Fall 2005

Seàn Curran

Seàn Curran began his dance training with traditional Irish step dancing as a young boy in Boston. He went on to make his mark on the dance world as a principal dancer with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. A graduate and guest faculty member of New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Curran was an original member of the New York City cast of the Off-Broadway percussion extravaganza “STOMP!” performing in the show for four years. He has performed his solo evening of dances at venues throughout the U.S. as well as at Sweden’s Danstation Theatre and Creteil’s Exit Festival in France. Curran has choreographed new dances for Denmark’s Upper Cut Company, Pittsburgh’s Dance Alloy and Dublin’s Irish Modern Dance Theater among others. Curran choreographed James Joyce’s The Dead for The Playwright’s Horizon production that opened on Broadway in January 2000. He has been awarded a Choreographer’s Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Curran has taught extensively at the American Dance Festival, Harvard Summer Dance Program, Bates Dance Festival and the Boston Conservatory.

Carlos Ovares

Carlos Ovares, director of the National Dance Company in San Jose Costa Rica, is renowned internationally as a choreographer, actor, teacher, and dancer. He began his dance career while getting his degree in Dramatic Arts from The University of Costa Rica. Mr. Ovares’ choreography has been featured in Europe, Canada, Israel, and Central America. He has also performed with The Contemporary Ballet of Barcelona, the choreographers Cesc Gelabert and Ramon Oller in Barcelona, Spain; with Pilottanzt in Vienna, Austria, and with Tanztheater Theaterhauses Stuttgart, Germany under the direction of Johann Kresnik and Ismael Ivo. Carlos Ovares has won awards from the Ricard Moragues Choreographic Competition 1993 in Barcelona, Spain; the VIl Madrid Contemporary Dance Competition Madrid, Spain; the National Costa Rica Award in 1994 for the year of 2003-2004.