Anything

Anything is a choreographic work for six dancers of the Zagreb Dance Company. The piece focuses on the idea that anything could happen in our life in the period between birth and death.

Anything is a choreographic work for six dancers of the Zagreb Dance Company. The piece focuses on the idea that anything could happen in our life in the period between birth and death. There is no classical story, there are no characters, there are only dancers on the scene doing the thing they know how to do. The story evolves as a series of pictures situated between reality and a less real life, in a completely aesthetic frame. Everything comes from the body. This is the idea of Anything. The body in movement is a story for itself; the muscles contain everything that happened in our lives, and we are going to show a part of this. This is a dance of living bodies in an empty space.

The piece begins in the internal world of a young woman. It starts with a woman because, although not alone, she is the only one who can give life, human life. And it ends with a man, because, although alone, he is not the only one who will die. And between them Anything could happen: love, happiness, separation and being together as the opposites of the emptiness of this world. It works its way to the altitudes in high heels and drops to the crawl of snakes through gestures, tics, embraces, need to love and be loved, and through fight. A world that responds directly to the eye and the ear. From there, it travels to places which could belong to dreams.

31 January 2014, Španski Borci Cultural Centre, Ljubljana


Daniel Abreu was born in Tenerife, which is where his curiosity and interest for physical movement and stage expression began. Among other, he worked as a performer in dance and theatre companies, director of dance pieces, choreographer, lighting designer, and dance teacher. He obtained a degree in psychology from the Universidad de Educación a Distancia, one of his other passions.
He has received a number of prizes, such as:
- Best director in INDIFESTIVAL with the piece "Los zuecos van hacia sus buenos hábitos"
- The Jury’s prize for Choreography in the Certamen coreográfico de Madrid (2005)
- Outstanding Dancer’s AISGE Foundation Prize for attending the American Dance Festival (2005) at the Certamen coreográfico de Madrid,
- Most Distinguished Dancer of the 4th Certamen Coreográfico de Maspalomas.

Almost imperceptibly in 2004, he established the Daniel Abreu Company as a sum of his creations and collaborations.He has created around 40 dance works, which have been presented in 17 countries in Asia, Europe and South and Central America.

As a result of all this creative work, Daniel Abreu is being invited to create pieces for others dance companies abroad, and also to give a number of workshops and courses, in which he shares his creative and personal vision of contemporary dance with students, as well as dance and theatre companies. At the same time, he continues developing his own work without moving away from other creative activities, such as directing for other authors and projects. He combines this with stage directing for Provisional Danza (Madrid) and supporting projects initiated by others.

A renowned contemporary dance company, Zagreb Dance Company has since its foundation remained uncompromising in its particular artistic expression. Zagreb Dance Company has educated a number of dancers and dance experts who are now working in Croatia and abroad.
The Company has an enviable continuity of its work and has performed at all important festivals in Croatia (Music Biennale, Croatian Music Days, Dubrovnik Summer Festival, International Children’s Festival, Dance Week Festival, Split Summer Festival, Zadar Summer Festival, Osijek Summer of Culture, Golden Lion in Umag...) and in all big theatre houses (ZeKaEm Theatre, Croatian National Theatre in Osijek, Croatian National Theatre in Split, INK Pula, Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka...).
Abroad, the Company has taken part in important festivals and events in Germany, Macedonia, Austria, France, Belgium, Russia, Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Lithuania, Serbia, Poland, Slovakia, Mexico, Egypt, South Korea and Israel.