Olimpia Fortuni, dancer and choreographer, graduated from the Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi in Milan and from the two-year “Scritture per la danza contemporanea” directed by Raffaella Giordano. Since 2014, she has embarked on her own path as a choreographer, presenting her creations at numerous festivals in Italy and abroad. An associated artist of Sosta Palmizi and interpreter of the works of established choreographers such as Ambra Senatore, her research is based on the study of time as a quality of movement and the observation of the relationship between man, nature and animal. Her most recent creation is X made in collaboration with sound artist Katatonic Silentio.
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Sound artist, live performer and researcher in media studies and performing arts, Katatonic Silentio explores the fields of electronic and experimental music with a personal approach to sound design, publishing on numerous national and international labels and performing in spaces and festivals throughout Europe. As an independent researcher her practice moves between sound and performing arts. Her deep interest in cultural insights, combined with a strong passion for music, has led her to approach the world of sound with a sociological and anthropological methodology. She has collaborated with Olimpia Fortuni on X.
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Pierandrea Rosato at a young age became involved in dance and artistic gymnastics, taking lessons in jazz and folk dances such as pizzica. At the age of 20 he began his studies at the Folkwang University of Arts in Germany, graduating with a degree in modern dance. His studies include the reperto ire of Pina Bausch and the studies by Jean Cébron. He has worked for the FTS dance company being part of the ensemble for two years and dancing for artists such as H. Horn, D. Hernandez, R. Hoffmann, M. Vandelvelde, S. Miracle. Later he started working as a freelancer and he presented some of his creations in art and dance festivals in Italy and Germany. He also worked as a guest dancer for Tanztheater Wuppertal P. Bausch. In 2022 he began attending the Master’s program “Theatre and performing arts” at IUAV in Venice.




Born in England and raised in Italy, he approached dance and theater after studying Philosophy and Oriental Languages, working as a performer since 2013 for the Italian companies Sosta Palmizi, for which he has been an associate artist since the same year, and Atacama. He was among the founders of the theater group Caravan in Rome. Since 2015 he has been a performer in Romeo Castellucci’s creations, >Moses und Aron, for the Paris Opéra and Teatro Real in Madrid, and Tannhäuser for the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and the NHK in Tokyo. Since 2018 he has been working on his own creations. Sarajevo – la strage dell’uomo tranquillo, his first solo, was a finalist for the Prize Equilibrio 2018, was selected for the Vetrina Anticorpi XL 2018 and was among the ’40 Winks’ of Aerowaves 2019. He is currently working with Elisabetta Lauro on a new creation project, ZugZwang.
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A design graduate from ISIA in Florence and a student of Modern Literature, Rebecca Lena has been working as a freelance videomaker and photographer since 2015. She has participated in projects such as “Generation Europe – Youth in Action”, “Cascine: con l’Europa al Parco”, “Un’altra Firenze: periferie in cammino”. Among her various experiences, in 2016 she was photographer and videomaker of Campus della Musica (Florentine hub of emerging music with artistic producer Claudio Fabi). She collaborated as a videomaker artist with Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki as part of the project “in gaps & patches” developed in Florence as part of the Autunno Fiorentino 2022.




Siro Guglielmi is a dancer and choreographer. Trained at the Balletto di Toscana School, he has danced for Junior Balletto di Toscana, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, DanceCyprus, for the choreographer Itamar Serussi Sahar and for Balletto di Roma. His first creation p!nk elephant has been presented in festivals such as Opera Estate Festival Veneto, Interplay Torino, Bolzano Danza and the Vetrina della Giovane Danza D’Autore. He is a component of Collettivo Mine, a young dance company recently selected for Aerowaves and Nid Platform 2022.
Video Esercizi per un manifesto poetico




Lara Di Bello, dancer and performer, graduated from the National Academy of Dance in Rome in 2020. At the same time she continued her training studying among Europe, US and Israel. Since 2021 she has worked as a performer with various choreographers, directors and visual artists including Compagnia Virgilio Sieni, Ivonne Capece, Marilisa Cosello, Nico Vascellari, Alessio Maria Romano. In 2022 she joined the Neuer Tanz dance company directed by VA Wölfl and based in Düsseldorf, Germany.




