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PHYSICAL MOMENTUM | Francisco Córdova



PHYSICAL MOMENTUM is an independent company created in 2007 that was conceived to fulfill its director’s choreographic needs. It revolves around a context where the motivations and forms of dance and the interdisciplinary are being redefined within the world of contemporary art. 

The company’s identity is shaped through experiencing the dance and theatrical languages, being an axis of its dramaturgy the vigor of physicality. The performing resources of the company come from research and experimentation, not only from movement, but from the outcome of physical actions. A very strict light design is part of its dramaturgical identity and its visual poetry. The company’s creations showcase bodies under extreme physical conditions. Its pieces talk about universal thoughts: death, flesh, farewell, the individual. Physical Momentum’s choreographic speech has been displayed in several stages and platforms of the international dance market.

2024 marks the Company’s 17th performative anniversary, showcasing its work in international stages, meetings and dance and theater festivals in countries such as Mexico, The United States, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, El Salvador, Panama, Guatemala, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Spain, Holland, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Croatia, Austria, Germany, Russia and Singapore.

PHYSICAL MOMENTUM has conceived 25 internal productions and 21 works comissioned for schools and collaborations with independent companies.

It has a record of 46 productions choreographed and produced works. The Company has been awarded several grants, supports and artistic residencies, presenting its work in over 150 Festivals within the European, Latin American and Asian scenes.​

Physical Momentum has presented its work in diverse international festivals such as:

Kalamata International Dance Festival (Greece), Judson Memorial Church-Movement Without Borders Festival /New York (United States), Tanzmesse (Germany), Xposition 'O' Contemporary Dance Fiesta Festival (Singapore), Festival Tanzende Stadt (Belgium), Dance & Non-verbal Festival Svetvinčenat (Croatia), Festival Scheune Schaubuden Somer, Korespon Dance (Czech Republic), Tipperary Dance Platform (Ireland), Festival Internacional FAE (Panama), Festival Deltebre Dansa (Spain), Viva Dança Festival (Brazil), Circuito Iberoamericano de la Red de Teatros Alternativos y Circuito de Red a Cielo Abierto (Spain), Festival Mirabilia (Italy), Festival Danza en la Ciudad (Colombia), Cal-Ligrames en moviment - AREA / Festival GREC (Spain), Festival InterPlay (Italy), Nómada Festival (El Salvador), Fiestas de la Merce (Spain), Festival Città delle 100 Scale (Italy), Festival Dança em Transito (Brazil), Festival Interferenze (Italy), Encuentro Nacional de Danza END (México), Festival Internacional Cervantino (México), Palacio de Bellas Artes (México), among others.

PHYSICAL MOMENTUM | Francisco Córdova



  • Subsidized of the Program Mexico on Scene of the Support System for Creation and Cultural Projects SACPC. 2020-2022​​.

  • Artist Residency, Tictac Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium. 2022

  • Artist Residency Award, Centro de las Artes CEARG. 2022

  • Creditor to the Artistic Residence of the Arts Center of SLP for the premiere of the play "May us Bless the I" A scenic co-creation between Francisco Córdova (Mexico) and Rakesh Sukesh (India). Premier: Polyvalent Theater and City Theater. Mexico. February 2019

  • Work: "Be Careful What You Wish for" a production of the National Dance Coordination (Mexico) of the National Institute of Fine Arts, premiered at the Palacio de Bellas Artes for the company's 11th Anniversary. Premier: Mexico City. 2018.

  • Creditor Meeting Performing Arts Program (ENARTES) by National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) 2016. México.

  • Creditor Meeting Performing Arts Program (ENARTES) by National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) 2015. México.

  • 2nd-Prize winner and Audience Award at the 10th Edition of the Sabadell Choreographic Contest in 2015. Barcelona, España

  • First-Prize winner of the Besmina Performing Arts Festival with the piece “Postkriptum”, Barcelona, Spain. 2016.

  • Performing Arts Award winner of the Festival Claca de Llanca & Festival CC. Can Felipa. Barcelona, Spain 2015.

  • Award Winner of the “Red a Cielo Abierto” circuit with the piece “Postkriptum”, Barcelona, Spain 2015.

  • Artist Residency Award, CC.Barceloneta, for residency in 2015.

  • Prize Winner of the “Conservatorio Superior de Danza María de Ávila’’ of Madrid. As guest choreographer. Choreographic Award at the Choreographic Contest of Madrid 2014 with the piece “Postskriptum”.

  • Artist Residency Award, Espacio Espiral Santander, for residency in 2015.Choreographic Award at the Choreographic Contest of Madrid 2014 with the piece “Postskriptum”.

  • Grantee of the Program to Promote Cultural Projects given by National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) Mexico. Project: "Red de Internacionalización (i18n)".

  • Audience Award at the “Festival E´strenart" 2013. Barcelona, Spain.

  • Grant recipient of Mexico National Grant Program for Performing Artist 2013-2014 given by National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA).

  • Artist Residency Award, Centro Civico Barceloneta. Spain. 2014.

  • Artist Residency Award, Centre Civic San Martí. Spain. 2014.

  • Artist Residency Award, TragantDansa. Spain. 2014.

  • Artist Residency Award, NunArt Creacions Contemporànies. Spain. 2013.

  • Grant recipient of the Program Award Support of Dance Producion EPRODANZA 2012-2013 within the Apoc Apoc project in colaboration with Physical Momentum. Choreographic projects: “Conatus” and “Arteria”.

  • Grant recipient of the Program Award Support of Dance Producion EPRODANZA 2012-2013 within the within the Apoc Apoc project in colaboration with Kubilai Investigations (France) and Inside the Body - Performing Arts & Physical Momentum. Choreographic project: “Mexican Corner”.

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