THE COMPANY  Cía. Sonia Rodríguez

The Company Cía. Sonia Rodríguez was founded as a solo project in 2002. The focus of the company lies on contemporary dance and dance theatre. In the founding year the creation "Caos" was performed at the Canarios Dentro y Fuera festival (Tenerife, 2002) for the first time.
Caos was awarded the third best performer prize at the 8th International Solo Dance event at Stuttgart and won the price for the best coreography in the Danza Calvià Festival (Spain, 2005). In the following years Sonia Rodríguez created various pieces. Among those stands out 15 minutes, first danced at the CICCA at Las Palmas (Spain,2003) and furthermore performed at A.D.F. in Carolina, (U.S.A, 2003), at the Oster-Tanz-Tage in Hannover (Germany, 2004), Treffpunkt in Stuttgart (Germany, 2004), Tanzspeicher Wuerzburg (Germany, 2004) and Festival Cité in Lausanne, (Switzerland, 2005).

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In 2005 the Company created Azar which was also shown in various countries around Europe. Cia Sonia Rodríguez was invited to perform Azar at the Festival Niteroi Encontro com Espahna (Brazil, 2006). The piece received the support from KRTU (Scholarship: Jove Creativitat de la Generalitat de Catalunya).

Signs (2006); Cuasar (2007); Zufriedenheit (2009); Habla del cuerpo (2009) are other well received works.

In 2009 Sonia Rodríguez received a subsidy of the Canary government for the accomplishment of the project “Bal(l)ade”. The project was executed in collaboration with the Yann Lheureux Company (Montpellier -France) and Mesieurs Mesdames Company (Toulouse- France). Bal(l)ade was shown in three different countries on a tour through the Canary Islands, France and Germany.

In 2010 Sonia created the piece "Forbidden Colours" for the Cia Moudansa (Valencia). It ́s premiere took place at the Festival Danza Valencia 2010 (Spain).

The most recent solo creation of the company is "Forbidden Colours II". It was developed with the collaboration of the photographer Carlos Collado and for the II Latin-American Meeting of Contemporary Dance in Cabo San Lucas(Mexico, 2010). Forbidden colours II was performed at the Beijing Dance Festival 2013 (China) and at the 13th Tanzherbst Kempten (Germany). Forbidden Colours II had a support inside the residence program at El Graner, Espai de Creació (Barcelona).

The piece "Mabel" was created and first performed in Barcelona 2010. It was presented at the 13th Tanzherbst Kempten (Germany, 2013). It was supported with a residence program by the Teatre Tantarantana, Centre Civic Barceloneta and Centre Civic Les Corts (Barcelona, Spain).

Thirteen Steps is a creation for the Northern School of Contemporary Dance that was performed at the Northern School's Ridley Theatre in March 2012 (Leeds, UK). It is also a collaboration with the photographer Carlos Collado.

Contemplatio-Performed was a site specific work performed for the Museum of Ceramics of Barcelona (February 2013). It was a work inspired by the photographic installation Contemplatio from Carlos Collado.

“ A131 for your safety “ was created in Berlin and first performed at Festival Canarios Dentro y Fuera 2016.

“ Absence “ was created as a solo piece and  first performed at Festival Canarios Dentro y Fuera 2016.

“  Lighthouse “It is  the next creation that the company will do in Berlin and the premier will be on April 2018 at Acker Stadt Palast .

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Sonia Rodríguez

Sonia was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canarias (Spain) in 1974.

Her professional career began as an interpreter and dancer for the Ca Provisional Dance (Madrid 1992-1996) then continued with Cia Charleroi Danses (Belgium 1996-1998), Cia En-Knap (Slovenia 1999-1998) and Cia Gissela Rocha (Zurich 1999).

After working in different projects and companies she joined Cia Rui Horta (Germany 1999-2002) where besides being a dancer she also took the part as an assistant of choreography creating pieces for different companies like Scottish Dance Theater (Scotland) and Cia Norrdans (Sweden).

In 2002 she is awarded the Best Dancer of the Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid that gives her the chance to participate in the American Dance Festival 2002 (North Caroline, USA).

In 2002 her professional career brought her to England, working with Cía H2dance (London 2002-2003) and continued with being assistant of choreography and interpreter of the Cía Lanonima Imperial (Barcelona, Spain 2003-2005); Cia Lior Lev (Stuttgart, Germany 2005); Cía Cobosmika (Barcelona, Spain 2005-2006) and Cía La Baraka (Lyons, France 2006-2008).These last years she joined other Companies such as Cie Yann Lheureux (Montpellier, 2008-2013), Cie Dysoundbo( Luzern, 2013), and Hausgemacht Company (Munich, 2015-2013).

In 2013 she is invited to performe at the Beijing Dance Festival 2013 (China).

Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts (Bangalore, India) in collaboration with Goethe Institut Bangalore invited her to be artist in residence to choreograph the piece “Absence / Presence” 2014.

In 2016 she receives a residency at the Choreographiche Resident CC Heidelberg with the piece “ Mabel”.

In 2017 she is performing as a collaboration with Marion Sparber in the piece  “Impromptu”on 12th October 2017 at Alps Move Festival and  18.Kemptener Tanzherbst.

Since 2002 she has her own Company, Cía. Sonia Rodríguez. Her first solo Caos was awarded the third best performer prize at the 8th International Solo Dance event at Stuttgart and won the price for the best choreography in the Danza Calviá Festival 2005. Since 2013 Sonia is based in Berlin.

Collaborators

Lorena Di Calogero

Nadine Gesparcher

Olga Llado

Maria Novella

Noelia Liñana

Glaub Da Silva

Eva Georgitsopoulou

Carmen Macías

Marion Sparber

Judith Nagel