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ADIYA (CN BJ)




Profile

Born in Ordos, Inner Mongolia of Mongolian ethnicity, ADIYA studied at Art College of Ordos from 1998 to 2002, and worked as a dancer in the Cultural Troupe of Inner Mongolian Military Region from 2002 to 2003.  He was a member of the Beijing Tenggeritala Art Troupe from 2004 to 2010.  ADIYA became a dancer of Beijing Dance LDTX in 2012, and had become its Resident Artist since 2017.  ADIYA has performed in Algeria, Australia, Costa Rica, Germany, India, Israel, Lebanon, Poland, Tunisia, and the US, and participated in the American Dance Salad Festival, Spring Festival in Levanon and Tunisia.  ADIYA is also a registered yoga teacher of the Yoga Alliance.



Class description

ADIYA’s workshop is based on advanced human anatomy and principles of deep breathing.  Combining movements of muscles and bones, participants progressively train up different parts of the body enabling better experience on movements and exploring greater possibilities with one’s body.





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Cía Elías AGUIRRE(ES)



Profile

Cía Elías AGUIRRE obtained a Bachelor degree in Arts from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Masters in Performing Arts from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.  He teaches regularly in Spain and also abroad in Argentina, Israel, La Réunion, Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, US and Vietnam.  AGUIRRE founded his company in 2009 and has served as the Spanish representative attending and performing in the festivals across the five continents.  He has received various awards such as First Prize at the American-Iberian Alicia Alonso Martínez Contest (2010) and First Prize in the New York Burgos Contest and Finalist in the Choreography Competition in Madrid. 



Class description

Cía Elías AGUIRREs workshop invites students to be creative and exploratory.  Through the practice of his works, students will become involved and immersed in the imaginary sensations related to invisible nature (imperceptible elements of nature) through a combination of contemporary dance, urban dance and gestural work.





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Reiner FEISTEL(DE)



Profile

Born in Altenburg, Reiner FEISTEL graduated from Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig majoring in dance. From 1984, he danced as a Soloist at the Semperoper Dresden.  He then became director Ballet of Landesbühnen Sachsen (Radebeul) in 1985.  Since 2013 until July 2017, FEISTEL has worked as principal choreographer with Ballett Chemnitz.  Going forward, FEISTEL will become ballet director and chief choreographer of Dance Theater Ulm.



Class description

Reiner FEISTEL’s workshop combines Limon Modern Dance Technique with classical ballet, and begins with gentle warm-up and trial of different movements. Students are encouraged to explore various possibilities with movement as music, phrasing, connections, imagination are all connected.

 

“Listen to the music with your whole self. You can wholeheartedly sink into the music, and its seamless. Relax and dance afterwards.” - José Limón.



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Davit FITRIK(ID)



Profile

Based in Jakarta, Indonesia, Davit FITRIK is currently director of the School of Movement (SOM) Medicine. Born in Padang, West Sumatera, FITRIK began his dance training in his teenage year and received intensive training under Vivery Yusdianto and renowned choreographers such as Hartati, Benny Krisnawardi, and Boi G Sakti. FITRIK was recruited by renowned Gusmiati Suid to join Gumarang Sakti Dance Company as a dancer in 1994, principal dancer and later became its group’s trainer. FITRIK teaches the methodology of Gumarang Sakti Dance through workshops in Indonesia and abroad.



Class description

Davit FITRIKs workshop will focus on dance technique of Gumarang Sakti style, touching on the eight elements of basic movements: Tagak (standing straight), Kudo-Kudo (stance), Langkah (steps), Rantak (stomping the ground), Sipak (kicking) , Jatuah (falling), Tangan (hands), Badan (torso).



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Javier GUERRERO(ES)



Profile

Javier GUERRERO studied at the Université Extremadura and received a degree in Human Studies in 2006 and at Institut del Teatre majoring in choreography and contemporary dance in 2016.  He founded his company in 2012 and particularly interested in the creations and artistic research and development of personal language with an aim on understanding reality and paradigm of contemporary world and had received numerous awards in different national and international choreography competitions.



