DANZA CONTEMPORÁNEA DE CUBA
|DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHOREOGRAPHIC MATERIAL
|ASSISTANT TO THE CHOREOGRAPHER
|CHARLES CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS MESSE DE REQUIEM / LE DÉLUGE / SYMPHONIE NR. 3 / CONSERT FOR VIOLINE AND ORCHESTER NR. 2 IN C-DUR / DANZA MACABRA
|ALEXIS DE LA O JOYA AND GEORGE CÉSPEDES
|DECEMBER 25, 2021, SALA AVELLANEDA, TEATRO NACIONAL DE CUBA
|LENGTH OF THE PRODUCTION
|THE WHOLE COMPANY
"The vast world: a grain of dust in space.
The vain science of men: words.
The peoples, beasts and flowers of the seven climes: shadows.
The fruit of thy continual meditation: nothing."
George Céspedes was born in Holguin in 1979. He studied classical, modern and contemporary dance at the National Ballet School in his home country. Immediately after graduation, he joined Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, where he has since danced in the works of numerous modern choreographers, from Jan Linkens to Samir Akika and Carlos Acosta.
He began creating his own choreographies in 1997 for Danza Contemporánea, the Ballet Nacional de Cuba and the National Ballet School. Today he is considered one of Cuba's leading contemporary choreographers, and he recently founded his own company with the beautiful name "Los hijos del director" ("The director's children").
Céspedes has won numerous prizes in his home country, in 2010 he was awarded the audience prize for "La Ecuacion" at the Choreographers' Competition in Hanover, in the same year he was nominated for an Olivier Award in London with "Mambo 3XX1". He says of himself that he is "obsessively, almost compulsively" obsessed with bringing choreographies to the stage.