The internationally renowned choreographer Iván Pérez (Spain, 1983) is based in the Netherlands. Iván is known for his physical and emotional choreographies, his work is often described as powerful, intimate, intense and sensuous. His work has been seen at prestigious venues such as Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London and the National Theatre of Taipei. With audience and critics acclaim, he launched his dance company INNE with The Inhabitants in the summer of 2016. In 2018 he will create a new work for the Paris Opera Ballet.
Iván was only 19 years old when he created his first choreographies that immediately won awards. After his career as a dancer with Nederlands Dans Theater, he went on to be a successful choreographer. From the Dutch production house Korzo, he created Kick the Bucket (2011), Hide And Seek (2013), Exhausting Space (2015) and Waiting for the Barbarians (2016) with director Michiel de Regt. Next to Korzo, Iván has successfully set and made work for international companies such as Balletboyz London, Ballet Moscow, ZfinMalta Dance Ensemble, Dance Forum Taipei. In 2016, the feature film Young Men premiered on BBC2, based in the stage work created for Balletboyz in 2015.
In 2016, INNE was founded by Iván Pérez in The Netherlands. With audience and critics acclaim, it premiered at Operaestate Festival with The Inhabitants. As its first international collaboration, ISLAND was created with Song of the Goat Theater in Poland. The next work titled BECOMING will be seen during the season 2017 – 2018. BECOMING is developed as part of the European project Pivot Dance. A three-year program for six choreographers, six producers and audiences, coproduced by The Place, Dutch Dance Days and Comune di Bassano del Grappa.
"Regisseur Michiel de Regt en choreograaf Iván Pérez hebben met Wachten op de Barbaren de actualiteit bij de strot." Volkskrant ****
"Geen gekylian ook hier. Ex-NDT danser Pérez heeft zijn eigen bewegingsstijl. Ongestileerd veel over de grond bewegen, vallen en opstaan, om elkaar heen buitelen, inhaken, wegduwen. Alles organisch met een constante flow en totale lichaamsbeheersing. Een magnifieke solo van de choreograaf zelf onderstreept de kracht van zijn dans. Die maakt indruk door het stuwende ritme van de elektronische muziek van Rutger Zuyderveldt. " Cultuurpers