Ainhoa Hernández Escudero

Ainhoa Hernández Escudero

DAS Theatre

I’am a choreographer and curator from Madrid currently based in Amsterdam. My work focuses on the search for tools to make sense that allow other ways of doing and relating. The fundamental motivation of my work -which I traverse with choreographic methodologies- is the encounter with the other -human and non-human-, and the creation of support structures that put into practice alternative ways of inhabiting the world.

My practice unfolds in different formats in relation to the people I work with. My projects happen at the intersection of choreography as a basis, with other disciplines such as curating, visual arts and design, and always in the form of practice-based research.

I am a member of the two person choreographic collective Twins Experiment, along with Laura Ramírez, where we develop work that has a lot to do with friendship, life and affections, and which materializes in three scenic pieces, two laboratories, and a reading club. I think and act Saliva, a long-term curatorial research project, with Andrea Rodrigo. Together we think about devices of complicity and other ways of creating meaning and sensibilities. I develop, together with Ignacio de Antonio, Bastante Algo, Other Furniture, a project for the manufacture of furniture and objects that takes place at the intersection of two disciplines: design and choreography.

I’m starting a choreographic series called: Blooming-The Saga; the project I will develop during my time at DAS. The first chapter of the saga address science fiction, magic and dreams as tools to speculate about the future.

I’am a member of DUST, a fugitive institute based in Amsterdam that is interested in the question on how to steal the future that belong to us.

I have shown works in contexts such as: Gessnerallee Zurich, Center for the Performance Research NY, Tanzquartier WIEN, Archeologies of the Future ARG, Museo del Chopo MEX Zeitraumexit DE, DOCH SE, INTacto VIT, La Poderosa BCN, Antic Teatre BCN, La Caldera BCN, La Casa Encendida MAD, Naves de Matadero Madrid MAD, CA2M, MAD, Conde Duque MAD, PAF FR.

I have worked with: Valentina Desideri, Corazon del Sol, Juan Canela, Mårten Spångberg, Xavier Le Roy, María Jerez, Meg Stuart, Luis Alberto Zamorano, Florencia Martinelli, Andrea Zavala, Rosa Casado & Mike Brookes, among others.

I have received the support of: CA2M, La Casa Encendida, Injuve, Grant for Young Artists and curators of the Community of Madrid, Grant to the creation of the Madrid City Council, AC/E PICE,Grant for the choreographic creation of the Community of Madrid, Canal Dance Center, CentroCentro.

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