Compañía Sharon Fridman is a contemporary dance group formed in 2007 and based in Madrid. The young Israeli Sharon Fridman (Hadera, 1980) – dancer in Vertigo Dance Company, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Co. and Ido Tadmor Dance Co. – is its artistic director. Contact is the cornerstone of the company’s research, as an existential philosophy that implies a conscious relationship with the other, with the matter and the elements. The natural movement is the raw material of all its compositions. The subjective experience of the performers, living their particular conflict, is in addition the starting point of creation. The audience gaze through every single piece and its relation with the action defines the Company research as well.
During its short but prolific lifetime, the following shows have been released by Compañía Sharon Fridman:
Stable, the last creation, a compendium of the Company choreographic creation, performed for the first time in February 2015, within the program Vertigo Global of Vertigo Dance Company at Suzanne Dallal center of Tel Aviv.
Caída libre / Free fall, a choreography for 6 main dancers and 20 local amateur dancers. Co-produced by “Mercat de les Flors” of Barcelona and “Theater im Pfalzbau” of Germany. Premiered in May 2014 at Interplay Festival/Mosaico Danza in Torino. This creation recently obtains the Best Dance Show Max Award 2015 of Spain. Also awarded with the Best Contemporary Dance Proposal Award in 2014 International Theater and Dance Fair of Huesca. This piece is the consolidation of the company artistic line.
Inner, a work of intimate landscapes created in collaboration with the Italian artist Silvia Gribaudi. Spanish critics gave to Inner the second place in the list “Best Dance Shows performed in Madrid during 2013”.
Rizoma, an ecological-site-specific performance with 70 dancers and 10 musicians, joint production with the French Paris Quartier d´été Festival and performed for the First time on July 15th 2012 in Les Invalides and Trocadero.
Al menos dos caras, performed for the First time at the Festival de Otoño en Primavera 2011 (Awarded with the Best Contemporary Dance Proposal Award in 2011 International Theater and Dance Fair of Huesca) and its short version Hasta dónde…?, performed all over the world more than 150 times (Prize ICC Alicia Alonso 2012, Second Prize and Audience Award in Hannover Choreographic Competition 2013, First Prize and Audience Award in the Choreography Contest Burgos-New York 2011).
Carlos & Me, Awarded with five prizes at the Choreographic Contest of Madrid, including the Audience Award.
Q Project, its First full-length project, performed by five dancers and performed for the First time in Madrid en Danza Festival.
Shakuff, a play created for a quartet, which was performed in 2010 during the Cartografías de la Danza series, Teatro de Madrid, and Vuelo 6408 (a play where they collaborated with Pisando Ovos, Janet Novas and Nacho Montero companies.