|Company||Cloud Nine - Yoko Koike Project|
|She was former member of Matsuyama Ballet Company, and currently a member of NBA Ballet Company and has been performing various soloist roles.
After, she was given training in Europe, NY, Israel and various countries.
Recently, she is working as a free-lance dancer in the project and she has received numerous honors.
The wide sources of her ideas include music, visual art, literature, academic fields, Feldenkrais Method, and diverse body movements.
In addition to being a dancer and choreographer, she also produced dance series projects for young dancers.
|Performance||A color is classified into two types. One is the color which is created when a light gets through objects. Another is the result of reflecting lights from objects.
How do we choose what to see and ignore from our own perspectives?
What does an image mean for us beside our emotions, stories or logics?
It is going in and out at a door of visible or invisible worlds, which doesn't exist certainly like appearing or disappearing.
Why are people impressed with images? What of the image does make people like that?
This piece was created to focus the interests which exploring an existence of a image beyond words.
|Music||Main Music「Romance in F Major, Op. 50」by Beethoven
Music Edit : Yoko Koike
|Company||T.H.E Dance Company|
|Choreographer||Swee Boon Kuik , Kim Jaeduk|
|Choreographer||Swee Boon Kuik Founder and Artistic Director of T.H.E Dance Company and the CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival. During his career with the CND,
he worked mainly with Nacho Duato as well as including Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin and Wim Vandekeybus.
Prior to joining the CND. In 2007, he was awarded the Young Artist Award from the National Arts Council of Singapore (NAC)
Jae Duck Kim As T.H.E Dance Company’s very first resident choreographer,
Kim’s works have been described by critics as among some of the most attention grabbing, refreshing and innovative,
straddling both the pop and artistic realms. He is currently Creative Director and Choreographer with Modern Table Dance Company.
In 2007 he received the third prize from Seoul International Dance Concours and the first prize in choreography from Seoul Dance Festival
|Company||Founded in 2008 by Swee Boon Kuik, The Human Expression Dance Company (T.H.E) has grown to become one of the most seminal Singaporean as well as South East Asian contemporary dance companies.
Our works attempt to expose different dimensions of the human condition that go unnoticed in a contemporary age that moves with blinding speed.
T.H.E has performed at major arts festivals in Singapore and abroad, including the Singapore Arts Festival,
SIDance Festival 2013 in Korea and the festival-closing performance at Les Hivernales Festival 2012 in Avignon,
France. Our successful world tours have brought us to international destinations such as France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Poland, Indonesia, Korea, China and the UAE
|Performance||Organised Chaos is borne of an ongoing conversation between T.H.E artistic director Swee Boon Kuik and resident
Korean choreographer Jae Duk Kim on the universal human condition,a response to global current affairs in an increasingly absurd, chaotic world.
The second collaboration between Kuik and Kim is pieced from free-flowing creative improvisation. Working apart at first,
each choreographer casts a critical eye on the social norms that dictate human behaviour,
tearing apart all that appears logical and rational in order to forge their own interpretation in dance.
From the chaos emerges a stunning aural interplay of text, sound, speech and movement.
Organised Chaos was commissioned for the M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2014,
Singapore. It has toured to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the d’MOTION International Dance Festival 2014.
|Company||Oniin Dance Company|
|Choreographer||Daniela Rapisarda, Alessandro Vacca|
|Choreographer||Daniela Rapisarda and Alessandro Vacca are two young choreographers are creative and innovative.
Daniela Rapisarda has danced for major international artists such as Italian Massimo Ranieri and Giancarlo Giannini in theaters around the world.
Currently artistic director at the Teatro delle Celebrazioni ‘ s of Bologna of the prestigious contemporary dance company "Oniin Dance Company".
Alessandro Vacca has danced for companies and European theaters holding positions as a soloist, he has worked with artists such as Claudio Baglioni and Giancarlo Giannini.
