Born in 1973 in Madrid. In 1997 she graduated in classical ballet at Real Conservatorio de Música y Danza of Madrid. Between 1995-99 she received three grants from Ministerio de Cultura to further her contemporary dance studies at Movement Research in New York and to study film directing at The New York Film Academy.
Since 1990 she worked as a dancer and performer in several companies, films and productions.
She creates the following pieces: Me encontraré bien enseguida solo me falta la respiración (1995-96) which won the 2nd Prize of Choreography at IX Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid. Dígase en tono mandril (1996), choreographed for Danza en el Metro 96, Madrid. Hiding Inches, a short film that she directs and performs, produced at The New York Film Academy in 1999. In 2001 she creates A space odyssey (2001), co-produced by Mugatxoan, Arteleku Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia; in situ productions with the support of TanzWerkstatt Berlin; Podewil, Berlín; Senat fur Wissenschaft, Forschung Und Kultur, Berlin.
A space odyssey (2002) by Cuqui Jerez
Performer: Cuqui Jerez
Artistic assistant: Juan Dominguez
Duration: 75' approx.
Co-produced by Mugatxoan, Arteleku Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia; in situ productions with the support of Tanz Werkstatt Berlin; Podewil, Berlin; Senat fur Wissenschaft, Forschung Und Kultur, Berlin.
A space odyssey (2002)arises from an interest in visual references and models stored in our mind for the recognition of new images. The restructuring of these references through their own de-structuring at spatial, temporal and context levels. Spaces constructed in real spaces where the spatial laws and frames of reference are somehow inverted, manipulated, disturbed or distorted by the own nature of the space. The distortion of the order of reality through reality. Im looking for a state of disturbance through perception. Recognition through memory. A time of disturbance, confusion, slowness and speed, difficulty and pleasure, loss and search, a very active state for the mind in which we just try to find where, what, who, how, when; the moment right before recognition, when reality is not yet in the "right place".