ACME / Albert Quesada
Albert Quesada is a Spanish dancer and choreographer. He trained at MDT (Amsterdam) and PARTS (Brussels) after his studies of philosophy and multimedia engineering in Barcelona. The exploration and translation of musical structures and compositions into choreography and the invitation of an audience to perceive and to listen to the proposed works, stands at the heart of Quesada’s choreographic work. Next to that, Quesada is intrigued by group movement and dynamics, sparked by his collaboration with ZOO/Thomas Hauert. Under the company ACME, he holds many artistic projects, both educational and for the stage.
Together with Katie Vickers he co-directs two educational programmes in the USA: the Performing Arts Intensive at Mercersburg Academy, and the Practicing Performance / International Dance Festival.
In 2005 Quesada created Solo on Bach & Glenn which has been touring since, and which gave birth to the duet Solos Bach & Gould (2010). This was followed by Trilogy (2011), created with Vera Tussing, an evening of three short pieces exploring musical structures. Quesada then expanded into larger, group choreographies with the pieces Ensemble (2012), Slow Sports (2012) and Wagner & Ligeti (2014), an examination of our understanding of orchestral music; Slow Sports Outdoors (2014), Slow Sports Kids (2015), OneTwoThreeOneTwo (2015), a duet inspired by the world of flamenco; and VIVA (2016), where the amateur group De Genoten dances to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. It’s time (2017) was a collaboration with Octavi Rumbau, Federica Porello and Zoltán Vakulya. And as an associated artist in Mercat de les Flors, he created his big format piece Flamingos, a piece for 8 dancers.
Since 2009 Albert has been dancing with the company ZOO – Thomas Hauert (Accords, You’ve Changed, In Vivo Danse, Mono, Inaudible, How to Proceed). He has also performed for Benjamin Vandewalle.
In 2016 Albert founded the dance company ACME with the purpose of unifying all stage and education work created by himself and his collaborators.