Victor Mateos Arellano
18., 20., 22.10.21, 14:00–15:30
Training for Dancers
was born in Madrid, Spain where he began his dance education at the age of 13 with Victor Ullate followed by a scholarship at the S.A.B, The School of American Ballet in New York City.
After his formal education he was involved with companies throughout Europe and the USA like the Het Nationale Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, English National Ballet, Dresden Semperoper or Alonzo King Lines Ballet in San Francisco, among others.
He danced a big variety of classical, contemporary and modern ballets becoming soloist with the Dresden Semperoper at the age of 27 when he moved his career towards contemporary dance only. Since then, he mostly, only worked with choreographers in the creations of new ballets.
He danced pieces from William Forsythe, Pascal Touzeau, John Neumeier, Alonzo King, George Balanchine, Jiří Kylián, Wayne Eaging …
During the five seasons he danced with the Het Nationale Ballet, he created and danced ballets from Hans van Manen, David Dawson, Crzystof Pastor, Ted Bradsen and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. As well, he often closely, worked with Rudi van Dantzig in all his ballets and in his last two creations that were choreographed on him.
Victor started teaching at the Stage School for Music and Drama and at the CDSH, Contemporary Dance School Hamburg. As well he teaches at On Stage Training Center, OpenArea and Tybas Dance Center in Hamburg. Victor is a guest teacher at the University of Arts Codarts, Rotterdam and the University of Arts HFMDK-Frankfurt.
His first collaboration as guest Ballet Master was with the Akram Khan Company. After it he worked with the Sticky Trace Company in Hamburg, the Hannover Ballet under Marco Goecke direction and the Delattre Dance Company in Mainz. In addition to the art form of dance, he works with mixed media having his work exhibited in Dresden, Mainz, Hamburg, Heemskerk and in Berlin. He monthly exhibit his work in a bar in Hamburg.
The class is based on a regular ballet class. Victor focuses in musicality, expressiveness and the awareness of our own body movement out of tradition and superficial ideas.
Victor believes that: “Dance training can’t be separate from life training. Everything that comes into our life is training. The qualities we admire in great dancing are the same qualities we admire in human beings; honesty, courage, fearlessness, generosity, wisdom, depth, compassion and humanity.”Alonzo King (Lines Ballet director-choreographer).