Tania Pérez-Salas Compañía de Danza

Tania Pérez-Salas Compañía de Danza

Founded in its beginnings as Ahava (1993), later named as Mnemosyne (1994) and finally as Tania Pérez-Salas Company (1994), with the mission of being a reference in contemporary dance thanks to its quality, technique, multicultural cast and its presence in national and foreign scenarios; has been invited to the most prestigious festivals in the world such as the Latin American Dance Festival in Montreal, the Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, the East-West Festival of Italy, the Cervantino International Festival, the New York Fall For Dance Festival City Center Theater, The Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the Solo and Duets Festival of Venezuela, the Shanghai International Festival, in China, the Galway Arts Festival, in Ireland, the Tel-Aviv Dance Festival in Israel and the Iberomix Festival of the Kennedy Center and Celebrity Series of Boston.

It has conquered the Mexican stages such as the Palace of Fine Arts, the City Theater, the Cultural Center of the Forest, the National Auditorium, the University Cultural Center and the Historical Center Festival; In addition to various venues in the interior of the country.

Between 2006 and 2015, he participated in important tours of the United States, performing at theaters such as the Yerba Buena Theater in San Francisco, at the Kennedy Center for the Pre-Forming Arts in Washington, D.C .; the Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis, the Mondavi Center in California, the Adrienne Arscht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami and the Music Center in Los Angeles, among others. It was presented at the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Diplomatic Relations between Mexico and Egypt, in the Opera Houses of Cairo and Alexandria. Similarly, in some performing arts markets, such as CINARS, in the city of Montreal, in the National Monument theater and in “Puerta de las Américas”, in Mexico City, in June 2003 and 2004.

Each work of the Company is derived from a creative process based on personal experiences, socio-historical problems, and different artistic sources; which allows you to connect emotionally with your audience at the first contact. In his choreography there is a brilliant quality, which manages to combine music, costumes and lights into a meaningful whole. Some of his pieces are: Invocations, inspired by the poetry of Vicente Huidobro; The slave, inspired by the homonymous work of the writer Isaac Bashevis Singer; satire to technology in Biography of desire; the dimensions of death and life in Visitor; femininity, in The Hours; love and sensuality in Anabiosis; water, with its infinite power to drive metaphors and images in The waters of oblivion; and the revival of historical and literary texts in Clodia the impudent, premiered at the Palace of Fine Arts with the Choir of the National Conservatory of Music, soloists musicians of the National Institute of Fine Arts and the Tambuco Percussion ensemble. Ex Stasis, was inspired by the enormous concern of living before a lifestyle where the messages that the body has for the mind are eluded. In 2012 she was recognized with the prestigious award Las Lunas del Auditorio as the best contemporary dance project and in 2016 she premiered the Macho Man XXI work at the Palacio de Bellas Artes with great success, addressing gender violence. In March 2018, the company was presented with great success and success at the Schrit-tmacher Festival 2018 – Just Dance !,in Aachen, Germany.

 

Artistic Director, Tania Pérez-Salas

Born in Mexico City. In 1993, after more than fifteen years of studies in dance, she received important recognitions, such as being considered the best female performer in the National Dance Award. In 1994 she won two Virginia Fabregas awards: best dancer and best choreographer. In that same year he received the National and Continental Choreography Prize and participated as a soloist in the VI International Dance Competition of Paris. It was the first Mexican dancerwhowas among the first five places in that contest. In 1996hewon the prize awarded by the public to the best choreography of the International Festival of San Luis Potosí.

In 1994 he founded the Tania Pérez-Salas Company. Since then she has obtained multiple scholarships from the National Fund for Culture and the Arts as interpreter and choreographer. It has been recognized and granted scholarships on several occasions by cultural entities in Mexico, such as Conaculta, Fonca, INBA, SRE, SEGOB, Cenart and UNAM; and, abroad, by the University of Texas at Austin, among others. He has also achieved support, unparalleled within the performing arts in Mexico, from private companies to carry out various productions. Since 2011 belongs to the National System of Art Creators.

