CHOREOGRAPHER: Sharon Fridman
PERFORMERS: Sharon Fridman, Arthur Bernard Bazin
COMPOSER: Luis Miguel Cobowww.sharon-fridman.com
This piece is a 20 minutes excerpt from the long-length work Al menos dos caras, released during the Festival de Otoño en Primavera 2011.
Rendered to the drift of the body, we began to abandon that which prevented us from being. A waltz appears approaching each other, between us emerges a bridge, a possibility. The whereabouts of the trip is unknown but we know that no return or fluctuation is possible. We’ll recognize us after the threshold, the outbreak of the road where our bodies finish the descent on the ground. We must first descend to climb, how far...? (“hasta dónde...?”)
“...when Sharon Fridman and Arthur Bernard finished their performance, the building almost collapsed by the applauses... what they did on stage was full of magic.”
Angélica González, Diario de Burgos, 30. srpnja, 2011.
Sharon Fridman was born in Hadera, Israel in 1980, and already today he has a rich dance career which includes several internationally acclaimed choreographic works. His education in dance includes folklore, classical ballet and contemporary dance, and as dancer he collaborated with Israeli companies: Tadmor Dance Company, Kibbutz Dance Company and Vertigo Dance. Today he lives and works in his new homeland Spain, where he is the Artistic Director of the Sharon Fridman Dance company.
He started choreographing in 2000, gaining his first experiences through the choreographic projects Lines coproduced by the Royal Opera House in London, mentored by Wayne McGregor. In 2001, he joined the international project Choreoroam and presented at that time his work at Zagreb Dance Week Festival and also in the framework of the festival Operaestate in Italy (Bassano del Grappa). He is the recipient of several prestigious awards for his work among which are: the Alicia Alonso Award of the Cuban Ballet Foundation (2012), The Hannover Choreographic Competition Prize, and five prizes in different categories of the Choreographic Competition in Madrid.
For Hasta Donde he was awarded the Audience Award at the Festival Burgos in New York, while his earlier work Al Menos dos caras was awarded by the international festival of theatre and dance in Huesca in 2011. His work Rizoma, performed by 70 dancers and 10 cellists, realized in Paris in collaboration with the summer Festival Paris Quartier continues to generate interest world-wide.