Paula Quintana. Actor, dancer, creator. She couples her work for companies with her career as a creator based on visceral communication, as one person with feelings to another. Substance and form constitute one sole element through which her own language is generated. First prize III European contest for creatives contemporary women 2016 Received a Special Award as best emerging artist/creator ”for the maturity shown in integrating dance and theatre, with great purity and potential for projection”, Feria UmoreAzoka 2015, Leioa, Vizcaya. Born in Tenerife, Canary Islands, she has since early childhood been practicing classical, contemporary dance, and flamenco. After getting a degree in dramatic arts, she moved to Madrid where she could continue her training as an actress and a dancer, studying and working together with important directors, dancers and choreographers such as: YayoCáceres (Ron Lalá Company), Fernando Soto, Gabriela Carrizo (Peeping Tom Company), Andrés Lima, and in the field of contemporary dance with Daniel Abreu, CheviMuraday, and Carmen Werner. Regarding flamenco, she has worked with maestros from the emblematic school “Amor de Dios” All of these experiences have taken her to work in different setups of dance and theatre, both within and outside of Spain. Leading role in the films “Cádiz, Cádiz” dir. Pedro Loeb, and “AMMA” dir. Ferrán Brooks, 2017. Second choreographer and sloist dancer of “WE EARTH”, Internacional Dancing for the Millennium Goals foundation, (UNESCO and SCHOLAS foundations partners). Currently, she is a cast member of the company “Pour Ainsi Dire” from Paris, “Delirare” and “La Virtud de la Torpeza”, directed by Fernando Soto. They show great performances at the Grand Palais in Paris, Royal Albert Hall in London and festivals such as Fringe Madrid, UmoreAzoka in Leioa, or FiraTarrega, as well as in numerous theaters around the country.
In her career as a creator it is worth mentioning the short piece “Sueño3”, gira nacional Red A Cielo Abierto´15. Moreover the show PIELES, fest.MEYABE, Congo, 17, FIND35 Italy; CEE MAIMI ´2016; fest.Spain Dance in Montevideo´15, Flamenco London festival, Between the Seas festival, Nueva York, non-conventional spaces such as La CASA de la PORTERA in Madrid, among others. LATENTE, Candidata Premio Max “Mejor Espectáculo Revelación” “Mejor autoría revelación” ´16, AECID catalogue, DanzaEscena, Platea, Umore Azoka ´15 award; AMARGA DULCE, dFeria 2016, Festival Internacional de Teatro Clásico Almagro Off, Teatros del Canal, sala Negra, Madrid; Sociedad Cervantina 2015; Feria Internacional de Teatro y Danza de Huesca 2016; SIEMPRE, EN ALGÚN LUGAR; fest. Dansa Valencia´17, Auditorio de Tenerife ´17.
Forever Somewhere. This work might be described as a performance poem. A multidisciplinary theatrical performance, in which the human body coexists with digital technologies in strange, beautiful harmony. That beauty and harrecognizerecognise as ours; and we feel sure that they remain safely preserved for us, forever, somewhere. Dance, theatre, music and cinematography come together here to emerge as a single message that taps into our emotions, our intuition and our conscience.