Argentine director, dancer and choreographer Diana Szeinblum began her career with the prestigious contemporary Ballet of the San Martin General theatre under the direction of Oscar Araiz. On a Goethe Institute scholarship, she studied at the Folkwang Tanz Schule and danced with the FTS company under the artistic direction of Pina Bausch, where she worked with choreographers such as Bausch, Susanne Linke and Urs Dietrich, among others. Her award-winning independent dance theatre work Secreto y Malibú toured across Europe, Asia and the US in 2003 including performances at PICA, The Walker Art Center, Dance Theatre Workshop and the Fresh Terrain Festival in Austin. ALASKA, her last piece, premiered in 2007, in the Konex Art Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and toured through the NPN Performing Americas Program in 2008. ALASKA will also be included in the Teatro a mil Festival (Chile) CINARS (Canada) the Feria de San Sebastian (España) and he Festival in Madrid 2009. Szeinblum is a sought-after teacher of composition and improvisation classes in Buenos Aires and throughout Argentina.
Lucas Condro began his studies in Argentina in 1997. In 1999 he was invited by the teacher and choreographer David Zambrano to take a seminar at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, where he studied for three years and received the degree of “Dance Maker.” In Amsterdam he worked with the choreographers Red Peace, Hooman Sharifi; Nicole Butler and David Zambrano. In 2004 he improved his skills in the Montpellier Choreographic Center, under the direction of Mathilde Monnier. Condro is one of the key performers of Diana Szeinblum’s work, appearing in her play 34 Metros, Homage to Kagel and ALASKA. He teaches Improvisation and technical courses in Argentina and throughout Latin America.