He is currently a choreographer and dancer of the prestigious contemporary dance company "Oniin Dance Company".
|Company||The contemporary dance company “Oniin Dance Company” is a prestigious professional reality of the Italian art scene, is born by an idea of Daniela Rapisarda,
dancer and choreographer,which she actually artistic director, of The Oniin Dance company,” won over the critics and audience,
reaching a great success abroad which will resulted in a 2014 European and American tour,thanks to the original choreographies of Daniela Rapisarda and Alessandro Vacca.
They have imagined a lively style which research new motions’ incentives that break academic caches,
becoming a reworked version full of dynamism, technique, harmony and sinuosity,
This innovative style is very much required for this the choreographers hold workshops and master classes in New York, Honk Kong , Shangai, Miami And in Europe.
|Performance||The sound is an important complement in 'art and dance. Thanks to the sound the dancer executes the movement to transform your body into a musical instrument.
"Phonè" is a choreographic experiment that takes the viewer in front of this magical phenomenon: a body that sounds.
The dancers will dance in fact listening to the sound of their body, breath, and mild sound pulses, creating a sinuous dance, exciting and liberati
|Company||Tokyo City Ballet|
|Choreographer||He joined TOKYO CITY BALLET in 2001. He has been playing many roles on our stages.
He made his debut in the main role of Giselle in the fifth year of his career at our company and has played many important roles.
He has made positive efforts to tackle contemporary dances and has displayed his abilities not only as a dancer but also as a choreographer;
his choreographic work announced in 2008 was highly acclaimed.
|Company||Our TOKYO CITY BALLET, established in 1968, has a wide repertoire and has enthusiastically put on performances of not only classics but also original ballets. Besides, in 1994,
our company became the first ballet company which artistically cooperated with one of the local governments of Tokyo, Koto Ward. Since then,
we have been very active at Tiara Koto, a local theatre.In 2013, Leo Mujic was commissioned to create an original piece, and “crash the lily” was staged as a world premiere.
In July 2013, “Beethoven Symphony No.7” by Uwe Scholz was staged for the first time in Japan by Tokyo City Ballet.
They have also performed two years in a row on the national TV program “NHK Bare-e no Kyouen (A Ballet Gala Concert).”
Tokyo City Ballet has continued to be ambitious with its challenging performances.
|Performance||Premiere of "Without Words" was performed by Ikue Shiga and Cho Min Young in 2009.
Music of Mahler "Adagietto" has been inspired by a lot of choreographers
in the world. I dare tried myself whether I could produce something to this music. It is a deep piece of feelings for me. The feeling varies depending
on the dancers. This time, I remake by adding dancer of new four women. By dancing of the six dancers, and more deeply express the poetic world
that cannot be expressed in words.
|Music||G. Mahler / Symphony No 5 Adagietto
A. Dvorak / Serenade in E major Op.22
|Company||SuZhou Ballet Theatre|
|Performance||pas de duex from “Legend of Beauty” (6/12)
Swan Lake pas de duex (6/13)
|Choreographer||Jiabin Pan (Legend of Beauty pas de duex)
Levlvanov (Swan Lake pas de duex)
|Choreographer||Jiabin Pan is the Artistic Director of Suzhou Ballet Theatre. He graduated from Beijing Dance Academy in 1987, and was a principal dancer with the National Ballet of China,
BalletMet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre in the United States. In 2007, Jiabin returned to Suzhou China to co-found Suzhou Ballet Theatre and continue his passion of choreography.
|Company||Suzhou Ballet Theatre was founded by Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre in 2007. It is one of the six professional ballet companies in China and the only one in Jiangsu Province.
The Company has since created many repertories, including: Chinese version of Romeo and Juliet (2010), Coppelia (2011), Legend of Beauty (2012),
The Nutcracker (2013) and Carmen (2014). In 2012, Romeo and Juliet was performed at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing and Shanghai Grand Theatre.
In 2014, Legend of Beauty received funding from the China National Endowment for the Arts.
The Company is scheduled to perform its original Carmen at the XXII International Opera Festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland in 2015.
|Performance||Pas de Duex from Legend of Beauty 2nd Act – Legend of Beauty is a story about Xi Shi who was one of the most beautiful and remarkable women in ancient China history.
