Saturday, April 14, 2012
Alverno College/Todd Wehr Hall, Milwaukee, WI
Thursday, April 19 through Saturday, April 21, 2012
Danspace Project, New York, NY
Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, 2012
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Monday, April 30 – Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Fusebox Festival, Austin, TX,
Wednesday, May 3, 2012
Stanford Lively Arts, Stanford,CA
Thursday, May 10 through Saturday, May 12, 2012
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis,MN
Thursday, May 17 through Saturday, May 19, 2012
Miami Light Project, Miami, FL
Soul Project, conceived and directed by the legendary Netherlands based David Zambrano, in collaboration with a cast
of seven remarkable performers from Mozambique, Slovenia, Greece, Slovakia, the U.S. and Venezuela,
simultaneously creates a sense of heightened perception and grounded physicality. Designed to be
performed in an open space-a gallery, black box, gymnasium, ballroom, church, large stage,
or even outdoors-Soul Project is a series of virtuosic solos, each lasting the length of a song;
but the order of the solos and their location in the space is a function of chance, making each
night’s performance unique.
Throughout the work, the audience is invited to mingle, get close to the cast, and witness the dance
from any angle they choose. All at once the experience is intimate and personal-you can feel every tremble
and sigh of the performers’ bodies-and communal, as together with the rest of the audience you anticipate the
next dancer and the next song, and share in the discovery once it begins.
Soul Project has been performed extensively throughout Europe and it had it U.S. premiere at The Danspace Project
in NYC in January 2010 as part of the “I Get Lost” platform curated by Ralph Lemon.
The Spring 2012 U.S. tour will mark the debut U.S. tour for this acclaimed work.
David Zambrano has been making dance for over 20 years. In his pursuits as both a creator and educator,
Zambrano has visited 40 countries, worked with more than 25,000 students, and has performed at hundreds
of venues across the world. His pieces range from set choreography, structured improvisation, and pure
improvisation. Born in Venezuela, Zambrano spent 15 years in New York, and now lives in Amsterdam
continuing to perform and teach worldwide. His improvisation is committed to art as a cultural
exchange developing the creative process in a world without borders. Zambrano sees improvisation
as an art and choreography as a vehicle to further develop his work in improvisation.
He has been the recipient of many grants, awards and fellowships as well as having served on various panels and juries.
They include the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Suitcase Fund administered by Dance Theater Workshop with funds by the Rockefeller Foundation, the New York State Council for the Arts, The Jerome Foundation, and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. Zambrano has been a panelist for the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Certamen Coreografico de Madrid, and the PARTS school for Contemporary Dance in Brussels. As a recognized artist of merit, he was granted special residency status by the Dutch government.