Beto Pérez (México)
Director of Proyecto Ítaca and Co-director of Festival ATLAS.
Teacher, performer, choreographer and pedagogue in Técnicas de Movimiento, specifically contemporary dance. He begins his studies at the special groups of Dance at the National System for Professional Teaching in Dance (SNEDP) INBA, Mexico.
He was a part of dance companies such as Barro Rojo (Arturo Garrido), Ensamble Tiempo de Bailar (Vicente Silva) and ASYC (Alicia Sánchez) in Mexico; and with the companies Acción Colectiva - Teatro Físico (Julie Barnsley) and Rajatabladanza (Eduardo Castillo) in Caracas, Venezuela . He has participated in theatre montages with the company Teatro Línea de Sombra (Jorge Vargas, Alicia Laguna) and as a guest dancer with the company Danza Concierto (Peter Palacio) from Medellín, Colombia.
Invited as a performer, teacher and choreographer to numerous dance and theatre festivals in Mexico, United States, Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Chile, Brasil, Venezuela, Russia, Spain, France, Germany, Scotland, England and China. Creator and producer of Proyecto Ítaca, where he currently directs his scenic research as a creator and performer. His personal scenic project dates back to 1994 including works, co creations and mentorships with diverse choreographers and performers, as well as teaching courses and workshops regarding movement techniques and performance work.
Since 1995 he has been developing a personal research regarding performing arts, formulating methods of creative work for dancers and actors. He collaborates, mentors, performs and co-creates with the company Physical Momentum – Scenic Action by Francisco Córdova.
He has taught courses and workshops in Escuela de Danza Morena Celarié and Universidad Nacional de El Salvador, (San Salvador, El Salvador); Instituto Superior de Danza de Caracas, (Caracas, Venezuela); Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia) Temporada Internacional de Danza (Medellín, Colombia); Universidad Pedagógica Nacional (UPN); CEDART Diego Rivera; Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Centro de las Artes (Salamanca, Mexico) among others.
Currently he teaches at Diplomado de Prácticas Escénicas Contemporáneas (2008-2012) and as a resident teacher at Escuela Nacional de Danza Clásica y Contemporánea, (ENDCC) INBA-CENART (1996-2014). He has been grant recipient in the category of Performers 1997-1998. Mentioned as one of the 3 best dancers in Mexico by Zona de Danza Magazine.
Recipient of the program Creadores Escénicos con Trayectoria 2012-2014 and 2016-2018 from FONCA.