Carlos Pons Guerra

Carlos Pons Guerra @carlitosponsg

Choreographer, DeNada Dance Theatre. From Gran Canaria, living in the UK. All kitsch, ham, passion, fans & castanets. Proud dad of Fred the Dacshund.

http://www.denada-dance.com

Ready to start week two of restaging #HamandPassion with DeNada for our national tour.We'll be in the studio in Leeds bringing our sassy, dramatic triple bill back.

Happy Monday all!
Photo: @boneshakerphotography
#DeNadaDT #choreographer #contemporarydance #dance #danza #danse #spain #uk #ham #passion #jamon #dancers #tour

RITA, my new piece for #Verve17, premiere and tour dates announced.

Touring as part of a mixed bill with works by Leila MacMillan, James Cousins and Mathias Sperling, across the UK and internationally.

Hope you can catch my sorority of possessed sisters somewhere along the way! Opening in Leeds' Riley Theatre on 24th February.
More info: http://www.nscd.ac.uk/verve/tour/

Fri 24 Feb Riley Theatre, Leeds
Sat 25 Feb Riley Theatre, Leeds
Tues 28 Feb Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster
Fri 3 Mar The Space, Dundee
Thu 9 Mar The Capstone, Liverpool
Fri 10 Mar Queens Hall, Hexham
Thu 16 Mar Artrix, Bromsgrove
Sat 18 Mar Landmark Theatre, Ilfracoombe
Fri 24 Mar Z- Arts, Manchester
20 – 24 Apr SEAD Salzburg, Austria
Tues 25 Apr The Studio, Chichester
Thu 27 Apr Deda, Derby
Fri 5 May Hertford Theatre, Hertford
Tues 9 May Gulbenkian, Canterbury
Fri 12 May Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
Thu 18 May Marina Theatre, Lowestoft
Tues 23 May NCDW, Cardiff
Sat 27 May The Place, London
Fri 9 June Riley Theatre, Leeds
15 – 19 June Lausanne, Switzerland

Photo: Nicole Guarino
Costume: Ryan Laight @laightyboyy
#Rita #newwork #choreography #choreographer #contemporarydance #dance #danza #danse #tour #nuns #thevirginsuicides

Today we continue restaging Young Man! with DeNada, as part of the #HamandPassion Tour.

Here's a memory from 2015 when our two macho men performed it in the streets of Figueres as part of @agitart_companyia Festival.

Dancers: Marivi Da Silva and Ashleigh Musk (@ashmusk)
Photo: Pippa Samaya (@pippa_samaya)
#Youngman #DeNadaDT #ham #passion #choreographer #choreography #duet #dance #dancers #contemporarydance #danza #danse #coreografo #machomen #agitart #figueres #spain #uk

The ham is back! We've announced the #HamandPassion 2017 National Tour, opening at London's Wilton's Music Hall on February 21st, touring until May. We hope to see you along the way!
DeNada Dance Theatre - Ham and Passion - 2017 National Tour
Tuesday 21 & Wednesday 22 February at 7.30pm

Wilton’s Music Hall, LONDON

Tickets: 020 7702 2789 // www.wiltons.org.uk
Thursday 23 February at 7.30pm

Cygnet Theatre, EXETER

Tickets: 01392 277189 // www.cygnettheatre.co.uk
Wednesday 29 March at 8pm

The Lowry, SALFORD QUAYS

Tickets: 0843 208 6000 // www.thelowry.com
Thursday 6 April at 7.30pm

Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth

Tickets: 01202 203630 // www.pdsw.org.uk
Friday 7 April at 7.30pm

Swindon Dance, Swindon

Tickets: 01793 601700 // www.swindondance.org.uk
Thursday 27 April at 7.30pm

Lincoln Drill Hall, Lincoln:

Tickets: 01522 873894 // www.lincolndrillhall.com
Age guidance: 14+ due to partial nudity and scenes of a sexual nature
Read more about the tour and our new cast: http://www.denada-dance.com/news/2017/1/11/ham-and-passion-2017-tour-and-casting-announced

More about DeNada Dance Theatre – http://www.denada-dance.com

Photo: @boneshakerphotography
#DeNadaDT #choreographer #ham #passion #jamon #dance #contemporarydance #jamonypasion #danza #danse #dancers #dancetour #tour #londondance #leeds #ukdance #swindondance #bournemouth #exeter #salford #lincoln

OPEN PROFESSIONAL CLASS with DeNada

DeNada will be delivering open company class at Yorkshire Dance, Leeds, during the week of the 9th of January. Classes will be taught by company dancers and guest teachers, and are suitable for professional dancers and students in vocational training.
Monday- Friday, 9.15 am-10.15 am
Yorkshire Dance, Leeds City Centre
£4/class
We would love to see friendly faces and meet new friends! Please check our social media channels for any updates on class times and teachers.

