Venezuelan, graduated from the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen and student of Jean Cebron. Since 1995 he has been a dancer in Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Fernando Suels Mendoza was born in Venezuela in 1968. In 1987 he began his dance studies in Caracas with José Ledezma, complementing his training at the Instituto Superior de Danza and Danzahoy Dance School. He participated as a dancer in productions directed by choreographers Jose Ledezma, Luis Viana and Luz Urdaneta. From 1991 to 1995 he studied at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany. After completing his studies he was selected to participate in Jean Cebron's master class. From 1995 to July 2018, Fernando Suels danced as a permanent member of Pina Bausch's Tanztheater Wuppertal cast, participating in all creations, including Pina's last work in 2009, entitled "Como el mosquito en la piedra, ay si si si". He continues to dance with Tanztheater Wuppertal as a guest artist.


Participation in films Pina Bausch.

Der Fensterputzer (The Window-cleaner) directed by Peter Lindbergh, 2001.

Hable con ella. Directed by Pedro Almodovar, 2002.

Pina Bausch - ein Film von Anne Linsel, 2006

PINA. Directed by Wim Wenders. 2011.

MOVEment. Prada X dancers of Tanztheater Wuppertal. 2015.

His teaching activity began at the end of the Eighties while he was part of the cast of the company Taller de Danza de Caracas, directed by Jose Ledezma. He taught modern dance classes at the school Ballet Arte de Caracas, under the direction of Lidija Franklin, and at the Instituto Superior de Danza de Caracas. Since establishing himself in Europe and in conjunction with his activities as a dancer with Tanztheater Wuppertal, for the last twenty years he has been teaching regularly at, among others: Italy: Associazione Europea Danza (Livorno), La Luna Dance Center (Ancona), Studio76 (Brescia), Palermo in Danza (Palermo), Bari, Associazione di Danza Arabesque (Caserta), Ekodance International Project, Pompea Santoro (Torino), UNITANZ (Lecce).

USA: Janet Panetta Movement Center (New York). Venezuela: Instituto Superior de Danza (Caracas). Costa Rica: Taller Nacional de Danza, Conservatorio El Barco (San Jose). Israel: Jerusalem, Kibutz Gaton, Tefen, Kibutz Misra, Inkfar Yasiif, Rishon Leziyyon. Germany: Guest Professor Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch (Wuppertal). While part of the company Tanztheater Wuppertal, he has taught several times in workshops organised as part of the company's tours in Madrid, Calcutta, Hong Kong, Taiwan.


Choreographic Works

“I Lost something on the Hill” Solo, 2010. With Fernando Suels M.

-“Non ci fasciamo la testa¨ Trio, 2010. With Ryan Beck, Cassandra Taylor and Fernando Suels M.

-Within the study programme framework of La Luna Dance Center. School students.

- “Nessuno lo sa” Pieza de grupo, 2011.

- “You and eye”  Solo danced by Kgi Giaccaglia (breakdancer),2012.

- “I would like to Mark” Group piece, 2012. 

- “Bird’s lament” Group piece, 2013.

- “Fuogo” Piece for 8 dancers (6 breakdancers). Original music by Paul Pavey. 2014.

- “Es waren drei Konigkinder” Trio, 2013. With Irmke von Schlichting (opera singer), Michiko Tashiro (piano), Fernando Suels M. (dance)

-“Mezzo Nero, Rosso Mezzo” Piece for 6 dancers, 2015. ARB Dance Company, Caserta. Italy.



http://www.pina-bausch.de/en/person/show/fernando-suels-mendoza/ http://www.anothermag.com/fashion-beauty/7279/prada-x-dancers-of-tanztheaterwuppertal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57WsJ3cTPMc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRP19r3fNqw

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