Frantics dance company

Frantics Dance Co





'Space'
(1st price in burgos/new york 2020)
(2nd price in 34th Hannover choreographic competition)

Frantics is an experimental dance company based in Freiburg / Berlin. Since 2013 and due to their similar artistic vision, the co-founders started their own research in B-boying, Hip-hop, Acrobatics and Contemporary dance.

In 2014 they presented “Praesens” as their first theater piece, in 2015 they created “Senz” and it followed an international tour including Italy, Spain, Germany and North Macedonia.

It was in 2016 the prestigious theatre “Sophiensaele” offered them a funding to create their piece “Last” that had premiered in Tanztage Berlin 2017. This piece was performed in Spain, Italy, Germany, Greece and Taiwan. In the end of 2017, they cooperated with the Taiwanese company “Les petite choses” to create their piece 13.

In 2019, they created “Last Space” with the support of the festival “Dance days Chania”. In 2020 they won the first prize in Burgos-New York and second prize in the 34th Hannover international competition with “Space”, piece that got also invited to Mash 2021 (Israel).

Their particular language is characterized by rapid changes, freezes, isolations and explosive moves, all of it included inside a deep theatrical framework. They use all those elements integrated in order to convey to the spectator the deepest stories that dwell in their unconscious.

Nowadays they share and tour around the world performing, creating and sharing their knowledge with the community.

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By George Anastasakis

Performance
Last Space

Gallus Theater
7th/8th January
(Frankfurt, dE)

Marco & Juan (By Alvaro Rodríguez)

Performance
Ordinary People

Eisfabrik
19th February 2021
(Hannover, DE)

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Performance
Space

Hannover
3rd July 2021
(Hannover, DE)

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Originally from Spain, his first contact with the world of dance came in 2005, when he began breakdancing in the streets of his hometown, Valladolid. As he participated in competitions around Spain, he discovered that dance was not only a hobby, but a passion. Carlos moved to Berlin in 2012 where he could experience more varieties of dance and demonstrate his skills. Carlos eventually graduated from the Tanzfabrik Berlin dance school, where he developed his style, learned different techniques and discovered new ways of expression.

In 2015 Carlos created his 1st solo “T.I.M.O.R”. In 2019 Carlos created his 2nd solo “VENENA”. In 2020 Carlos created his 3rd solo “SECRETO”. Which is currently touring around Europe.

Carlos has also worked with Theater Strahl (Berlin), Dagada Dance Company (Freiburg), La Monnaie De Munt – Brussels ; Opera Trista und Isolde, De Dansers (Holland) and choreographer including Fernando Melo, Lorca Renoux, Juan Tirado, Ira Demina, Karolin Stächele, Mikolaj Mikolajczyk, Julia Maria Koch, Pies Merkx, Efrat Stempler and many more.

Marco was born in Naples (IT) where he started his dance career in 2003, dancing in the bboying scene of Naples, winning many national and international prices with DBR Crew.

He worked with: Panorama Dance Theather (CH), Southpaw Dance Co (UK), Theather Sthral Berlin (DE). Currently, as a dancer and assistant choreographer at Wang Ramirez and as assistant choreographer at Staatstheather Braunschweig. He directed and choreographed at TANZWERK101- HF ZUB Zurich, Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, Oliva Contemporary Dance Project, Verona.

He has worked as guest teacher at: CCN Ballet Preljocaj, Staatstheater Kassel, Staatstheater Gorlitz, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Krakowskie Centrum Choreograficzne, A_Space Dance Studio Taipei, NunOff Barcelona, Contemporary Dance School Hamburg, Maison De La Danse Lyon, School of Performing Arts Malta, Dance Days Chania 2018-2019, DAF Facoltà di arti della danza Roma, Dublin Dance Festival 2019, HENNY JURRIËNS STUDIO Amsterdam, XI International Contemporary Workshop Praga 2019.

Diego de la Rosa discovered Bboying in 2004. In his formative years as a dancer, he travelled throughout Europe and participated in various competitions and events.

Apart from his personal artistic endeavours as a dancer, since 2014, he has worked on various projects. Between 2015 and 2017 he was dancing for Theater Strahl in Berlin. In 2017 he worked with the Austrian company Hungry Sharks. In 2018 he was a guest dancer at Theater Bonn, in the season 2018/19 he was a full-time dancer at Theater Bremen and in the season 2020/21 he became a guest dancer at Theater Kassel. He had been working with choreographers such as Samir Akika (FR/DE), Helder Seabra (PL), Adrienn Hód Hodworks (HU), Laura Scozzi (IT), JDot Tight Eyez (USA), Nadine Gerspacher (DE/ES), Lorca Renoux (FR) and Johannes Wieland (DE) to name a few.

Additionally, he gained extensive knowledge in teaching and leading trainings professionally in diverse dance schools, festivals and companies. Since 2013, he has focused on the investigation and the development of his own techniques: “Exploring Possibilities”  is the results of his research. He is giving workshops in several places between Europe, Asia and Africa.

He got invited as a choreographer in Bulgaria, Germany, Greece and Spain.

Originally from Jaén, Spain. His background is strongly in uenced by Breakdance, Martial arts and computer science.

From 2014 until 2019 he has been a guest dancer of Johannes Wieland based in Staatstheater Kassel. During this period he also worked with Maxine Doyle, Sita Ostheimer and Helder Seabra.

In 2016 he co-created with Diego de la Rosa and Young-Won Song a piece that won the Residenzpreis in 31st Hannover Choreographic Festival. Afterwards, he choreographed “you.IT.me” with them in January 2017. In October the same year, he choreographed “13” with the company LPCP from Taiwan together with Frantics.

In 2018 he joined Staatsoper Berlin as a guest dancer. In 2019 he choreographed “Vértigo” for Staatstheater Kassel and in January 2020 he created “El diseño” for the postgraduate students of DAF (Dance Arts Faculty) in Rome. He taught in Tainan University of Technology, National Taiwan University of Arts, Backstage pool center (Taipei), A_Space (Taipei), B12 (Berlin), Hellerau, Studio Pro Arte, Marameo Berlin, Staatstheater Pforzheim, Staatstheater Kassel

Born in Valladolid in 1990, Álvaro became engaged in the arts from a very young age, using photography to express his vision of the world. At the age of 22 he started training as a photographer at GrisArt in Barcelona. At the same time he started focusing in portraits, dance performances and fashion shoots. At the age of 25, after finishing his photography degree, he began his career as an assistant to Marcelo Isaurralde, participating in numerous advertising jobs. The following year he started working as a photographic retoucher in the Catalan company Fotoempresas and eventually went on to work in the production team.
 

At the age of 27, he chose to focus on his true vocation: dance. He moved to Berlin where he works as an official photographer for one of the most prominent festivals of contemporary dance, b12, photographing the most renowned dancers and choreographers of the moment in both classroom and performance settings. In addition, he has appeared in many projects related to the performing arts including theatre and immersive performances, music videos,  short and feature length films; collaborating with a multitude of artists and taking their work to the world of audiovisual production. Álvaro continues to enhance his filmmaker skills by adapting his particular photographic eye to the realm of moving images, adding a layer of unique expression complexity to his work.