Silvia Sisto began studying dance in Bari, Italy, and in 2009 received a scholarship to the Balletto di Toscana School, where she joined the Junior BdT company the second year. After another year of training in London, she obtained her first contract for the Oniin dance company, with which she participated in numerous international festivals. She has worked for the Balletto Teatro di Torino, Teatro Regio di Torino, Lausanne Opera, Balletto di Roma, Royal Opera House Muscat, Opera Royal de Wallonie. As a freelance dancer she works with Stefano Poda, Roberta Ferrara and Riccardo Buscarini and is one of the performers of Collettivo Mine.
Video Esercizi per un manifesto poetico




Valerio Gino Palladino studied at the School of the Balletto di Toscana in Florence. He danced in Pulcinella and Antitesi by Arianna Benedetti, in Olimpia 582 by Davide Valrosso and in Manufactum by Roberto Doveri. With the Nuovo Balletto di Toscana, he took part in Die Fledermaus, directed by Karl Alfred Schreiner and presented at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Cinderella, choreography by Jiri Bubeniceck, and Bayadère – The Kingdom of Shadows, choreography by Michele Di Stefano. He was among the performers in the works Caruso – Museo dell’Altrove and Greta on the beach by Francesca Foscarini and Cosimo Lopalco. He collaborated as a performer in Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki’s project “in gaps & patches”.




Alessandra Cozzi was born in Milan where she graduated as a dancer from the Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi studying and performing for Olivier Dubois, Julie Anne Stanzak, Elie Tass. She took part in Qohelet by Fred Santambrogio presented at Teatro Franco Parenti in Milan. She worked as dancer and performer for Gruppo Nanou in the new production Paradiso (Bozzetto 001). In collaboration with Marta Bevilaqua of the Arearea company she created Concrezioni, a site-specific performance staged at the Cava Romana in Aurisina (a duet with sculptor Lucia Amitrani). She is currently part of Pablo Ezequiel Rizzo’s Voluptas company for which she is a performer in the show Albatros and is working for the new production Sex.exe.




A dance graduate of the Pier Lombardo Academy in Milan, Rachele Montis has taken part in several productions of the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari and the Opera Royal de Wallonie in Liege, working with directors and choreographers such as Micha Van Hoecke, Davide Livermore, Virgilio Sieni, Christos Papadopoulos, Leo Muscato, and Davide Garattini Raimondi. She has also danced for Antonio Marras, (Mio cuore, io sto soffrendo cosa posso fare per te), ASMED Balletto di Sardegna (Heisse Luft, directed by Susanne Linke, with Borderline Danza company), Igor x Moreno (Aragosta), gruppo nanou (Xebeche). She has been dancer/performer in Racconti dell’illusione by the company Oltrenotte and she has also participated in several film productions by Giovanni Coda and Andrea Vacca. As a freelance dancer she is interested in body language, sharing and contamination of various styles.




Giorgia F. Fiorentini began her involvement in theatre from a very young age, collaborating with La MaMa Umbria International and participating in the training activities offered by the Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria. She attended the National Academy of Dramatic Art Silvio d’Amico, graduating at the end of 2022 with an essay directed by Liv Ferracchiati. In 2023, she was involved in the theatre project Ninnoli – awarded a special mention in Scenario Infanzia 2022, directed by Salvatore Crucitti, a fellow academy member with whom she has developed a strong collaboration. In 2023, she worked on her first performative project, Traum, as both an author and a performer.




Born in Livorno and grew up in Sardinia, her background ranges from artistic gymnastics to hip hop, ballet and contemporary dance. Her predisposition to the art of movement led her very early on to search for a personal style. Choreographers such as Silvia Rampelli, Xavier Le Roy, Cristina Rizzo, Adriana Borriello have left an important mark on her path. In 2020 she was at the Biennale Danza College. In 2021 she participated as a performer in the Anghiari Dance Hub and Nao Crea residencies with a project by Silvia Galletti. In 2021, with the study of her work no caption needed she won the second award for best choreographic writing at the Cortoindanza festival. In 2022 she began a collaboration with the dance production centre in Sardinia Fuorimargine that supports her in the research of her new work CALL for audience in which she is co-creator together with Donatella Martina Cabras. Also in 2022, she was a performer in the project Wanna play? by Francesco Giomi.
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Nunzia Picciallo is a multidisciplinary artist and a certified Gaga teacher. Her creations span between dance, performance, and visual arts and have been presented in Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, Palestine, Israel, Panama, United States, Taiwan. In 2023 she received the 3rd Price Performance at 27th International Solo Tanz-Theater, Stuttgart, followed by a tour in Germany. Selected for the Stray Birds Dance Platform, where she received the SAI Festival and the Masdanza awards, she received as well the Cortoindanza 2023 award for choreography writing. In 2022 she was one the selected artist for the Italian Vetrina della giovane danza d’autore for young choreographers and in 2021 she was the award winner of the Circle contemporary dance contest.




