Benicàssim, Institut del teatre (Barcelona), Tanzhaus Köln, DOCH – University of Dance and Circus (Stockholm), Architanz Studio (Tokyo), Palucca Schule (Dresden), Graphic Design Akademie (Frankfurt), and Codarts (Rotterdam).
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