Silfredo La O Vigo
San Diego, CA, United States
About Silfredo La O Vigo
I am a Professional dancer in the Afro-Cuban and Haitian tradition, Popular Latin dances and Modern dance. I graduated from the National School of the Arts in Havana Cuba in 1994 where I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree as a certified Dance Professor and Professional dancer. In 1993, I trained and performed for one year with the Cuban National Folkloric Company and Danza Contemporanea de Cuba. I was also a soloist for five years with the professional touring company Cutumba: Ballet Folklorico Afro-Cubano, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba Following, My professional performing experience included dancing with the Modern dance Company OCD/San Francisco from 2001 to 2003. Along with this company, I toured places such as The Joyce Theater in New York, NY, The Getty Museum Concert Series, Lose Angeles, CA, Cal State LA, Cal State Monterey Bay and Kentucky Center for the Arts.. In addition, My list of guest performances includes being a principal dancer and guest artist for the Warner Brothers film The Matrix Reloaded. In 1999, I was a guest soloist in the Retrospective of Cuban dance Performance, La Pena, Berkeley, CA and Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA. Also, I was a guest dancer for "Bravura!" with The Blankenship Ballet Company, Riverside, California, in 2003. I am is skilled in teaching modern dance, folkloric dance, popular dance, and percussion and I shared my knowledge during master classes at Portland State University, University of Hawaii, University of Florida, and Santa Clara University. I also have choreographed for Stanford University. I am also known as a Visual Artist. I presented an art exhibition in ODC Gallery and Palace of Fine Arts, both located in San Francisco, SWCCD, Pulse Gallery, and others. I currently teach at Palomar College and A Time to Dance Performing Art Studio in North Park, San Diego.
S i l f r e d o L a O V i g o
3865 Granada St San Diego Ca 92104
619 358 5117
PROFESSIONAL DANCE TRAINING:
National School of the Arts, Havana, Cuba B.A.,
May 1994; Certified as Dance Professor and Professional dancer;
Distinction in both modem and folkloric dance
Trained and performed with the Cuban National Folkloric Company and Danza Contemporanea de Cuba
Vocational School of the Arts, Santiago de Cuba
PROFESSIONAL PERFORMING EXPERIENCE:
Palomar College Faculty Performance
Company Dancer, ODC/San Francisco
Tours include: The Joyce Theater, New York, NY; Performing Arts
Center, Newark, NJ; The Getty Museum Concert Series, Los Angeles, CA;
Leverkusen, Germany; University of Hawaii, UC Santa Cruz, Cal State LA,
Cal State Monterey Bay, George Mason University, Kentucky Center for the Arts,
Penn State University, Vanderbilt University and four seasons at the Yerba Buena
Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Performed with Robert Moses' Kin, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and
Theater Artaud, San Francisco
Soloist with the professionally touring company Cutumba: Ballet Folkorico
Afro-Cubano, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
11th Annual Exploration in Afro-Cuban Dance and Drum, Humbolt University, Acadia CA
Black Choreographer Festival, San Francisco, CA
Cuban Spirit, City College, San Diego, CA
Guest Dancer, "Bravura!" The Blankenship Ballet Company, Riverside California
Guest Dancer and Choreographer, "Mis Suefios, Mis Ideas," San Francisco, CA
Guest Dancer and Choreographer, "The Quilt Project," San Francisco, CA
Artistic Director and Featured Performer of Emese, San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
Principal Dancer and Guest Choreographer for the Warner Brothers film The Matrix Reloaded
Guest Artist with Cuban company Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, California Tour
October 2000 Guest Soloist with Cuban company Ban Rra Rra, California Tour
Guest Soloist in the "Peña Cultural Colombiana" Fort Mason Center
Soloist in "Celebrating the African Diaspora" performance University of California, Berkeley
Guest Soloist in the Retrospective of Cuban Dance Performance, La Pella, Berkeley, CA, and Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
"Music-at-Noon" series: Cuban Dance Performance Santa Clam University
Modern Dance: Cuban modem technique (based on Graham, Cunningham, Dunham and Limon techniques)
Folkloric Dances: Cuban-Haitian Folklore (VodiI, Mason, Gaga, lbo, Congolaye, Tumba Francesa, Dahomey), Yoruba traditions (dances of the orishas), RegIa Congo (palo), Carabali, Ia Conga, Chancletas
Popular Dances: Son, Salsa/Casino, Rumba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo, Cuban and Haitian merengue, Pilon
Musician: percussionist (tumbadora and bata drums)
TEACHING AND CHOREOGRAPHING EXPERIENCE:
African American Workshop, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Master Class, 11th Annual Exploration in Afro-Cuban Dance and Drum, Humbolt University, Acadia CA
Master Class , Black Choreographer Festival, San Francisco, CA
Guest Choreographer, Cuban Spirit, City College, San Diego, CA
Guest Artist Residence, Cal State University, San Marcos, CA
Weekly classes in modem and folkloric dance at Rhythm and Motion, Citicentre Dance Theatre and Dance Mission studios
Weekly classes in Caribbean Dances at Everett Middle School and Synergy High School
Afro-Cuban Dance Workshops sponsored by the World Dance Office, Portland State University
"Inside Out;" Choreography commissioned by ODC Dance Jam, a youth dance company
"Mosaico Haitiano; " Choreography commissioned by Ire lie
ODC/San Francisco three-week residency at the University of Hawaii, Hilo as part of the Hawaii Concert series
"Mambo;" Choreography commissioned by the Oakland Blues Organization
Artistic Director, Emese, Messengers of the African Diaspora
Taught weekly class in Cuban and Haitian folkloric dance at Citicentre Dance Theatre, Oakland, CA
Quarterly master classes in Cuban Folkloric and Popular Dance, Dance Arts Academy, Los Angeles, CA
ODC/San Francisco three-week residency at the University of Florida, Gainesville;
Taught master classes in modem technique and Afro-Cuban dance to UF dance majors
Taught week-long seminar on Cuban modem technique Department of Dance, Santa Clara University
Taught master classes in the Department of Dance, Stanford University;
Commissioned to choreograph "Chancletas" piece and "Son" piece for the Stanford student dance company Los Decanos and Haitian piece for Kuumba Dance Group
Taught weekly class in Cuban-Haitian folkloric dance at Dance Mission, San Francisco, CA
2012 Space4Art Gallery, San Diego, CA.
2011 Space4Art Gallery, San Diego, CA.
2011 Pulse Gallery, San Diego, CA.
2011 South Western College, Chula Vista, CA.
2009 Centro Cultural de la Raza,San Diego,CA.
2005 The Arts Entertainment Center, CA
2003 ODC/Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001 Palace of Fine Art, San Francisco, CA.
2012 the Watts Towers Arts Center Campus. Los Angeles, CA
2009 La Mora Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2008 The Brokers Building Gallery, San Diego, CA.
2005 UCSD Latin American Studies Department. La Jolla, CA.