Press

'Promising Talent 2017'
Tanz magazine
24.Jan.2018
Juanjo has been named 'Promising Talent 2017' by the german Tanz magazine. 'The very first piece turned out to be a hit. Juanjo Arqués, a dancer and more recently, "Young Creative Associates" of Dutch National Ballet, demonstrated in ... see more »
HOMO LUDENS
Finacial Times
29.Apr.2017
'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,... see more »
HOMO LUDENS
SeeingDance
22.Feb.2017
Homo Ludens. Photo: Hans Gerritsen 'Juanjo Arqués’ Homo Ludens, (Playing Man), to Marc-André Dalbavie’s flute concerto, is a short thrilling work of light, colour and movement. The flute playing of Sarah Ouakrat, who is tantalisingly placed bet... see more »
HOMO LUDENS
Südwestrundfunk | SWR.de
16.Feb.2017
Young Gyu Choi in Homo Ludens. Photo: Hans Gerritsen 'With the choreography "Homo Ludens" Juanjo Arqués created his own game, which follows his own rules. You can see the player in the flutist and the dice in the dancer. And in the exc... see more »
HOMO LUDENS
Bachtrack.com
15.Feb.2017
Suzanna Kaic and Vito Mazzeo in Homo Ludens. Photo: Hans Gerritsen 'Humo Ludens (playing man) is Juanjo Arques' new creation. The dance, music, costumes and stage design are all tightly integrated into a coherent piece of work in which ‘play’ an... see more »
HOMO LUDENS
Het National Ballet
11.Feb.2017
Homo Ludens LIKE A GAME WHERE YOU SLOWLY BUT SURELY LOSE CONTROL Micahela de Prince in 'Homo Ludens' The first thing that Juanjo Arqués knew about his world premiere for Made in Amsterdam was that he wanted to use flute music. “Bec... see more »
FRESAS
de Volkskrant
26.Feb.2016
...Goed dat het Jheronimus Bosch 500-comité deze rijpende Junior Company aangrijpt om choreograaf Juanjo Arques een choreografie te laten maken op De tuin der lusten. Vier vrouwen en drie mannen kronkelen in huidkleurige tenues om elkaars lijven. Z... see more »
Golden Mask Awards
Theaterkrant
27.Jan.2016
Choreograaf Juanjo Arqués genomineerd voor Golden Mask Door Eva van der Weerd gepubliceerd 27 januari 2016 Juanjo Arqués, voormalig danser en choreograaf bij Het Nationale Ballet, is genomineerd voor een Golden Mask National Theatre Award... see more »
REWIND
Critical Dance
16.Sep.2015
Juanjo Arques, a former company soloist made a strong statement with the only premiere of the evening, Rewind. The subtlety and depth of the relationship showed his debt to van Manen – not at all a bad thing – especially when delivered in Arques di... see more »
BLINK
Critical Dance
17.Jun.2015
Juanjo Arques’s Blink, was altogether lighter. Set to Max Richter’s ‘Spring’ section from Vivaldi Recomposed it was ideally suited to the bubbly energy in the company and showed their competence in Arques’ distinctive neo-classical style. Set in a ... see more »
BLINK
DanceTabs
17.Jun.2015
Juanjo Arques, once a dancer with English National Ballet and Dutch National, and now a sought-after choreographer, is as playful as van Manen in Blink, to Max Richter’s arrangement of the Spring section from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Five dancers, V... see more »
BLINK
Bachtrack
09.Feb.2015
Blink, by Juanjo Arques closes the evening in an energetic and playful manner; as attractive modern dance is combined with foolish walks and funny faces. It perfectly suits the young dancers of the Junior Company who put all their charm in this pie... see more »
BLINK
Terpsichore
08.Feb.2015
The last work Blink by Juanjo Arques was pure delight, In a way it encapsulated everything we had seen that evening. The exuberance of Napoli. The fluidity of the Meisner, van Manen and Binet. The touches of humour along the way. His music was also... see more »
BLINK
Dans Magazine
10.Feb.2015
De tweede wereldpremière is van Juanjo Arques. Blink (2015) wordt gedanst in olympisch aandoende sportpakjes en is even atletisch qua energetische uitstraling. De choreografie gaat dan ook over jeugd en energie, over de snelheid van de technologisc... see more »
BLINK
Het Parool
10.Feb.2015
...Op muziek van neoclassicus Max Richter roept Arques de sfeer op van een park op een heldere zomerdag. De dansers gaan koddig powerwalkend over het toneel, maar er is ook ruimte voor een duet vol speelse tienererotiek... by Frizt de Jong for Het ... see more »