Suzhou Ballet Theatre has successfully transformed her legendary story into the western art form of Ballet.
It is portrayed as a legacy intertwined with affection and hatred, romance and conflicts based on Chinese culture during the historical background of Wu-Yue hegemony.
The Pas de Duex is about the beauty Xi Shi’s ture story, whom sacrificed herself to marry the King of enemy State of Wu for the freedom of the king of her country.
The scene was set as her first night spending with the King of Wu State. Swan Lake pas de duex
Prince Siegfried is falls in love with princess Odette at once, She tells him her sad story, explaining that she is under a spell of the evil sorcerer Von RothbartOd.
|Music||Dmitri Shostakovich(Legend of Beauty pas de duex)
Tchaikovsky (Swan Lake pas de duex)
|Company||Prague Chamber Ballet|
|Performance||Guess how many stars are there (6/14)
Black Mirror (6/16)
|Choreographer||Hana Polanská Turečková|
|Choreographer||Hana Polanská Turečková graduated at Dance Conservatory in Prague, History of Art at the Catholic Theology Faculty in Prague and choreography
at Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. She was awarded by premium for individuality at the
1st International Choreography Competition in Czech Republic.
The choreography Guess how many stars are there gained the viewers prize at the festival in Klášterec nad Ohří (Czech Republic)
At the festival Sarajevo Winter 2013 (Bosnia and Herzegovina) she gained a Silver Snowflake prize for the best contemporary dance performance.
|Company||The Prague Chamber Ballet is the largest Czech independent professional dance company. Beginnings reach into 1964 when Luboš Ogoun,
Pavel Šmok and Vladimír Vašut founding Studio Ballet Prague. To the original idea of Ballet Prague choreographer Pavel Šmok continues in
1975 under a name Prague Chamber Ballet. Dancers have rich experience from stone theatres and also alternative dances scenes in Czech Republic or abroad.
Since the season of 2013/2014 the residential choreographer Hana Polanská Turečková together with longtime soloist and pedagogue
Kateřina Dedková - Franková continues in the tradition of innovative and progressive company with Czech and international repertoire
with a clear respect to the preservation of original works by Pavel Šmok.
|Performance||“Guess how many stars are there” is about falling into one’s soul and searching around its content.A choreography loosely inspired by Jack London’s novel
The Star Rover in which the central character,tied in a jacket, sedates his body so as to stimulate his soul. This enables him to wander through boundless space made of other people’s lives and to get to know the soul of mankind. It is a story of freedom and spiritual power and their capacity of overcoming all wretchedness of body and flying up to the stars.
“Black Mirror” choreographed in 2014 within the Year of Czech Music presents the existential abstract ballet as a metaphor of never experienced secret of life and world. The choreography is inspired by the painting of Vladimír Houdek "Black mirror". The cooperation of Hana Polanská Turečková and Vladimír Houdek could be described as "stage or film collage of dance and paintwork seeking a definition of a relationship between the body language and the visual portrayal” and is strongly inspired by modernism.
“The main interests of the creative couple are the present possibilities of abstraction, which is always a process,relationship, abstraction of something and will never reach the desired serenity and relationship-free environment.” Idea of both of the artists is supported also by the existential quartet of Czech componist Vladimír Sommer.
|Music||GUESS HOW MANY STARS ARE THERE Music: Arvo Pärt, Štěpán Polanský
BLACK MIRROR Music: Vladimír Sommer (String Quartet in D Minor)
|Choreographer||YannLheureux begins its dancer’s career in 1986, by creating street shows of dance hip-hop.
He obtains in 1987 and 1988, the "solo international First prize" (Turin and Béthune) during the Choreographic Meetings of the French Federation of Dance.
In June, 2003, the Company invests the Atelier in Montpelier: a place of creation, choreographic distribution, research and education.
This setting-up begins its structuralization as well as the artistic questioning of YannLheureux concerning the crossings of writing and the the links between identity and territory.
|Company||Created in 1994, the Company YannLheureux is now well established on the choreographic scene, both nationally and internationally.
