Miguel Altunaga

From: Havana, Cuba

Joined Rambert: 2007

Previous companies: Danza Contemporanea de Cuba

Training: National School of Art, Havana

Rambert highlight: Working with choreographers Hofesh Shechter, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Itzik Galili and Christopher Bruce, and being nominated four times by the National Critics’ Circle for Outstanding Male Performance.

Career highlights: Miguel won the Cuban Best Male Solo Award in 2002 and in 2003 was chosen by Carlos Acosta to perform in Tocororo, which toured internationally from 2003 to 2007. At Rambert, Miguel has performed works by Gary Stewart, Christopher Bruce, Itzik Galili, Siobhan Davies, Doug Varone, Barak Marshall, Lucinda Childs, Alexander Whitley, Mark Baldwin, Shobana Jeyasingh and Merce Cunningham. Miguel has worked with international choreographers including Joaquin Sabate, Jan Linkens, Georges Cespedes, Julio Cesar Iglesias, Samir Akika, Steve Paxton and Exedia Dance Company (Greece). Miguel also choreographed and appeared in Mikel Gurrea’s documentary Txoria and the ballet film Love Tomorrow (dir. Christopher Payne), winner of the Best UK Feature prize at the Raindance Film Festival 2012.

Other info: As a choreographer, Miguel has created work for the National School of Ballet, Cuba, Danza Contemporanea de Cuba and for the bands Simply Red and The Zutons. He created Memoria for Carlos Acosta at the London Coliseum and Derrumbe for Acosta’s Cubania evening at the Royal Opera House. He was commissioned by Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, to create Dark Eye for the Deloitte Ignite Festival 2014 (Royal Opera House). He has created three works for Rambert’s New Choreography platform and one of these, Don’t Think About It, has joined Rambert’s repertoire.

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