Salvador Sanchis

Nationality: ES
Current Residency: BE
Generation: 1 | 1995-1998
Last Update: January 28, 2013


Since his graduation in 1998, Salva Sanchis has produced over 20 choreographic works, including collaborations with Marc Vanrunxt and Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. In the period between 1998 and 2002, Salva's work moved from a theatre-influenced style towards a very explicitly abstract approach to dance. Between 2002 and 2007 he worked first as a performer for the Rosas company (Bitches Brew) and subsequently as a guest choreographer, signing works in collaboration with Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker (Love Supreme, Desh) and producing his own work within the company structure (Still Live, Double Trio Live). After a short period in which he set up his own organization to produce the pivotal work Objects in mirror are closer than they appear(2008), Salva joined the flemish subsidized company Kunst/Werk in 2010, of which he is now the artistic director together with Marc Vanrunxt. With Kunst/Werk, Salva has produced his latest pieces: Now h e r e (2011), Angle (2012), and The Phantom Layer(2013). During all this time, he has established a preferential link with music, working often with live music by artists such as Bruno Vansina, Peter Lenaerts, Kris Defoort and Bernard Foccroulle.
Parallel to his choreographic activity, Salva has developed an extensive pedagogic career, teaching workshops for organizations in schools across many countries, and being closely associated to P.A.R.T.S. since 2004, where he is currently a member of the faculty and program coordinator, as well as responsible for selection of new students. In his teaching, Salva focuses on an eclectic technical approach to improvisation that is closely linked to his choreographic work.


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