Proposed as a modul-dance artist by Mercat de les Flors Barcelona [Spain]
Animal is a choreographic work for five performers, presented in a dreamlike atmosphere. It explores necessity and desire: a flow of superposed pictures and scenes of physical, emotional answers, of extreme situations, in which instinct appears in the most daily moment of our days.
Without resorting to a classical narrative thread, the work displays images of fighting, necessity, relaxation, love, emotional sequestrations. Actions that are linked to the idea of animality and survival.
The company’s characteristic mix between dance and action, intermingles and moves around together with Marina Wayner texts, evoking scenes of the impulsive world which leads us towards things or situations.
Nature doesn't exist for the animal mind, it isn't a refuge, it isn't a place. Nature is the place where the animal live, where they are and exist. In that way, it is impossible to put a name what it isn't foreing, what is is part of itself.
Daniel Abreu was born in Tenerife, which is where his curiosity and interest for physical movement and stage expression began. He obtained a degree in Psychology from the Universidad de Educación a Distancia. As a performer, he has worked in a variety of national dance and theatre companies and groups in Spain.
He has received a number of prizes, such as: The Jury’s prize for Choreography and the Outstanding Dancer’s Fundación AISGE Prize to attend the American Dance Festival (2005), in XVIII Certamen coreográfico de Madrid, as well as Most Distinguished Dancer of the IV Certamen Coreográfico de Maspalomas (1999).
His project of forming a company developed almost imperceptibly in 2004. The sum of his creations and collaborations came together in the concept that is known today as the Cía. Daniel Abreu.
His first solo piece, Espera, marked the beginning of this ongoing creative career which has resulted in around thirty works. Equilibrio was premiered in the Museo Nacional Centro de Artes Reina Sofía, in Madrid, and selected for MOV-S 2010 and AEROWAVES 2011. Perro (Dog) was selected to be part of the Red de Teatros Alternativos in 2008, for Aerowaves 2009 and for an AECI 2009-2010 tour around America.
As a result of all this creative work, Daniel Abreu has been invited to give a number of workshops and courses, in which he has shared his creative and personal vision of contemporary dance with students as well as dance and theatre companies in South America and Europe.
In parallel, he continues developing his own work without moving away from other creative activities, such as directing projects for other creators. He combines this with stage directing of Provisional Danza (Madrid), and supporting projects initiated by others, such as the programme “Artistas en Residencia” (Madrid, 2009).
Upcoming artist events
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Past artist events
- 03-01-2011 - 13-01-2011
Daniel Abreu. Animal. Research. Plesna Izba Maribor
- 23-03-2011 - 25-03-2011
Daniel Abreu. Animal. Presentation. Danshuis Station Zuid Tilburg
- 31-03-2011 - 03-04-2011
Daniel Abreu. Animal. Production. Mercat de les Flors Barcelona
- 31-03-2011 - 03-04-2011
Daniel Abreu. Animal. Presentation. Mercat de les Flors Barcelona
- 21-04-2011 - 01-05-2011
Daniel Abreu. Animal. Research. Maison de la Danse Lyon
- 01-11-2011 - 01-11-2011
Daniel Abreu. Animal. On Tour. Auditorio de Tenerife
- 18-11-2011 - 19-11-2011
Daniel Abreu. Animal. On Tour. Festival Madrid en Danza
- 24-01-2012 - 24-01-2012
Daniel Abreu. Animal. On Tour. Centro Cultural Conde Duque Madrid
- 21-04-2012 - 21-04-2012
Daniel Abreu. Animal. On Tour. Gasteszena San Sebastián
- 04-05-2012 - 04-05-2012
Daniel Abreu. Animal. On Tour. Paraninf Universitat Jaume I Castelló
- 06-05-2012 - 06-05-2012
Daniel Abreu. Animal. On Tour. Schwankalle Bremen
- 20-05-2012 - 20-05-2012
Daniel Abreu. Animal. On Tour. MODAFE Dance Festival Seoul
- 15-06-2012 - 15-06-2012
Daniel Abreu. Animal. Presentation. Mercat de les Flors: MOV-S 2012 Cádiz
- 29-06-2012 - 30-06-2012
Daniel Abreu. Animal. On Tour. Internationales Tanzfestival Weimar
- 02-07-2012 - 02-07-2012
Daniel Abreu. Animal. On Tour. Zawirowania Festival Warsaw
- 07-07-2012 - 07-07-2012
Daniel Abreu. Animal. On Tour. Fabrik Potsdam
- 20-07-2012 - 20-07-2012
Daniel Abreu. Animal. On Tour. Dance and non Verbal Festival San Vicenti
- 20-09-2012 - 20-09-2012
Daniel Abreu. Animal. Presentation. Plesna Izba Maribor
- 22-09-2012 - 22-09-2012
Daniel Abreu. Animal. Workshop. Plesna Izba Maribor
- 10-10-2012 - 10-10-2012
Daniel Abreu. Animal. On Tour. Plataforma Berlin
- 16-11-2012 - 01-01-1970
Daniel Abreu. Animal. On Tour. Romaeuropa Festival Rome
- 21-11-2012 - 21-11-2012
Daniel Abreu. Animal. On Tour. LAVA Valladolid
- 01-12-2012 - 01-01-1970
Daniel Abreu. Animal. On Tour. Centro Párraga Murcia
- 22-12-2012 - 22-12-2012
Daniel Abreu. Animal. On Tour. Auditorio Ourense
- 25-03-2013 - 25-03-2013
Daniel Abreu. Animal. On Tour. Festival Cuatro x Cuatro Mexico
- 10-06-2014 - 10-06-2014
Daniel Abreu. Animal. On Tour. June Events Festival Paris
- 12-11-2014 - 12-11-2014
Daniel Abreu. Animal. On Tour. Festival Novadança Brasilia
- 20-11-2014 - 20-11-2014
Daniel Abreu. Animal. On Tour. Festival Dantzaldia Bilbao