Choreographer ~ Dancer ~ Artistic Director
Adrian del Arroyo is a choreographer and artistic director from Spain who lives and works in London, England. He has produced dance extensively across the UK, Europe and the USA.
His ensemble production, The Hive Minuet, was an official selection of the Mobile Dance Film Festival in New York in 2018.
Typically featuring Spanish baroque and folk influences, his work is often concerned with mental afflictions, social harms and healing.
In the past year he has created pieces for dancers from the Gothenburg Opera Ballet in Sweden, with support from the Swedish government’s arts programme, and for performers from Madrid’s Teatro Real. His choreographic work, Hostage, was performed at London’s Oxo Tower for the opening night of the 2018 London Ultra.
Del Arroyo is currently producing H - a dance film.
STYLE AND FORM
Del Arroyo’s affinity for film sees his work synthesising screen and stage effects; uniquely merging different forms of art.
His choreography is characterised by its original renderings of partner work, and by use of his signature bandages as a way of exploring and expressing physical and emotional connections. His productions carry the Churrigueresque architectural influences of his native Spain alongside the impactful simplicity inspired by poet and playwright F. Garcia Lorca.
As a former make-up artist and fashion director, Del Arroyo combines original musical scores with costumes, lighting and visual effects - reaching new levels of expression and taking audience members each on a personal journey.
Del Arroyo was classically trained at the Spanish National Conservatoire of Ballet, and has a contemporary dance degree from University of London, in partnership with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and The Place.