"Bolero" is about tenacity. The duet explores the frontier between lightness and gravity and the fine line separating pleasure and exhaustion. When repeated too much, even the best things - Ravel’s Boléro, love and dance - often end up breaking up, don’t they?

Biography

Jesús Rubio Gamo is an independent dancer and choreographer based in Madrid.

After studying ballet and contemporary dance at the Royal School of Dramatic Art, Jesús was awarded a MAE-AECI grant to develop dance studies in a foreign country. He completed an MA in choreography at London Contemporary Dance School and an MA in Performative Studies at Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid.

His work has been presented at national and international Festivals such as Escena Contemporánea (Madrid), GREC (Barcelona), Touch Wood (London), Brighton International Festival, OperaEstate (Bassano dell Grappa), FAEL (Lima) as well as in museums and in outdoors and non-conventional spaces.

In London, he was commissioned to work for dance and theatre groups EDge, Zebfontaine and Roehampton University touring company. He has been artist-in-residence in institutions such as La Casa Encendida (Madrid), The Place (London), La Caldera (Barcelona), Auditorio de Tenerife, and Wales Lab (National Theatre of Wales).

Jesús is currently developing KIDNAPPING EUROPE, an international artistic project that searches for an emotional and collective European memory. His last two pieces are BOLERO, a short dance selected for Aerowaves 2017, and "Now That We Are Not Too Old Yet", a solo that premiered at Festival Danza_MOS Conde Duque, Madrid, in October 2016.