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JAVIER AROZENA

Foto: Leticia Güell

Javier García Arozena was born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in Spain. He trained in contemporary dance at the Andalusian Dance Center in Seville and later graduated from the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona. He has worked for Ramón Oller's company Metros and Thomas Noone Dance, both in Barcelona, dancing repertoire by Thomas Noone, Roni Haver & Guy Weizman and Johannes Wieland, as well as in “Sunday again” by Jo Strömgren in a co-production with Norrdans in Sweden. He has also danced with Cámaralúcida in Barcelona and is currently a guest dancer with Lava Compañía de Danza in Tenerife.

In 2010, Javier García Arozena joined the PostClassical Ensemble in Washington D.C. as a principal soloist for the production “El corregidor y la molinera”. He has worked as Ramón Oller’s assistant for productions with the Ballet Hispánico de New York, the Ballet des jeunes d'Europe in Marseille, the Ballet de Andalucía in Seville and the Dance Conservatory in Prague. As a teacher for contemporary dance he has worked at the Corella Dance Academy in Barcelona and currently teaches at Teatro Victoria in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and at the diversity collective Asociación Psicoarte / Cía Enbe Danza.

In December 2019, he presented two creations for the Canarios Dentro y Fuera Dance Festival, “Schwanengesang” and “Las Ellas”. His artistic practice investigates and articulates scenic codes and choreographic tools for unconventional spaces. The action “Zeitgeist”, for example, is the result of an artistic residency at TEA Tenerife, within the La Cresta programme.