new portrait: Anna Sanchez by Toni Ricart

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Anna Sanchez is trained in classical ballet, jazz, and contemporary techniques (Graham and Limon). Her style combines technique, expression, and changes in energy, creating a free and dynamic movement quality. In her work, a glance or small gesture is just as important as a difficult turn, a leap, or a fall to the ground.
From 1985 to 1990 she was artistic director of the Anna Sanchez Dance Company. Currently she directs the Inconnexa dance company, founded in 2002, and she has directed Varium dance school in Barcelona since 1987.
From 2000-2010 she was Artistic Director of the International Dance Festival “Dancing Sant Cugat”.

New musician portrait: Joan Chamorro by Toni Ricart

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Joan Chamorro (1962) is a Catalan musician. He studied classic saxophone at the Conservatori de Barcelona with Adolf Ventas. He obtained the title of Superior Degree at the Barcelona Music Workshop.

He has played with the Barcelona Taller de músics Big Band, in several European festivals. He also collaborates with the Big Band of Bellaterra, the John Dubuclet Big Band, the Big Band Jazz Terrassa, the Supercombo by Eladio Reinón- Tete Montoliu, the Radio Televisión Española Orchestra, as well as the Manhattan Transfer and Stevie Wonder ...

He has worked with different musicians: Slide Hampton, Tete Montoliu, Frank Foster, Gary Smulyan, Dick Oatts, Bebo Valdés, Ralf Lalama, Teddy Edwars, Frank Wess, Jessy Devis, Dennis Rowland, Josep Maria Farràs, Perico Sambeat, Lluis Vidal, Randy Brecker, Carmen Lundy, David Mengual, David Xirgu, Mike P. Mossman, John Mosca, Bart Van Lier, David Allen, Bobby Shew, Judy Niemack ... and many more.

He currently leads a quintet (Andrea Motis & Joan Chamorro Quintet) and is the founder and director of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band.

New musician portrait: Jordi Nico by Toni Ricart

I know my friend Nico since we were teenagers. We spent lots of adventures together. He also made me understand the beauty of jazz.
Nico is a great sax player and composer. His work with the Barcelona based group Tropopausa has been a reference in the experimental jazz of the 80s.
Today, he keeps playing better than ever, and he runs a successful company of royalty free music.

"blau". New photo book by Toni Ricart

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multistudio BOOKS has just published blau, my new book with pictures shooted in a recent sailing trip through Aegean Sea.
blau (blue) is a collection of photographs of waves, trying to capture the essence of the sea, the sinuous shapes of waves in a symphony of blues.

Availabe at multistudio BOOKS