The YannLheureux Company collaborates with artists from other countries and various horizons, including multimedia, street arts and visual arts.
Territory instantly brings to mind the idea of limits in the field of observation. Using a comprehensive array of scenic elements, first and foremost the body and emotions,
the choreographic work can create a sensitive universe, unique territories and open up new worlds.
Each new composition is a fresh attempt by the Company to forge connections and nurture porosity between different artistic territories.
Calling art into question, no more, no less, upon each new production: questioning the status of the spectator, the artist, and the place of the body,
which is always a determining factor; coming back to central issues and putting them in the spotlight in an essential way.
These are the demands we place on each of our new creative projects.
|Performance||The act requires the presence of at least two protagonists. That or those who commit wrongdoing, and the one or ones that observe.
Is it a performance space or urban space? With “Flag”, Yann Lheureux continues his line of work questioning the relation between identity and territory.
The excellent solos express their respective urban practices (hip-hop, BMX and Artistic motion).
They appear in their vigor and virtuosity while exposing their fragility and sensitivity.
Being separated and crossed by the same issues, we let resonate the impact of these three successive pieces.
They raised the flag, neither belonged to their clan nor family, but the freedom. Through their practice for freedom, they try to across the geographical boundary.
“Flag” is made up of three solos, each exploring urban practices while questioning on dramatic change between two representative contexts determined by
the environment and the relationship to the public.
It reveals the fragility and sensitivity of the performers, perceptible in a different way through the feats they perform.
|Performance||Panchatantra / Navarasa– Expression of Life|
|Choreographer||DrAnanda Shankar Jayant|
|Choreographer||DrAnanda Shankar Jayant, is one of India’s most eminent and renowned dancers and is celebrated as one of India’s leading classical dancers, choreographers and dance scholars.
Her natural grace and vivacity draws her audience into the vivid and vibrant canvas of her dance, leaving them deeply touched
As the Artistic Director of ShankaranandaKalakshetra , Ananda leads an acclaimed ensemble, besides training and presenting the next generation of Bharatanatyam artists
Ananda has been decorated with two prestigious national awards ; the "Padma Shri" in 2007 and the SangeetNatakAkademiPuraskar for Bharatanatyam in 2009.
|Company||ShankaranandaKalakshetra- a registered Not for profit society is nationally recognized, as a premier institution for classical dance in Hyderabad, India.
Established in 1979, the institution is a centre nurturing excellence, where budding talents are trained in the classical art forms of dance
The institution is a renowned centre for learning where students are taught dance, theory, music, yoga, Nattuvangam, costume, stage, sound & light techniques thus, providing a holistic training in the performing arts. The highly acclaimed ShankaranandaKalakshetra ensemble, have forged a reputation for their extraordinary group productions and choreographies, that have toured across five continents, and have won accolades and standing ovations.
The institution also curates and presents signature festivals, programmes and conferences, by acclaimed artists from India and overseas, providing dance practitioners, artists and audiences some of their finest aesthetic experiences
Dancing Tales..Panchatantra - brings alive some of the most well-known tales where through parable and allegory, the production talks about friendship,
bravery, quick wittedness, foolishness, leadership and freedom. An excerpt from Dancing Tales… Panchatantra, showcasing one story will be presented Story of the Cranes and the Tortoise A parched summer, has the shimmering blue lake caked up and dry – The graceful and elegant cranes, decide to spirit away their friend the tortoise to another lake – but alas – the latter’s fool hardiness sees him reach a quick end. Navarasa– Expression of Life Nationally awarded dancer, choreographer Ananda Shankar Jayant , celebrated as one of India’s most eminent and leading classical dancers, choreographers and dance scholars, presents her signature choreography Navarasa - Expressions of Life In this scintillating work ; Dr.Jayant moving away from myth and lyric, uses abstraction as a way to explore human experience and emotion , and strings together in an eclectic manner, the nine emotions of life through the mnemonics of music, body kinetics and pure dance .This critically acclaimed work, invites the audience to draw on the memory of their own personal emotions of everyday life and has won standing ovations across the world at major festivals
|Music||owned by ShankaranandaKalakshetra|
|Company||Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin|
|Performance||La Femme Rouge|
|Choreographer||Choreographer-dancer Kaari Martin is one of the top names in contemporary flamenco. Her company’s own repertoire naturally combines flamenco technique with the freedom of modern dance, and its works have indeed broadened the concept of flamenco as a form of international contemporary art.
