De Funes Dance To Present INTERIOR DIALOGUES At Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center 4/7
De Funes Dance is thrilled to share its newest full-length program, INTERIOR DIALOGUES. This trio of works includes two world premieres, "Fragments," and "V.," and an encore presentation of "Crisàlida". The writings of Friedrich Nietzsche in "Fragments," and Virginia Woolf in "V," and the music of Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla in "Crisàlida," combine with the literature of our own personal histories to reveal the interior language of our minds. INTERIOR DIALOGUES is conceived and choreographed by Diego Funes in collaboration with the dancers.
De Funes Dance encompasses the multifaceted teaching & choreography of Diego Funes. While highly technical and athletic, Diego Funes' choreography is distinguished by its shading and intelligent dynamic choices-something that Funes emphasizes in his classroom, as well. The sincerity of Funes' work is also present in the way he conducts his class, creating an environment that, while challenging, is a space of open experimentation. The passion that underscores the work of De Funes Dance creates both classes and performance experiences that reach to the core of the music and the soul.
Diego Funes' choreography is inspired by the art of storytelling through dance. Sometimes, the music inspires him directly or it may be generated by a story or an idea. His style is very technical, but also free, relaxed and unconstricted. It's a type of choreography he describes as extremely musical and fluid, but also intense and challenging. It's never about being on the surface, but finding the core of the music, creating color, levels and diversity.
He was inspired by the Russian masters as well as such modern era choreographers as George Balanchine, Jack Cole, Jerome Robbins, Michael Kidd, Paul Taylor, Jiri Killian and William Forsythe. Following his own varied career in the worlds of classical ballet, contemporary dance and musical theatre, Diego learned to form his own voice, combining different styles and textures into his movement and conveying deeper emotion beyond the harmony between movement and music.
His work employs ballet technique, but he does not rely on technical acrobatics. He prefers to work with the virtuosity of his dancers and the way they interpret the movement and music, emphasizing beautiful lines and quality of movement.
His choreography is realistic and unpretentious and never repetitive or complicated just for its own sake. For the viewer, it is never a passive experience. It may sometimes draw the viewer in or keep them at an emotional distance, but the experience will always be memorable.
Diego's students and dancers experience a better understanding of the relationship between music and movement, which leads them to become better dancers and greater artists.
Find De Funes Dance online at https://www.defunesdance.com.