Roberto Olivan


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Spanish by origin Roberto studied at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona and P.A.R.T.S. in Belgium. Roberto danced with ROSAS which toured all over the world before becoming the resident choreographer for the theater HET NET in Brugge where he created his first full length choreography, the award winning Natural Strange Days.
What Roberto searches for in dance is a new form of emotional beauty, which for him is a way of posing the principal that art should not stagnete. New discoveries should be made. Instead of art or new artistic methodologies should only come from established traditions, he hopes to discover new hidden possibilities. He claims that there are on ideals in dance and that dance is not simple. But dance can be simple and that can furthermore be even more complicated. What is important is the clarity. Clear question have a power to them.
Roberto's work has been extremely varied, creating choreographies for Dance Companies as well as choirs, advising actors, cinema and dance-circus. He has also been prolific within his own company, the ENCLAVE dance company, producing the much acclaimed Homeland, De Farra, Mermaid’s Call and A Place to Bury Strangers. Roberto has worked with among others, Robert Wilson, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Josse de Pauw and Tom Jansen and created pieces for the Korean National University of Arts in Seoul, the Ensemble Walpurgis, Vertigo Dance Company in Israel, Iceland Dance Company, Centro Coreografico Galego, E.S.A.C. (Ecole Superiore des Arts du Cirque, Belgium) among many others.
In addition, Roberto is the Artistic Director of the FESTIVAL DELTEBRE DANSA (SPAIN) since 2004. This Festival takes place every July since that year and brings participants from all over the world.

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