Compañía Sharon Fridman is a contemporary dance group formed in 2006 and based in Madrid.
The company’s first piece was released at the Certamen Coreográfico of Madrid and won several awards for creation and production.
The technical foundation I use in my work is focused on the relation between gravity and balance, and is inspired by my mother who was born with Arnold Chiari syndrome. I have developed a new body language which I decided to call INA, Contact INcreation.
With this new language, I began a research process on contact and the way it represents us. I work at laboratories with professional and student dancers, at dance schools, both public and private, in Spain and other cities I visit when touring.
Nowadays, all my work is based on the INA technique and is represented all over the world. Many pieces have received important awards, such as the best show for Free Fall (2015), the best choreography for Erritu in 2019, first prize and audience award for Hasta dónde…? at the Certamen de Burgos-New York (2011) and award for best dance show at the Dance and Theatre Fair of Huesca for Free Fall and All ways (2014 and 2017 respectively).
A large number of companies and groups dance many of my creations today, such as the National Dance Company of Spain, the National Dance Company of Paraguay, the Vertigo Dance Company of Israel, the Bora Dance Project of South Korea, the Kukai Dantza Company from the Basque Country, the Colectivo Cinético from Italy, the LaMov Company from Zaragoza, the Compagnie Jus de la Vie from Stockholm and the Bielefeld Ballet from Germany.
Since starting my personal project with the Sharon Fridman Company, I have co-produced several pieces together with Mercat de les Flors, Ludwigshafen Theater, Autumn Festival in spring, Madrid en danza and the Tenerife Auditorium, among others.
One of my more personal and famous projects is Rizoma, co-produced with the Paris Quartier d’Été theatre and the Chalut Theatre of Paris. It is a macro-representation in which between 60 and 100 people participate whose dream is to dance. It is an artistic and social project in which the philosophy of contact is applied to the daily development of society. I think it is the best way to bring my technique universally closer to other people and, therefore, I encourage them to question the daily forms of coexistence and social interaction.
This project was born in Paris in 2012 and since then it has taken place once a year in a different city each time. Until now, it has been seen at the International Dance Biennial Cali (Colombia), the Oerol Festival in Terschelling (Netherlands), in Hong Kong (China), in the East – West: Festival di danza contemporanea de Rovereto and the Festival Opera State de Bassano del Grappa (Italy). The next edition will be held in Jerusalem.
Today, the Sharon Fridman Company has its residency at the Francisco Rabal de Pinto Theater (Madrid), where I carry out projects with the community and create my own works. In the last years, I have directed the Gvamin festival 2018 of the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv and Danzamos Conde Duque in Madrid (2017). I am currently still working on artistic exhibition projects locally as a member of different platforms such as Coreógrafos en Comunidad, of which I am one of the founding partners.
The company’s most recent production, Dosis de Paraíso, premiered in March 2020 at the Donostia Fair (d feria) and will be performed next season at Matadero Madrid, Teatro del Canal, Danza Valencia and Cádiz en danza, among other destinations.
In 2020, my new project Shape on us will be released at the Israel Festival, produced alongside the Vertigo Dance Company. It is a composition for 10 dancers with functional diversity and whose bodies have unique and singular shapes.