Alejandro Ahmed

Since 1994, choreographer and dancer, Alejandro Ahmed (1971), is the resident choreographer and artistic director of 'Grupo Cena 11 Cia. de Dança', which is based in Florianópolis, Brazil. As a self-educated choreographer, the 'do-it-yourself' paradigm of the Punk movement and the search for a non-institutionalised type of dance that could speak of the world and not only of itself were the initial guidelines of his research. In 1988, he produced his first choreography for Cena 11 (at that time an amateur group) and also received his first national prize - 2nd place at the VII Joinville Dance Festival (SC). From 1990 to 1993, he studied in São Paulo with professors Ismael Guiser, Ivonice Satie, Yoko Okada, and Roseli Rodrigues. In 1993, he returned to his hometown and resumed his work with Cena 11. Since 1996, he has studied with, amongst others, Sasha Waltz, Bert Gztettner, and CandoCo Dance Company. Grupo Cena 11 (BR) With its bold and hybrid dance style formed from video clips, comics, computers, androgyny, fashion, electronic music, polemics and the contrasts between new and old, Grupo Cena 11has earned itself a high position in new Brazilian dance. Since 1993 the group has been led by dancer and choreographer Alejandro Ahmed. At the heart of his work lies the relationship between dance, science and technology.