Who are we?

The members of the main BIDE team are all professionals working within the European and American performing arts fields. They come from different sources as dance, visual arts, social communication and anthropology, among others.
They join BIDE project due their common interest in performing arts and cultural exchange, and for promote the motion of ideas, curiosity and practices, working in an horizontal and radial way.



Sebastián García Ferro – Artistic Director

Choreographer, dancer, performer and composer living in Barcelona since 2005; he directs his dance company formed in the city of Barcelona since 2000. So far he has premiered and collaborated in the direction and choreography of 22 contemporary dance pieces, winning several awards: Tot Dansa 2011 Contest awarded by the Mercat de les Flors, the IMEB and the Institut del teatre, 1st prize 12 Certamen Coreográfico de Maspalomas (2007), 2nd prize Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid (2006) with his piece "Back", 3 prize Certamen Coreográfico de Salt (2006) with his piece "On Your Mark". As well as 10 theatre pieces and more than 20 performances and installations, both of his own creation and for various companies in South America and Europe.

In 2016 he premiered his large format play +45 co-produced by the Mercat de les Flors, Festival Grec and Festival Sismograf, Spain. CIA Sebastián García Ferro has produced pieces with the support of co-production and subsidies from the following Catalan platforms and institutions: Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona (OBC), Mercat de les Flors, Festival Grec, L ́ estruch de Sabadell, Antic Teatre, Escena Poblenou, La Caldera, Associació de Professionals de la dansa de Catalunya (APdC), Fundacion La Caixa, I.C.U.B., C.O.N.C.A., Oficina de Support a la Cultura,etc.

He has received several commissions for large format pieces such as the Compañía Nacional de Danza Contemporánea de Argentina with the piece Versus 0.2, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona with the piece Orquestrat, La apertura de temporada del Auditori de Barcelona en el 2013/14 He has collaborated making assemblies for several companies in Spain, Belgium, Germany, UK, Mexico, Austria USA, Argentina, Cyprus as Sr Serrano, Cié 13, Colectivo la Majara, Les Antonietes, Cia Luz Corporea, Ceprodac, Cia El Mito, etc.

He has also composed the original music for more than 44 theatre, dance and installation pieces as well as short films and TV programmes. He has always combined theatrical, choreographic and scenic creation with the creation of music and sound design. Thus, dance, physical and visual theatre, video and sound design are regularly featured in his pieces, which extend towards experimentation and research through the mixing of disciplines. He is endorsed by the following Music Software companies: Sonimus Audio, Audified, Black Rooster Audio and Native Instruments.

He has been teaching Composition, Contemporary Dance and Contact Improvisation since 1997 in different dance studios, festivals and theatre schools in Argentina, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Finland, United Kingdom, France, Holland, Germany, Mexico, Cyprus, USA and Belgium in places like Gibney Dance Center (New York), TanzHaus Nwr (Dusseldorf), K3 (Hamburg), Blue coat (Liverpool), Forum Dansa, C.E.M. (Lisbon), La Caldera, Tragantdansa (Barcelona), Estudio 3 (Madrid), Centro Parraga (Murcia), CENART, CEART, University of Guanajuato, Forum Cultural de Guanajuato, Centro de las Artes de San Luis Potosí, etc.

Artistic Director of the Barcelona International Dance Exchange Associated Choreographer of the Creation Centre La Caldera/les Corts Collaborating Artist of the Auditori of Barcelona Resident Composer of the Phonos Foundation of the Pompeu Fabra University.

His work as a Composer and Mix engineer is endorsed by the following music software and hardware companies: JZ Microphones, Sonimus, Audified, Sonible, Nembrini Audio, Black Rooster Audio and Arturia.

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Ireri Mugica – Production and International Relations

Born chilanga, Ireri Mugica continuously finds her passion by striving to find ways for 'impossible projects' to happen. After graduating in Contemporary Dance at Nellie and Gloria Campobello National School of Dance, she performed as a dancer in several projects and companies in Mexico City. In the last three years, Ireri has served as International Manager at Centro de Producción de Danza Contemporánea (CEPRODAC), developing more than 45 international collaborations and coproductions with institutions and artists from over 17 countries, including artistic residencies, workshops and laboratories, exchanges, fundraising, coproduction of 6 contemporary big format dance programs, national and international touring, among others. She was awarded with a Santander scholarship for high-impact entrepreneurs in New York City, after graduating from the postgraduate studies in Cultural Policies and Cultural Management in 2018.

Ireri’s currently interested in connecting artists and audiences around the world, while re-thinking mobility and ecological/social responsibilities that performing arts can impact in this transforming era.

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Zoë Gadd – Artistic Collaborator

Zoë Leigh Gadd is a Dance Practitioner, Choreographer & Pilates Instructor working predominantly in contemporary dance and musical theatre. Zoë founded her own business Dance Ahead - Collaborative Choreography in 2008, producing immersive dance theatre projects in non-conventional spaces. Additional interests lie in audience immersion, cross-generational community projects and interdisciplinary practice. Currently devising a new technique merging language and movement - Kinetic Reading - 2020 sees Zoë expanding her reach to international contexts, relocating to London and further establishing Dance Ahead building new collaborative partners.

Zoë has an extensive background in education, performance and choreographic practice. Teaching contexts include contemporary dance techniques, dance theatre, musical theatre, site-specific theatre, immersive theatre and theory for Higher Education. Teaching experience includes posts in Dance and Movement for Musical Theatre at Wilkes Academy, UK; Performing Arts at University of Cumbria; Learning and Teaching (Dance) Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; Contextual Studies at London Studio Centre and extensive freelance workshops across community and professional demographics.

Zoë is delighted to be joining the team at BIDE and looks forward to supporting UK based dance artists in international opportunities.

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LinkedIn: Zoë Leigh Gadd Dance Educator working predominantly in Higher Education, Choreographer, Producer, Dance Artist

Vanessa Costa - Communication

More than 20 years working as a copywriter and creative director in advertising agencies in Brazil and Barcelona with clients and international awards. Ex-member of Sodabites Innovation & Branding, Barcelona, conducting courses and workshops on behavioral and consumer trends in Brazil. Professor of Visual Culture applied to Coolhunting at Lemon School, Brazil.

From 2011 to 2019, working as a consultant in research on trends and innovations for large clients such as Kimberly-Clark, Barcelona City Council, DoBrasil Live Marketing and TV Rede Globo.

Co-founder and creative director of Coterrats, a sociocultural project that won the BCN Canòdrom Challenge 2016, carried out by the Barcelona City Council, the Peninsula and Sónar+D.Since February 2020, working as Communication Management at BIDE - Barcelona International Dance Exchange, she is the responsible for the positioning, strategy, content curation, art direction and copwriter of digital content in BIDE communication.

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