Luca Maino, born in Monza, currently lives in Sansepolcro. His artistic experience began in 2010 when he approached the world of dance. In the theatrical field he trained at the International Theater Academy, where he met Daniele Nucceteli, actor and director, and Pablo Tapia Leyton, dancer and choreographer, fundamental meetings for his artistic growth. Since June 2023 he has been moving throughout Italy to enrich his education. He recently studied and worked with Michela Lucenti, Francesco Villano and Chiara Guidi, masters and interpreters of the Italian scene.




After graduating in percussion instruments, he had a vast array of musical experiences ranging from in jazz to classical and contemporary music. He has also worked in theatre, dance and contemporary circus productions. For the last few years he has been busy doing concerts, teaching, researching and studying the traditional, folk – frame drums and friction drums of Southern Italy and the entire Mediterranean region. He has drawn the attention of contemporary Italian and international composers executing solo scores and improvisations with orchestras, big bands, ensembles of contemporary and electronic music. He has worked with groups and musicians of various nationalities and has performed at festivals and theatres throughout Italy and abroad. His collaborations include Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, Akram Khan, Roberto Olivan, Loris Petrillo Danza, Cie Twain, Menhir.




Fabio Novembrini trained at the School of the Balletto di Toscana. In 2015 he was selected for the European project “Dancing Museums”, presenting his own creations in the most important European museums. In the same year he joined the Balletto di Roma. In 2015 he created his first work, Shelter, together with Roberta Racis. In 2017 he became a teacher of Dance Well – movement research for Parkinson’s. In 2018 he collaborated with the choreographer Sang Jijia in the production Re-Mark and was selected as a performer for Marina Abramovic’s exhibition “The Cleaner” at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. He is also one of the members of Collettivo Mine, a emerging dance collective that was selected for the Aerowaves Platform and Nid Platform, the Italian dance platform, in 2022.
Video Esercizi per un manifesto poetico




Roberta Racis is a dancer and choreographer. From 2015 to 2018 she danced in Balletto di Roma, directed by Roberto Casarotto, a company for which she created the solo Borders in 2017. Since 2017 she has been one of the five dance makers of the European project “Performing Gender” promoted by Yorkshire Dance Leeds, City of Women in Ljubljana, Paso a 2 Certamen Coreografico in Madrid, Theaterfestival Boulevard’s Hertogenbosch, CSC in Bassano and Gender Bender Festival. Her first choreographic creation Shelter, made with Fabio Novembrini, was selected for “Vetrina della giovane danza d’autore” by Anticorpi Xl Network in Ravenna. In 2019 she founded, with four other dancemakers, the Mine collective. Currently she is working on the creation of a new solo, White Acts.
Video Esercizi per un manifesto poetico




Giovanfrancesco Giannini is a dancer and choreographer. His collaborations include Alessandro Sciarroni, Sang Jijia, Cia Aiep Ariella Vidach, Cie Eco Emilio Calcagno. He has danced for Sang Jijia, Dimitris Papaioannou, Stefano Poda, Luca Veggetti, Mathilde Rosier, Dominique Dupuy, Ismael Ivo. In 2015 he presented his first creations, ENSEMBLE and Recomposing Serenade, followed by segue datamigration_1. His creations have been presented in prestigious contexts such as Nao Performing Festival, FOG Triennale performing festival, Fabbrica Europa, Romaeuropa, CCDC festival Hong Kong, Korperformer, NID Platform. His work CLOUD was selected for Tanzmesse open studios 2022, NID Platform Open studios 2021 and DNAppunti coreografici 2019 Romaeuropa.




Artist, performer and researcher, he combined humanistic studies with a training in the performing arts and contemporary dance. In 2014 he started the project MAMMA ROMA_Urban Explorations / Practices of perception. As a performer he has collaborated with artists and companies including Silvia Rampelli, anagoor, Deflorian/Tagliarini, Teatro Valdoca, Giorgio Rossi, ricci/forte, Michele Rizzo, Strasse. In 2017, his creation I Giardini di Kensington with Elisa Pol was a finalist for the Premio Scenario. In 2018 he attended the Environmental Humanities master at the Roma Tre University. His practice revolves around the relationship between bodies and landscapes and focuses on the permeability limits of public space and is contaminated with eco-anarcho-queer instances and imaginaries. With the artist Leonardo Delogu he founded the DOM- collective with which he works on projects that hybridise the processes of artistic creation with paths of inhabiting space and territorial planning.
Video Di cosa è capace il tuo corpo?




