Carlos Pons Guerra, DeNada Dance Theatre

Carlos Pons Guerra (he/him) is an independent choreographer who has created works for companies including Ballet Hispanico of New York, Rambert, Nashville Ballet, Northern Ballet, Northern Opera, Sadler's Wells, the National Ballet of the Dominican Republic and the Metropolitan Ballet of Medellin, amongst others. 

Carlos Pons Guerra. Photo by Josh Hawkins

Carlos directs DeNada Dance Theatre, a company dedicated to offering LGBTQIA+ representation on the dance stage, creating and touring narrative work that also has a strong Latinx cultural heritage. Carlos' work is theatrical, old-worldly, kitsch, camp and poignant. His queer work for children is about exploring gender identity, encouraging self expression, celebrating diverse families and tackling bullying. His works for young audiences are also interested in transcultural experiences. 

As part of the Little Big Dance Symposium, Carlos will be pitching a new work commissioned by Bradford 2025: Lola the Lobster, an immersive queer cabaret experience for children and their adults. The production will be researched with children from migrant communities and will explore ideas of migration, changing environments, unusual families and homemaking. 

Website: carlosponsguerra.com, denada-dance.com
Contact: carlos@denada-dance.com
 

This biography was provided by the artist.

Little Big Dance Festival & Symposium

Two Japanese performers, a man and a woman, in white sleeveless tops fold paper in an origami style. One is knelt down and placing their paper on a long white mat while the male performer stands up behind her. An audience of children and mothers are watching on. They are in a dark room with the stage area lit.

Little Big Dance Festival & Symposium

A two-day conference featuring performances of Little Big Dance commissions, new sharings, panel discussions and more

Monday 19 - Tuesday 20 February 2024
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Little Big Dance Festival & Symposium