BLINK
De Nieuws BV
10.Feb.2015
Great radio review from Chazia Mourali over the Junior Company touring program 2015. See more... (http://www.denieuwsbv.nl/media/334249)... see more »
BLINK
Theaterkrant
06.Feb.2015
...Blink van Juanjo Arques, die tweede solist was bij Het Nationale Ballet, is de tweede première van de avond. Arques maakte het werk speciaal voor de Junior Company. Het is een aangename mix van hedendaagse en commerciële dans; ripples, flow en g... see more »
BLINK
De Telegraaf
09.Feb.2015
Bij de Junior Company gaat het om meer dan danser. Zo zit er een lichtman in spe aan de knoppen en waren er dus teww choreographen geselecteerd. Van die twee was het work van Juanjo Arques verreweg het meest geslaagd... Bertjan ter Braak voor De Te... see more »
BLINK
Noorhollands Dagblad
08.Feb.2015
Dat lukt ze wel in ’Blink’ van Juanjo Arques. De speelsheid in dit werk laat alle ruimte aan de dansers om iets van zichzelf te laten zien en dat resulteert in een vrolijkheid die van het toneel afspat. by Nanska van de Laar voor Noorhollands Dagb... see more »
INSTAR
Dance Talk
07.Feb.2015
De ontwerpen van David Laport kwamen duidelijk tot leven toen de performance begon. De ruisende, buitenaardse soundscape gaf een extra dimensie aan de rauwe, mysterieuze sfeer in de zaal. De bewegingen die de dansers tijdens het persmoment al toond... see more »
ROULETTE
Dance Europe
01.Jun.2014
...As the audience are still searching for their seats, Arques's Roulette has already begun. the massive multi-storied structure by Krijn de Koning is visible on stage as well as a single dancer, Young Gyu Choi who is observing and examining the au... see more »
ROULETTE
Critical Dance
07.May.2014
...In “Roulette” Juanjo Arques, choreographer and former member of Het, teamed up with visual artist Krijn de Koning. Life is a roulette wheel and Arques names his movements: meeting, investigating, reflecting and meeting again. It gives plenty of ... see more »
ROULETTE
Haarlems Dagblad
17.Apr.2014
Another artist by name is Krijn de Koning. Its architectural installation makes essential part of "Roulette" of choreographer Juanjo Arques. The dancers move through the installation is developed during the piece-which is also a stage for... see more »
ROULETTE
Standaar.nl
17.Apr.2014
... In the first ballet we get to see what happens when the Spanish choreographer Juanjo Arques at the table sits down with Visual artist Krijn de Koning. They see life, as the title of their piece indicates, as a roulette. Without exception attack... see more »
ROULETTE
HRLM
17.Apr.2014
... Part 1 the thought ' life is a roulette ' is the starting point of the cooperation between choreographer Juanjo Arques and artist Krijn de Koning for their ballet performance Roulette. For example, what is the effect of a meeting between people... see more »
Beverly Hills 90210 with Pointe Shoes
CityArts
13.Jan.2014
by Rachel Gallaher "This piece is about how people meet, how they interact and form relationships." Spanish choreographer Juanjo Arques stands in a studio at Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Bellevue outpost, addressing a group of board ... see more »
Testing the Territory – Juanjo Arques
Whim W'Him
27.Dec.2013
By Victoria Farr Brown Juanjo Arques is the second of four children, whose mother was a seamstress working from home, and whose father put in 12 hour shifts at a paprika powder factory. In a village in southeast Spain, his childhood home was dra... see more »
Listening to Body Language – Juanjo Arques
Whim W'Him
19.Dec.2013
By Victoria Farr Brown Jim Kent, Lara Seefeldt, Thomas Phelan, Maddie DeVries, Tory Peil, Kyle Matthew Johnson, Mia Monteabaro Photo: Molly Magee. Spanish guest choreographer Juanjo Arques is learning the dancers of Whim W’Him. They talk to... see more »
IN CONVERSATION WITH JUANJO ARQUES
PERFORMING GENDER
02.Dec.2013
By Amy Bell @ Performing Gender Juanjo @MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna. Photo: Elisa D’Errico "After a career as a soloist with English National Ballet and Dutch National Ballet, Juanjo Arques now choreographs contemporary works... see more »
NTR JONGE DANSER
NTRPODIUM
01.Jun.2013
