Private Project

Dip Blue

"It's necessary to dip in to the deep blue" Inspired in viewing life crisis as part of our human condition, and allowing it to influence our creative process. Movement is infused by animal traits, dance and theater. The raw material of his struggles and experiences transmuted into story.

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    2 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 10, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography

Norberto Collazo is a movement artist, educator, director, and producer. His research addresses topics such as: animal behavior, gender, politics, crisis, and education. He holds a Dance M.F.A. from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and a B.A. under the PREI Individualized Studies Program of the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus. Norberto has presented original works and offered workshops in: Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cuba, Prague, Spain, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Saint Petersburg, and Japan. Collazo was part of the Puerto Rican Youth Ballet, directed by Zaida Varas. Years later he directed the dance group of the Aibonito School Marching Band. He worked professionally with the choreographer Marcelino Alcalá, appearing both on local television and in musical magazines for different hotels. Since 2003 he has collaborated as a dancer, choreographer, consultant, and assistant director for Hincapié, under the direction of Petra Bravo. In 2009 he joined Andanza Compañía Puertorriqueña de Danza Contemporánea as a dancer; he eventually works as a teacher and choreographer. He has trained in the techniques: Afro-Caribbean, folklore, Gaga, Flying Low, Passing through, Fitting Monkey, Improvisation, Contact Improvisation, Postmodern Composition, West African, Taylor, Graham, Ballet, Mask Theater, and others. Since 2003 he has produced events as an independent artist inside and outside of Puerto Rico. In 2012, Collazo was the first artist-in-residence at the Luis A. Ferré Fine Arts Center. Norberto directs NA2 Dance Theater, an independent project founded in 2014. With NA2 DT he began his virtual choreography practice. Collazo has directed the creation of more than 20 solos virtually. In 2022 he produced ATLAS Contemporary Dance Congress in Puerto Rico. During this year Norberto produced and choreograph HUMANIMAL contemporary and multimedia dance show and was invited to teach at Boris Eifman Dance School in Saint Petersburg, Russia and to perform at the SAI Dance Festival in Tokyo, Japan. Most recently he received an invitation to perform and teach for the Detroit Dance City Festival 2024. Collazo also joined the dance faculty at Sagrado Corazón University in San Juan where he will be teaching contemporary dance.

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