Audition for a creation process


Diego Alvarez

Application Dateline : Sunday August 11, 2019

How to apply

  • Click on any of the “Register” buttons and fill out the registration form.

About the registration form

  • Make sure your CV is correctly attached to the form.

  • Make sure the option “Diego Alvarez Audition” is selected in the form.

  • Pay the audition fee CRC6000 (USD10) before August 11, 2019.



  • Follow the registration steps mentioned above, but fill out the field for “Inquiry or consulta” with your reason to ask for the video audition.

  • Further instructions will be sent to your email for the audition video content.

  • The dateline to upload and send the video is July 15, 2019.

  • IMPORTANT: Pay the audition registration fee (USD10) before sending your audition video, otherwise, you video will not be seen nor taken into account.

  • Results will be sent by email on August 14, 2019.

Before applying, please also consider:

  • Selected dancers for the creation process with Diego Alvarez must attend to every single regular rehearsal, tech rehearsal at the theater and performance without any excuse. Therefore, we expect any personal, working, or academic situation to be properly resolved.

    Audition : Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Teatro de la danza. 09:00 AM

    Rehearsals: From September 2 to 12. Monday through Friday from 15:00 to 18:00. At Centro de Artes Promenade.

    Tech rehearsal: September 13, 2019 From 08:00 to 10:00 at Teatro de la Danza.

    Performances: From September 13 to 15, 2019. At Teatro de la danza.

  • ENSIMISMADOS will pay the 5 selected dancers for the creation process a total amount of USD1860. And they will be distributed in the following way:

Participation in ENSIMISMADOS workshops:

***(No accommodation included)

David Zambrano………….USD 950

Akram Khan Cia………….USD 500

Voguing……….……………..USD 20

Acrobatic Movement….…...USD 20

Clown……………………….USD 20

Theater improvisation…. USD 20

Money in cash

CRC 200000 (aprox USD330)

***Distributed among rehearsals and performances

  • IMPORTANT: Consider that if you already paid the participation fee for any of the ENSIMISMADOS 2019 workshops, and you turn out to be one of the selected dancers for the creation process with Diego Alvarez; Then, the ENSIMISMADOS production will reimburse you the TOTAL amount of your payment (Since this should be part of the payment to the selected dancers).

after applying, please also consider:

  • Your registration will be complete only after you pay the audition fee (CRC6000 / USD 10) which must be done before August 11, 2019 for dancers attending the audition

  • or before July 15, 2019 for dancers asking for video audition.

  • Selected dancers will be sent a contract with more details on payment, benefits and responsibilities with this project.


about the choreographer

Diego Alvarez Sanou

Graduated from “El Barco” contemporary dance Conservatory in Costa Rica. Currently, dances for Milan Tomasik & co. (Slovenia-Slovakia) and he has worked prestigious international companies and choreographers such as “Ultima vez / Win Vandekeybus” (Belgium), Anton Lachky (Slovakia-Belgium).

He is also the co-founder of Colectivo Cla and Tres Hermanos project.

About this creation process for Ensimismados

Regarding this particular project I will start with this quote: 

"Love me or hate me, both are in my favor...If you love me, I'll always be in your heart...If you hate me, I'll always be in your mind."  by William Shakespeare

This creation process will be dominated by physicality and movement. We will create choreographic material based on individual and group dynamics; therefore, participants must be flexible to work and create movement by working together with the other dancers.

One of the major goals while creating movement is to find the link between emotion and form.

We will research movement extensively: creating movement, deconstructing it, and reconstructing it until we finally get the quality/form/emotion of the resulting piece.

These 2 weeks, we will work intensively (physically and mentally) on creation, hence this project is very demanding and challenging for the body.