Noemí Luz is a multidisciplinary dance maker working with traditional, contemporary & experimental flamenco as well as contemporary dance, dance theatre and performance. Through her choreographic work she looks to bring a human perspective to complex issues in order to understand them better, centering around the environment and female identity as core themes. Noemí investigates ways of giving physical form to the intangible, embracing dance as a poetic language capable of embodying the present moment, illustrating the times we live in and addressing the issues we face.
Noemí trained in traditional flamenco with her mentor Yolanda Heredia (Seville) for 6 years and has a classical training from Elmhurst Ballet School and Central School of Ballet (UK) as well as an HNC Diploma in Fine Arts. 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 on CanalSur TV.
Noemí has been co-director of Dotdotdot Dance since 2014. Their productions include award-winning No Frills, the triple bill In Body which was originally commissioned and produced by Sadler's Wells and Los Nacimientos, a collaboration with composer Tom Randle. Most recently they performed in Window Shopping curated by Breakin' Convention for Dancing Nation, a Sadler's Wells Festival for BBCiPlayer. They have performed in Sadler's Wells Sampled festival, Sadler's Wells Takeover of the National Theatre River Stage, Dancenet Sweden and curated a Wild Card Evening for the Lilian Baylis Studio.
Noemí collaborates closely with sound designer José Tomé, and most recently premiered Life, Melvin, is a fish at Vertebración XI festival, Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla. Her body of choreographic works includes RAW, Into Being, The Ugly Truth, & Re Red (work in progress in collaboration with Magdalena Mannion for Dotdotdot Dance). In 2020 Noemí choreographed for the Film Short La Invisible (Maria Royo) and for the installation/dance film La Tercera Mirada (Emma Alcalá), two projects addressing domestic and psychological violence. She also created a "Dance Capsule" for Buzón de Baile: Spanish National TV RTVE & Radio 3 Extra's Gestural Dictionary, later featured in #SolidariDanza at Conde Duque (Madrid).
Noemí has performed at theatres and festivals such as Sadler's Wells (Londres), Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla (Spain), Flamenco y Mestizos (Madrid), Coetani Festival for Experimental Flamenco (Athens), Dancenet Sweden, Vertebración XI (Seville), Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (Seville), Flamenco Fredag (Sweden), Buxton International Arts Festival (UK), Dartington Arts (UK), in a/her/my/our/their/no flamenco curated by Rosanna Terracciano (London), PAUL Studios Collective as part of The Wall Series (Berlin), Antara Arts (UK) and Contemporary Dance Series Corto y Bailo (Seville).
Noemí 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. She currently runs Dotdotdot's Online Live Sessions together with Magdalena Mannion.
Image by Emma Alcalá