“Daniel Doña is at the forefront of a generation of dancers and flamenco dancers that is trying to find its own choreographic and interpretative voice through Flamenco and Spanish dance, while expanding it to other artistic disciplines. In reality, it’s the search for an identity, the need to escape certain constraining corsets. Flamenco is at its root, but [his] fascination for different dance forms, including contemporary dance, allows him to take them on as his own. He is a dancer who has fed from different sources and has forged a distinct personality through the clarity of his movement, solid technique, sobriety, musicality, quality and good ideas executed with great efficiency. His creative facet is simply a reflection of his performing facet. With Flamenco and Spanish dance as their base, his choreographies explore different fields with a constant balance, knowledge and decisiveness, without complexes or fear of the unknown.”
Dancer and choreographer Daniel Doña moves between innovative Flamenco and dance in its most contemporary form, avoiding all disciplinary boundaries.
The “EL OJO CRÍTICO 2016”, Daniel Doña as one of the principal exponents of current Spanish dance, uniting the artistic essence of different styles in his work. Leading his own team since 2004, his company has become one of the most innovative examples of the national and international dance scene, with productions that combine tradition with the new trends in Spanish dance and Flamenco.
As director of his own company since 2004, he tries to invigorate audiences with shows that combine tradition and new trends within Spanish dance: Estación Seca 2004, Haz conmigo lo que quieras 2008, A pie 2013, A pie de calle 2014, No pausa 2015 and Black Box 2015. As a director and choreographer his works have been performed in festivals such as Dansa Valencia, Festival de Jerez, el Festival de Otoño de Madrid, Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea MASDANZA, el Festival Tanzhaus (Düsseldorf, Alemania), Mes de Danza de Sevilla, el Festival Iberoamericano de Bogotá, Festival Dantza Hirian, Festival Internacional Madrid en Danza, Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla, Festival Internacional Lekuz Leku.
His work as a performer and choreographer has been recognized through many awards, such as:
. Max Performing Arts Award for Best Choreography for “De Cabeza”
. Hugo Boss Award for Young Promises in the Performing Arts
. Choreography Award at the X Certamen Coreográfico de Danza Española y Flamenco de Madrid for the piece “Tango Para un Loco”
. Outstanding Dancer at the XI Certamen Coreográfico de Danza Española y Flamenco de Madrid in the piece ¨A cinco¨
. First prize for a SOLO choreography in the XVIII Certamen Coreográfico de Danza Española y Flamenco de Madrid (Teatros del Canal) for “Intermitente.”
. Finalist for Max Performing Arts Award for Best Male Dancer for “En sus 13”.
. Finalist for the Max Awards of the Performing Arts along with Manuel Liñán for best choreography in the show ¨REW¨.
. Four nominations for the Max Awards of the Performing Arts for the show “A PIE”: best show, best choreography, best male dance performer and best music piece.