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Blanca Li

From: Paris, Francja
Address: 7 rue des Petites Ecuries - 75 010 Paris
Phone: +33 1 53 34 04 05

Blanca Li is a choreographer, a film director, a dancer and an actress. Whether performance, opera, video clip or feature film, she initiates and realises a great number of projects : "I like to give life to all that’s in my brain". Not restricted to one style, she takes from a broad spectrum of physical forms of expression, from flamenco to classical ballet to hip-hop. With Blanca Li, everything begins, and ends, in the energy of movement and dance.

Born in Granada (Spain), Blanca Li is already competing with the Spanish national team for rhythmic gymnastics by the age of 12. At 17 she sets out for New York to study with Martha Graham for five years. She also studies extensively with Paul Sanasardo and Alvin Ailey. Back in Madrid, she sets up her first company of dance with a commission for the world exhibition in Seville in 1992.

A year later, Blanca Li moves to France, where she creates her own contemporary dance company. (In 1998, the choreographer creates her own production space, the studios Calentito, dedicated to the work of the Company, and opened to theatre and dance professionals).

She is enthusiastically received by audiences and press alike with various choreographies: Nana et Lila (Festival d’Avignon, 1993), Salomé (1995), Stress (Théâtre Jean Vilar de Suresnes, 1997). She creates her first one-woman show Zap! Zap! Zap!, and, at the Lyon Dance Biennial Blanca Li stages Le Songe du Minotaure with her company, a piece inspired by Ancient Greece.
In 1999 she’s invited by the Suresnes Festival to create a hip-hop piece, Macadam Macadam which successfully begins to tour worldwide. In January 2006, the choreographer re-creates her hip hop musical Macadam Macadam with a new team at the Massy Opera, also performed at the Théâtre Mogador of Paris. In February 2007, Macadam Macadam receives the award Globe de Cristal for best choreography Opera / Dance.

Among her latest creations, Corazón Loco combines dancers to opera singers of the vocal ensemble Sequenza 9.3, on a contemporary score ; Poeta en New York, created in July 2007 in Granada (Alhambra Gardens) is inspired by the poems of Federico García Lorca in New York ; and Garden of Earthly Delights is created after the painting by Hieronymus Bosch (world premiere has take place at the Montpellier Dance festival in june 2009