19.9.2012 - 23.9.2012
Taneční divadlo NANOHACH na L1
Bohatá česká účast na podzimním mezinárodním festivalu současného tance L1: V úvodu přehlídky se představí soubor NANOHACH (choreografie Písečná žena od Ley Švejdové). Joe Alegado, Texasan působící již několik let v Praze, připravil na Maďarské taneční akademii tréning moderního tance. O světelné aranžmá pedstavení Josha (Márta Ladjánszky) se postaral Tomáš Morávek.
Joe Alegado began his dance training in 1972 in Corpus Christi, Texas with Nancy Sulik at Ballet Academay and later with Larry and Betty Roquemore at Corpus Christi Ballet. After three years of ballet and jazz technique, he auditioned and was accepted into the Ballet Hispanico of New York. Through having worked with company guest choreographer Talley Beatty and with his recommendation to Alvin Ailey, he was given a scholarship to the Alvin Ailey Dance School where, in less than three months, he was invited to join the Repertory Ensemble (preparation for the main company). After two years there, his desire to expand his dance knowledge led him to an audition for the Jose Limon Dance Company. He was accepted and quickly became a soloist as well as a principal dancer in some of Limon’s famous roles.
He has performed works and been coached by many dance luminaries throughout his career such as: Alvin Ailey, Talley Beatty, Ulysses Dove, Pearl Primus, Dianne McIntyre, Donald McKayle, Lucas Hoving, Anna Sokolow, Murray Loius, Carla Maxwell and Jennifer Scanlon. He has performed on national television in Leonard Bersnstein’s “MASS” for the 10th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. In 1987, he collaborated with the famous Brazilian composer/performer Egberto Gismonti in a dance production for Tanz Forum Cologne (Opera House in Cologne, Germany). His choreographies have been performed by companies in Spain, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, as well as the United States.
His teaching has taken him to many countries throughout the world including the United States, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Canada, Europe and the Far East. Aside from teaching in various festivals, companies and private studios, he has been guest professor in many government institutions such as: Ohio State University Dance Department (Columbus, Ohio, USA); Southern University of Utah (Cedar City, Utah, USA); Instituto del Teatro (Barcelona, Spain); CAT (Sevilla, Spain); the Folkwangshule (Essen Werden, Germany) and the Ballet School of the Vienna Opera. He has been guest teacher at the prestigious Impuls Dance Festival in Vienna, Austria for twenty six years.
In 1982, he was contracted by the United States Information Agency (USIS – an arts branch of the U.S. Embassy) to travel to Haiti, El Salvador, Honduras, Barbados and Czechoslavakia as a cultural ambassador where he was asked to use dance as the vehicle for better communication and understanding between nations.
He continues to perform his own works. In 2004, he created and performed the solo “DE FRAG” for the Black Dance Festival in Vienna, Austria. In 2007, he choreographed and performed in a duet with his longtime associate Katarina Vlnieskova entitled “THE PROMISE” performed in Menorca, Spain. In January of 2009, he began collaboration with Lucia Drabkova on the duet "MOVING STILL POINT" which will be expanded into a full evening group work.
On October 2, 2009 he formed the JALEGADO DANCE COMPANY in Prague, Czech Republic.
MU Színház, Magyar Táncművészeti Főiskola, Krétakör Bázis
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