Antonio de la Fe

Class Description | Morning Class | 13 - 17 November 2017

What do we do when we say we are performing? How do we work on that very thing we call to perform? Whatever this thing called performing may be, it and its work are undeniably idiosyncratic. Your performing is your own and I am the only one guilty of mine. We can’t help but work on it on our own but… can we do this work individually yet benefit from doing it together? In other words, can you do it yourself but without having to do it alone?

Drawing from his experiences facilitating OPENLAB (a model for professional self-development and self-exploration for dancers) and from his interests in mindful engagement in physical action, Antonio’s classes will encourage participants to take responsibility and ownership whilst working on their own dancing and performing. Antonio will use the concepts of open-form and closed-form and facilitate a class that oscillates between both extremes.


Antonio is a Spanish choreographer and performer based in London with a background in physiotherapy. After coming relatively late to dance and initially studying in Madrid, he moved to London and completed an MA in performance at The Place in 2010. Since then he has danced for Matthias Sperling, Eva Recacha, Riccardo Buscarini and Jonathan Lunn. His choreographed works include Place Prize finalist 2011 Cameo, an open OPENLAB: a hybrid, Va por Vds. and A void.

Antonio was recipient of a BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship, with support from Independent Dance, in 2015. During the fellowship he worked on researching and developing his Unrehearsed Series in collaboration with producer Martine Painter.

Antonio is a Chisenhale Dance Space’s member, where he runs OPENLAB: a space for shared practice for performers. He is also a member of BELLYFLOP and has recently been named an associate artist at Queen Mary University of London.