Spanish born Jose Agudo‘s fiercely driven movement style reflects his training in flamenco, kathak and contemporary dance. Before forming his own company Agudo Dance Company in 2016, he danced with Charleroi/Danses, Ballet de Marseille, T.R.A.S.H, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and Akram Khan Company, working as assistant choreographer and rehearsal director on a number of Akram’s productions. Both eastern and western influences are evident in his choreography; eg Paradiso for Akademi (2017) and Silk Road (2017) in which he performed for his own company alongside the celebrated bharatanatyam dancer Mavin Khoo.
In 2020 Jose will tour his powerful and dramatic re-telling of Prosper Merimée’s classic portrait of individuality, freedom and passion: Carmen. Originally commissioned by ŻinMalta, the national dance company of Malta, the production features an original, flamenco-infused score by composers Bernhard Schimpelsberger and Giuliano Modarelli, with whom Jose made Silk Road.