# Date: April 6
#Hour: 20.00 and 20.45 H
Dancing and storytelling go hand in hand in Versus. On April 6th don't miss the two sessions we'll have with these talented dancers who will turn the hostel into a magical and artistic setting. A project that goes beyond the real and will surely leave more than one with an open mouth. Do you want to meet the artists?#Fecha: 6 de abril
Raquel Salamanca Santaella:
She was born in Tarragona, where she began her studies of classical dance at the "Artemis" school and ballroom dance at the "Cosins" school. Later she specialized in contemporary dance at the the Royal Professional Dance Conservatory of Mariemma in Madrid, obtaining the title of Professional Degree.
Receives the second prize in the "IV Concurso Nacional de Danza de Ribarroja del Turia" is selected with the Company CaraBdanza for the "XXI Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid" and is finalist in the international Festival "14Masdanza" of the city of Maspalomas (Canary Islands). In 2008 she travels to join the company Zappalá, and the following year, returns to Barcelona where she begins to work on different creative projects with the companies Cia.
In 2012 he joins the Opera Thèâtre de Limoges company in France, where she lives for 3 years, and participates as an interpreter in the video-dance "Clemence" under the direction of Alicia Cabrero, awarded as Best Choreographic Project of 2014 by the Conservatorio Superior de Danza María de Ávila of Madrid. On her return to Madrid, she joins the 9.80 collective with which she explores aerial dance with a harness.
She born in Málaga. She studied Classical Dance at the Professional Dance Conservatory of Malaga, at the Víctor Ullate dance school in Madrid and at the Royal Professional Dance Conservatory of Mariemma in Madrid, obtaining the professional title of Classical Dance. From 2008 to 2015 she was part of the Nuremberg State Ballet, under the direction of Goyo Montero and played mainly main roles such as "Clara" in The Nutcracker, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, or Margarita in Faust, among others.
She also worked with other choreographers such as JiřiKillian, Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Mats Ek, Nacho Duato or Crystal Pite. She joined the Saarland State Ballet in 2015, where she also played leading roles under the direction of Stijn Celis. In 2014 he received the Bavarian Cultural Prize, awarded by the ministry.
As a choreographer, she participated in the productions of young creators of the Nuremberg State Ballet and the Saarland State Ballet, and currently directs her own dance company, programmed in various theatres in Germany, Spain, and Brazil, and receiving the Best Choreography Award 2018 at the La Caja del Arte Choreographic Contest, Madrid.
She is also invited to give courses in numerous conservatories and dance schools in Europe. In 2019, the National Dance Company awarded her one of its annual "Creation Residences" aimed at choreographers and/or emerging companies.
It carefully breaks down the dramatic text of Shakespeare Julius Caesar by extracting the essence of his two main characters: only by observing the features of Brutus and Mark Antony, understanding their emotional mechanisms, can we narrate the conspiracy against the Roman emperor: how Brutus betrays and kills Caesar before the impotent gaze of Mark Antony, the victim's faithful friend.
The contemporary dance piece, performed by two women, seeks to observe and pay tribute to some of the cultural characteristics of classical Rome, transferring to the present day the ancient vision of perennial values in time such as friendship, love of the homeland, ambition, or loyalty. Brutus: "You will wonder why Brutus rose up against Caesar (...): it was not because he loved Caesar less, but because he loved Rome more".
The work, exhaustive work of dramaturgical adaptation and research, starts from the perspective of physical theatre and dance mixing text, expression and movement. This work is currently being developed in the Residencia Coreográfica granted by the National Dance Company, as support for the creation and endorsement of the quality of the proposal. This presentation is only a sample of the current work that shows in full creative process (the residence ends on April 12) a small exhibition with commentary of the project in Bastardo Hostel (Madrid).