Packed with love – contemporary dance

  • Date: Saturday, 15.12.2018
  • Hour: 19:30 h / 20:00 h

In Bastardo we are passionate about art in all its forms, so we bring you next December 15 a very special event of contemporary dance. In the coolest hostel in Madrid we have the honour of presenting Packed with love, a work created by choreographer Marina Miguélez and Aleix Mañé, which deals with love in its purest form. We will have two sessions, one at 7:30 pm and the second one at 8:00 pm so that we can fall in love with this work of contemporary dance in our most bastard hall.

Don’t let them tell you, come and fall in love, you bastard!

Packed with love is a gift. Through a succession of steps we recreate ourselves in different forms of love, always from the fresh and naive look of the lover.

Packed with love was created in 2015 for the Ballet of the Nuremberg State Opera within the production of New Choreographers of the Nuremberg Ballet, receiving good reviews from the local press and running out of theatre seats.

She was recently invited to participate in the Nerja Danza 2018 festival, for which she was expanded and adapted to a new cast. With this extension Miguélez rounds off the meaning of the piece, in which certain clichés of love life are fearlessly explored, creating an atmosphere of kindness and enjoyment. Packed with love received the Best Choreography award at the Pilloras de Danza Contest of La Caja del Arte, and was performed at the Teatro de las Culturas in Madrid, as part of the LDC’18 Festival programme. This work aims above all to be what its title states: a gift packaged with meticulous quality, a gift both for those who dance and for those who watch.

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The choreographer and director

Marina Miguélez Lucena

Born in Málaga. She is currently developing her artistic activity independently as a dancer (Interdans, Belgium), choreographer (Festival Cultural Bad Homburg – Frankfurt, Internazionales Solo Tanz Theater Festival – Stuttgart, Brazil), and teaching classical and contemporary dance courses in conservatories and dance schools in Europe. In November 2014 he received the Bavarian Cultural Prize, awarded by the German Ministry, in recognition of his professional career.

She trained in Classical Dance at the Pepa Flores Professional Dance Conservatory in Malaga, at the Victor Ullate Dance School in Madrid and the Royal Mariemma Professional Dance Conservatory in Madrid, obtaining the professional title of Classical Dance. In 2007 she joined the company Arte369 (Madrid), directed by María Giménez, as a dance troupe and soloist.

From 2008 to 2015 she was part of the Nuremberg State Ballet, where she worked under the artistic direction of Goyo Montero and played main roles such as “Clara”; in The Nutcracker” ;”Julieta”; in Romeo and Juliet, or “Margarita”; in Faust, among others. In this company she also had the opportunity to dance pieces by other choreographers such as Jiři Killian, Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Mats Ek, Nacho Duato or Crystal Pite, often working directly with them. She joined the Saarland State Ballet in September 2015, where she also played major roles under the direction of Stijn Celis.

As a choreographer, she took part in the performances of young choreographers organized by the Nuremberg State Ballet in 2013 and 2015, and by the Saarland State Ballet in 2016. And she currently runs her own contemporary dance company Marina Miguélez – Dance Craft, having programmed her shows in various theatres in Andalusia and Madrid, and receiving from the LDC Festival the Best Choreography award in 2018 in the Choreographic Contest of La Caja del Arte, Madrid, for his work “Packed with love”.


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Aleix Mañé

He was born in Tarragona. He began her studies at the official Artemis dance centre in Tarragona. In 2001 he entered the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona for 2003, after being awarded a scholarship at the Roseta Mauri International Competition, he moved to the Royal Conservatory. Dance Professional from Madrid. Silver Medal in the contest Les Espoirs de la Danse de Montpellier (2001 and 2002), prize to the best performer of the IX Concurso Nacional de Danza Ciudad de Ribarroja del Turia, in the modality of contemporary dance (2005), and prize to the best dancer in the III Concurso Internacional de Madrid.

In 2005 he was awarded a scholarship to join the company Ballet Carmen Roche and in November of that year he participated as a soloist in the production Blancanieves, by Ricardo Cué, with Tamara Rojo as a guest dancer. In 2006 she won first prize in the Castellón Dance Competition and won a scholarship to the Nederlands Dans Theater II. Also in 2006 he joined the Nafas Dance Company, directed by Patrick de Bana, and then, in September of the same year, he joined the National Dance Company.

In 2013 he was promoted to soloist under the direction of José Carlos Martínez. Since then he has danced in prominent roles in Herman Schmerman, William Forsythe, Sleepless, Jirí Kylián, Casi-Casa, Mats Ek and Walking Mad, Johan Inger, Remansos and a wide repertoire of Nacho Duato. In 2013 he premieres the role of Romeo in “Romeo & Julieta” , by Goyo Montero. He has also worked with choreographers such as Marcos Morau, Ohad Naharin, Itzik Galili, Sharon Fridman, Juanjo Arqués, Chevi Muraday, Toni Fabre, among others.
In 2018 he began his career as a freelance giving different workshops, participating as a dancer in different productions and developing his work as a choreographer for international galas or competitions such as the “Emerging Dancer”; of the English National Ballet at the Salder’s Wells in London with his award-winning choreography “SelF”, among others.


If you want to find out a little more about the work and the creators of the same visit the website of the choreographer who tells and explains all the details of this beautiful contemporary dance work:

As you can see, we don’t stop quietly in a fashionable hostel in the capital, but we are passionate about art and culture and we want you to always have one more reason to stay with us. Every week we organize new activities of all kinds so that you can live the real bastard experience, because in Bastardo we are a community whose strength you are. If you’re interested in this type of event, take a look at our scheduling, because you’re sure to find something that catches your eye. And, if you have any questions about this particular event or any other, our team of bastards will be more than happy to assist you through the mail: or through the phones: (+34) 682 519 535 o (+34) 918 193 798

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