Susana Panadés Diaz – lead dance artist
From 1989 to 1995 Susana Panadés Diaz studied classical and contemporary dance at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona, before entering the P.A.R.T.S. programme in Brussels, directed by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. She worked with Caterina Sagna’s dance company in 2001 on the creation of Sorelline. From 1999 to 2004 she worked as a performer with Fabienne Berger in: Azur Blues, Natal, Océane Lili and Avril en mai. Since 2005 she has worked with Cie Gilles Jobin as a performer in Double Deux (2006), Text to Speech (2008), Black Swan (2009), The Missing Link – Le Chaînon Manquant (2010), Spider Galaxies, Shaker Loops (2011) and QUANTUM (2013). She was part of the cast for The Moebius Strip (Pachuca 2007) and A+B=X (Paris 2010) re-runs and has also worked as artistic assistant and multimedia manager for the company. In 2009 Susana worked on Rudi Van der Merwe’s I’d like to save the world, but I’m too busy saving myself. In 2012 she created S.P.A.C.E. with South-African dancers Thami Manekehla and Thabiso Pule and performed to an original score by Oscar Martin and Fernando de Miguel at La Bâtie festival in Geneva. In 2015 she performed in Rudi Van der Merwe’s Trophée. In 2016 Susana took part in Gilles Jobin’s 3D film WOMB and created the duo FORÇA FORTE with him. Susana Panades Diaz is Cie Gilles Jobin’s main dance artist. She is an expert in digital motion capture. Member of the Cie Gilles Jobin since 2005, Susana is extremely familiar with the company’s dance style. Her role is to resolve issues related to the optimisation of motion capture from the point of view of the performers. She was lead dance artist on Dance Trail (AR, 2020) and has participated in the creation of WOMB (3D film, 2006), VR_I (VR, 2017), Magic Window (AR, 2019), Cosmogony (live mocap, 2021) and La Comédie Virtuelle – live show (multiuser VR, 2020-21).