Umma Umma Dance is an emerging company directed by Guido Sarli.
Since its foundation (Barcelona, 2010) the company has been invited to several international dance festivals such as Festival Salmon (Barcelona), Festival Mes de Danza (Sevilla), Zurich Tanz Festival, Temporada Alta Festival (Girona), Dancing Roads Festival (Bremen), Festival Danza Urbana (Bologna), European Contemporary Dance Festival (Cyprus) among others.
The company, since the first creations Barking Beauty (2010), Bad Dog No Cookie (2011) and Nini-Funi (2011) has been awarded with several prizes.
In 2012 create “Loser Kings” a piece that was born from the collaboration with Manuel Rodriguez, which has received two grants of creation and has been selected for the European circuit Aerowaves, Dance Across Europe 2013. The piece has been premiered at Festival Salmon 2012 at Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona) and has also been presented in several festivals around Europe.
The short version of “Loser Kings” entitled “Fifth Corner” was awarded first prize at the International Competition of Choreography Burgos New York 2012, the special mention of the jury for the choreography and performers at the International Festival of Contemporary Dance of Canary 17 Masdanza. Also awarded: first prize, critics award, young jury prize, Conservatory of Dance Maria Avila of Madrid award, co-production award with Auditorium of Tenerife at the Madrid Choreography Competition 2012. Also awarded with the second prize at Copenhagen International Choreography Competition 2013, and with the production award for Tanzcompanie of Graz Opera at International Choreography Competition No Ballet 2013.
In 2013 create STUNTMAN which has been premiered on October 19th at Festival Salmon, Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona) and has also been presented at Temporada Alta Festival 2013 and at European Contemporary Dance Festival of Cyprus 2014.
In 2014 create Crossfire a coproduction of Graner Fabrica de Creació and Festival TNT (Terrassa) where has been premiered on September 26th 2014.
In 2015 reset the piece Fifth Corner for the Conservatorio Superior de Danza María de Ávila de Madrid and works at a new creation Outward for the Tanzcompanie of Graz Opera (Austria) which has been premiered on April 30th 2015.
Umma Umma Dance has received several choreographic residencies in creation centers as Graner Fabrica de Creació (Mercat de les Flors), Auditorio de Tenerife, Centro Coreografico La Gomera and Compañía Nacional de Danza among others.