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.
This autumn, Jose is on tour with 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.
Upcoming tour dates:
5 Oct Taliesin Arts Centre Swansea
7 & 8 Oct Fairfield Halls Croydon
9 Oct South Hill Park Arts Centre Bracknell
12 Oct Nottingham Lakeside Arts
13 Oct mac Birmingham
16 Oct The Riley Theatre Leeds
20 Oct Corn Exchange Newbury
25 Oct Edge Hill Arts Centre Ormskirk
26 Oct The Lowry Salford
29 & 30 Oct The Place London
2 Nov Storyhouse Chester
4 Nov The Venue Milton Keynes
6 Nov Quarterhouse Folkestone