(b Valencia, 8 Jan. 1957)
Spanish dancer, choreographer, and director. He trained at the Rambert School, Béjart's Mudra School, and at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center making his debut with Cullberg Ballet in 1980. In 1981 he joined Nederlands Dans Theater where he was appointed Resident Choreographer in 1988. He has created works for many companies including Cullberg, Nederlands Dans Theater, Berlin Opera Ballet, Australian Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance, and Stuttgart Ballet. His versatile style fuses the physical lyricism of Kylián with his own distinctive theatrical imagination. Between 1990 and 2010 he was artistic director of Compañia Nacional de Danza for which he created many works including Tabulae (mus. A. Iglesias, 1994), Por vos muero (mus. 15th- and 16th-century Spanish music, 1996), Romeo y Julieta (mus. Prokofiev, 1997), Multiplicity (mus. Bach, 1999), and Alas (mus. several, 2006).
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