Jorge’s work is renowned for merging the athleticism and excitement of sports with the compelling visuals of an art installation. He is passionate about showing off the dancers as resiliently virtuosic individuals that together forms a strong and compact team.
Jorge holds a degree in Sport Sciences and studied contemporary dance at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid. After working as a professional dancer for different companies throughout Europe, he became a full-time lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School (The Place) for four years. Currently, Jorge is an award winning choreographer whose work has been performed in the main theatres around the world: from the prestigious New York City Centre (USA), to the avant-garde 798 District in Beijing (China) or Sadlers Wells and the Royal Opera House in London (UK). Following this motto and based upon his synthesis of sport and dance movement patterns, Jorge founded SQx (somoSQuien eXperience) leading workshops internationally and coaching professional companies such as Akram Khan Company, DV8, Punchdrunk, Rambert, etc. Over the last years Jorge has been commissioned by companies such as: Scottish Dance Theatre (UK), Beijing 9 Contemporary Dance Theatre (China), Acosta Danza (Cuba), among others. His work has been described as: “irrepressible good fun” (The Guardian), “perfect” (The Independent) or “a Sudoku brought to life” (Londondance.com). His latest creation for the company directed by Carlos Acosta has been awarded as the best dance piece presented in Cuba in 2017.
In 2014 Jorge co-founded min tala, a Pan-Arab dance company that uses contemporary dance as a peacekeeping, personal and professional development tool in areas of conflict in the middle East. He also served as Artistic Director for Aerowaves Festival in Burgos in 2011.
For the last 20 years, Jorge has been working to crack the secret of how to replicate altered states of consciousness through very accessible but highly effective body routines. This has resulted in a cutting-edge methodology that has been published in the form of a doctoral thesis. In 2018 Jorge has been awarded a PhD by Goldsmiths, University of London.
Due to his outstanding work in dance research, he has been appointed as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Derby. Jorge also applies this research to music and film personalities.
Lali Ayguadé was born in Barcelona in 1980. She joined the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona, the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona for dance in 1996 and after a year, decided to train in PARTS (Belgium). In her fourth year, she created the solo “Silence” coached by Wim Vandekeybus.
After her training, she joined Publik Eye Company in Denmark, directed at that time by Carmen Mehnert. In 2003, Lali joined the Akram Khan Company as a full time member creating and performing in the productions: “Kaash”, “Ma”, “Bahok” (together with the National Ballet of China), “Vertical Road” and “Confluence” collaborating with Nitin Sawhney and Ricardo Nova.
She has worked with Roberto Olivan (Enclave Dance Company) in the production “Homeland” and with Hofesh Shechter in the productions “In your rooms”, “Cult” and “The Art of not looking back”. She also worked with Marcos Morau from La Veronal (Spanish Dance National Award in 2013 as Best Choreographer) in the piece “Portland” and with the contemporary circus company Baró d’Evel with whom she performed “Mazut” and “Besties”.
In 2005, Lali choreographed “Twice Read” together with the Slovak dancer and choreographer Anton Lachky (one of the founders of Les Slovaks dance collective). Between 2007 and 2009, she choreographed other small works with the acrobat and clown Joan Ramon Graell (director of Circus Association in Barcelona). In 2012, she created the trio “Little Me” with the Korean dancer Young Jin Kim and Joan Català for the Salmon Festival in Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona; and for the Ramon Llull’s anniversary, she created “Encontre” with Joan Català and Jordi Molina. In 2013, she created two short duets: “Incognito” and “Saba”.
In 2015, she created her first full-length work with four performers, “Kokoro”, co-produced by Mercat de les Flors and Temporada. The following year, she co-created “De Camino al Otro” with the acrobat Julian Sicard.
Lali is currently working on “iU an Mi” co-produced by Mercat de les Flors, Bolzano Danza Festival and Temporada Alta.
In 2010, she was nominated as “Exceptional dancer” for the Critics awards of London, and in 2014 as “Best Creator”. In 2016, she was also nominated as “Best Dancer” for the “Recomana.cat” Critics awards in Barcelona.
She starred the short movie “TIMECODE” which was awarded with the Palme d’Or at Festival de Cannes, the Goya Award, the Gaudi Award and was nominated at the Oscars 2016 among others.
Lali shares her technique and the investigation linked to her creations around the world through workshops.