Pictured- Azzurra Ardovini in Young Man! by Carlos Pons Guerra.
Photo: Maria Falconer

#DeNadaDT #Hamandpassion #dancers #danceclass #contemporarydance #ballet #dance #danza #danse #jump #ham #jamon #leeds #danceinleeds

"We are wild, drunk, beautiful and free. We don't have a minute to lose"
Jean Genet, #TheMaids
It's Friday!
Another image from my piece on Northern Ballet Dancers for @The_Lowry's Dance:Sampled after a great week of rehearsals.
Photo: Josh Hawkins
Dancers: Miki Akuta and Isabelle Clough
Choreography: Carlos Pons Guerra
#newwork #paradis #choreographer #dancers #northernballet #ballet #dance #danza #danse #choreographerontheroad

Los Reyes pasaron por Leeds! Los camellos pudieron con el frío ;) The Three Kings stopped by Leeds! The camels managed the cold ;) Somebody's been a good boy!

#reyesmagos #threekings #presents #christmas #spanishchristmas #spanishchristmasabroad #choreographerontheroad #goodboy

"She'll walk all over us, in her Chanel and her McQueen and her Lanvin. Smeared lipstick red with our shame. Dripping shame all over us"
Jean Genet, #TheMaids

An image from my new piece on Northern Ballet (@northernballet) dancers for @the_lowry's Dance:Sampled.
Photo: Josh Hawkins
Dancers: Ayami Miyata, Abigail Prudames, Miki Akuta, Isabelle Clough
#newwork #choreography #ballet #jeangenet #Paradis #ballet #choreographer #choreographerontheroad #dance #danza #danse #coreografo #dancers #femaledancers

Back in Leeds and at work at Northern Ballet (@northernballet), new year, new piece!
Finishing my exploration of Jean Genet's The Maids with company dancers for The Lowry's Dance:Sampled.

Photo: Josh Hawkins
#newwork #choreographer #ballet #jeangenet #themaids #femaledancers #choreographerontheroad #dance #danza #danse #northernballet #dancers

Let's go cause huge waves in 2017!! All the best and may the tides be strong and wonderful.
Every year it gets harder to leave my beautiful home and people in Gran Canaria, but watching the ocean yesterday- my thoughts were those :) #2017 #newyear #grancanaria #lagarita #waves #canarianbeach #tides #choreographerontheroad

You said you were wearing the blue hoodie b**** @victorpons10
#brothers #homeforxmas #christmas #bros #missyou #sameoutfit #littlebrother

Fernando the Ham and DeNada Dance Theatre wish all of you a merry Christmas and feliz Navidad!
Thank you for your support and see you onstage in the new year!
#denadadt #fernando #denada #feliznavidad #xmas #jamon #ham #dancers #contemporarydance #dance #danza #danse

The ham will be back!
We are delighted to announce DeNada has received Arts Council England funding for a second national tour of its triple bill of dance, Ham and Passion.
DeNada will tour its gender-bending evening of provocative dance theatre, which explores the history of sexuality in 20th century Spain, to over seven cities in the new year, following a very successful pilot tour in 2015/16, which had sold out performances in several cities, including London and Birmingham, and praise from national press such as "Perverse, sexy and flamboyant" The Observer, or "Extraordinarily powerful" Dance Europe.

The pilot tour of DeNada's Ham and Passion helped the company receive nominations for the 2016 UK Critics' Circle National Dance Awards, in the categories of Best Independent Company and Outstanding Female Performance (Modern) for Marivi Da Silva's role in Carlos Pons Guerra's Young Man!, part of Ham and Passion.
The tour will open at London's iconic Wilton's Music Hall on 21st February 2017, before continuing its runs across the UK from February-May 2017. A partially new cast of international dancers will join the company for this tour. A full list of performance dates and the new casting will be announced in early January 2017.

DeNada would like to thank all its friends, sponsors and Arts Council England for their invaluable support in making our work accessible to our audiences.
Photo: @boneshakeruk
Phil Sanger in Carlos Pons Guerra's #OMaria
#Hamandpassion #denadadt #ham #dance #tour #choreographer #dancers #jamon #jamonypasion #contemporarydance #danza #coreografo #danse #artscouncilengland #hamisback

Gotcha!
Great virtual meeting with Mr. Magic Lights, Barnaby Booth, to discuss how we'll set the lights fantastic on these beautiful, vengeful ladies for my new work on Northern Ballet (@northernballet) dancers for Dance:Sampled. Very excited!
Dancers: Abigail Prudames, Ayami Miyata, Miki Akuta and Isabelle Clough.
Photo: Josh Hawkins
#newwork #choreography #northernballet #dancesampled #themaids #jeangenet #femaledancers #dancers #choreographer #choreographerontheroad #ballet #newballet #womenonthevergeofanervousbreakdown #darkcomedy #danza #danse #coreografo #lighting #stagelighting

I disgraced the stage again last night dancing in my #OMaria. The legs weren't too high but I did a fierce miraculous reveal and I may have loved it a bit too much... #Watchthisspace? ;) Thanks Marivi Da Silva, Phil Sanger and Jen Wren for the joint makeup effort!

