Albert Quesada (Spain, 1982)
Albert Quesada trained at P.A.R.T.S (2004-2008) in Brussels, the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (MTD, 2003-2004), Amsterdam. Previously he studied Philosophy and Multimedia Engineering in Barcelona. Throughout his studies he organised weekly jams at P.A.R.T.S. and taught classes and workshops in different places around Brussels.
In 2005 Albert started working on Solo on Bach & Glenn (2005-2008), a piece which has been growing and touring since, and which gave birth to the duet Solos Bach & Gould (2010).
Albert is active both in stage performances and in making video dances which, along with his other works, have been performed internationally. Since June 2009 Albert has been dancing with the company ZOO – Thomas Hauert (Accords, You’ve Changed, In Vivo Danse). He is currently touring Trilogy with Vera Tussing, an evening of three short pieces on musical structures, Ensemble and Slow Sports, his latest creation. He has also worked with Benjamin Vandewalle, and he is setting up his next creation for 2014 about the understanding of orchestral music.
Vera Tussing graduated from London Contemporary Dance School, and has worked as a choreographer and dancer in the UK, Belgium and Europe. In 2007 she began collaborating with Albert Quesada, creating Trilogy, consisting of three pieces exploring musical structures: Beautiful Dance (2008), Your Eyes (originally commissioned by ROH2 for ‘Firsts’ at the Royal Opera House in 2009) and Oh Souvenir (2011).
In May 2012 She premiered her piece You Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet at STUK in Leuven (BE), and has also presented several versions of a sound–movement installation called Sound Bed in the UK and Belgium. Both works grew out of an interest in exploring how our senses are structured and manipulated in the cinematic experience.
Vera’s research into the emotive possibilities of sound began with the creation of The Icarus Project for The Place Prize, 2010. She was part of ChoreoRoam 2010, and has recently joined the team of Work Place Artists at The Place in London.
Vera Tussing is currently setting up a new creation called T-Dance for 2014 while continuing to develop Sound Bed. She also performs in One/Zero by the Belgian Choreographer Benjamin Vandewalle, which premiered in April 2011 at STUK and continues to tour Trilogy with Albert Quesada into 2013.