16 Jun 2015


Super excited for the premiere of BITES this Thursday in Rotterdam! 

 "BITES is a view on contemporary human relationships, exploring on digital self-branding  encouraged by online sex dating."

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Choreography: Juanjo Arques
Music: Arca
Styling and Costume Design: Anna Hoffmann
Make up: Hester Losse Winkel
Photography: Noon Concepts
Model: Matilde Tommasini
Dancers: Artists from Codarts Rotterdam

18 Aug 2013

MINOS in Uitmarkt 2013

'Uitmarkt', known as the national opening of the cultural season of the Netherlands, has evolved into a festival attracting thousands of visitors and featuring huge diversity of performers. Het National Ballet dancers Jurgita Dronina and James Stout will perform MINOS next Sunday, 1st of September in the main hall of Stadsschouwburg. The show also includes the debut of the Junior Company with the world premiere of "Lollapalooza" by Ernst Meisner and Alexei Ratmansky's pas de deux from Don Quixote.

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When: 1.10.13

Time: 12.00- 12.30
- Free entrance!!!

Where: Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam.

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27 Feb 2013

Dutch Double> New Work for Het National Ballet

In Dutch Doubles, the Dutch National Ballet is bringing together four leading choreographers working in the Netherlands and four world-famous Dutch artists from other disciplines. In four world premieres, harpist Remy van Kesteren, fashion designers Viktor & Rolf, photographer Rineke Dijkstra and visual artist Krijn de Koning will challenge choreographers and dancers to give of their very best.
Juanjo will be working with one of today’s most prominent visual artists, Krijn de Koning, known for his abstract architectural sculptures, in which colour plays an essential role.

Four world premieres by

choreographer Hans van Manen / harpist Remy van Kesteren
choreographer Jorma Elo / fashion designers Viktor & Rolf
choreographer Ton Simons / photographer Rineke Dijkstra
choreographer Juanjo Arqués / visual artist Krijn de Koning

23 Jan 2013

Movement Research Workshop #6

Heidi Vierthaler and Juanjo Arques: Solos and Partnering

Heidi Vierthaler & Juanjo Arques in the creation of "Unsound"

This workshop is designed to enable the dancer to search for and develop his/her own personal movement vocabulary, through the process of creating solos  and duets.

A series of exercises and tasks will help to release the body, increase awareness, articulation, the importance of pathway, and surprise you with unpredictable initiations. The partnering work will focus on the importance of weight exchange, listening, and truly feeling the surface of your body as well as the other.

We like to encourage the individual to bring their personal dance history into the room, as well as being able to let go and  brake old habits that allows space for new information.

Heidi and Juanjo are excited about leading this workshop together, after two rewarding creations together, “Unsound” for Compañia Nacional de Danza and “Consequence” for The Dutch National Ballet. The fusion of their rich dance careers has encouraged them to explore and develop new ways of partnering. The dancers are triggered by partnering tasks and encouraged to make their own decisions as far as developing material.
Heidi and Juanjo will follow the flow of the room, and choices of the dancers,  to create spontaneous movement tasks. They will  teach movement phrases from their own personal repertoire  as a starting point and then encourage the dancers to go on with their own choices. The dancers will also merge their new solo material into duets and trios with other participants creating a stimulating atmosphere in the room!

During the workshop, dancers are made aware of repetitive movement patterns, good and bad habits, and transferring emotions into a rich physical language.

Movement Research Workshop #6

Location > Eerstnassaustraat 7, Amsterdam. Buzzer  “de Singel” see map
Date > 4th-8th of March.
Start > 12.00 - 17.00
Fee > € 220

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Look forward to seeing you there!

Heidi & Juanjo ;)