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Gabriel Galindez Cruz is a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer based in Berlin.


He is head of the Sasha Waltz & Guests Children's and Youth Dance Company, creates choreographies for concerts, dance theater, musicals and operas and produces his own pieces in Germany and abroad. 


With his OTTO AUGENMERK dance theater series, Gabriel has been developing an inclusive and participatory art form for young audiences since 2021. This project brings his artistic and social fields of interest together.


Since fall 2020, he has been teaching theater pedagogy students at the Hochschule der Künste (UDK) in Berlin. He conceptualizes and conducts school and inclusive education projects and regularly offers creative dance workshops for children and dance education seminars at institutions of  in Germany and abroad.


Gabriel studied dance and choreography at the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine in Angers (CNDC), France, and at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (HfMDK) in Frankfurt. From 2004 on, he danced on international stages in choreographies by Sasha Waltz, Toula Limnaios, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Grayson Millwood and Hyoung-Min Kim, among others. He was a member of the Staatstheater St. Gallen and the Sasha Waltz & Guests Company.

As a choreographer he has worked with the ZfinMalta National Company in Malta, the dance company CREA Bogotá-Colombia, Radialsystem Berlin, Sophiensaele Berlin and FELD - Theater für junges Publikum Berlin. He has worked with conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada for the National Youth Orchestra of Colombia and the Houston Symphony Orchestra. He choreographed for director Olaf Strieb at the Landesbühne Niedersachsen Nord, for director Malte Kreutzfeldt at the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau, at the Hessisches Stadttheater Wiesbaden and at the Theater Kiel.

More information about his work: as choreographerdancer and Teacher, awards, and others (cinema, lectures, jury member)


