Diego Vázquez – Artistic Director & Choreographer

Since 2005, Diego Vazquez has created 26 works, which are part of the repertoire of his own company Laleget Danza, and other companies in Mexico such as the National Dance Company, Taller Coreográfico UNAM, Cia. Tania Pérez-Salas, Jalisco Ballet, Morelos Ballet and Fóramen M. With Laleget Danza, he has carried out tours to Spain, the Netherlands, Slovakia and Curaçao, and regularly presents his work in the most important venues of Mexico. His pieces range from contemporary versions of The NutcrackerPetrushka and Les noces by Stravinsky, to original works based on scores by Pärt, Chavez, Revueltas, Brahms, Chopin and J.S. Bach, among others.
 
Mr. Vázquez was awarded a grant to complete his studies in dance by the government of The Netherlands and received his BFA from CODARTS (Rotterdam Dance Academy). In the meantime, Vázquez had the opportunity to work with dancers and choreographers from the Scapino BalletNetherlands Dance TheatreThe Forsythe Company and Ballet Perljocaj. As a dancer, Mr. Vázquez has performed pieces by Angelin Perljocaj, Jiri Kilyán, Itzik Galili, Neel Verdoorn, Keith Derrick-Randolph, Anabelle Lopez Ochoa, Glenn van der Hoff (Djazzex), Tania Pérez Salas and Raúl Parrao (UX Onodanza). In 2006, he participated as guest dancer in the farewell tour of Ballet Nacional de México.
 
He has been awarded the Young Artists Scholarship (Jóvenes Creadores) by the National Found for Culture and Arts of Mexico. He regularly receives support from the Ministery of Culture of The Netherlands, thr National Institute of Fine Arts of Mexico and the National Council for Culture and Arts, the National Autonomous Universiy of Mexico and Cervantino International Festival for the production of his choreographies and international tours.
 
For his creations he works on an ongoing basis with renowned artists such as the Mexican sound artist Rogelio Sosa and the award-winning light and set designer Gabriel Pascal. His pieces have been presented in prestigious venues such as Palacio de Bellas Artes, Teatro de la Ciudad and Teatro de las Artes. 
 
In 2011, Mexico's National Council for Culture and Arts (CONACULTA) awarded him a grant to create a contemporary version of the classical ballet by Stravinsky: Petrushka. This co-production of Laleget Danza and Morelos Ballet, specially created for children, has been presented in the most important venues in Mexico City with full houses.
 
In 2013, he creates The World in my Eyes (2013), an interactive piece based on music by The Cure and Depeche Mode, with the aim to be presented in alternative spaces for students between 11 and 17 years old.
 
His latest work includes False Cognate (2014), a solo based on the “Piano Concerto No.2” by Frédéric Chopin, Pendiente (2015), a coproduction by The Netherlands and Meixco, inspired on "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" by Gabriel García Márquez, and Maybe this time arround... based on Art of Fuge, by J.S. Bach.
 
In october 2017, he premiers Manasseh and the Schizophrenia, a choreography for 7 dancers, based on the “Double Concerto by Brahms and interventions by the renowned Mexican composer Andrés Solís. He also presented the duet Alto Giove, a comissioned work for Taller Coreográfico UNAM.
 
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