Led by the awarded choreographer and stage director Yoshua Cienfuegos (Costa Rica National Dance Award’10), CienfuegosDanza has developed a rigorous approach that has earned the company important awards, as well as the recognition of critics and audience alike, throughout its fifteen years history and more than fifteen productions.
Its successful artistic career has placed this Valencian group among the major dance companies on the international scene.
Large-scale productions, street shows, short pieces, collaborations and choreographies commissioned by relevant national companies, as well as its continuous presence in countries such as Spain, Italy, France, Denmark, Israel, China, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Guatemala, Argentina and Brazil, give us an idea of the international projection achieved by CienfuegosDanza, and of the consolidation of a style and a way of understanding dance which brings the general public closer to this art form.
The way Yoshua Cienfuegos develop each choreography work, cannot be defined or label in a close manner; if anything characterizes Cienfuegos is its continuous search both technical and aesthetic.
A constant and meticulous study of the movement in the creation process gives Cienfuegos ́s work a rich dance vocabulary without exploring each dancer ́s own personal movement, is always based on technical eclecticism.
Currently the Company ́s work aims to an exploration and experimentation of the movement getting deeper into abstract language but keeping the emotion.
CienfuegosDanza has a history of 17 years and since 2009 is immersed in the process of research methodological, conceptual and artistic level, creating a new approach when it comes to understand and implement contemporary dance. This process has been compiled in one of the few PhD Tesis, focused in the evolution and study of a choreographic practice and it ́s pedagogical application:Programa de Optimización del Movimiento (PrO-M): Compañía CienfuegoDanza, which Leticia Ñeco defended last April 2014 earning a qualification grade of Cum Laude.
Yoshua Cienfuegos has also premiered productions for well-known international companies such as Ballets de los Teatros de San Martín de Buenas Aires, under the direction Mauricio Wainrot, Ballet Generalitat Valenciana, Compañía Nacional de Danza de Costa Rica, Fundación Compañía Nacional de Danza de Venezuela, Compañía Nacional de Danza de El Salvador, University of Malta, JCD Bari…