Alex Soares || The Playground NYC
Friday, 5/22 || 1:00-2:00pm EST
Register at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=31459&stype=-110&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=100001588&date=05/22/20
Registered participants will be emailed a link to the class 15 minutes prior to the start.
The Playground NYC, in partnership with Gibney, is offering Online Studio, digital dance space. Join us, wherever you are for LIVE online classes with teaching artists in New York City and around the world. Let’s keep moving together and finding new ways to connect. Classes are open to movers of all levels!
Classes will be streamed live via ZOOM. Participants must pre-register for class and create a (free) ZOOM account to join. Registration will close 20 minutes before the class time. Fifteen minutes before class, you will receive an email with the ZOOM link.
Let’s dance it out! Community Strong.
Based in Sao Paulo, Alex Soares has had a career as a dancer in his native Brazil with a range of contemporary dance companies, including São Paulo City Ballet (BCSP) and Balé Teatro Guaíra. He performed works by renowned choreographers Ohad Naharin, Mauro Bigonzetti, Rami Levi, Gagik Ismailian, Itzik Galili, Angelin Preljocaj, Cayetano Soto, Oscar Araiz,Luis Arrieta,Henrique Rodovalho, among others.
As a choreographer and videomaker, Alex began creating in workshop settings for for new choreographers at the Ballet of the City of São Paulo, whilst still dancing. Always very interested in video and its many aspects, Alex also studied film-making, with the purpose of using this knowledge in his scenic productions and also in the creation of video dance. His videodance For a lost moment (2009) received the best video award at the 2010 Minute Festival and the following year he was invited by Noord Nederlandse Dans, a company based in Groningen, Netherlands, to create the video dance Perishable.
In 2012, Alex was one of 16 finalists of the 26th Hannover International Choreography Competition, an event that annually brings together promising choreographers in Hannover, Germany. That same year he won the 4th Pretty Creatives International Choreography Competition, which made it possible to create Trace in Loss for the Northwest Dance Project, a company based in Portland, USA. In 2013 he created Link for Ribeirão Preto Cia de Dança, which won the Choreographic Creation Award of the Year for the Paulista Dance Cooperative.
Since 2010, Alex has directed his own artistic troupe, the Mov_oLA Project and in October 2018 he was appointed Artistic Director of a Jundiaí Youth Dance Company.
As a guest choreographer, Alex has created works in Brazil for Balé Teatro Guaíra, Niterói City Ballet, Balé Teatro Castro Alves, Sesc Dance Company, Ribeirão Preto Dance Company, Amazonas Dance Company and São Paulo City Ballet.
Internationally, Alex has created for Noord Nederländse Dans (Holland), Northwest Dance Project (USA), National Ballet of Chile and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 2 (USA).
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