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Fedora Awards 2018
I'm happy to share that Ignite is one of the four finalist projects for the Fedora Awards 2018.

Ignite will take the work of the British painter William Turner ‘The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons’ as the main source of inspiration. I intend to take the viewer on a Colour Journey, using the music as a canvas for the choreography and the movements as paintbrushes. I'm choreographing this work for Birmingham Royal Ballet in co-production with Dutch National Ballet.

Please help us to support the project through our crowdfunding campaign by clicking on the link below,

[https://www.fedora-platform.com/competition/opera-and-ballet-nominees/ignite/5/about]
Transcription of Color - Theater Ballet Moscow
Transcription of Colour explores on Constructivism, the last and most influential modern art movement to flourish in Russia in the 20th century. The main source of inspiration for this work comes from László Moholy Nagy's painting “Construction A II" in dialogue with John Adams's orchestral score "Harmonielehre".

Choreography: Juanjo Arqués
Dramaturgy: Fabienne Vegt
Costume Design: Oliver Haller
Music: Harmonielehre by John Adams
Assistent choreographer: José Carlos Blanco Martinez

Première 9 June 2018 // Ballet Moscow
A II. László Moholy Nagy, 1924
A II. László Moholy Nagy, 1924
FINGERS IN THE AIR - Junior Company
Juanjo is currently creating a new work for the Junior Company of Dutch National Ballet. His inspiration for this ballet reflects on 'Voting', a concept that has immersed our lives, from politics to tv show to dating apps.  But does it really matter what we choose?

In this work the audience will have the chance to interact during the performance by voting in order to develop the composition of ballet. The premiere will be next 10th of March in Amsterdam.
Fingers in the Air - Junior Company
IGNITE - Birmingham Royal Ballet & Dutch National Ballet
Birmingham Royal Ballet in co-production with Dutch National Opera & Ballet recently announced that Juanjo is one of the chosen choreographers as part of Ballet Now – a unique programme of professional development for choreographers, composers and designers. Ignite will take the work of the British painter William Turner ‘The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons’ as the main source of inspiration.

The concept for Ignite is in the running for the Fedora Prize 2018!
Please support the project by voting for Ignite at:
www.fedora-platform.com/competition/project/ignite/5


Choreography: Juanjo Arqués
Music Composer: Kate Whitley
Dramaturgy: Fabienne Vegt
Set and Costume Design: Tatyana van Walsum
Lighting Designer: Bert Dalhuysen
Assistant to the Choreographer: Jose Carlos Blanco
The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons. William Turner, 1835
The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons. William Turner, 1835
HOMO LUDENS
'Juanjo Arqués, who danced with the company until 2012, opened the proceedings with a breakthrough, Homo Ludens. In this creation, he plays abstract games with an urgent flute concerto by French composer Marc-André Dalbavie. In the lead role, the virtuosic Young Gyu Choi directed the flautist (Sarah Ouakrat) and five couples like a puppet master — before turning into a puppet himself. The dancers, appearing and disappearing on swings, engaged in a taut dialogue with the orchestra, and it is encouraging to see choreographers tackling complex music by living composers.' Laura Cappelle for Financial Times
Homo Ludens (Playing man)