& Special Guests
Fanny Ara & Christopher Mallett
November 18, 2023
CDF is thrilled to present HURyCAN, a Madrid-based contemporary dance company in a week-long residency in Monterey from November 13th-19th. Their time on the Peninsula includes a photoshoot, a collaboration with local artists culminating in a California Arts & Sciences' (CASI) event, two performances at the Estéban Restaurant, and a community workshop at Wave Street Studios.
Have you ever missed a CDF production and heard everyone rave about it afterwards? Don't miss out. These immersive dance presentations will include live guitar by Christopher Mallett, flamenco by Fanny Ara, cava, tapas, and churros, plus electrifying contemporary dance all the way from Madrid!
This is your opportunity to witness the magic of HURyCAN up close and personal. Don't let this remarkable week of artistry, inspiration, and creativity pass you by. Secure your tickets early and be a part of a truly unforgettable experience!
Founded in 2013, HURyCAN is a performing arts project that claims the communicative necessity of movement, exploring its limits, its personal and emotional dimensions. The work exposes a physical and sensible experience through both naive and transgressive games. Like the dynamical balance of a dance, open to imagination, humor and emotions. Arthur Bernard Bazin and Candelaria Antelo started a common research in 2010, later, their creations have been awarded on several occasions, in Spain, France, Germany, Cuba, and they have been performing around the five continents. Today, the company is operating as a platform, where both choreographers can develop their own work together and with independence.
Candelaria Antelo (Artistic Director & Choreographer):
Candelaria Antelo, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she began her contemporary dance training. In 2004 she moved to England and graduated at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds. In 2007 she traveled to Spain and worked as a dancer with choreographers/companies such as Derida Dance, Dani Pannullo Dance Theater, Cia Mey-Ling Bisogno, and Lucio Baglivo LAB. In 2010 she joined the choreographic line at the Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Madrid (María de Ávila), where she graduated in June 2013. In parallel, she has been developing constant research alongside Arthur Bernard-Bazin and together they build their own company HURyCAN. Their works "Te odiero", "Je te haime" and "ASUELTO '' have been awarded by several choreographic prizes and programmed across the 5 continents. During the last years, Candelaria also led teaching activities exploring movements within academies, artistic companies, local and international festivals.
Arthur Bernard-Bazin (Artistic Director, Choreographer, and Performer):
Initiated to Drama in the outskirts of Paris, he then combined Theatre with Visual Arts and Juggling. In 2007 he moved to Madrid where he furthered his theatrical and physical studies within different classes and academies (like La Usina, the RESAD and the CSDMA). During this time, he collaborated with the emerging companies of Camille C. Hanson and Luz Arcas / La Phármaco. In 2011, he started an artistic collaboration with Sharon Fridman / Projects in Movement, as dancer and choreographic assistant, participating actively in the creation of several projects of the choreographer since then and until today. At the same time, born from a deep and continuous research started in 2010 alongside Candelaria Antelo, together they built and co-direct their own company : HURyCAN, whose works have been awarded by several choreographic prizes and programmed in theaters and festivals across the world. Arthur has also been leading many teaching activities and creative collaborations within local and international structures (academies, festivals and companies). Among other things: in 2016 he has been invited choreographer for T.H.E Dance Company (Singapore), in 2019-2020 he co-directed with Raúl Martínez the Maslenitsa project, for SUSS Dance Company (Moscow, Russia), and in 2022, he shared the creation of le last project of Grupo RES (Santa Fe, Argentina). Since 2021 he is also collaborating as a choreographic artist with the French company Le Grand Jeté!.
Loredana Gargano (Performer):
Loredana Gargano, is an Italian contemporary dancer. She started her studies in ballet and contemporary dance with Angela Dimiccoli, graduated from the Accademia Nazionale di Roma, from 2009 to 2014. Then, between 2014 and 2017 she continued in ballet and contemporary dance with teachers such as Claudia Drago, Valentin Bartes, Roberta Ferrara, choreographer of the Equilibrio Dinamico company, and Giorgia Sardone, graduated in Codarts. After that, she achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in contemporary dance at PERA, School of Performing Arts in North Cyprus between 2017 and 2019. She also joined many workshops with the teachers of Folkwang Universitat Der Kunste, with choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and David Zambrano (TicTac Art Center), Brussels. During her studies in PERA, she took part at the creations with choreographers Horacio Macuacua, Mafalda Deville and Israel Pimenta (Opuntia Dance Company), Julia Brendle, Sabrina Gargano, Maria Doulgeri, Harry Koushos and Kay Crook. In addition to working with HURyCAN (Madrid, Spain), touring with pieces “ASUELTO” and "Te odiero" and participating in their new production: "salVa,” she dances with Elelei Dance Company (Barcelona), where she performed “Soy Madera” at the competition Premio Roma 2022 and was awarded with 3rd Prize.
