In 2014 Silvia Balvín founded the creative collective Rosa Cerdo, starting a fruitful collaboration with Alberto Almenara which results in a full-length performance (ALF, premiered in Teatro Central in the context of Mes de Danza 23, Seville), another one still in process (h o v e r i n g, with the special collaboration of three illustrators), and a number of short pieces created for specific sites (Ya si eso, Thinking Putty, Sangre/Brócoli/Acapulco, Tangram and Necesita mejorar, all of them presented in several multidisciplinary festivals such as Encuentros Concentrados in Seville or Room Art Fair in Madrid).
SILVIA BALVÍN PAREDES (Almonaster la Real, Huelva, 1985)
Trained in contemporary dance both at the Professional Conservatory of Dance of Seville and Centro Andaluz de Danza, and graduated from the former. Silvia also has an incidental background as an architecture student from 2004 to 2006. Since 2007, she has taken part in a number of intensive workshops given by renowned choreographers and dancers such as David Zambrano, Meytal Blanaru, Rasmus Ölme, David Hernández, Sandy Williams, Gabriela Carrizo, Horacio Macuacua, Martin Kilvady or Guillermo Weickert.
Over the past few years, she has performed for Welcome to the Montgomery Experience by Miguel Marín, Teresa Navarrete and María Cabeza de Vaca, Error by Juan Luis Matilla/Mopa, and Jornada Espiritual by Alberto Cortés. She also collaborated as a movement asisstant on Las Dependientas by La Ejecutora/Fran Pérez and Julio León and Da Mopa by Mopa/Juan Luis Matilla.
In 2014 Silvia founded the creative collective Rosa Cerdo, producing and presenting several pieces since then, always in collaboration with Alberto Almenara.
ALBERTO ALMENARA SÁNCHEZ (Seville, 1984)
Alberto Almenara was initiated into the world of music fifteen years ago, when he started a band with his university mates. Over the years he played in several bands, adapting to its different styles, from punk and hardcore (Hiroshima Atomic Garden) to post-rock (Trisfe), as well as classy pop (Salieri). Together with them, he recorded five EPs and two LPs, and performed as the supporting artist for bands such as Lisabö, Sr. Chinarro, Refree, Jeniferever, McEnroe, Soledad Vélez or Efterklang.
Once they splitted up, Alberto started his own experimental solo project, Veronal (formerly known as Kathmandu). Under this name he has published a single (‘Pocket Calculator -Kraftwerk cover-’), three EPs (‘Im’, ‘Swan’ and ‘La nueva carne’) and two LPs. The first one, ‘La cabaña en el bosque. Canciones para Maclein y Parker’, is a compilation of his colaborations for Maclein y Parker’s blog, a publishing house. The second one, ‘La vida a 5 nudos’, is the original soundtrack he composed for the documentary of the same title directed by Alejo Moreno and produced by Telemadrid, premiered at Festival de Cine de Málaga.
Concurrently, in the field of performing arts, he joined Rosa Cerdo in 2014, starting a fruitful collaboration with Silvia Balvín. Besides composing and playing the music for all the pieces by Rosa Cerdo, he takes part in every creation as a performer. In addition, he created the soundscape for ‘Un viaje’, a poetry performance by Iván Vergara and Sandra Carvajal, and composed and played the music for ‘Invisibles. La ciudad de Asterión’, a short piece by Teatro a Pelo presented at Festival de Artes Escénicas de Sevilla.