choreographer Raul Tamez he won bessie awardAwarded for his choreography in the United States migrant motheris designed to Lemon Dance Company in New York last April.
The jury recognized Tamez’s work for its “technically complex choreography that uses space and bodies to sculpt negative and positive spaces”, combining modern sounds with music and creating a deeply sensory experience. Is.
Interviewed by telephone, Temez declared himself proud to be the first Mexican choreographer to have received great choreographers such as William Forsyth, Alonzo King and Billy T Jones.
“It is very important, almost historical, it is an incentive to continue and it is also an award for contemporary dance in Mexico and in the country. These awards open the way for other creators to take place in those latitudes”, Temez expressed.
A tour is slated for March at the doors of the Limón Dance Company in Germany, where Tamez hopes the winning work will be danced.
“I hope they come to Mexico with the work they are negotiating with INBAL,” he says.
It has been nearly a decade since the company has performed in Mexico, except for one piece of Temez’s work, in Sinart, a “rather political event, but other than that the company hasn’t come a long way.”
After Migrant Mother, the Mexican choreographer has been called upon by universities such as CUNY (City University of New York) for collaborations.
“We have to keep fighting, dance is a profession that puts us in a very vulnerable spot. I feel very proud of the work I have achieved and of the responsibility to continue working with this level of quality, and I am inspired to examine and give deeper meaning to my work”, he assured.