Isael Mata


Isael Mata

Isael was born in Caracas in Venzuela. He is circassian, dancer and choreographer. He began his dance training at the Caracas Dance Institute in 1992 and continued his studies at the Central University of Venezuela where he enrolled in theory classes in theatre, visual arts and philosophy. He arrived in Belgium to collaborate with The X-Group P.A.R.T.S., directed by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. He also studied at the Nationale School of Circus Annie Fratellini in France.
He has danced with several choreographers as Tim Feldmann, Roberto Olivan, Mey-Ling Bisogno, Maria Clara Villalobos and Michèle Noiret. He collaborated with the actor and director Josse de Pauw on the performance SS. He created Puzzle (2005) which received the 1st prize at the International Festival of Young Choreographers in Venezuela, Casa 26 (2000) with The X Group, P.A.R.T.S, S-Main Gauche (2003) with Agostina D’Alessandro and German Fonzalida (Young Talent Prize from the City of Paris), Sudar Reseco (1999) with Osmany Tellez. He teaches Release Technique, Flying Low, acrobatic dance, and contact improvisation throughout the world (Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Croatia, Finland, the Netherlands and in Belgium), teaching the likes of Need Company, Feria Musica, at Danscentrum Jette, and for Compagnie Thor.

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