Dancer and choreographer, Matteo Sedda graduated from the DANCEHAUS Academy of Contemporary Dance, directed by Susanna Beltrami. Since 2015 he has been collaborating with the visual artist Jan Fabre for the show Mount Olympus / 24h. Since 2016 he has been dancing for the choreographer Enzo Cosimi in Corpus Hominis and since 2019 in Ecstasy. In 2017 he was among the performers of In Wahrheit bin ich ein Pferd by the French choreographer Nathalie Larquet. In 2019, with Alessandra Ferreri and Joshua Vanhaverbeke, he created the Vitamina. In 2019 he started a research on the theme of the relationship with the public with the solo Space Oddity, selected at the Vetrina della Giovane Danza d’Autore of the Network Anticorpi XL. In 2020 he started working with Igor x Moreno on the production KARRASEKARE.




Lorenzo Covello has started his education with circus and physical theatre and later with contemporary dance, studying with international choreographers and theatre directors. He worked as an actor with Emma Dante and Robert Carsen and as a dancer with per Daniele Ninarello in Pastorale and Still. In 2019 he partecipated in UN4TUNATE TALES by Evgeny Kozlov at the Teatro Libero in Palermo. In 2016 he began creating his own works. Un po’ di più (2019), in collaboration with Zoe Bernabeu won prizes at the Roma Fringe Festival 2019 and was a finalist at the ACT in Bilbao. With Prometeo? he was one of the winners of the Toscana Terra Accogliente call in 2021.
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Dancer, choreographer and teacher, she graduated from the CIMD – International Centre for Movement and Dance, under the artistic direction of Franca Ferrari and continued her training with Sosta Palmizi. In 2015, she created her first solo, IN BETWEEN on the topic of gender-based violence. With the support and production of Perypezye Urbane of Milan she had the opportunity to participate in the European project “Share Culture Creative Mobility” in Malta in 2014 and in May 2016 in the European project “ROOTS ME” in Berlin. Since 2017 she has been creating the SCIGÜL, a cultural association based in Verbania. A group of young artists, with the desire to create a cultural meeting platform that can be a bridge between art and the territory. In 2017 and 2018 she worked on the Industrial Soundscape project that won the CROSS Award 2019 special mention.
Video Sull’irrequietezza del divenire




Dancer and choreographer, Sara Sguotti, after attending the Academy of Fine Arts in Frosinone and the Academy in Florence, began collaborating with the Virgilio Sieni Company in 2012. In 2016, with Nicola Simone Cisternino, created the SA.NI. project that, with Tuttuno, was among the winners of the Italia dei Visionari 2017 call, of the Cura 2017 call and that was selected for the Vetrina Anticorpi XL 2017. She won the Cortoindanza 2016 award with S.Solo, then selected for DNA Appunti Coreografici 2017. She collaborated with Jari Boldrini on Cisternino’s work Sobotta. In 2020 she founded the Dance For Dance project together with the Attivisti della Danza group. She also actively collaborates with the DanceWell group of Bassano del Grappa.
Video Some.Other.Place




