” ‘I wait’ he said, ‘I ain´t finished yet.
I´m getting parts.
I ain´t finished.
I want a book about that kind of animal that is me when I´m finished.’ “
from the novel “More than human” (1953) by Theodore Sturgeon
Pablo Fontdevila – Choreographer, performer and designer, born in Argentina. Graduated from the School for New Dance Development (Bachelor of Dance – SNDO, Amsterdam, NL). With the focus on creative processes, collaboration and working methodologies, his interest lies on exploring ethical questions through the movement of bodies and minds.
Next to the development and performance of his own choreographic work since 2004 (including “Con un mismo corazon” -Buenos Aires-, “Piece about disappearance” –Amsterdam, Amersfoort-, “perro con pistola” -Over het IJ Festival, Amsterdam-, “la vejez de las paredes…” –México City, Berlin, Amsterdam-, among others), Pablo Fontdevila has worked as a lighting designer for dance, opera, theater and music concerts in The Netherlands and Argentina, touring Europe extensively. Among other artists, he sustains long term collaborations as a designer with choreographers Diego Gil, Yurie Umamoto, Anouke de Groot and Simon Tanguy.
His interests span many different media including, over the years, the study and creation of masks. He worked on design and construction of theatrical sets, furniture and lamps. His current work also includes the development of interactive and performative installations. In his contributions to diverse projects he aims at researching new and complex relations between bodies, objects, lights and space.
His experience is complemented with regular teaching activities such as Movement research workshops (Buenos Aires, México City, Tokyo, Tucumán), Yoga and Condition training (SNDO, Amsterdam). He initiated in 2011, in collaboration with Maria Mavridou, the development of DM/Dangerous Mouses, a training and research movement practice which has been shared in workshops and regular classes in The Netherlands, Argentina, Greece, South Korea and France. He is a member of the board and regular teacher of FACE (Stage Artists Contemporary Education) in Buenos Aires, a 2 year independent education programme in dance and performance.
Between September 2016 and July 2021 he worked as Technical Coordinator for Veem House for Performance in Amsterdam.