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Anna Fontanet is a dance artist and choreographer based in Barcelona.

At Varium Dance School (Barcelona), she followed a dance professional training program between 2004 and 2007, and after graduating in graphic design, which allowed her to combine these two fields. In 2011, she studied a degree in Digital Arts in Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). Since then, she includes music composition and digital arts in her artistic projects.

Anna Fontanet is a member of Nadine Gerspacher’s company with whom she created the dance theater piece “Elegantly Wasted” (2011). Furthermore, she has collaborated in the city of Munich (Germany) with the choreographer Stephan Herwig, acting as a dancer in the performances “In This Very Moment” (2012), “Unleashed” (2014), “Monument” (2015) and “Schweifen” (2017). Also in Munich, she has danced with Katja Mirjam Boom the piece “Die Faszination der fünfsamkeit” (2012), and with the choreographer Sabine Glenz she interpreted a retrospective project of her dance solo work (2016). Besides, with Moritz Ostruchnjak and Daniela Bendini she took part as a dancer in the piece “Text Neck” (2016).

As a trainer, she has taught contemporary dance in several schools in Barcelona: Varium, Miren Viar, and EMDC Castelldefels.

Together with Nadia Pesarrodona, she organizes “Grow in Dance”, an educational dance project for both children and educators. Within this project, they have delivered several specialized programs at INEFC (University of Physical Education), as well as dance summer camps for children.

She also collaborates with Montserrat Gutiérrez, therapist and teacher, developing integrated workshops at “Heura” School (Sabadell) for children with special needs.

In addition, she teaches courses in contemporary dance and instant composition.

As a dancer, she displays a qualitative expression, representing movement’s textures, spatial proposals and thoughts. She builds characters that feed the choreographer and / or artistic director’s imaginary.

As a multidisciplinary artist, she links the fine arts, sound and movement in a conceptual, compositional and dramaturgic level.

As a choreographer, she is interested in establishing open spaces of communication through instant composition, where dance is conceived as a language free from social, physical or gender stigmata.

"Truth is not born nor is it to be found inside the head of an individual person, it is born between people collectively searching for truth, in the process of their dialogic interaction"

Mikhail Bakhtin