Maximiliano Sanford



Fluid Movement

We will investigate mechanics of movement aimed at dance in a subtle, organic and fluid way.

In the workshop we will navigate the different ways we can enter and exit the ground effectively, using the energy of the ground, without the use of force and taking advantage of the body’s impulses, through technical and improvisation exercises.

We will also work in duos, executing different types of portés and work dynamics in pairs and groups, using the weight of the other as a base and starting from the Contact Improvisation technique.

The student will be invited to develop confidence in themselves and their partner, learning to enjoy vertigo and risk.


Maximiliano Sanford has been a gymnast for the Brazilian Olympic team. He has danced in companies such as: Losdedae (Madrid), Date Danza (Granada), Cie La Flux (Paris), Cía. Daniel Abreu (Madrid) y Cía. Isabel Vasquez (Seville).

He has been part of different projects with European choreographers such as: Sharon Fridman (Madrid), Yutaka Takekey (Toulouse), Wim Vandekeybus (Brussels), Raphael Boitell (Paris), Lucio Baglivo (Madrid), Lali Ayguadé (Barcelona). He has participated in the cast of Macbeth at the La Scala theatre in Milan as an acrobat dancer.

He has worked with choreographer Laly Ayguadé on the show “On the Road to the Other” at the Freedom Festival Hull in Kingston upon Hull. As a teacher, he has taught classes in several schools in Madrid such as: Carmen Senra, Victor Ullate, Bambú Danza, Descalzinha Danza, among others. He has also offered various workshops throughout Europe and Brazil and has been invited as a speaker at the Conservatorio de Danza Contemporánea de Granada Reina Sofía, Conservatorio Mariemma de Madrid and Conservatório de Dança do Vale do Sousa, in Portugal.

He has been invited as a choreographer and assistant director by different circus, dance and theatre companies, such as: Karlik Danza (Cáceres), Cía. Shakti Olaysola (Basque Country), Cía. IO (Vigo), Cía. LaPettite (Granada), Cía. Lucio Baglivo (Madrid), Cía. Luna Teatro Danza (Madrid), among others.