Class description

Javier GUERRERO’s workshop will work on different choreographic scores based on changes of constant rhythms, specific musicality, using the body in its maximum expansion and great mobility through space. The workshop will also work with different tools of improvisation and instantaneous composition that use to develop a scenic & body methodology.





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Olé KHAMCHANLA(FR)



Profile

Native of Laos, Olé KHAMCHANLA discovered hip hop in 1990 and learned different dance such as contemporary, hip hop, capoeira, butoh, and from then founded his own unique style. In his choreography, he often integrates various dance styles such as hip-hop, traditional Southeast Asia, butoh, and experiments on incorporation of other arts form such as drama, singing, painting and film. Although different places and cultures but with common medium and topics, KHAMCHANLA questions the essence of human beings and reflects on his inspirations, career, interaction with others and problems of the others.



Class description

Olé KHAMCHANLA’s workshop connects with his the works whereby participants will learn some of the choreographic material of the piece, then will be guided to use this as a basis for their own spontaneous choreographic creation. The workshop will emphasize on origin of movements and their possibilities in a exploration of space, time and awareness in a group setting.




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Andy LEE(CN HK)


Profile

Andy LEE graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Art, majoring in Contemporary Dance. He began ballet training in Jean M. Wong School of Ballet at the age of twelve. His recent performances include Boy Story. Reborn, Comfort Zone, #danceless01-The Sound, Take 55, Alice Dream in Hong Kong, Dialogue of space series 2 - Did not kill a single man, Dialogue of space series 3 - Canton disco, Upside Down, Kaleidoscope of Dance from Yunnan, Grey Area, Room X and Cattle Runway.

 


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ONG Yong Lock(CN HK)


Profile

ONG Yong Lock was born in Malaysia. He joined Hong Kong Dance Company in 1989, later joined the City Contemporary Dance Company in 1993 and toured with the company around the world. In 2002, he founded Unlock Dancing Plaza with Elsie CHAU, with aims to promote and popularize modern dance. ONG is active in choreography and his works were invited by various Festivals to perform, such as the Hong Kong Arts Festival, World Dance Festival, International Academy of Dance Festival, Guangdong Modern Dance Festival, Beijing Dance Festival, Dance Fringe Festival in Fukuoka and the International Improvisation Dance Festival in Korea. ONG was awarded “Artist of the Year (Dance)” of the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards in 2014.


Class description

Andy LEE and ONG Yong Lock’s creative workshop will be about “danceless” creativity leading participants to associate the body with objects, such as plastic bags or papers, and focuses on the experience of the body senses.  Through the framework of games, participants will observe, imitate and communicate with each other, transforming the body to become the basic tools in communications with others, and achieving integration of physical rhythm and improvisations creativity within a short period of time. The workshop is designed to take the participants beyond his/her usual practice and expectations in dance, to search for the joy in physical rhythm and to expand on one’s focus and imagination, unlocking their performance capabilities.



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LIN Yi-di  (CN GZ)



Profile

LIN Yidi is currently an assistant professor in dance at Jacksonville University, Florida, US. She began her professional dance career in 2006, and had taught and performed hip-hop and jazz across China. In 2010, she founded Focus Dance Company in Guangzhou, China. In 2013, LIN moved to US to further her modern dance journey and received Cleveland Arts Prize in 2014. In 2015, she performed her works in Beijing and New York. She had performed at various festivals in New York such as NYC 10, Smashworks Film Festival and Playscape. LIN had choreographed and taught at Pennsylvania State University as an emerging dance artist in 2017.  



Class description

LIN Yidi’s workshop is a fusion of modern and jazz dance, warming up with basic jazz element of isolation and opposition of the body, combining with diagonal combination which focuses on free-flowing style in modern dance. Tuning to the music, participants will practice to different combinations on different ways to control the body movements.



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Elise MAY(AU)



Profile

Elise MAY is a dancer, choreographer and video artist who has worked as an independent artist in Australia and internationally. She is currently the Assistant to Artistic Director, Natalie Weir, at Australia’s Expressions Dance Company (EDC). In 2012, MAY was awarded the Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Performance by Female Dancer. She completed a Master of Arts by Research at Queensland University of Technology in 2016 through which she created the Shifting Lenses, exploring on the use of moving image and digital media in performances.