#DeNadaDT #hamandpassion #dancer #choreographer #drag #realness #fierce #backonstage

Last night serving Marivi Da Silva realness at Sacré Bleu cabaret, dancing my #OMaria with #DeNadaDT. Who's who?
Azucar Moreno... #Twins #sisters #friends #dance #drag #denada #hamandpassion #backonstage #realness

Marching on! Back in the studio at Northern Ballet (@northernballet) to continue channelling some mean ladies for Dance:Sampled.
Photo by Josh Hawkins
#Newwork #choreographer #choreography #ballet #dance #danza #danse #choreographerontheroad

Winter cold making me think of India and come across this photo of the lovely Srihita Athmakur in the finale of #Cocomobile, my piece for Attakkalari!
@srihitha.22
#Choreographer #choreography #India #danceinIndia #memories #dance #danza #danse #britishcouncil #attakkalari

Just as exalted as these sisters after today's rehearsal of RITA, my piece for #Verve17!

Great work so far under direction of Matthew Robinson.
Have a good break dancers, see you back at the convent, onstage, in the new year!
#Rita #newwork #choreographer #choreography #contemporarydance #dancers #nuns #thevirginsuicides #dance #danza #danse #nunsense #leeds #danceinleeds

Today I go back to RITA, my piece for #Verve17. Can't wait to see how the madness has been fermenting in the convent and to be with my possessed sisters again- Mama Superior's missed you!
#Rita #newwork #choreography #choreographer #virginsuicides #nuns #dancers #dance #danza #dance #contemporarydance

My little ballet master, Fred, on his way to Northern Ballet (@northernballet) to help me finish my new piece.
Careful dancers: you can't deny those puppy eyes an extra run if he asks for one... ;) #dachshund #dachshundsofinstagram #choreographerdog #ballet #balletdogs #dancingdogs #choreographer #dance #northernballet #danza #danse #toocute

Flying back to the UK, straight to Northern Ballet (@Northernballet) and my lovely ladies to continue channelling some women on the verge for my new piece for Dance:Sampled.

Some Almodovar on the plane for cross-sky inspiration.
#newwork #sampled #northernballet #choreographerontheroad #themovement #thelowry #instaalmodovar #almodovar #ballet #dance #danza #danse #womenonthevergeofanervousbreakdown

Thinking of RITA, my new piece for #Verve17, which I go back to Leeds to rehearse next week.
Can't wait to see what's been happening in the convent!
Photo by @boneshakerphotography
Costume by @laightyboyy
#Rita #newwork #choreographer #choreography #thevirginsuicides #contemporarydance #dance #danza #danse #coreografo #dancers #dancer #costume #nuns #convent #bouncingnuns #excited

I talk about RITA, my new piece for #Verve17, premiering and touring February 2017, in this fab behind-the-scenes video:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Idr7vkawHq0&feature=youtu.be

#Rita #choreographer #choreography #newwork #contemporarydance #dance #danza #danse #duet #dancers #pasdedeux #virginsuicides #nuns #nunsense #nunpuns

Thank you lovely people for all the lovely birthday wishes!
I had a great day with my crazy folk for the first time in 12 years, we missed Czech brother @victorpons10 but he had some cake with us via Skype ;)

Thinking that somebody lit the number 6 candle upside down...

Landed in Gran Canaria and finally read my interview for Spanish magazine #C7, where I talk about my work over the last year, including my time with Attakkalari in India and Santo Domingo. Mum and dad had kept 10+ copies! ;) #GranCanaria #home #choreographer #coreografo #choreographerontheroad #denadadt #attakkalari #cocomobile #dance #danza #danse #interview

See you soon Australia!
Thank you for such an amazing time, including koalas, roos, an incredible cruise, meeting old and new friends, and of course the odd bit of work :) Mil gracias @sharperpr for making it so special.

#Choreographerontheroad #australia #sydney #brisbane #kangaroos #koalas

A little too much showboat excitement about cruising on the #SunPrincess back to #Brisbane!
#Anythinggoes
#Sailor #showboat #australia #jazzhands #choreographerontheroad #ahoysailor

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