Daniel Fetecua Soto
Daniel Fetecua Soto is from Bogotá, Colombia and holds a BFA from Folkwang-University of the Arts in Germany. He has appeared as guest artist in Pina Bausch’s masterpieces, Rite of Spring and Tannhäuser and was a soloist member of the Limon Dance Company for ten years (2006-2016), dancing principle roles in Jose Limon’s master pieces. Daniel has also danced works by Jiry Kilian, Susane Linke, and Doris Humphrey, among others.
Daniel currently serves as a Master Teacher of the Limón technique, reconstructor of Limon’s repertory, and as a faculty member of the Limon Institute and Limón4Kids program. He is the Founder and Artistic Director Pajarillo Pinta’o, a dance company that preserves and promotes Colombian traditional dance, and D-Moves, a contemporary dance project that combines Colombian traditions, Modern Dance and German TanzTheater. Along with longtime collaborator – Colombian composer and musician Pablo Mayor – Daniel created “Amalgama”, “El Barrio Project” and the educational residency Cumbia For Kids/Cumbia For All. Since 2008, he has worked with Native-Choreographer Rosalie Jones/Day Star for her work “Wolf: A Transformation”, from whom Daniel has the rights to the piece for the performance, preservation and promotion.
Daniel is a resident choreographer of ID Studio Theatre and Teatro SEA, is an adjunct dance faculty member at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and currently serves as a Spanish-language teaching artist for Battery Dance, and is the producer and artistic director of LATITUDES DANCE FESTIVAL, a new NYC based platform to promote and present Latin American companies and choreographers from around the world. Awards include HOLA award for Best Choreography, NALAC and Harlem Stage fund for new work.