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Community Engagement
Oct. 18 — Oct. 18, 2014

FLASH: A Photographic Conversation on the Art, Ideologies and Politics of the Black Female Body on Stage / Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, NY
David Zambrano's Soul Project. Photo by Anja Hitzenberger.^492

David Zambrano

David Zambrano has been a monumental figure in the international dance community for a quarter century, and his passion for cultural exchange continues to influence his work. Zambrano is an ambassador and liaison across many borders, bringing together artists from all over the planet for his projects. He has taught his own approach to dance in more than 60 countries, and has performed at hundreds of venues across the world. His pieces range from set choreography, structured improvisation, and pure improvisation. Born in Venezuela, Zambrano spent 15 years in New York, and now lives in between Amsterdam / Brussels.

Notable examples of his original projects of both solo and group work include: My Fire Is Still Burning For You (2011), HOLES (2010), SHOCK (2009), Soul Project (2006), Twelve Flies Went Out at Noon (2005), Barcelona in 48 Hours (2004), The Rabbit Project/Proyecto Conejo (2003), Mandraking (2002), David Zambrano Invites...(2000), Acme (1999), Ballroom (1996), Proyecto: Z (1994), Red Blink (1994), Agua Fuerte (1993), Cancion de Diente (1993), Sabana (1990), Fetiche (1987), and Para Carmen (1984). He also founded the Festival de Danza Postmoderna in Venezuela in 1989 and was its director until 1993.

His performance work has been presented internationally by: ImpulsTanz (Vienna), June Events (Paris), Radialsystem (Berlin), Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona), Theater Frascati (Netherlands), Festival Aix-en-Provence (France), CODA (Norway), Konfrontance (Czech Republic), Tamperen International Theater Festival (Finland), Primer Taller Internacional de Danza (Cuba), and many others. In the U.S. his work has been seen at: Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, Dance Theater Workshop, P.S. 122, Movement Research, The Kitchen, Improvisation Festival/New York, and the Whitney Museum.

David Zambrano is the recipient of a 2010 Latin America and Caribbean John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. He has also received grants, awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Suitcase Fund administered by Dance Theater Workshop, the New York State Council for the Arts, The Jerome Foundation, and the Joyce Mertz Gilmore Foundation. Zambrano has been a panelist for the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Certamen Coreografico de Madrid, and the PARTS School for Contemporary Dance in Brussels. As a recognized artist of merit, he was granted special residency status by the Dutch government.