Jose Calarco has had a long and varied association in the Arts, Music and Yoga in Australia and around the World for the last thirty years. In this time he has covered almost the entire spectrum of experience, from producer and administrator of large-scale events, to innovative artistic direction in the fields of Dance, Film, Theatre, Yoga and Music. Jose’s strong management credentials have seen his company “Descendance Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Dance Theatre” www.descendance.com.au: grow into one of Australia’s leading international cultural exports. Descendance has performed in over 40 countries and at some of the world’s biggest events. In 2004 Descendance won UNESCOS prize at “The World Culture Open” in South Korea as the world’s best indigenous live act.
In 2014 Jose joined forces with international yoga legend Ana Forrest www.forrestyoga.com as a ceremonial musical director, business mentor, and Ana’s life partner, providing artistic and cultural direction into Ana’s international yoga events. Jose is a singer, songwriter, musician, storyteller and Medicine man. Jose & Ana’s Synergetic Collision of worlds is today reshaping the future of Yoga.
Jose Calarco has been Director of four successful performing Dance & Music companies: which include: Descendance Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Dance Theatre, Ngaru Aboriginal Dancers, Flamenco Dreaming, and Antonio Vargas Flamenco Dance Theatre. Jose also gained valuable experience from managing high profile arts companies in Sydney : Halftix (an internationally renowned discount arts box office), The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust (Australia’s initial funding source for the arts) and Ticketek (Australia’s premier box office) Jose’s five years as a Film Buyer & Programmer for movie giants “Village/Roadshow” helped broaden his wide-ranging skills across the arts.
Jose’s rich international history in both indigenous culture and the contemporary arts has seen him develop a unique and expansive style as a performing musician, songwriter and artistic director. Jose’s was at the forefront of the world music and dance movement in Australia in the eighties as a producer, promoter and performer. Jose has created performances for international dignitaries such as: Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, Queen Elizabeth, Justin Timberlake, and Cate Blanchett, to name but a few. Jose also produces international dance & cultural music shows at large scale corporate events for illustrious audiences in the fields of science, technology, Medicine, performing arts, and politics.