Daan danst de choreografie genaamd HANA van choreograaf Juanjo Arques. Spanjaard Juanjo Arqués volgde zijn dansopleiding aan het Conservatorio de Danza in zijn geboortestad Murcia. Voordat hij in 2004 naar Nederland kwam, werkte hij vijf... see more »
RESIDENCY @ CONTINUUM
Oberon's Grove
15.May.2013
Donna Salgado + Court Horton during Juanjo's residency in NYC Donna Salgado, artistic director of CONTINUUM Contemporary|Ballet, has welcomed the Spanish choreographer Juanjo Arques to New York City for a week-long residency. Today Donna invit... see more »
Entrevista > Juanjo Arques (spanish version)
La Opinion de Murcia
15.Apr.2013
Un 'Grand Plié'a lo largo del Mundo, por Julia Albadalejo "Muchos jovenes formados en el Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de Murcia han hecho realidad su sueño de vivir del baile en compañias extranjeras" Juanjo Arques. Pho... see more »
UNSOUND
La Razon
16.Nov.2012
'..."Unsound", of Juanjo Arqués and Heidi Vierthaler, a choreography designed to show the complexity of the relationships between people when among these there is intimacy. Argumentative, the most transparent, with an easily recognizable ... see more »
UNSOUND
Eter.com
16.Nov.2012
"The work explores conflicting emotions. According to its creators, "these difficult, and yet family, actions/emotions were chosen because they determine the mental health and physical comfort, in addition to the trauma that humanity can ... see more »
UNSOUND
Paulo,Sg - blog
21.Nov.2012
"Unsound transported me to these sensations of worry, of sudden(sharp) movements of those who look something or someone, or to himself. The meetings and misunderstandings were shouting faces to me with histories marked by the life, in decision... see more »
POR LA DANZA > Interview
Por la Danza núm. 87
14.Jun.2010
Por Anabel Poveda NO LIMITS Es tranquilo, cercano y cariñoso. Siempre tiene una sonrisa a mano y una respuesta amable. Murciano de pro, Juanjo Arqués se formó de la mano de José Antonio Robles, un maestro que, reconociendo su talento en cie... see more »
FRANFURTER ALLGEMIENE > Minos
FRANFURTER ALLGEMIENE
20.Oct.2010
By Michael Hierholzer. DER TANZ DER NIEDERLANDE ERÖFFNUNGSVERANSTALTUNG "...Das neue Stück von Juanjo Arques ist in der Choreographenwerkstatt des niederländischen Nationalballetts entstanden, wo junge Mitglieder der Compagnie die Mögl... see more »
HR ONLINE.DE > Minos
HR Online
20.Oct.2010
"Die Eröffnungsveranstaltung war eine Hommage an den international renommierten Choreografen Hans van Manen und zugleich eine Weltpremiere: Das niederländische Nationalballett zeigte in der Alten Oper "Minos", eine Choreographie des ... see more »
ETTU MAGAZINE > Interview
ETTU Magazine nr. 2
01.Jun.2010
by Ruud Buurman SPAANS TEMPERAMENT VAN HET NATIONAAL BALLET "Juanjo Arqués. Zeg de naam een paar keer en je ziet de Flamenco, je hoort de roffelende Spaanse gitaar. Maar Juanjo Arqués (33) woont in Amsterdam, danst bij het Nationaal Bal... see more »
VNC MAGAZINE > Interview
VNC Magazine no. 3
01.Apr.2009
By Sander Van Dijk NIEUW LICHT! "Als Ted Brandsen in 2003 tot artistiek directeur van Het Nationale Ballet wordt benoemd, blaast hij een oude traditie nieuw leven in. Hij biedt zijn dansers de kans om zich als choreograaf te manifes... see more »
FOTOESCENA > In Hidden Waves
Fotoescena
28.Feb.2009
Por Anabel Poveda "...Juanjo Arqués, que baila en su tierra después de muchos años, y Rebeca Taboada, ambos del Het National de Holanda. Abrirán la gala con una pieza de Juanjo titulada In Hidden Waves, así que siente que tiene una dobl... see more »
BALLET Y MÁS > Interview
Ballet y Más
03.Sep.2009
Por Carolina Masjuan GALA DE ESTRELLAS EN MURCIA "...Con Juanjo Arqués quisimos aprovechar para abordar su faceta de coreógrafo. Nos contó que las primeras oportunidades surgieron en Londres, concretamente para los workshops anuales del... see more »
DANCE EUROPE > Behavioral Patterns
Dance Europe nr. 130
01.Jun.2009
By Maggie Foyer. DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET > NEW WORKS > BEHAVIORAL PATTERNS "Arques was inspired by an idea from architect Marc Koehler, visualize through an interactive installation by Sticky. The concrete form of the choreography... see more »