Henry Torres White
*Member of the National System of Art Creators
Dancer, choreographer and teacher. Founding member and co-director of the Lux Boreal Dance Company. It has contributed to the development and growth of the collective and its platforms for creation, exhibition and education.
His line of research has led him to delve into movement and creation techniques related to contemporary dance. At the same time, he has investigated the application of lighting and video on stage. As a choreographer, he has directed various stage productions, including: Flor de 7 Hojas, Estaciones, Viejos Hábitos para una farewell, Río Tijuana, Frog's Eye, Río Tijuana and the Cuarta Sala. He has collaborated with interdisciplinary productions where dance plays an important role in theater, television and interventions of an urban nature.
He has worked under the direction of creators such as Víctor Ruiz, Claudia Lavista, Sarah Stackhouse, Phillip Adams, Allyson Green, among others.
He was the winner of the II Culiacán Choreography Award with the work 'Escribiendo entre las Sombras', award as best male performer at the 1st Meeting of Choreography in Urban Spaces in Monterrey, NL He has been a scholarship holder of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts as a performer in the discipline of contemporary dance and as a Young Creator. It has received on several occasions the support granted by the State Fund for Culture and the Arts of Sinaloa, as well as the Stimulus Program for Artistic Creation and Development of Baja California, in the categories of individual artistic development, Young creator and Created with a Trajectory. Listed in Dance magazine's 25 to Watch selection in 2009.
He has ventured into the integration of video in his dance proposal and in his works of this type the videodances stand out: La Mancha en el Diseño, Cuerpo Exiliado, The Call and Frontera Dream, the latter awarded with the Culiacán prize: images in movement 2009.
He has collaborated with various studios around the creation and professional teaching of dance, among which the Universidad Autónoma Benemérita de Puebla, Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey, Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlán, UNAM, University of California San Diego, University of California Riverside, San Diego State University and New York University, among others.
With the aim of enhancing the teaching processes undertaken by Lux Boreal, since 2006 he has been the artistic director of the Dance Diploma Contemporary and Scenic Production that takes place in the city of Tijuana, in collaboration with the National Pedagogical University and the Baja California Institute of Culture.
Originally from Culiacan, Sinaloa. He completed formal studies in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Technological Institute of Monterrey (1995), where he also developed in the field of artistic and cultural dissemination, later he completed his professional artistic studies at the Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlan under the direction of the Delfos Company in 2003