Our Story

Duo2Arts! brings the unimaginable to reality through its performances.

The project was born in 2019 as a wish of a couple to bring their passions together. On the one hand, Sherezade Soriano, ballerina trained in classical and contemporary dance plus theater arts, and on the other hand, Jose Martínez, tuba player.

THE FIRST FEW MONTHS OF EXISTENCE

The first few months of existence introduced the group to audiences in Spain, at the Numskull Brass Festival in Caudete, and in Portugal, at the Gravíssimo! Low Brass International Festival in Alcobaça.

The duo also travelled to Toulouse, France, in order to be coached and inspired by actor Cédric Chapuis and actress Margot Mouth (www.scenesplurielles.fr).

Gene Pokorny, principal tubist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, described the Duo’s performance in Portugal as follows:

“It was fabulous. It was great, with a beautiful sub-plot. At the night of the performance, when it was over, the audience exploded. They went nuts.”

ON TOUR

Their first play, “Poiesis”, which means “Creation”, developed through these experiences into a very special project, “Adulthood Stories”, a tale told without the use of words via music, dance and theater.

“Adulthood Stories” was presented to the public at the end of 2019 while on tour, with pianist extraordinaire David Jiménez, in Spain (Villa del Prado and Chelva) and the USA (Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco and Boston). Tim Higgins, principal trombone of the San Francisco Symphony mentioned:

“The combination of all three of you onstage was magic”.

CURRENT ACTIVITY AND ON TO THE FUTURE

During the summer of 2020, after another  inspiring trip to the headquarters of the French company Scènes Plurielles, Duo2Arts! participated at the #GESTO Street Dance Festival in Torrelodones (Spain). Juan de Torres, its Artistic Director, described the show like:

“It is like a Hollywood story, […] it is like a fairy tale, it is beautiful and very touching”.

Future performances include the premiere of commissioned works by composers Daniel Schvetz (Argentina/Portugal) and Takahiro Kim (Japan), the world premiere of Alma wants a tuba at the creator’s hometown of Ponferrada (Spain), more national performances in San Sebastian and Madrid, or the participation at future editions of the Gravíssimo! Festival in Alcobaça (Portugal) or the Ear Taxi Festival in Chicago (USA).

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