HISTORY | PHYSICAL MOMENTUM
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.
2022 marks the Company’s 15th 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, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Spain, Holland, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Croatia, Austria, Germany, Russia and Singapore.
PHYSICAL MOMENTUM has conceived 22 internal productions: “La” (2022), “Untiring” (2022), “Name” (2021), “Materia Bruta” (2021), “Source” (2020), “Perpetuum Tempus” (2019), “May us Bless the I” (2019), “Ten Cuidado con lo que Deseas” (2018 – Piece premiered at the Fine Arts Palace in Mexico City), ”To Be” (2017), "AKT/ Esencia de la Memoria" (2017),“OFF natura Morta” (2016), “Aquí” (2016), “Magnificat” (2015), “En Tercera Persona” (2014), “Ohtli” (2014), “Capital” (2013), “Postskriptum” (2013), “El jardín de los hombres solos” (2012), “Arteria” (2011), “Conatus” (2009), “Sensorial Dupla” (2008), “Córporal>Eco” (2007) and “El instante de tu olvido” (2007); and 17 works comissioned for schools and collaborations with independent companies:
It has a record of 39 productions choreographed and produced works. The Company has been awarded several grants, supports and artistic residencies, presenting its work in over 130 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), Xposition 'O' Contemporary Dance Fiesta Festival (Singapore), Festival Tanzende Stadt (Belgium), Dance & Non-verbal Festival Svetvinčenat (Croatia), Festival Scheune Schaubuden Somer, Tanzmesse (Germany), 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 (Spain), Festival Mirabilia (Italy), Festival Danza en la Ciudad (Colombia), Cal-Ligrames en moviment - AREA / Festival GREC (Spain), Festival InterPlay (Italy), Festival Ammutinamenti (Italy), Nómada Festival (El Salvador), Muestra de Artes Escénicas de la Ciudad de México (Mexico), Fiestas de la Merce (Spain), Festival Óxido Fest (Spain), Festival Città delle 100 Scale (Italy), Festival Ballo Pubblico (Italy), Festival Dança em Transito (Brazil), Festival DU Bologna (Italy), Festival Interferenze (Italy). Circuito de Red a Cielo Abierto: Festival Trayectos, Festival Cádiz en Danza, Festival Sismògraf, Festival Lekuz Leku - La Fundicion Bilbao, Festival Mas Danza, Festival Mes de Danza de Sevilla, Festival Costa Contemporánea, Festival Cuadernos Escénicos, Festival Dantza Hiram, Bipolart Festival, Festival Festus de Torelló, FAM. Festival Internacional de Tenerife, Festival Besmina, Festival Palma amb la Dansa, Festival Alt Vigo (Spain) Encuentro Nacional de Danza END (México), Palacio de Bellas Artes (México), Festival Internacional CuatroxCuatro (México), Festival José Limón (México), La Machine Festival (Costa Rica), Festival Cuerpo Romo (Spain), Quince Gotas Festival de Danza (Spain), among others.