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About Umma Umma Dance // Guido Sarli

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. The repertoire includes pieces like: Barking Beauty (2010), Rough Tale (2010), Bad Dog No Cookie (2011), Nini-Funi (2011) awarded with several prizes. His latest creation is "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 cricuit Aerowaves, Dance Across Europe. The piece has been premiered on October 20th in Festival Escena Poblenou 2012 and has also been presented in November in the Salmon Festival at the Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona). 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. Umma Umma Dance has received several choreographic residencies in creation centers as Graner, L'Estruch, Centre Civic Barceloneta, Centre Civic Can Felipa, Centre Cultural La Bobila, Centro Coreografico La Gomera, among others. Umma Umma Dance is currently resident company at the Graner, Fabrica de Creació (Barcelona). Guido Sarli The young dancer and choreographer Guido Sarli had his first contact with dance in Rome, later continuing his training in Holland. He graduated as a dancer at the Rotterdam Dance Accademy (Codarts). In his carrer he has worked with companies like IT Dansa (Barcelona), where he has danced works by Gustavo Ramirez, Alexander Ekman, Stijn Celis, Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Rafael Bonachela and Uri Ivgi, the Batsheva Dance Company, with which he participated in the Kamuyot project, under the direction of Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin, and CobosMika Company, dancing works of Olga Cobos, Peter Mika and Russell Malliphant. He has participated as a performer in the production “Tragedia” by the director Alex Rigola. Leading his own company Umma Umma Dance, he has created several pieces, selected to partecipate in different International dance festivals. With his creations get several choreographic awards including: first prize at Dansalt Choreography Competition 2010, first prize at the Choreography Competition Burgos New York 2012, first prize at the Sabadell Choreography Competition 2012, special mention of the jury for the choreography and the performers at the International Contemporary Dance Festival of Canary 17 Masdanza, first prize at the Madrid Choreography Competition 2012 amongs others. He’s currently working on his new creation “Stuntman”.

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