ABOUT NOEMÍ

Noemí Luz is a dance artist whose work spans traditional, contemporary and experimental flamenco. Her choreographic practice is a unique investigation into the art form, embracing flamenco as an expressive language. She is Co-Artistic Director of Dotdotdot Dance as well as choreographing for a range of different creative projects.

 

Daughter to a ballet conductor and granddaughter to a ballet dancer, Noemí’s passion for dance blossomed at an early age. She trained classically at Elmhurst Ballet School and Central School of Ballet (UK) and was apprentice to her mentor Yolanda Heredia for 6 years, specialising in traditional flamenco and bata de cola (Seville). She has performed at many traditional flamenco venues in Spain including Tablao Arenal, La Casa de la Guitarra, Peña la Perla de Cadiz, Peña Niño del Alfalfa and Café Zyriab as well as appearing on CanalSur TV and BBC Radio.

In 2014 Noemí co-founded Dotdotdot Dance company together with Magdalena Mannion and Yinka Esi Graves. Their productions include No Frills (Buxton Fringe Dance Award 2014 & 2015), In Body a triple bill originally commissioned and produced by Sadler's Wells and Los Nacimientos, a collaboration with Tom Randle.

Noemí collaborates regularly with sound designer José Tomé, and together they have created choreographic works such as The Ugly Truth, Into Being (originally commissioned and produced by Sadler’s Wells and premiered at the Sadler's Wells Takeover of the National Theatre River Stage 2018), Re Red in collaboration with Magdalena Mannion for Dotdotdot Dance, Life, Melvin, is a fish in collaboration with dramaturge Iris Victoria Dekker and RAW (work in progress). 

She has performed at theatres and festivals such as Sadler's Wells (Londres), Coetani Festival for Experimental Flamenco (Athens), Dancenet Sweden, Festival Flamenco y Mestizos (Madrid), Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (Seville), Buxton International Arts Festival (UK), Dartington Arts (UK), in a/her/my/our/their/no flamenco curated by Rosanna Terracciano (Londres), PAUL Studios Collective as part of The Wall Series (Berlin) and Contemporary Dance Series Corto y Bailo (Seville).  

She has taught extensive workshops in choreography and composition at institutions such as the Conservatorio de Danza Profesional (Seville), Trinity College of Music, The Drama Centre and The Royal College of Music (London) as well as traditional flamenco workshops with Flamenco Manchester, Lilian Baylis Arts Club, Battersea Spanish, Cambridge Spanish Dance School and at The Place (London) as well as giving private coaching to individual students.