Diego de la Rosa
Training for Dancers
Diego de la Rosa started dancing bboying/breakdance in 2005 on the streets of Valladolid, Spain. He spent his first years traveling around Spain & Europe, attending urban dance events & championships. In 2012, he decided to move to Berlin where he did a contemporary dance formation. In 2013 he co-founded Frantics Dance Company, where he is a dancer and choreographer. Since 2014, he has been collaborating in several projects between Spain and Germany. Over the years he has been accumulating teaching experience in professional and advanced contemporary dance centers like Marameo in Berlin, Staatstheater in Kassel, Tanzbüro in Basel, professional training in Freiburg and NunArt in Barcelona. He has been invited to perform his solo “Prisoner of his Happiness” in various festivals in Germany, Greece, Spain, Macedonia, Portugal & Poland. Apart from his solo, Frantics Dance Company has been invited to festivals in Denmark, Germany, Spain, Italy, Macedonia & Taiwan.
The class starts with improvisation exercises that warm up and awaken awareness in the body. Diagnols follow, with the goal of creating more movement possibilities and mobility in the body. During the class, the floor is used as a dance partner, helping us to find and create more possibilities and space between each other. In general, the sequences are mainly inspired by breakdance, hip-hop experimental and contemporary, but also by acrobatics, floorwork and Gaga. Diego never hesitates to add his own style and to use material that he works with his company “Frantics”. His biggest interest during his class is to enable people to get as many possibilities by trusting their own bodies and freeing the mind rather than thinking too much.