Photo: Eva Radunzel

2022 REINEKE FUCHS. After J. W. von Goethe. Director: Malte Kreutzfeld. Theater Kiel. BRAVE NEW WORLD. After Aldous Huxley. Director: Malte Kreutzfeldt. Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden. ANATEVKA. Musical. Director: Olaf Strieb. Landesbühne Niedersachsen Nord, Wilhelmshaven. 2021 OTTO AUGENMERK - Ein Mensch von Welt. Dance theater for deaf and hearing children. Feld Theater Berlin. DAS MORGEN AN DER ECKE. Multi media outdoor project with students of the St. Franziskus School. Tusch - Theater und Schule, Feld Theater Berlin. WIR SIND NIEDERSACHSEN. Musical Revue. Director Olaf Strieb. Landesbühne Niedersachsen Nord, Wilhelmshaven. PETRUSHKA by Igor Stravinsky. A choreographed concert performed by the Colombian Youth Philharmonic. Artistic director: Andres Orozco-Estrada. Tour in Colombia. 2020 - 2022 MOVING THE FORUM. Participatory dance event at the Humboldt Forum Berlin. 2020 ORPHÉE. Opera by Philp Glass. Director: Malte Kreutzfeldt. Anhaltisches Theater Dessau. LIVING ROOMS. Dance Film created during the Covid-19 lockdown. Sasha Waltz & Guests Children‘s Dance Company. Berlin. KENNENLERNEN. Dance project with people with trisomy 21. Subsidized by Aktion Mensch Camphill Alt-Schönow Berlin. CABARET. Musical. Director Malte Kreutzfeldt. Anhaltisches Theater Dessau. 2015 - 2019 THE RITE OF SPRING by Igor Stravinsky. A choreographed concert performed by the Colombian Youth Philharmonic. Artistic director: Andres Orozco-Estrada. Colombia, USA, Austria, Switzerland and Germany. 2019 GET LOOSE. An inclusive dance piece about diversity with young people between 5 and 17 years old. ZiguZajg Festival for Children. City Theater La Valletta, Malta. CABARET. Musical. Director: Olaf Strieb. Landesbühne Niedersachsen Nord, Wilhelmshaven. STEINSPIELE & SPIELSTEINE. Dance Installation project about the life of stones with 3 - 4 years old children. Subsidized by ChanceTanz / Kutur Macht Stark. Kita Eigensinn Berlin. ELLA AM MEER. A puppet theater piece for children from 2 years old. Landestheater Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. 2018 TEQAY MUYU MARQ‘AY - Eine warme Umarmung für die Erde. A dance performance about Climate Change and ancestral Knowledge. Teens group of the Sasha Waltz & Guests Children‘s Company. Zuhören Festival - Radialsystem Berlin and Rampenlichter Festival München. CHECK OUT YOUR MATE Dance piece awarded at the Tanztreffen der Jugend 2019. Sasha Waltz & Guests Children‘s Company. Radialsystem V and Haus der Berliner Festspiele Berlin. WASSERSPIELPLATZ Dance installation project about the physical properties of water with 3 - 4 years old children. Supported by ChanceTanz. Kita Eigensinn Berlin. 2017 PETRUSHKA by Igor Stravinsky. Youth dance company CREA. Dance Festival - Bogotá, Colombia. PETRUSHKA by Igor Stravinsky. Dance piece created with 50 children and teenagers from 2 different schools with the Houston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Jones Hall - Houston, USA. 2016 UNDO MUDRA. A solo dance performance. Masdanza Festival. Maspalomas, Canary Islands, Spain. MÄRCHENSONATEN A piece inspired by the Brother Grimm fairy tales. Live music from Claude Debussy. Sasha Waltz & Guests Children‘s Dance Company . Radialsystem V Berlin. RITUAL. A project about the value of rituals in life with children with social difficulties. Subsidized by ChanceTanz. MACHmit! Museum for Children, Berlin. SPIELEND GEBROCHEN. Choreographed games with children with language disabilities. Supported by ChanceTanz. Selma-Lagerlöf-Grundschule School, Berlin. GENAUSO ABER ANDERS. Dance theater piece about puberty, with texts and music created and performed by the children themselves. Children Dance Company Sasha Waltz & Guests. Radialsystem V Berlin. RAUMRAUSCH Dance project with patients from the Klinik für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie, Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie (KJPP) am Universitätsklinikum Jena. EIN-GEBRANNT A collaboration with the soprano singer Katia Guedes. Ackerstadtpalast Theater, Berlin. 2015 HOW DID I LEARN TOO LOVE HER A collaboration with Zaida Ballesteros. Grabenhalle Theater - St. Gallen, Switzerland. DOUBLE SIDED, an auto-biographical dance-theater piece, produced by the Colombian Embassy in Berlin Feuerblume, a collaboration with the band Bukahara. Awarded at the Tanztreffen der Jugend 2015. Sasha Waltz & Guests Children‘s Dance Company . Radialsystem V and Haus der Berliner Festspiele. ÜBERALL GESPIELT. Choreographed games with refugee children. Subsidized by ChanceTanz. "Grundschule am Buschgraben" Berlin. FADENSPIELE. A piece with children with social difficulties inspired on thread games. Subsidized by ChanceTanz. MACHmit! Museum for Children and Youth Center GO Berlin. SUITE COLOMBIA A dance-music performance with 60 children from marginalized neighborhoods and 60 young musicians. Performed at the UNWTO general assembly in Medellin, Colombia. 2014 LA PERFEZIONE DI UNO SPIRITO SOTTIILE A choreographed concert for flute, soprano and two dancers. Ackerstadpalast Theater, Berlin. 2013 THE WILD THINGS. A dance theater piece from Maurice Sendak's book "Where the Wild Things Are“ with live music composed by Hideki Kozakura. Sasha Waltz & Guests Children‘s Dance Company . Subsidized by the Aventis Foundation. Radialsystem, Berlin. 2012 CARMEN A dance project with 120 youngsters from 6 schools of Berlin. A collaboration between Sasha Waltz & Guests and the Berliner Philharmonic Orchestra. Choreography: Sasha Waltz, Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle Hidden Tracks, a collective creation with Jennifer Ocampo. Pumpenhaus Theater Münster. 2011 No matter the size, dance duo together with a 9 years old child. Jewish Museum and Radialsystem V, Berlin. Davon, a piece about loneliness and migration. Sasha Waltz & Guests. Jewish Museum and Radialsystem V, Berlin. Invisible, a performance installation. Plataforma Festival - Uferstudios Theater, Berlin. 2010 Monster, Sasha Waltz Children‘s Dance Company & Guests. Radialsystem V Berlin. 2009 DER KLEINE MANN Sasha Waltz & Guests Children‘s Dance Company . Radialsystem V Berlin. "AIUAIO" A contemporary circus performance awarded at "Jeunes Talents du Cirque Europe“. Strasbourg and Paris, France. Sophiensaele Theater, Berlin. DUO Movimento Festival. Cavallerizza Reale, Turin, Italy. 2008 SOLO Dock 11 Theater, Berlin. 2007 PRE-ESENCIA A dance-theater solo performance. Pizza al Paso. Cali, Colombia 2006 MARCA A solo-dance performance created with Florencia Lamarca. Dock 11 Theater Berlin. E.U.R.O.P.A. a Dance Project with 25 youngsters from different countries. Naunyn Ritz Theater, Berlin.


