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OPENING PERFORMANCE
BIENVENIDOS AL MARICONCADO

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Carlos Falú

Carlos Falú is a dancer, teacher and choreographer born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Being raised in the island created a sense of urgency to grow and diversify in order to live the artist way. With training in Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip hop and many Latin styles, his movement is continuously evolving to create seamless transitions between different forms of this art.'

His dancing credits include Bad Bunny Coachella 2023, World Hottest Tour 2022, Steven Spielberg West Side Story 2021, Kat Graham GLAAD Awards 2022,, Wycleaf Jean (What happened to love Music Video), Luis Fonsi (Calypso Music Video), Ednita Nazario, Olga Tañon, Vico C and many others. He has performed with companies like BocaTuya, Andanza and Falcon Dance and with Choreographers like Javier “Javi” Padilla, Dolly Sfeir, Karla Puno Garcia, Jena VanEislander and others, performing original work and repertoire.

Cesar Segovia

 

Cesar is a New York based professional dancer originally from Quito, Ecuador. His training expands from Ecuador, Spain and USA. His ability as a dancer earned him scholarships for the FOGO GROUP ACADEMY (Directed by Award winner Juan Sebastian Lopez), NATIONAL BALLET of Ecuador (Chosen as part of the main cast of BUR with Ballet Urbano), SMIRNOV ACADEMY (Trained by Pamela Serrano and Arteom Smirnov) and the CONTEMPORARY COMPANY. Cesar Segovia’s extensive training include among others ballet, street styles, hip-hop, sports dance, contemporary, jazz, modern in addition to acting and singing. His journey includes international tours with dancers from Cuba and Spain and additionally training at the Broadway Dance Center, Millennium Dance Complex, Movement, Legacy Studios / Debbie Reynolds and Elite Studio were Cesar mastered dancing on HEELS.

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Colby Lewis

 

Thrilled to be dancing with Falú and friends for her second FUERZAFest! Back in the city after making her Broadway National Tour debut as a swing on Anastasia, recent highlights include dancing for Katie Drablos, Danielle Diniz, Carlos Falú and Daniel Gold for a variety of performances including "Leg Up on Life" as well as working with Al Blackstone on a pre-production of An American in Paris. Originally from Seattle Washington, Colby trained at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She has since danced with Oregon Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Cincinnati Ballet. Colby will do anything for a LaDuca boot and a wig. All her love to Rachel, Tyler, Emma, and SunChips. 

Emmanuel De Jesus

 

Queer and Proud, "Emma" was Born and Raised in Puerto Rico. He has worked in NYC and internationally as a Model, Dancer and currently a Makeup Artist. Trained and Danced for Ballet Concierto of Puerto Rico and School for the performing arts. Emma was a backup dancer and toured for many great latin stars among them Gilberto Santa Rosa and Olga Tañon. One of his major roles among others include the iconic Bernardo in 50th anniversary The West Wide Story International Tour.  Some of his modeling credits include Hermès, Elle UK, Swarovski, NBC Latino. Currently Emma’s company GIGLIFEINC provides makeup design, wardrobe styling and choreography for stage, nightlife for NYC's main live events creatives. As a Makeup artist  his credits include MAC cosmetics, NYFW, Gates foundation.

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Cristal Del Mar Lopez

Cristal is a Dancer, Choreographer and Teacher based in New York City and Puerto Rico. She graduated from the specialized school in ballet Julian E. Blanco in San Juan, P.R. While in Puerto Rico she participated in numerous productions as Zarzuelas, Musicals, Puerto Rico’s Rocketts, Ballets and others. In NYC, she was a member of Ashle Dawson’s company, Latin Fusion Dance Project and has recently performed and or assisted in works by Michelle Barber, Ashle Dawson, Carlos Falú, Luis Salgado, Amanda Turner and others. She is currently a dance teacher at Iconos kids with Salgado Productions and Sub teacher at Broadway Dance Center and PMT House of Dance. Her choreography has been presented at Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Alpha Omega Dance Company’s Studio to Stage and many more.

Bastián D’Agosta

Bastian Dagosta born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a professional dancer and performer trained in all type of dances from theater jazz to vogue. During his short career in Buenos Aires he worked with international parties such as BRESH as a performer, as well as he integrated The Youth Musical Theater Company being awarded and recognized by the Buenos Aires Legislature. Working side by side with the top choreographers of the city such as Elizabeth the Chapeaurouge and Ricky Pashkus. At this moment he is in NYC studying in the top dance schools Broadway Dance Center and Peridance in their dance programs.

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CLOSINGING PERFORMANCE
DIP BLUE

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It’s necessary to dip into the deep blue.

 

Solo inspired in viewing life crisis as part of our human condition, and allowing it to influence our creative process. The raw material of his struggles and experiences was transmuted into a story. Movement is infused by animal traits, latin dance, and pedestrian moves. As the performance goes on, the dancer experiences changes and eventually finds “light at the end of the tunnel”

 

Choreographer and perfomer: Norberto Collazo Ortiz

Direction and voice: Abraham Texidor

Script: Norberto Collazo

Music: Dip Blue, Andrew Noseworthy

Costume design: Yahayra Ortiz

Norberto Collazo

Norberto is a movement artist, educator, director, and producer.  His research addresses topics such as: animal behavior, gender, politics, crisis, and education.  He holds a Dance M.F.A.  from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and a B.A.  under the PREI Individualized Studies Program of the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus.  Norberto has presented original works and offered workshops in: Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cuba, Prague, Spain, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Saint Petersburg, and Japan. In 2009 he joined Andanza Compañía Puertorriqueña de Danza Contemporánea as a dancer; he eventually works as a teacher and choreographer.  He has trained in the techniques: Afro-Caribbean, folklore, Gaga, Flying Low, Passing through, Fitting Monkey, Improvisation, Contact Improvisation, Postmodern Composition, West African, Taylor, Graham, Ballet, Mask Theater, and others.  Since 2003 he has produced events as an independent artist inside and outside of Puerto Rico.  In 2012, Collazo was the first artist-in-residence at the Luis A. Ferré Fine Arts Center.  Norberto directs NA2 Dance Theater, an independent project founded in 2014. With NA2 DT he began his virtual choreography practice.  Collazo has directed the creation of more than 20 solos virtually. In 2022 he produced ATLAS Contemporary Dance Congress in Puerto Rico.  During this year Norberto produced and choreograph HUMANIMAL contemporary and multimedia dance show and was invited to teach at Boris Eifman Dance School in Saint Petersburg, Russia and to perform at the SAI Dance Festival in Tokyo, Japan.

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