ABOUT the CONTEMPORARY DANCE DUET ~ “Te odiero”
Award of the XIX Internationalen Wandertheaterfestival (Radebeul, Germany 2014)
First Prize and Audience Prize at the 7th NO BALLET International Choreography Competition
(Ludwigshafen, Germany 2012)
First Prize and Audience prize at the XVIII Concurso Coreográfico "Les Synodales" (Sens,
RCH Prize for best interpretation at the Certamen Internacional de Coreografía de Burgos-New
York (Burgos, Spain 2012)
Critic and Audience Prize at the XXV Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid (Madrid, Spain 2011)
First Prize at the VII Certamen Internacional de Danza y Artes Escénicas de la ciudad de
Alcobendas (Madrid, Spain 2011
“As in almost all relationships, there are moments of suffocation, of screaming, of understanding. And it is precisely this last verb that describes the perfect synchrony of this bi-national duo that left the audience stunned. "
(Mónica Briançon Messinger 2018)
“... And this is how you feel when something hurts, alive, and here so it is the dance, life in its purest form, reaching further, acting as a messenger of an alert call and awareness of one's own being. Living flesh artistic sublimation”.
(Andrés Collado, Platea Magazine, Sep. 2016)
“It is the art of showing the love encounter in its truest way, highs and lows, the search for the other and the thirst of love above all else. With disconcerting humility and naturalness, Te odiero brings us to our teenage loves, those that destroyed everything in their path. "
(Marylou Czaplicki, Le Journal de Saône-et-Loire, France 2016)
“Excellent work by HURyCAN, which aroused the audience with authentic laughter, smiles, surprise and fear. Forbidden to miss it next time, take note." (Irene fortea, October 2014)
"Beyond being a very fun show with an enormous amount of mime in the gestures, perfectly integrated into the choreography, it is a rounded piece that provides sensations divided between amazement, laughter and surprise..."
(La República Cultural.es, October 2014, Spain)
ABOUT FANNY ARA
Fanny Ara is an internationally-sought after and award-winning choreographer, performer and instructor. Her most dedicated worldwide fans especially credit her as one of the driving forces of flamenco today; an artist excelling in the full spectrum of flamenco, from the most traditional to the avant-garde. Fanny has been an invited artist in national and international festivals and has toured extensively in Canada, Central and South America, the Middle East, Africa, and throughout Europe. She has been distinguished since 2006 with nominations from the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards in the categories of Most Outstanding Individual Dancer, Most Outstanding Music, Ensemble, and Individual Performance for her project, Juncal Street, and Best Ensemble for her work with the San Francisco Opera in La Traviata. New York’s Vilcek Foundation also awarded Fanny a prestigious finalist prize for “Creative Promise in Dance” in 2012. Fanny’s versatility in the art form of flamenco is manifested in her many artistic works. As Philip Gardner said of her performance at the Joyce Theater in New York City “My newest love is Fanny Ara...the captivating expressive qualities of Fanny’s upper body mesmerized us while her footwork.” dazzled both the eye and the ear...she soared into the upper most echelon of dance artists I have witnessed over the years.” Her latest work as an artistic director/principal dancer "Tattooed", which premiered in October 2019 in San Francisco, was reviewed as " one of the most amazing, moving and effective flamenco productions where the ovation was immediate, standing , vociferous, prolonged."
ABOUT CHRISTOPHER MALLETT
Christopher Mallett is an American classical guitarist and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Soundboard Magazine has described him as "Virtuosic," and he was dubbed a "trailblazer" by the St. Louis Dispatch.
His performances have taken him to some of America's finest concert halls. Guitar societies, and festivals, including the Kravis Center in Palm Beach, Florida, The Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, the 92nd St. Y in New York, the Guitar Foundation of America's Convention (GFA) in Indianapolis, the New York Guitar Society, the Austin Guitar Society, The Cleveland Guitar Society, and more. He also performed throughout Asia, with performances in Beijing, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.
Mallett's work with Duo Noire has been called "truly pathbreaking" by All music, and their most recent album, Night Triptych, was named one of the best classical albums in 2018 by both All Music, and I Care If You Listen. Mallett has commissioned new works by over a dozen composers, including Clarice Assad, Gity Razaz, Gabriella Smith, Courtney Bryan, Javier Farias, Ray Lustig, Mary Kouyoumdjian, and more. Mallett recently recorded several videos of the music of 19th century African American classical guitarist and civil rights activist Justin Holland for the Austin Marie Guitar Collection on period instruments.
Mallett has been on the faculty of the University of California, Santa Cruz, since 2016 as a lecturer of classical guitar studies. He has given lectures at institutions such as The Juilliard School, the New York Guitar Society, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the South Bay Guitar Society, and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. In 2019 he joined the GFA's Board of Trustees. Mallett is the co-founder and co-director of the California Conservatory of Music with two locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, and co-founder of the Peninsula Guitar Series.
His students have received top prizes in international guitar competitions, including the GFA's Junior and Senior youth divisions, the James Stroud Competition, the Columbus Guitar Symposium, the Boston GuitarFest, Domain Forget, Young Arts, and more. Several of his students have been invited to perform on NPR's From the Top and Tiny Desk Concert series.
Mallett has been featured on the cover of Soundboard magazine and in Classical Guitar Magazine, the American Suzuki Journal, and Acoustic Guitar Magazine. Les Productions D'Oz recently published his arrangements as part of the GFA Spotlight Series.