Spanish Choreographer Gustavo Ramirez Sansano embraced dance at a young age. And while modern dancing is a competitive field that is known for grinding talent down and burning them our quickly, Gustavo has achieved a long lasting career. Today he is sought after by almost many major dance companies around the world, and recently with his new project titled Victoria, which is a modern dance take to today’s political climate, Gustavo caught the eye of one of the most prestigious dance companies in the world: Alvin Ailey. For more on his new gig, here is Gustavo himself, only on American Latino TV.
Victoria, renowned Spanish choreographer and former Artistic Director of Luna Negra Dance Theater Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s first work entering the Ailey repertory, features 10-12 dancers. Sansano's Victoria pairs the choreographer’s audacious, athletic movement style with the propulsive drive of "Rewriting Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony" by award-winning composer Michael Gordon to create a work that feels vital and thrillingly of-the-moment. To bring these visions to fruition, Sansano worked with scenic designer Luis Crespo, who he has collaborated with for over a decade, on a scenic element that imaginatively creates zones where conflict comes to life.