Po-Cheng Tsai was born in Taiwan in 1987. He graduated from Tsoying Senior High School and further studied in Taipei National University of the Arts. He was selected to represent Taiwan as a choreographer in the Asian Young Choreographer Project. In 2014, Tsai founded his own company B.DANCE in Taiwan. He also worked as guest choreographer with different professional dance companies, including Stuttgart Gauthier Dance in Germany, Tanz Luzerner Theater in Switzerland, Cloud Gate 2 and Kaohsiung City Ballet in Taiwan. Between 2007 and 2014 he created several choreography works for following dance company and dance schools: • Kaohsiung City Ballet: Record of Memories (2006), Heaven (2007), Winter (2008), Lunar Eclipse (2010), Heart Break (2013) and Stars (2014). • Taipei Physical Education College (TPEC): Stream (2013); • Tsoying Senior High School (TSHS): Pulse (2009), Eclipse of Night (2011) and Aurora (2012); • Zhongzheng Senior High School (ZZSH): Pulse (2009) and Split (2011).
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HUGIN/MUNINrnIn old Norse mythology there are two ravens sitting on either shoulder of Odin: Hugin and Munin, whose names mean "thought" and "memory", respectively. Flying out over Midgard (as their world is called), they serve as Odin's eyes and report back to him what they have seen. In the assembly of the Gods, Odin informs about what news the ravens have brought. The choreography is an exploration into the realms of thought and memory, investigating what they mean to us humans and how they shape our lives.
Duration : 10mins
Choreography : Po-Cheng Tsai
Performance : Sheng-Ho Chang & Chien-Chih Chang
Technician : lighting Designer/ Ting-Chung Chang
Photographer : Chen, Yi-Shu
Idan Sharabi was born in Israel, 1984. He graduated Thelma Yellin and The Juilliard School before he danced in Netherlands Dans Theater and Batsheva Dance Company. He was chosen to create for NDT Upcoming Choreographers 10′ and has won The Zeraspe Award 06′, Copenhagen International Choreography Competition 2012 & 2014, The Mahol Shalem International Competition 13′, and The Hannover International Choreography Competition 2014. Idan received the PAIS grant for performances of existing shows in 2015 for Interviews/Makom, Minister of Culture Prize for Best Performance of 2015, Balletmester Albert Gaubiers og Poul Waldorffs Fond scholarship in Denmark, and received Dododotan Best Performance 2014 for "We Men" as a performer. In 2012, Sharabi founded his group, Idan Sharabi &Dancers, in September 2012 . Since then, he has created several works for the group which were invited to festivals in Sweden, Denmark, Canada, Italy, Holland, Russia & Israel. Throughout the years, Sharabi has been teaching and creating with students/young dancers in schools & companies such as Contemporary Dance School Hamburg, Gothenburg Ballet Academy, Alvin Ailey School, The Italian Dance Alliance, Springboard Dance Montreal, The Maslool Dance Program and more. His 2014/15 residencies included companies such as DDT, Royal Danish Ballet, Ballet Chilleno, NDT II. In 2016 Sharabi will premiere an original work in March with Ballet Luzern and June with Artez, and in September as a guest choreographer for the McKnight Foundation.
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YOURSrnFor the past seven years I have been exploring the concept of “Home” in my choreographic work. I interviewed people about it, asking what home meant to them and wether they felt at home at that moment. All interviews interpreted home as different things, creating opportunities to discuss broad concepts such as origin, identity, society, body and more. It became clear to me that people perceived themselves as the reflection of their homes; their language, family, occupation, possession, injuries, love, etc. Eventually, when starting my creation process, I interviewed my dancer as well. I felt the need to create a ground on which we could build a new home for both of us, mentally. Then, I found it within the music and the movement in the moment. The original title of the work was “Ours” referring to the work as our opportunity to find our home together, while sharing with the audience. However, In the last year, I have gone through a process from which I have come to learn, that this home is not only ours, and it actually didn’t matter to me whose it was. I decided to add only one more letter to the original title, and that way to dedicate it to the spectator. Now it's no longer ours, but it’s yours. Enjoy.
Duration : 22mins
Choreography : Idan Sharabi
Performance : Idan Sharabi & Eyal Dadon
Technician : Compose by Joni Mitchell & Recordings by I. Sharabi
Photographer : Tami Weiss.
