Erick Jiménez began his artistic studies at the Castilla Conservatory and specializes in contemporary dance at the National University of Costa Rica. Master’s in Performing Arts from the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid, Master’s in contemporary thought and creation, Higher School of Dramatic Art of Castile and Leon. Master of Qigong for the Galician Federation of Kung Fu, specialized in Chiromassage for the Popular University of the Northwest, A Coruña, Ashtanga Yoga studies. Erick is also a Performing Artist who works for several companies and international projects. He currently develops his artistic career parallel to management and production. He is director of the Foundation for Cooperation and Sociocultural Development SóLODOS. He directs the SóLODOS EN DANCE festival, Dansa No Claustre, and different projects i programming in both America and Europe. Director of the SóLODOS/ NANTAI movement arts space in Heredia Costa Rica.
Pino Basile, in recent years, has been busy performing, teaching, researching and studying the tradition and folklore: frame drums and friction drums of southern Italy and the entire Mediterranean region. Their mission is to teach people about the peculiarities of these so-called “unsophisticated” instruments, to share their passion and spread their knowledge in as many artistic circles as possible. He is the inventor of the technical and musical evolution of the friction drum by inventing the “Cupaphon”, a set of several friction drums with a specific sound. In recent years there have been numerous experiences of use in contemporary and jazz fields at an international level. It is a constantly evolving creative musical research process that has paved the way for the use of traditional local instruments far beyond the context in folklore.
Thomas Guiraud is a teacher, dancer and artist, born in 1984 in Chalon-Sur-Saône in France. He is the founder of the Compagnie Touba and is intended to carry out projects that link dance and education. Thomas is a teacher of Physical Education, Hip-Hop and Yoga. He studied physical education, dance and other artistic forms such as circus, clown, martial arts (kalaripayatt, tai-chi), in various countries of the world (Austria, Spain, Germany, India, Chile…).