FRANCISCO CÓRDOVA  

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Performer, Choreographer and Pedagogue  |  México

Francisco Córdova is positioned within the national and international scenic market as a performer, choreographer and educator, participating in several summits and festivals in more than 30 countries around the world. He is currently qualified as one of the most representative educators and performers of the new European contemporary dance scene.

 

He has obtained two Master Degrees: Master in Theater Studies and Stage Direction and a Master in Stage Lighting from the Institut del Teatre (IT) in Barcelona, Spain. He majored in Contemporary Dance at the National School of Dance (ENDCC) in Mexico. He also studied in Montreal, Canada, with the company Le Jeune Ballet du Québec (JBQ), and in New York, U.S., with Ballet Hispánico (BH). 

He is a direct disciple of David Zambrano.

 

He is the Director of his own company Physical Momentum, ATLAS Mexico Festival and the training program Técnicas de Movimiento.

With an uninterrupted 19 year long professional artistic career, Francisco has been part of numerous companies and projects over a period of almost two decades. Since the year 2006 he developed his methodological proposal BODY-ACTION, which he has taught at several workshops in very important international art centers. The press mentions him as “one of the seven emerging choreographers”; “An international benchmark and one of the most representative performers of the new Mexican dance scene”, becoming one of the most remarkable ambassadors of Mexican performing arts in an international horizon. He has become a fundamental piece within the academic networks in Europe, Asia and Latin America, his research and training practice stands out among the main teaching vanguards worldwide, being part of renown festivals, institutions and schools, such as:

 

(AUSTRIA) SEAD- Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (RUSSIA) Классы Для Своих, DAAS, Театр-студия современной хореографии (CROATIA) Festival plesa i neverbalnog kazališta Svetvinčenat > Zagreb (GERMANY) DOCK 11, B12 Festival (BELGIUM) GARAGE 29, TicTac Art Center (SINGAPORE) Xposition ‘O’ Contemporary Odt Dance Fiesta (INDIA) Sanskar Festival, Dance Rulzs, Attakkalari, (FINLAND) ZODIAK Center for New Dance Helsinki (THE NETHERLANDS) FONTYS Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (ISRAEL) Movement Research Israel / מחקר תנועה ישראל, Kibbutz Program Hasadna & Masa (GREECE) Krama Arts Space, Kalamata International Dance Festival (PORTUGAL) Summer Intensive (CZECH REPUBLIC) Konzervatoř Duncan Center (ITALY) AND Academia Nazzionali di Danza de Roma, SLIP Scola di circo, Lab QuattroX4, OstiaDanza (SPAIN) Festival Deltebre Dansa, La Caldera Barcelona, LaCerda, AREA Espai de Dansa i creació, nunART, Nau Ivanow, L´struch, Tragant dansa, Bambu Danza, PAD Sevilla, CC.Barceloneta, EDAE, latiNOlati (COLOMBIA) Festival Danza en la ciudad, Danza Común, Cortocinecis- CENDA (COSTA RICA) Reves, La Machine Festival (ECUADOR) TAXI, Compañia Nacional de Camara (BRAZIL) Red Festival Dança em Trânsito, Dança de Diadema, Epaço Dança (EL SALVADOR) Festival Nomada - Compañia Nacional de Danza (PANAMA) FAE Festival internacional de Artes Escenicas (CHILE) Plantar (ARGENTINA) Una Constante (VENEZUELA) Escuela Nacional de Danza> Teatro Alberto de Paz y Mateos  (CANADA) Circuit-Est centre Chorégraphique, L’Artère, Développement et Perfectionnement en Danse, Université du Québec à Montréal (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA) Gybney, Fail Space, Movement Research  (MEXICO) ATLAS México Festival, Centro Nacional de las Artes, ENDCC, ADM, EPDM, ESMDM, OY, UV, UNAM, END, UG, UAQ, UABC, UNISON, ESDS, BUAP, CEMA, Camp-in, RED de Festivales Norte, Sur y Centro Occidente among many other national and international festivals, schools and institutions.

He has earned several recognitions, residencies and artistic grants in Latin America and Europe. He has been a scholarship holder by the National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA) through many programs: Support for Projects and Cultural Co investments 2017-2018 and 2014-2015, Performing Arts Meeting ENARTES 2015 and 2016, Scenic Creators 2015-2016, 2011-2012 and 2009-2010, Young Creators 2013-2014, Support to the Benefit of Choreographic Production Program EPRODANZA 2012-2013, Incentives for Creation and the Artistic Development of Guanajuato 2007-2008.

 

His choreographic speech has been performed at several stages and platforms of the scenic dance market. He has been invited by important institutions, companies and professional schools to share and print his creative profile. Over the course of his career he has developed as a performer, choreographer and educator, participating in meetings and festivals in Mexico, United States, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Panama, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Spain, Holland, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Croatia, Austria, Germany, Greece, Russia, Finland, Singapore, Israel and India.

 

He is currently based  Brussels, Belgium.

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