dantzaz

dantza + Z

Our being, dance

«The “Z” expresses our way of doing. In Basque, the instrumental declension is designated by the letter “Z”, which closes the end of a word, referring to the way of doing, to how to do… Dance is our being and our way of doing. We dance by dancing and making dance. No, it is not a redundancy; it is a reality».

Adriana Pous, artistic director

Dantzaz encourages employment and professionalisation in the dance sector while promoting creation and research by giving opportunities to performers and choreographers worldwide

through artistic residencies and different types of contracts and grants and by supporting mediation and innovation projects to create new audiences.

Dantzaz is also a centre located in the facilities of Gipuzkoako Dantzagunea, where action, mediation, meeting with the community and accompanying artistic processes go hand in hand. It forms part of take out international cooperation networks. It leads various projects in the Euskadi-Navarre-New Aquitaine Euroregion, thanks to the support provided by the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, the Basque Government and the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music-INAEM and the Euroregión. During its over two decades of history, it has signed more than fifty productions and maintains cooperation and artistic exchange projects with institutions in Europe and America.

This is dantzaz

Projects

QUO

DANTZAZ IS PRODUCTION

‘QUO’, a programme with pieces by Gil Harush and Hilde Koch

Is there space – a place – for dance? How can it be found in a world where virtuality threatens to fragment at every moment this rituality or ceremony of the body, movement…? QUO’, the new programme of Dantzaz (premiered at the last edition of DFeria), invites us to imagine this path and does so by using the gazes that envelop the works of choreographers Gil Harush and Hilde Koch. Both artists are the authors of the three that make up a mosaic that brings old fishing traditions to the stage, that portrays the anxiety produced by being permanently connected, or that speaks to us of the four natural elements to recreate an ancestral and beautiful territory where we can find peace.

MENU

DANTZAZ IS PRODUCTION

‘MENU’, the new production for street and non-conventional venues

“MENU” bears the signature of choreographer Josu Mujika, a regular collaborator of the company. Reclaiming that intoxicating magic that came to life in Babette’s Feast, halfway between ritual and celebration of the senses, this travelling show is inspired by an allegory that is, at the same time, a game of similarities: is the choreographer a chef? How does he conceive, prepare or season his dishes? MENU’ is a travelling production articulated through five pieces, five choreographic passages that five performers interpret in five alternative spaces.

Dantza and cinema

DANTZAZ IS PRODUCTION

BATIK ITSASORA’, an immersive format that unites dance and documentary film in a project about refugees

Choreographic creation and cinema come together in a surprising new immersive format that invites the public to enjoy viewing a documentary film and a live dance performance. The film’Basotik Itsasora’ delves into the drama experienced by refugees and the impact of human migration. It does so by looking at the present and the more recent past; an example is Gurs, the concentration camp that received thousands of displaced Spaniards after the Civil War. After the screening, eight performers will stage ‘BASOA’, a piece inspired by the same theme.

 

Dantzaz Exploradora

Dantzaz is documentation

DANTZAZ EXPLORADORA: 20 YEARS OF DANCE IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY

Dantzaz Exploradora (https://dantzazexploradora.dantzaz.eus) is a digital publication that combines interviews, audiovisual documents, programmes, reviews, and testimonies, the historical memory of the last 20 years of the contemporary dance in the Basque Country through the work of the Dantzaz Dance Development Centre.

Dantzaz Exploradora is a publication open to the contributions of all the people who have collaborated with Dantzaz. If you would like to make any comments or contribute any content, please write to us at exploradora@dantzaz.eus.