The Spanish dancer Iván Pérez began making choreographies in 2002, after his studies in choreography and dramaturgy. These first efforts won him immediate success and a number of awards. Like Amos Ben-Tal, Pérez was attached to the Nederlands Dans Theater where he was given opportunities to further develop his talents in choreography. For the NDT workshops, he created the successful productions A Day Minute (2009) and A Transition (2010), both of which have been performed abroad. He was asked twice by the artistic director of the NDT to create a piece for the company. Pérez will stop dancing with the NDT from this season on to dedicate himself entirely to his career as a choreographer.