Middlebury Language School Graduate Programs

 

Erika Torres

Cocurricular Instructor

Erika Torres from Mérida, Yucatán, received her Diploma in Contemporary Dance from the Centro Estatal de Bellas Artes under the guidance of Tim Wengerd and Christine Dakin, from the Martha Graham Dance Company. Dancer, coreographer, costume-set designer and professor, Torres has been dancing and acting, among others, with the Contemporary Dance Company of Yucatán; La Fura Dels Baus Digital Theater-WIP (Barcelona-Germany-Belgium), Marian del Valle Cie. (Belgium) and En Boca de Lobos Producciones (México). She has also been an intern at prestigious European companies as Pina Bausch "Wuppertal Tanz Theatre", Anne Therese De Keersmaeker "Rosas", and Eugenio Barba "Odin Teatret". In her native country, Torres has received fellowships as a choreographer by the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) and the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA), the Yucatán Cultural Institute, the Secretary of Public Education and the Secretary of Foreign Relations, as well as the Yucatan Artistic Merit Medal. Also in Mexico, she was Founder Professor of the Contemporary Dance School, as well as Professor at the Body Theater Diploma and guest professor at The House of Theater. Her choreographies had been presented in Costa Rica, United States and Europe. Some of her most representative works are Pascal's Sphere, Dance with Rimbaud and Sabines, Dances in the carapace of the Armadi-yo (songs and dances to chase fear away), A Sea of Seven Colors, The Bride (danse macabre for Newlyweds) and Labyrinth (plastic ballet). Her research projects focus on Drama in Dance, From chaotic thinking to spatial writing, Composition Structures, and Dance and Body Resonance. Professor Torres is currently working on The Rite of Spring and Project Rhino.

 

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