69 seconds with … dancer and choreographer Martin Inthamoussu

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Spend 69 seconds with dancer and choreographer Martin Inthamoussu who collaborates with Vancouver dancer Alvin Erasga Tolentino in the world premiere of EXpose at the Scotiabank Dance Centre in April.

01Your first job.
Hotel receptionist.

02The job you wanted as a child.
To work in a bank.

03The three things you would want with you on a deserted island.
A boat, a map and an iPhone with WiFi.

04Your hero.
My father.

05Your biggest indulgence.

06One thing no one knows about you (and you’re willing to share).
Nothing – everyone knows everything about me already.

07Complete this sentence: I first kissed a boy …
… when I was very drunk.

08The #1 item on your bucket list (the one thing you want to experience/do before you die).
To own my own theatre.

09 One word your best friend would use to describe you.
Puta (Spanish for ‘bitch’).

10 The one thing you simply cannot miss doing when you come to Vancouver.
The premiere of EXpose.

MEET Martin Inthamoussú

Martin InthamoussuMartin Inthamoussú is a choreographer, dancer and teacher from Uruguay.

He trained at the National Ballet School and Montevideo Ballet Studio in Uruguay, and at the School for New Dance Development in The Netherlands.

He has studied with teachers such as Julyen Hamilton, David Zambrano, Deborah Hay, Iñaki Azpillaga, Mathilde Monnier, Wendy Houstoun, Nigel Charnock and Benoit Lachambre among others.

As a choreographer he has received prizes and scholarships including the Best Director Award in Uruguay, with residencies in the US and Germany, and has performed all over Europe and North and South America.

Since 2005 he has been a founding member of the innovative artists’ collective Complot.

As a teacher he has worked in universities in Venezuela, Mexico, Spain and Germany as well as in private institutes in Latin America and Europe; he also acted as dramaturgy advisor for the Ballet at the Opera House in Bonn.

Currently he works as a freelance choreographer and performer with different companies in Europe and South America; and is working towards a postgraduate degree in Performance Studies at Manchester University in the UK.

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