Photo: Alexandra Kinter

2020 FÜREINANDER GEMACHT Choreographie: Grayson Millwood. Tanzkomplizen - Werksatt von Schillertheater Berlin. 2018 I’M NOT IN THE BLACKLIST Concept: Hyoung-Min Kim. Open Spaces Festival - Tanzfabrik Berlin. Touring in Seoul - Korea. 2014 TANNHÄUSER by Richard Wagner. Choreography: Sasha Waltz. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Staatsoper, Berlin. 2013 RHEINGOLD by Richard Wagner. Choreography: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Staatsoper Berlin and Teatro alla Scala, Milan. GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG by Richard Wagner. Choreography: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Staatsoper Berlin and Teatro alla Scala, Milan. Freckles. Choreography: Grayson Millwood. Schauspielhaus St. Pölten - Austria. 2012 Siegfried by Richard Wagner. Choreography: Sidi Larbi Chekaoui. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Staatsoper, Berlin and Teatro alla Scala, Milan. 2011 METAMORPHOSE. Choreography: Sasha Waltz. Radialsystem Berlin. Touring in Germany, Italy and Austria. Hunger. Choreography: Edan Gorlicki. Random Collision Company. Groningen - Holland. 2010 HUMAN WRITES A performance - Installation by William Forsythe. Radialsystem V Berlin. PASOLINI Choreography: Marco Santi. Staatstheater, St. Gallen - Switzerland. DER MITMACHER Choreography: Andrea Boll. Staatstheater St. Gallen - Switzerland. 2009 DER MANN AUS LA MANCHA Musical. Staatstheater St. Gallen - Switzerland. FOUR ELEMENTS, FOUR SEASONS Academy for Old Music of Berlin. Choreography: Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola. Touring in Germany, France , Luxemburg and Turkey. Dialoge 09 - Neues Museum. Choreography: Sasha Waltz. Neues Museum of Berlin. 2008 ROMEO & JULIET Choreography: Sasha Waltz. Radialsystem Berlin and Paris Opera House. JAGDEN & FORMEN Choreography: Sasha Waltz. Schauspielhaus Frankfurt. Touring in Germany, France and Belgium. 2007 MEDEA by Pascal Dusapin. Choreography: Sasha Waltz. Grand theater of Luxemburg. Touring in Germany, France, Holland, Austria, Belgium, Italy and Australia. IRRSINN. Choreography: Toula Limnaios. Touring in Germany and Brasil. LIFE IS PERFECT Choreography: Toula Limnaios. Touring in Germany and Brasil. 2006 DIALOGE 06 - Radialsystem. Choreography: Sasha Waltz. Radialsystem V Berlin Dialoge Chiostro San Martino. Choreography: Sasha Waltz. Bologna, Italy REVUE TOTAL Choreography: Gunter Wilhelm and Mariela Groener. Hebbel Theater - Berlin. 2005 GEZEITEN Choreography: Sasha Waltz. Schaubühne - Berlin. Touring in Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Korea and USA. DIALOGE 05 - Elizabeth Kirche. Choroegraphy: Sasha Waltz. Elizabeth Kirche - Berlin. 2004 SPUREN. Choreography: Toula Limnaios. Berlin. 2003 ROT Choroegraphy: Carlos Cortizo. Fuhrt, Germany ROMEO & JULIET Choreography: Richard Weber. Mainz, Germany 2003 HAUTSACHE, Lecture-performance. Choreography: Dieter Heitkamp. Frankfurt, Germany.