Pablo Girolami, born in Switzerland, has Italian-Spanish origins. He studied at the Tanz Akademie Zürich where he graduated. In 2014 he began his professional career as a dancer in Germany with the Hessisches and later in Italy with Spellbound Contemporary Ballet. He is currently a freelance choreographer and artistic director of IVONA. Between 2017 and 2018 he created works for the Hessisches Staatsballett. In 2019 he created Manbuhsa and Gianni-Pasquale and in 2020 Manbuhsona, a production for five performers. In 2021, he began working on T.R.I.P.O.F.O.B.I.A and in 2022 he created Jose-Pasqual and RER. He won the prize for best choreography at the Certamen Coreográfico Madrid and the first price at the Jerusalem choreography competition.
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Michele Scappa is a dancer and choreographer. He studied as a dancer at Opus Ballet in Florence and then concluded his studies at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, where he achieved a Master in Contemporary Dance Performance. Inside the program VERVE he danced for Hannes Langolf, Sita Ostheimer, Lenka Vagnerova and Matthew Robinson. He then collaborated with different Italian realities such as Kinkaleri, Sofia Nappi, Company Blu, Cie Twain, Gruppo Nanou and Luna Cenere. He took part in the creation INLET by Saeed Hani in Germany and he collaborated with Sara Capanna and Barbara Carulli for the development of the project Tracce | Looking for a place to die. Since 2021 he has been dancing in the Lost Movement company.
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After her academic studies, she pursued her studies in the United States and Spain and began working as a dancer with Elena Giannotti, Meyling Bisogno, Sidra Bell and Ron Amit. Her career as an author began in 2018 with CoNfUse in collaboration with Melania Pallini. In 2019 she co-created Flying Carpet, a project focused on sustainability strategies for the dance artist job in the Italian dance system. Her first choreographic solo is PEDRO. In 2021/2022 she worked on Walter, that was selected in the 2021 edition of Anghiari Dance Hub. In 2022 the work was supported by the ResiDance XL action of the Network Anticorpi XL and won the Danza Urbana XL call. Since September 2022 she has been an associate artist of the ZEROGRAMMI company with a new creation, Enrico.
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Hemabharathy Palani is an award-winning choreographer and dancer. Based in Bangalore, India, she is one of the most promising young talents in contemporary dance today. Hema is known for her fluidity, musicality, and evocative performances. Her classical training in Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam serve as a base that roots her, whilst she delves into the expressive capabilities of contemporary dance. Hema has travelled to some of the biggest contemporary dance venues including the Barbican Centre (London), Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona) and Critical Path (Sydney). Currently, she is the Rehearsal Director at the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts in Bangalore, where she also works as a choreographer, performing artist, and teacher.




Sumesh V. M. is a dancer and choreographer who completed his Diploma in Movement Arts & Mixed Media at the Attakalari Centre for Movement Arts in Bangalore in 2007. He worked as a core performer in the same company until 2013, and later embarked on his journey as a freelance performer. He has worked with top-notch artists and choreographers around the globe, including Hiroshi Koike (Japan), Sudesh Adhena (Norway), Philippe Tap (Canada), and Brian Webb (Canada), to name a few. Sumesh has contributed to the creation of different vocabularies of movement and has performed at various national and international festivals, such as the CODA International Festival and the International Theatre Festival.




Pooja Gajanan Kadam is an Indian dancer and yoga instructor who started learning dance at the age of eight and has trained in various forms including Bollywood, Hip-hop, Bharatnatyam, Latin, Belly, Folk, Contemporary dance and Ballet. She has completed her Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media at the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts. Pooja has conducted community classes and workshops teaching Freestyle, Bollywood, Contemporary Dance and Hip-hop. She has also completed a Yoga Teacher Training Course from Shivananda Dhanvantari Ashram in Kerala. She has participated in many intensive workshops and performed in several prestigious shows and competitions in Pune, Hong Kong, France and Malaysia. She has trained under renowned teachers such as Jose Agudo, Edivaldo Ernesto and David Zambrano.




Shivaranjan NS is a skilled contemporary artist and performer with a rich experience of four years in the field. He pursued the Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media from Attakkalari, where he received comprehensive training in various disciplines such as Kalarippayattu, Bharatanatyam, Ballet, Light Design, and Art History, among others. Shivaranjan has showcased his talent on numerous prestigious platforms in India and abroad, performing with the Attakkalari Dance Company. He is known for his captivating performances and has garnered acclaim for his unique style and artistic expression.




Dayanand Akhilesh is a dancer, choreographer and trainer based in Bangalore. He completed a two-year Attakkalari Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media. He has performed on various platforms, including the Asian Athletic Championship and Pro Kabaddi. He has also choreographed various works, including Thala Tamate and Chadhara that was selected for the Concurso de Choreographia at the TJ Night Festival for Contemporary Art in Tijuana, Mexico. Currently, Dayanand Akhilesh is the Artistic Director of Beru Art Space in Bangalore.




Sigrid Marie Kittelsaa Vesaas from Vinje in Norway trained as a dance artist at the School for Contemporary Dance in Oslo, Norway 2008-2010. She works as a freelance dancer in her own projects and in collaboration with other artists. She recently worked as a performer in projects with choreographers Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad, director Ludvig Uhlbors and dance-artist Mina Weider and architect and artist Julie Barfod. And is currently involved as a dance artist in new art projects with film-maker Aleksander Andreassen, choreographer Heidi Jessen, and the artistgroup in The Molecular Ballet. Vesaas has performed with Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki / fieldworks in their project borrowed landscape.




