Founded by Beatriz Palenzuela and Rafael de la Lastra in 2006 Babirusa Danza has premiered a wide range of productions for theaters and unconventional spaces. The company understands the stage event as a complex artifact where all parts are fundamental. The contemporary dance, the cinematographic aesthetic, the poetry and beauty merge in its works, with a prominent physicality full of nuances. The emotional drive of their compositions move the audience into the very artwork, allowing them to sympathyse and take part as the engine of communication.
Their source of inspiration lies in what is human, animalistic , the core of existence and trascendence. A wide range of suggestions can be found in their creations where a universe of contemplations and communitary experiences can be felt, thus inviting everybody to reflect on the world that surrounds us , following their own personal view.
After a decade living in Madrid where some of their projects were originated, among them Coreographers in the Conde Duque Community, the company has moved to Santander, its place of origin, having in mind the stimulation of the suburbian areas through contemporary dance. The company is very much interested in creating new audiences, in order to reach a greater significance into society, generating thus a dialogue between citizens and the artits.
Beatriz Palenzuela is the company´s coreographer, having received different awards such as First Award AD at the Molina de Segura 2014 festival; Winner of the:One Piece, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid 2013; 2nd prize Videodance II Capturadanza, Madrid 2010 and AISGE Award, as Excellent dancer 2006, at he Coreographic Contest in Madrid enabling her to attend the American Dance Festival in the United States.