In residency in May from 01 to 12, 2015
Islands is a project of Salva Sanchis that runs continuously through the years 2014 and 2015. It consists of a collection of small dance pieces that will be presented both individually and in different combinations.
There are solos, duets and trios ranging from 1 to 15 minutes long each. Each piece has its own separate identity, and together they form a diverse but specific movement and choreographic landscape.Islands is born out of the choreographic challenge of creating dances of short duration that are completely autonomous in their dramaturgy.
Islands is to dance what short stories are to literature, or what songs are to music.
The audience will have the opportunity of witnessing dances that don’t unfold into a bigger story, that don’t relate to a hidden master structure.
Instead, each Island exists on its own, and because of that each Island doesn’t refer to anything but itself.
— Salva Sanchis
Salva studied at P.A.R.T.S, he has been making his own choreographic work since 1998.
Between 2002 and 2007 he worked first as a performer for the Rosas company, Bitches Brew and subsequently as a guest choreographer, signing works in collaboration with Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker Love Supreme, Desh and producing his own work within the company structure of Rosas Still Live, Double Trio Live.
Salva joined the flemish structurally subsidized company Kunst/Werk in 2010 which he directs now with Marc Vanrunxt.
He created Now h e r e (2011), Angle (2012) and The Phantom Layer (2013).
Salva usually works with live musicians about the relationship between dance and music and teaches worldwide workshops and classes.