Judith Sánchez Ruíz CU
Judith Sánchez Ruíz is an independent artist with a rich performing history as a choreographer, performer, and improviser. The Berlin–based director (Havana, Cuba) began her dance studies at the age of 11 at the National School of Arts. Ciudad de la Habana. Cuba. Ms. Sanchez has worked with Sasha Waltz & Guest, (2011-2014); Deborah Hay, (2012); Trisha Brown Dance Company, (2006-2009); DD Dorvillier, (2002, 2019); David Zambrano, (1997), Mal Pelo Company, (1997-1999); and DanzAbierta Company, (1991-1996). She established the JSR Company in NYC in 2010, creating numerous choreographic stage works and Site-Specific projects involving live music with innovative composers and visual artists.
In 2020 she was a guest visiting professor at Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Master Arts Programme "Spatial Strategies". She has been working at the Inter-University Centre for Dance (HZT) Berlin, Bachelor programme - Dance, Context, Choreography since 2019.
JSR has created two classes: Functionality and Perspective in Dance, based on her research in release tech for more than ten years. And Your own God, finding diverse sources of creativity and breaking habits.
She is focusing on writing a book about Improvisation, gathering drawings, process, score, and methodologies. Her choreography doesn't rely on the mechanization or memory of movement but more on ramifications and layering of subjects on a radio, a concept used in her last two more significant pieces, "ENCAJE" (2017) and "My Breast on the table" (2019). Human Casualness and complexity, Improvisation, Community, and activism are an essential part of her work.