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

Dance and cinema

DANTZAZ IS PRODUCTION

ITSASMINA

Premiere in Cines GOLEM Pamplona 

After the success of BASOTIK ITSASORA 2.0, Dantzaz and Txikota are joining forces again to create ITSASMINA: a new fusion of film and dance that will come to the Golem cinemas in Pamplona on 11 May 2024.

ITSASMINA is a unique experience that combines film and dance to reflect on the relationship between a coastal village and the sea in the 21st century: how to continue living in harmony?

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DISTIRAK

A meeting of movements, colours in harmony

DISTIRAK

Immerse yourself in a unique journey through artistic expression and movement that transcends borders.

Dantzaz, in its commitment to innovation and international quality, presents a triptych of dance that blends freshness, vibrant colours and a universal bond with the audience.

Three leading choreographers, immersed in their own vision and passion, will guide us through a show that goes beyond dance; it is a sensory experience that invites us to discover the richness of the stories that are woven through the movement of the body.

From the shadows of theatre to the explosion of pop colours, and the connection with nature, each work is a portal to extraordinary worlds: dance becomes a bridge that unites personal experiences, cultural styles and the very essence of nature.

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TEASER

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.