PERFORMER, CHOREOGRAPHER & EDUCATOR | MX
Francisco Córdova is now positioned within the top performers, choreographers, and educators of the international performing arts market, participating in numerous meetings and festivals in over 30 countries around the globe. In Europe, he is currently considered one of the most representative educators and performers of the new contemporary dance scene.
He is the Director of the Company PHYSICAL MOMENTUM, Director of ATLAS MÉXICO Biennial International Dance Festival and Director/Founder of the civil company FÁBRICA ESCENA S.C. He has two master’s degrees: a Master in Theatrical Studies and Stage Direction, and a Master in Stage Lighting from Institut del Teatre in Barcelona, Spain. A Bachelor ́s Degree in Contemporary Dance from the National School of Dance (ENDCC) in Mexico. He also studied in Montreal, Canada with Le Jeune Ballet du Québec and in New York, U.S. with Ballet Hispánico.
He has an uninterrupted 21 yearlong artistic career. As a performer he has been part of several companies and projects throughout the past couple of decades. He was director of the Movement Techniques Platform for 10 years. Since 2006 he developed his methodological proposal BODY-ACTION, which he has shared through several workshops at the most important festivals, institutions, schools and arts centers internationally.
(AUSTRIA) SEAD- Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance; (HOLLAND) FONTYS Hogeschool voor de Kunsten; (BELGIUM) TicTac Art Center; (SPAIN) Deltebre Dansa Festival, (GERMANY) B12 Festival; (CANADA) Circuit-Est centre Chorégraphique, L’Artère, (GREECE) Kalamata International Dance Festival; (ISRAEL) Movement Research Israel, Kibbutz Program Hasadna & Masa; (FINLAND) ZODIAK Center for New Dance Helsinki; (UNITED STATES) Gybney Dance Center through Fail Space NYC; (RUSSIA) Классы Для Своих, DAAS; (CROATIA) Festival plesa i neverbalnog kazališta Svetvinčenat > Zagreb; (SINGAPORE) Xposition ‘O’ Contemporary Odt Dance Fiesta; (INDIA) Sanskar Festival, Atakkalari; (CZECH REPUBLIC) Konzervatoř Duncan Center; (ITALY) AND Academia Nazzionali di Danza de Roma, to mention a few; among other festivals, institutions, schools and private and independent studios.
Nowadays, his pedagogical proposal stands amongst the main vanguards in international dance education, positioning him as an essential piece within the pedagogical networks in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. He is a direct disciple of David Zambrano and his techniques. His choreographic speech has been performed in diverse stages and platforms of the performing arts scene, where he has always portrayed his creative profile.
Francisco Córdova has conceived 23 productions for his own company Physical Momentum, and 19 external pieces such as commissions and collaborations for independent schools and companies, presenting his stage work in more than 150 national and international dance and theater festivals, forums and meetings
He has a record of 42 productions as a choreographer and producer.
The press qualifies him as “One of the 7 new emerging choreographers”; “An international reference and one of the most representative performers of the new Mexican dance scene” therefore being one of the most exemplary ambassadors of Mexican performing arts in the global horizon.
Throughout his career he has developed as a performer, choreographer, educator, and light designer in several meetings and festivals in Mexico, The US, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Panama, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Spain, Holland, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Croatia, Austria, Germany, Greece, Russia, Finland, Singapore, Israel, and India.
He has received several awards, residencies and grants in Latin America and Europe. He has received grants by the National Fund for Culture and Arts, FONCA, and the current System of Supports to Creation and Cultural Projects SACPC in Mexico.
Physical Momentum is an independent company created in 2007 that was conceived to fulfill its director’s choreographic needs. It revolves around a context where the motivations and forms of dance and the interdisciplinary are being redefined within the world of contemporary art.
The company’s identity is shaped through experiencing the dance and theatrical languages, being an axis of its dramaturgy the vigor of physicality. The performing resources of the company come from research and experimentation, not only from movement, but from the outcome of physical actions. A very strict light design is part of its dramaturgical identity and its visual poetry. The company’s creations showcase bodies under extreme physical conditions. Its pieces talk about universal thoughts: death, flesh, farewell, the individual. Physical Momentum’s choreographic speech has been displayed in several stages and platforms of the international dance market.
2023 marks the Company’s 16th performative anniversary, showcasing its work in international stages, meetings and dance and theater festivals in countries such as Mexico, The United States, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, El Salvador, Panama, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Spain, Holland, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Croatia, Austria, Germany, Russia and Singapore.
The company currently resides between Barcelona (Spain), Brussels (Belgium), and Mexico City.