Ingrid Haakstad is working as a dancer based in Oslo. She graduated from Oslo National Academy of the Arts in modern – and contemporary dance in 2010. Ingrid works cocreatively in performances and art projects nationally and internationally, and she has established long- term collaborations with several choreographers/companies. Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki fieldworks are among the companies she works most closely with. Other important collaborations are with: Eivind Seljeseth, Janne-Camilla Lyster, Orfee Schuijt, Irene Theisen, Hege Haagenrud, Landing, Kristin Helgebostad and others. She has received several scholarships, including the Statens kunstnerstipend – work scholarship for younger / newly established artists. She was hired by the the Alliance for Actors and Dancers in 2018.




Johann Loiseau is a French musician (percussion, flute, charango, synthesizer…) who plays in various projects of contemporary, improvised, calypso and pop music. He is interested in electronics, computers MAO and design instruments for installation or performance. Loiseau is also a sound engineer and have been composing sound environments for theatre and dance since 1998. He has collaborated with Michel Schweitzer, Hamid Ben Mahi, the Limbes company, Frank de Louise, Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki / fieldworks, Yumi Osanai, Reno Cojo (Ouvre le chien company), Jonathan Capdevielle (Poppydog), Betty Heurtebise (cie la petite fabrication), Carole Vergne, cie Ariadone, Chloé Moeglia, cie Révolution, cie Ola.




He has trained at SEAD (Salzburg, Austria) and NAFA (Singapore) and has worked with Singaporean artists Bani Haykal, Choy Ka Fai, Daniel Kok, Eng Kai Er, Loo Zihan, Looi Wan Ping, Tang Ling Nah, Ah Hock. He has also collaborated with Peng Yu, DramaBox, Frontier Danceland, TheatreWorks and The Necessary Stage; internationally with Isabelle Schad (Germany), Xavier Le Roy (France/Germany), Alexandra Pirici (Romania), Oleg Soulimenko (Austria/Russia), Matej Kejzar (UK/Slovenia), Noa Zuk (Israel), Ole Khamchanla (France) and Wallie Wolfgruber (USA). His dance work is based on the constant evaluation and redefinition of the idea of subverting patriarchy. By blending different media (body, sculpture, and sound), he combined metaphors and surrealist strategies using iconic films to study the politics of authenticity in negotiating personal memory, interpretation, and social construction.




Born and raised in Macao, he started to learn drama theatre in high school. There he met a couple – Maíra Belati and António Martinez, directors of the Black Sand Theatre, who introduced him to physical theatre. He has been trained in ballet, Chinese dance, and modern dance with Tao Dance Theater, the National Dance Company of Spain, and Hofesh Shechter Dance Company and at Stella & Artists in Macao. So far he has performed as an actor, a stilt performer, and a dancer. Garcia sees contemporary dance as more than just physical movements. To him, dance is a meditation, a passion, as well as a connection to, and an interaction with, other souls. In 2014 he created his first choreography, Nilalang, followed by Four legs is good, two legs is better, Made in Macao,Artery.




January Low, born in Kuala Lumpur, started dancing with Classical Ballet, followed by a long Indian Classical dance training in Sutra Dance Theatre, Malaysia, focusing on Odissi. In 2014 she premiered Kuruyadunandan at the International Odissi Festival and in 2015 performed at the Georgetown Festival. In 2016 she presented the duet bloom, a sold-out success and in 2017 she self-produced, dedicated, her first independent solo. In 2018 she was a part of MI(X)G directed by Pichet Klunchun, a 2-hour production that she choreographed and performed and was the opening performance for Festival Tokyo. In 2019 she developed reclaim. The first phase was shared during Scope#6 at Dance Nucleus, Singapore and then excerpts were presented at Dancebox and ASWARA’s Tari Festival. The full work was premiered at the end of the year at KOTAK, Five Arts Centre.



ER GAO China

Er Gao (stage name of He Qiwo) is an independent dancer and choreographer from Guangzhou, China. He is one of the pioneers of dance theatre in mainland China. In 2008 he founded the Ergao Dance Production Group focusing on performances of dance theatre, dance film, community art and dance education. In 2019 he was selected as the artist in residency by Pro Helvetia. He integrates in his creations multiple media such as dance, video and installation. His works put a great emphasis on discussing genders, identities and sex through body movements and visions. His works include This is a Chicken Coop, Disco-teca, Super Tight, Everyday Dance Movement, Limb Clock: Dim Sum Hour, Kong Hei Fat Choy.

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