Throughout the course of the CRISOL project, the participating artists will be followed by tutors/artistic advisors who, especially on the occasion of activities abroad, will follow the creative residencies with a specific mentoring activity.




Jayachandran Palazhy, founder and artistic director of Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, is a dancer and choreographer at the forefront of the contemporary Indian movement arts scene. His path breaking work makes Indian movement expressions of contemporary reality more visible both nationally and internationally. A Physics graduate, he trained in India in Bharatanatyam, Kathakali and Indian folk dances. Moving to London, where he lived for 15 years, he trained at the London Contemporary Dance School. An innovative choreographer, his collaborations with international artists, whose works involve digital arts and interactive technology, have resulted in some multimedia dance productions among which City Maps, TransAvatar, Purushartha, Chronotopia, For Pina…, MeiDhwani, AadhaaraChakra and Bhinna Vinyasa. He also works internationally as an artistic consultant and leads artistic residencies and given lectures on subjects related to movement arts.




Heine Avdal has been active in the fields of contemporary dance, performance, video and visual arts. After studying at the Oslo National College of the Arts and PARTS, he worked as a performer for various companies. He also collaborated with Mette Edvardsen, Liv Hanne Haugen, and Lawrence Malstaf on the performance installation Sauna in Exiland choreographed horizontal plane for the Norwegian National Contemporary Dance Company Carte Blanche. Since 2000, he created and produced more than 20 different performing arts projects, most often in collaboration with Yukiko Shinozaki. In recent projects, Heine Avdal’s focus has been on the distribution of space. He questions how spatial conventions affect the way we experience and move through private/public spaces. Considering people’s preconceptions of spatial conventions and through slight shifts, or manipulations he searches for unexpected intersections between different components of a space.




Yukiko Shinozaki (Japan) studied classical ballet in Tokyo. After high school, she moved to the US to study contemporary dance and psychology. From 1993 to 1997 she lived in NYC, where she presented her own work at different. She also danced in productions by Yasemeen Godder, Raimund Hoghe, Meg stuart and many others. Since moving to Brussels in 1997, she created Breaking through the roof of its house and Inner Horizon together with French visual artist Christelle Fillod, and hibi with Japanese choreographer Un Yamada. For over 20 years Shinozaki has been collaborating with Heine Avdal on several productions. Shinozaki’s work focuses on internal complexities and contradictions of the body. The process of transformation takes an important role in her movement vocabulary: through subtle shifts and manipulations, familiar actions slowly transform into an unfamiliar realm/landscape.



DANIEL KOK Singapore

Daniel Kok has studied Fine Art & Critical Theory (Goldsmiths College, London), Solo/Dance/Authorship (HZT, Berlin) and Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies (APASS, Brussels). In 2008, he received the Young Artist Award from the National Arts Council (Singapore). Exploring the relational politics in spectatorship and audienceship, he has worked with pole dance, cheerleading, bondage and other ‘figures of performance’. His works have been presented across Asia, Europe, Australia and North America; notably in the Venice Biennale, Maxim Gorki Theater (Berlin), Rising (Melbourne) and Festival/Tokyo. As artistic director of Dance Nucleus (Singapore), he focuses on building capacities for artist development and trans-local partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region. Annually, he curates da:ns LAB (Singapore).




Roberto Olivan, an international creator, began his training at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona and at the P.A.R.T.S. school (Brussels). His professional career began with the prestigious company Rosas, directed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. He has also danced under the direction of Robert Wilson, Tom Jansen and Josse de Pauw. Additionally, he founded and directs the Festival Deltebre Dansa, the Festival ARTÈRIA TORTOSA and L’Obrador Espacio de Creación. He also creates commissions for dance companies, universities, conservatories and dance centres all over the world as well as in the film sector. His intense career has been recognized worldwide, receiving awards such as the Premi Nacional de Cultura 2014 (Spain), the Premi Ciutat de Barcelona 2013 (Spain), the Premio FAD Sebastià Gasch d’Arts Parateatrals 2012 (Spain), and the EFFE 2019 Award to the Festival Deltebre Dansa (Belgium), among many others.

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