Rosalba Torres Guerrero

Rosalba Torres Guerrero - b. 1974, Genève (CH) - trained in dance at the Geneva Conservatory (Switzerland), which she continued at the CNDC L'Esquisse in Anger (France) where, in her final year, she collaborated on the creation of Marguerites de l'oublie by Bernardo Montet, on the revivals of Visages de femmes by Dominique Dupuis and Les petites pièces de Berlin by Dominique Bagouet.
In 1995-96, she launched her professional career with Philippe Decouflé and his company DCA with the creation of the frenzied Décodex. Attracted by dance theatre, she joined Weimar's Deutsches Nationaltheater in 1997-98 under the direction of Ismaël Ivo and worked there on Medeamaterial, among others.
In 1997, she returned to France with the company Keli for the piece Cinderella otherwise with Indian dancers from South Kerala. In the same year, she started a nine-year collaboration with Rosas, Anna Teresa de Keersmaecker's company. There, she danced in I said I, In real time, April me, Bitches brew/Tacoma Narrows, Kassandra, Raga for a rainy season/Love supreme as well as in the now famous Drumming & Rain to music by Steve Reich, and in the repertory pieces Achterland, Woud, Mozart/Concert arias-un moto di gioia.

In 2005, she joined les ballets C de la B in Ghent and worked with Alain Platel until 2012, for the creation of vsprs, pitié!, Out of Context - for Pina and C(H)OEURS. In 2011, les ballets C de la B produced Pénombre, her first work of her own, a dance-video piece, in collaboration with graphic artist Lucas Racasse.
In 2011, Yann Le Quellec asked her for the lead role in the atypical film Je sens le beat qui monte en moi. This was followed by many fruitful collaborations with great directors: with Karin Beier in 2013-14 for the creations Les Troyennes et Die Rasenden at Hamburg's Schauspielhaus for an extremely physical interpretation of the role of Cassandra. With Krzysztof Warlikowski in 2012 for the opera Lulu at La Monnaie, in 2014 for Don Giovanni again at La Monnaie and in 2016 for Phèdre(s) at the Théâtre de l'Odéon alongside Isabelle Huppert.

She shares a common history with dancer and choreographer Koen Augustijnen. They created Badke in Ramallah in 2013, which would underpin the creation of Lamenta seven years later. In 2017, they directed Hochzeit for TanzMainz's full dance company. Their shared interest in the cross-pollination of cultures led to the creation of a new company, Siamese Cie, in which they join forces and support each other.

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