Trained as a dancer, actress and visual artist, Vero Cendoya is an eclectic art maker who brings choreography, theatre, visual art and life music together. As a choreographer she has always been concerned to question which role contemporary dance plays nowadays and confront it with other disciplines’ concepts. According to Vero Cendoya there are no borders between arts.
Vero Cendoya trained as a dancer at Insitut del Teatre of Barcelona, she continued her training in New York at Trisha Brown Company and Movement Research in 2002. She has also trained as an actor.
As a performer she has worked with companies Mundances-Àngels Margarit, Cobosmika and Sol Picó, among others. She has been involved with several video-dance projects such as “Mareas” by Cobosmika for ARTE channel.
Since 1999 she has presented her choreographic work, such as “El Jardí” (The Garden) in collaboration with the musician Adele Madau, which toured all over Spain and Europe, and “18-28 (PA ATRÁS NI PA TOMAR IMPULSO)” created and performed together with the Hip Hop dancer Lluc Fruitós.
Inspired in the universe of Paolo Zucca’s film “The Referee”, this choreographic piece establishes a dialogue between contemporary dance and football. 5 dancers, 5 footballers and 1 referee on a stage demonstrate the similarities and differences between the two disciplines. A reflection on the needs and priorities of the human being. Passion and humour, strength and sensitivity, animality and sophistication clash in a game in which the protagonists and spectators risk their lives on the playing field.
MORITZ AWARD Fira Tàrrega 2015
Award as best outdoors show – Premis de la Crítica (Catalonia’s Theatre Critics Awards)
Premiered on 11 September, at FiraTàrrega 2015
Running time: 60min.
Co-production: Cia Veroa Cendoya, Fira de Tàrrega, Graner Centre de Creació