Versatile independent choreographer and dancer. Her personal career was marked by the encounter with quite important masters of the national and international dance scene, with whom she had the opportunity to research on the languages of contemporary dance and improvisation, thus enriching and internalizing her language both in terms of expression and of performance. She started her own professional experience with Aldes Roberto Castello (2000-2003) in the creations Biosculture and Il migliore dei mondi possibili, Ubu Award 2003. Her training as a dancer has been enriched by many projects promoted by CSC Casa della Danza Operaestate Festival_Bassano del Grappa (IT), during which she studied with: Emio Greco/Accademia Mobile (NL), Yasmeen Godder and Iris Erez (IL), Nigel Charnock (UK), Gitta Wigro (UK), Lucy Cash (UK), Robert Clark (UK) and so on. She recently won the prize as Dancer of Year on the Contemporary Scene (43th edition Positano Premia La Danza Léonide Massine 2015).She is the winner of the Equilibrio Award 2013 for Performer (Premio Equilibrio, Rome): the jury, chaired by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. She won the jury prize of the 17th edition of the MASDANZA, The International Contemporary Dance Festival of the Canary Islands, Spain in 2012. then selected by Aerowaves, Dance Across Europe 2012.
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GRANDMOTHERrnA body letting go of the past, The urgency of being present in the here and now, Never knowing what will happen next, Moving by the rhythm of breath, memories, and light conquering darkness.
Duration : 12mins
Choreography : Francesca Foscarini
Technician : concept Sara Wiktorowicz & lighting Designer Sara Wiktorowicz & Technician Luca Serafini
Photographer : Sara Wiktorowicz
Antonin Comestaz graduated from the Paris Opera Ballet School in 1999 and went on to dance with the Paris Opera Ballet, the Hamburg Ballet, Tanz Theater München, Ballet Mainz and Scapino Ballet. He has worked with renowned choreographers, such as John Neumeier, Marco Goecke, Rui Horta, Carolin Carlson, Ed Wubbe and Jacopo Godani, among others. His choreographic career has been forged by a desire to explore and redefine boundaries in dance, and his works have received numerous awards and have been showcased in festivals around the world. He has composed music for numerous choreographic works and is also an illustrator and film-maker. His works often revel in the absurd & darkly comic expressions of everyday life and humanity, using his playful, quirky and highly engaging choreographic style.
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THEN, BEFORE, NOW, ONCE MORErnThe universe seems to play by the rule of constant change. Nothing remains. Everything transform. Life and death, day and night, seasons... What is now isn't what it was then, nor before, but may occur again. Nature lets us witness these patterns in everything, including feelings. How do we cope with this fact when we seek eternity?
Duration : 11mins
Choreography : Antonin Comestaz
Performance : Carolina Mancuso, Miguel Oliveira
Photographer : Antonin Comestaz & Inbal Cohen Hamo
Joeri Alexander Dubbe was born in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Joeri danced at the Dutch National Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater 2 and as a freelance dancer for Kenzo Kusada and events such as Julidans and Sensation White. In 2009 he was commissioned by Korzo and made several performances like Prospect Future (2009), Chrono (2012), Solaris (2014) and Kitsune (2014). In 2011 he won the prize of the Nederlandse Dansdagen and made the dance installation Point Cloud, which is still highly sought after for festivals. In 2014 his choreography Trigger-Happy (CaDance 2013, Up & Coming Choreographers) won the Scapino Production Award during the international choreographers concours in Hannover, Germany. Following this award Joeri is making a new piece for the Scapino Ballet Rotterdam which will premiere during TWOOLS 17 in June 2015.
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ENFANTrnOne of the most prominent choreographic talents from the Netherlands is Joeri Dubbe. He won the Dutch Dance Days Prize in 2011, the prestigious BNG Bank Prize for New Theatre Makers, and the Scapino Production Prize in 2014. In 2015, Dubbe created the solo performance Enfant, specially for dancer Sarah Murphy. With this solo they won the first prize four times at the Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival in Stuttgart: for best piece, best choreography, best performer (Sarah Murphy) and the video dance prize. In Enfant they explore the purity of our inner child. The uninhibited way a child is looking at the world offers an enchanting perspective on the way we have arranged our lives. How do we recover what we lose in becoming adults? Is there still a place in our modern day pace of living to embrace the purity of the child within us?
Duration : 13mins
Choreography : Joeri Alexander Dubbe
Performance : Sarah Murphy
Technician : Costume Carlijn Petermeijer
Photographer : Joris Jan Bos