After six weeks creation in London with choreographer Didy Veldman, Estela will be touring around the UK this autumn with The Happiness Project alongside dancers Dane Hurst, Hannah Kidd, Mathieu Gefreé and composer Alexander Balanescu.

Premiere at Dance East, Ipswich on 4th November 2016. For further information about Spring tour 2017 please visit here.


bedum bedum is a new creation by Thomasin Gulgec and Estela Merlos. Commissioned by Dance West and Ignition Dance Festival, their work will be premiered at The Rose Theatre, Kingston on 2nd July 2016.

For further information please click here

May 2016 News


The Reservoir is a new dance work by Estela Merlos and Thomasin Gülgec which will premiere on 3rd May 2016 at Wilton's Music Hall.

Inspired by Jean-Dominque Bauby’s book The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, the duet explores transitional states of disembodiment and a sense of release through memory and imagination. The impulsive and rhythmic music, composed by solo cellist and producer Oliver Coates, is imbued with dreamlike patterns and submerged echoes.

March - April 2016 News


Estela will be joining former Rambert dancer and choreographer Dane Hurst on a teaching and choreographic programme in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. MAP will be visiting the Ubuntu Education Fund in Port Elisabeth and Amaphiko Township Dance Project in Grahamstown during three weeks between March and April 2016.

"The aim of the Moving Assembly Project is to make contact with existing
grass-roots organisations in developing countries, identify the potential within the
students and develop a tailored teaching programme to assist the process of

nurturing and education whilst providing vital mentor support and coaching"

Dane Hurst

January, February and March 2016 News


Since end of January Estela has been involved in creating a new dance production choreographed by The Print Room associate artist Hubert Essakow. Terra will premiere at The Coronet Theatre on 25th February and will run three weeks of shows, ending on 12th March 2016.

For further information about the production and to book tickets please click here