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My name is Rosario Ordoñez Fuentes, I am an independent contemporary dance artist, director of scenic projects and cultural promoter from Ixtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico.

I studied at Escuela de Bellas Artes de Oaxaca and at Colegio Nacional de Danza Contemporánea de Querétaro. I was a fellow at The Martha Graham School and at Peridance School in New York. I have trained with teachers such as Jaime Blanc, Laura Vera, Christine Dakin, Kazuko Hirabayashi, Ernesta Corvino, Tadashi Endo, Edivaldo Ernesto, Jeremy Nelson, Sue Bernhard and José Agudo, among others.

I have been a member of Compañía Estatal de Danza Contemporánea de Oaxaca (State Contemporary Dance Company), Laura Vera's Contemporary Ballet in Oaxaca and the New York companies The Martha Graham Dance Ensemble, Nina Buisson Dance Troupe, Rastro Dance Company and Noemí Lafrance. I have performed pieces by choreographers such as Laura Vera, Evoé Sotelo, Benito González, Jaime Blanc, Aladino Rivera, Rolando Beattie, Daina Ashbee, Tadashi Endo, Edivaldo Ernesto, José Agudo, Vangelis Legakis, Christian Ben Aim, among others. I have performed in Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela and the United States.

Upon my return from New York, I had the dream of creating a professional space that would offer better conditions for dance in Oaxaca. This is how Invernadero Danza was born in 2009 and this is how it became a program aimed at training and updating local and national artists. We offer workshops, seminars, artistic residencies and performances with renowned teachers and artists working on the national and international scene. We have worked tirelessly to develop audiences for contemporary dance in Oaxaca. With great collective effort, in 2023 we organized our Festival de Danza y Sanación de la Ciudad de Oaxaca (Oaxaca International Festival of Dance and Healing).

In parallel, I have produced videodance and videoperformances with videomakers Bruno Varela and Claudia Joskowicz and I have rehearsed for some of Lukas Avendaño's projects. One of his installations, Lemniskata, has been performed in Mexico, Germany, Holland and Belgium. Also, since 2016, I have been part of a dance program for children from marginalized communities in Oaxaca where workshops on body expression, Zapotec literature and mythology and traditional Oaxacan dances are taught.

Throughout my career I have been beneficiary of programs such as the scholarship for Jóvenes Creadores (Young Artists of Oaxaca) granted by Fondo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes de Oaxaca (Oaxaca State Fund for Culture and the Arts, FOESCA); Programa de Fomento a Proyectos y Coinversiones Culturales (Program for Promotion of Cultural Projects and Co-investments); and Creadores Escénicos con Trayectoria (Renowned Stage Creators) granted by Sistema de Apoyos a la Creación y Proyectos Culturales (Fund System for Cultural Creation and Projects, SACPC). Likewise, I have had the unconditional support of friendly institutions such as Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca, MACO), Centro de las Artes de San Agustín (Arts Center of San Agustin, CASA), as well as the generous collaboration of great Oaxacan artists such as Maestro Sergio Hernández.

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