As a choreographer and dancer she was selected by the SGAE, in 1999, for the Encuentro Generación Ñ in the cityofBarcelona, Spain. In December 2001 and January 2002 he worked and danced with the cellist Jimena Jiménez Cacho in Ecos del Mundo, solo for cello and dance, in Mexico and Madrid. As a choreographer she has worked with the National Dance Company, and premiered two works at the Palacio de Bellas Artes: 3. Fourteen Sixteen, on December 5, 2002; and Between Heaven and Earth, on November 6, 2003. The Tania Pérez-Salas Company has been invited to the most prestigious festivals in the world such as the Festival of Latin American Dance in Montreal, the Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, the East-West Festival of Italy, the International Cervantino Festival, the Fall For Dance Festival of the New York City Center Theater, The Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the Solo and Duets Festival of Venezuela, the Shanghai International Festival, in China, the Galway Arts Festival, in Ireland, the Tel-Aviv Dance Festival in Israel and the Iberomix Kennedy Center Festival and the Boston Celebrity Series.

In addition, between 2006 and 2015, she was invited to participate in important tours of the United States, performing at major theaters such as the Yerba Buena Theater in San Francisco, three times at the Kennedy Center for the Pre-Forming Arts in Washington, D.C .; the Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis, the Mondavi Center in California, the Adrienne Arscht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami and the Music Center in Los Angeles, among others. Along with her company, Tania Pérez-Salas also participated in the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Diplomatic Relations between Mexico and Egypt, appearing at the Opera Houses in Cairo and Alexandria.

Each work of Tania Pérez-Salas is derived from a personal experience, which allows her to connect emotionally with her public. Her choreography shows a unique character, which the audience perceives at first contact. There is a brilliant quality in it, in which he manages to combine music, costumes and lights into a meaningful whole. His work is nourished by his personal experiences, his love for literature, cinema, philosophy and the visual arts. In this way, works such as Invocations emerge, inspired by the poetry of Vicente Huidobro; The slave, inspired by the homonymous work of the writer Isaac Bashevis Singer; satire to technology in Biography of desire; the dimensions of death and life in Visitor; femininity, in The Hours; love and sensuality in Anabiosis; water, with its infinite power to drive metaphors and images, in The waters of oblivion; and the revival of historical and literary texts in Clodia the impudent, premiered at the Palace of Fine Arts with the Choir of the National Conservatory of Music, soloists musicians of the National Institute of Fine Arts and the Percussion ensemble Tambuco. Ex Stasis, was inspired by the enormous concern of living before a lifestyle where the messages that the body has for the mind are eluded.

Tania Pérez-Salas and her company have participated in performing arts markets, such as CINARS, in the city of Montreal, in the National Monument theater and in “Puerta de las Américas”, in Mexico City, in June 2003 and 2004.

Tania Pérez-Salas participated as a jury of the 2006 National Arts and Sciences Award and on two occasions was a jury of the Fonca, for the Scholarship for Study Abroad. During the 2004-2006 period, she was selected as Citizen Counselor of the Ministry of Culture of the Federal District.

From 2008 she was a conductor and dance specialist for Channel 22. She has been in charge of two programs: Juego de Cuerpos and Pasión en Movimiento, which is still broadcast and aims to inform and bring new audiences to the dance of Mexico and other latitudes. In 2012, she and her company were awarded the valuable Las Lunas del Auditorio award in recognition of the best contemporary dance project. In 2014 she was recognized as a Pioneer Woman of the Autonomous University of Mexico. In 2016 he premiered his Macho Man XXI work at the Palacio de Bellas Artes with great success. The most recent tour of Tania Pérez-Salas and her company went to Aachen, Germany, where she participated in the Festival Schrit-tmacher 2018 – Just Dance !.