Class description

Elise MAYs workshop will focus on building strength, confidence, dynamic fluidity, and physical dexterity. Her workshop encourages participants to explore a variety of qualities and dynamics, cultivating artistry. At the same time honing in on techniques, weight shifting and gaining better abilities on performing floor movements.



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Daniele NINARELLO (IT)



Profile

Daniele NINARELLO attended Rotterdam Dance Academy.  He has worked with many international choreographers and companies such as Bruno Listopad and Virgilio Sieni.  His works have been presented in many festivals such as Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis in Paris, Torinodanza and Interplay Festival in Turin, OperaestateFestival, Fabbrica Europa, Bolzano Danza, Romaeuropa Festival, Thêatre National Tunisien.  NINARELLO has received various awards on his works, and in recent years, his works have been supported by festivals worldwide as well as national and international dance centers including NID Platform, Aerowaves and CCNR Relliuex-La-Pape.



Class description

Daniele NINARELLO’s workshop will involve students to analyze the dynamics through weight, pressure and joint mobility, with exercises aimed at awakening the body, its readiness and its ability to move in space.  Students will also learn part of the teacher’s works putting what learned into practice.




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Sandra PARKS  (US)



Profile

Sandra PARKS is currently a full-time assistant teaching professor in Drexel University, USA. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Tisch School of the Arts of New York University, and a Masters of Fine Arts from Smith College.  PARKS danced with Four Seasons Ballet and Wu-I Dance Company in Taipei; toured nationally and internationally with a Broadway production of the King And I.  She also danced with BoSoma Dance Company in Boston, US.  She has presented works in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Boston, Las Vegas, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City, and in Beijing and Taipei.  In 2013, PARKS founded Women in Dance L.L.C. to celebrate and promote female leadership in dance, and she is a director of the international Women in Dance Leadership Conference.



Class description

Sandra PARKS’s workshop focuses on clarity and connectivity of movements. The warm up consists of sequencing movements on the floor with the concepts of Graham and Humphrey/Limon techniques, and center exercises that emphasize body alignment, essential technique that creates linear movements and proper executions of all technical elements. The traveling movements will incorporate different levels, body initiations, and dynamics to challenge the dancers constantly finding the clarity of the movements as well as connectivity of each moment. 





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Elena SLOBODCHIKOVA  (RU)



Profile

Elena SLOBODCHIKOVA is an artistic director of Krasnoyarsk`s state music theatre, a choreographer of the Krasnoyarsk`s theatre and an Assistant Professor of Dance department of Krasnoyarsk Academia Music and Theatre. From 1998, she organized a center of contemporary dance in Russia, where she is teaching and create choreographs for own company and for other different theatres in Russia. The company has showed in different Festivals and worked with different choreographers. She has given master-classes in many countries.



Class description

Elena SLOBODCHIKOVA’s workshop focus on “Less and increase”. Her class will begin with full body warm up from small movements, use all of joints and muscles from less and increase power and energy. The part of class will include work on the floor. Then the class will use specific movements through the space. The second part will include many different exercise through the space, including improvisation part during the class. The class explores the qualities of less and increase movement, through the integration of breath and power.





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Johan STJERNHOLM  (SE)



Profile

Johan STJERNHOLM is an internationally acclaimed and award winning choreographer, performance artist, visual artist, and scholar. His work has been staged and exhibited in London, Beijing, Las Vegas, and other cities across Europe, Asia and America. STJERNHOLM’s approach to choreography combines elements from the European Dance Theatre tradition with American postmodern practices. As a groundbreaking practitioner and scholar, he lectures at some of the most respected institutions in the world, including Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion, Trinity Laban, and the Royal Academy of Dance. Nowadays, he teaches in Korea as a full-time dance professor.



Class description

Johan STJERNHOLM’s workshop explores on postmodern methods of improvisation, as derived from the earlier, modern idea of space harmony. Space harmony is a set of spatial, harmonic principles that was developed by Rudolf Laban, and remains the cornerstone in the field of Choreutics, or Choreological Studies. In the workshop, those modern concepts by Laban are interrogated through more recent, postmodern practices, such as the ideas of fragmentation and juxtaposition within European Dance Theatre, and the American notion of contact improvisation. The workshop exemplifies how the utilized methods and principles may be used to create new, original dance work.




