Back to All Events

Contemporary Dance from Spain: Joaquín Collado

  • Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

Contemporary choreographer and dancer Joaquín Collado, founder of Antes Collado Company, will offer a performance with students from the Company E Summer Dance Intensive.

From June 4 to 9, Spanish choreographer Joaquín Collado will take part as a guest teacher at the Company E Summer Dance Intensive, where he will develop a site-specific work with dance students. In addition to this new work, Collado will present “Nereo Drowning” on Friday, June 8, at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain.

About Joaquín Collado
Joaquin Collado (Spain, 1991) is a choreographer based in Brussels and Valencia.

In 2014 Joaquin decided to put into practice his aesthetics concerns and since that moment he has created several choreographic works. He’s been associated to La Caldera, El Graner (Barcelona), and the Teatre El Musical, where he had two creative residency which were an important start point for him to develop his own movement.

In 2016 Joaquín, accompanied by people he wants to work with, founds Antes Collado as a shared space for creation, that is, the company. Antes Collado was selected for the 18th Young Creators Biennale of Europe and the Mediterranean 2017 and went to Tirana (Albania) to represent Spain. He showed “Nereo drowning (and the Nereidas)”, a piece created and premiered in the Theatre El Musical (Valencia). Joaquín, in the same year, collaborates as well with the Biennale di Venezia, which offers him the opportunity to work in a new creation and show it within the framework of the Biennale dance festival. Nereidas was selected in Madrid Choreographic Contest - Paso a dos 2017 where it receives the AISGE Foundation Prize which allows Joaquín to travel to Washington and present a site-specific. The Prize also grants him the opportunity to create a new piece, during a six-week period in North Carolina, and premiere it within the American Dance Festival. Later on, the short version of Nereo drowning won the first price in the Choreography Competition Distrito de Tetuán 2018 in Madrid and a creative residency in the Teatros del Canal. 

Antes Collado collaborates frequentely with Ça Marche, a theatre company who is based in Barcelona. (OMAR) and GodMar were some of the projects which they created.

Joaquin began his career as a dancer in Valencia with the young dance company Gerard Collins. He has been working as a professional dancer for almost a decade in various projects in Germany, Holland and Spain. At these point of his life, he finds himself at a moment of maturation in which he is interested not only in the movement itself involved in a piece, but also in all the research envolved in it. Everything that surrounds it.

Joaquín has worked with several choreographers, namely, INNE|Iván Pérez, Maduixa Theater, La Coja Dansa, Wee Dance Company, Eulàlia Berguedà and Marcos Morau&La Veronal.

About Company E
Company E is a contemporary repertory dance company, dance education and interdisciplinary arts organization based in the US Capital City of Washington, DC emphasizing international collaborations with the great choreographers, dances and artists at work today.

Important Information:

  • A reservation on Eventbrite is mandatory, printed tickets are not required.
  • Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Doors open 20 minutes before posted showtime.
  • Ticket holders should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start to guarantee seats.
  • No Late Seating, ticket holders may not be allowed to seat 20 minutes after posted showtime.
  • If you need special assistance, please contact us at


How to get there: The best way to arrive is by public transportation. The closest Metro station is Columbia Heights (Green and Yellow line). Limited metered and two-hour zoned parking is available in the surrounding neighborhoods. Public parking garage is available at DC USA Shopping Mall (Columbia Heights Metro Station).