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Photo: Malte Kreutzfeldt

Universität der Künste Berlin. Seminar „Körper - Bewegung“. Berlin Mondiale. “Spiel und Bewegung”, Workshop for children. Wasserwerk Berlin. Feld Theater Berlin. Inclusive Dance Workshop for Children. Universität der Künste Berlin. Movement Workshop for Students of Theater Pedagogy. Radialsystem Berlin. Creative Dance Workshops for Children. Theaterhaus Mitte Berlin. Training for amateur dancers. La Scatola dell’Arte. Roma, Italy. Creative dance for children and body consciousness for adults. Toula Limnaios Dance Company. Training for professional dancers. Dock 11 Berlin. Dance Training for Professional Dancers. Villa Danza. Medellín - Colombia. Contemporary Dance Technique and Improvisation. Casona de la Danza de Idartes. Bogotá - Colombia. Tools for the choreographic work with children. Teatro Jorge Eliecer Gaitán. Bogotá, Colombia. Contemporary Dance technic. Teatro del Presagio. Cali, Colombia. Contemporary Dance Technique and Improvisation Teatro Victora. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. Dance Improvisation for Children. Radialsystem Berlin. Workshop for children affected by the Colombia army conflict Colombo-American Center. Cali, Colombia. Creative Laboratory "Body and Memory“. Red de Danza. Medellin, Colombia Body Consciousness and dance Improvisation for Children. Idartes Bogotá. Colombia. Choreographic tools for dance pedagogues. Kulturkreis der Deutschen Wirtschaft. Approaches to the contemporary dance. Sasha Waltz & Guests Company. Professional dance training. Tanzfabrik Berlin. Dance training for professional dancers. Danza Común. Bogotá, Colombia. Contemporary Dance Technique.

TANZTREFFEN DER JUGEND 2019 - BUNDESWETTBEWERB. „Check your Mate“, Dance piece „Check your Mate“. Sasha Waltz & Guests Children’s Dance Company. 2017 TANZTREFFEN DER JUGEND - BUNDESWETTBEWERB (Selected) „Genauso aber Anders“, Tanztheater. Sasha Waltz & Guests Children‘s Dance Company. TANZTREFFEN DER JUGEND 2015 - BUNDESWETTBEWERB. „Feuerblume“, Dance theater. Sasha Waltz & Guests Children’s Dance Company. MASDANZA DANCE COMPETITION, Gran Canaria, Spanien. „Undo Mudra“, Tanztheater. 2008 JEUNES TALENTS DU CIRQUE EUROPE. Project AIUAIO. Moderner Zirkus.

WEITERES 2020 El Canto de la Crisálida. Supporting Character. Regie: Francisco MeCe. Berlin. 2018 Kindheit. Choreographie und Kindercoaching. Regie: Jessica Dürwald. Berlin. Errante. Main Character. Regie: Francisco MeCe. Berlin und Teheran (Iran) 2017 Umzug. Hauptdarsteller. Regie: Francisco MeCe. Berlin. 2016 Love me, Fear me. Choreographie for animation characters. Regie: Veronica Salomon. Berlin. CONFERENCES 2019 Body conciseness as a tool for social development. School of Collective Intelligence. Ben Guerir, Morocco. 2016 Work Methodology at the Children Dance Company Sasha Waltz & Guests. Artists in creative partnerships Conference. Seance. Oslo, Norway. . 2015 Choreographic Tools for children. Budapest, Hungary. JURY MEMBER 2019 IDARTES Open Call - National and international dance residencies. Bogota, Colombia. Weiteres (Kino, Vorträge, Jury) 2018 IDARTES Open Call - Grant for dance creation for young audience. Bogota, Colombia.

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