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Akifumi TOYOFUKU(JP)

          


Profile

Akifumi TOYOFUKU has been a representative, choreographer and dancer of Namstrops dance company since 2006.  He has been actively practicing experiments in displaying and performing physical education (or thoughts to nurture the body) in art spaces in Japan and abroad in places throughout China in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and in Estonia, Romania, South Korea and United Kingdom.  TOYOFUKU is a licensed teacher for kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school.  He received an honorable mention at the Yokohama Dance Collection EX Competition in 2011, and was a finalist at the same competition in 2012.  Under the Heisei 26th overseas study program for upcoming artists of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, TOYOFUKU was trained for a year in Romania in 2014.



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Akiyoshi NITA(JP)

          


Profile

Akiyoshi NITA embarked on his career as a contemporary dancer when he was 17 after meeting Kojiro IMADA in 2010.  He has since appeared in various performances in Japan. In 2013, he enrolled in "p.a.r.t.s." in Brussels and has been choreographing and performing in many group as well as solo pieces including No Title by Andara F MOEIS performed at CND Camping 2015 in Paris and in Indonesia Dance festival 2016.  NITA is now based in Japan and working on collective pieces.  The piece, Fantasy,  choreographed by Kae KUBO and himself was performed at the festival for young choreographer "Shinjin-series" 2017 in Tokyo.  NITA has been performing and choreographing in CND Camping 2015 in Paris, Its Festival 2016 in Amsterdam, Indonesia Dance Festival 2016, Impulz Tanz 2016 in Vienna, , and Busan International Dance Festival 2017.



Class description

Akifumi TOYOFUKU & Akiyoshi NITAs workshop will invite participants to experience how gymnastic dance taught in schools in Japan, a physical expression method created and developed by Namstrops, The name of the company Namstrops is a reverse of the word “sportman”. This reflects the focus and methods of the group – combining sports, art, and education. These approaches are derived from the "project-based Learning of Problem Solving for Creative Dance " created by Professor Chiyoe MATSUMOTO and "Contemporary Artistic Physical Education" and "expression physical education" taught by Professor Rumiko TAKAHASHI.



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Sheron TROTMAN(BA)



Profile

Sheron TROTMAN is an assessment examiner for Barbados Community College Associate Degree program in Dance. She founded Dance Strides Barbados dance school in 1994 after graduating from Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York. She has been teaching, choreographing and performing extensively in Barbados, in the Caribbean region, and in South Africa, U.K, and the U.S.A. TROTMAN serves as a judge panelist for National Cultural Foundation’s National Independence Festival of Creative Arts and Barbados Crop Over Festival. She was an assistant to the late Dr. Pearl Primus and was a co-administrator on the Pearl E. Primus Video Documentation.  



Class description

Sheron TROTMANs workshop will take the form of center floor warm-up utilizing elements of Primus and Horton techniques to develop strength and stretch.  Class will focus on articulation of back and arms to encourage undulating movement quality. The class will consist of motifs from the beginning that can possibly be used to create choreography.






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Antonello TUDISCO  (IT)



Profile

Based in Naples, Italy, Antonello TDUISCO is artistic director of dance company,  Interno5danza.  He has worked as guest choreographer with various companies in Italy and abroad including Balletto Teatro Torino in Turin, Skopje dance in Macedonia, and also as teacher at Karen Taft center in Madrid and SODRE in Uruguay.  His works have been presented in many festivals and art venues such as Fabbrica Europa, Ravello Festival and Venice Biennal in Italy, Festival ProArt in Czech Republic, Internationale TanzMesse in Germany, Zawirowania Festival in Poland and Triskelion arts in New York US, and also at Deridda dance center in Bulgaria and under resident artist program at Theater Freiburg in Germany.  TUDISCO’s research company is supported by Italian Ministry of Culture.



Class description

Antonello TUDISCO’s workshop focuses on developing awareness of one’s body and abilities, exploring on relationships between the body and its surroundings.  Participants will start with finding one’s weight of the body, to its relations to the floor, to the space around, and to the other participants around.  Throughout the workshop, participants will create an architectural of space within and outside of one’s body.



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