In the end of 2012 her choreography The Raven won the first prize for best choreography for solo performance in the world’s most prestigious flamenco choreography competition, the Certamen de Coreografia de Flamenco y Danza Española.
|Company||The Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin is an independent dance group formed in 2002 whose works have broadened the concept of flamenco as a form of international contemporary art. One of the finest groups on the contemporary flamenco scene,
it has a repertoire that combines flamenco technique with the freedom of modern dance.
The company has also gained recognition abroad: In 2012 The Raven claimed a triple victory, taking the main prizes for best solo choreography, best music and best costumes. Distinctive combination of movement, music and visualization is characteristic for the group.
|Performance||La Femme Rouge is a strongly personal piece in which the Martin’s adopt the rhythmic and form language of flamenco and spice it up with their own views and harness the boundlessness of modern music and contemporary art.
It is a highly charged requiem where the unpredictability of life can be both crippling and an absurdly empowering force.
Direction & dramaturgy: Kaari & Roni Martin Dance and choreography: Kaari Martin Music, lyrics & arrangements: Roni Martin
|Music||La Femme Rouge, composed by Roni Martin|
|Choreographer||Alvaro Esteban / Elias Aguirre|
|Choreographer||Both Alvaro Esteban and Elias Aguirre are independent artist developing andrelated with different projects, companies and collegues.
Alvaro, Currently he is part of Compania Daniel Abreu (Madrid) and CocoonDance(Bonn). He is also open to new projects and collaborations,
following a line ofwork in which he takes on the body's different configurations when one isabsent/present.
Elias dancer, choreographer, photographer and visual artist. He studied graphic design, photography and recording andediting video art.
Also formed in other techniques such as butoh, urban dance andClownIn 2008 begins to create his own choreographic works with a particular label:contemporary dance,
urban dance techniques and a very present inspiration innature, especially insects.
1st prize in Burgos-New York contest 2010 with entomo, 1stprize in thecontest of Alicia Alonso Cuba 2010 with entomo.
|Company||Entomo EA&AE is the name Alvaro Esteban and Elias Aguirre decided to use for their collaboration as independent artist.
In the end of 2009 as their first collaboration, they create entomo and since thenthey are touring the world having performed in the 5 continents and cities such as:Havana,
Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, S. Francisco, New York, Washington, Chicago,Barcelona,
Madrid, Berlin, Oxford, Cairo, Singapur, Manila, Dunedin (NewZealand), Castlemaine (Australia)
|Performance||Entomo: where insects and humans come together.
Through a magnifying glass we canobserve the relation in between two small creatures. Maybe humans, maybe insects.
Territoriality, the constant fight to conquest empty spaces, actually meaningless.
A duet where contemporary and urban dance mix their own technique to create an animal andinsect movement.
• 1st Prize at the CertamenInternacional Burgos-New York 2010.
• 1st Prize at the VII CertamenIberoamericano de Coreografia Alicia Alonso CIC’2010.
• Premiered at the CertamenCoreografico de Madrid 2009:
• Audience Prize
• Conservatory of Dance PrizeAfter 5 years and more than 130 performances still touring internationally all over the world.
composer: Samuel Aguilar
|Company||Yossi Berg & Oded Graf Dance Theatre|
|Performance||On June 14th Most of the Day I’m Out
On June 16th Heroes (part 2)
|Choreographer||Yossi Berg & Oded Graf|
|Choreographer||Choreographers Yossi Berg and Oded Graf started collaborating in 2005, and they have since built a reputation for work that is supremely physical, sometimes provocative, and by turns poignant and witty. Having performed with world-renowned troupes ranging from Batsheva Dance Company and DV8 Physical Theatre to others, they mix their masterful physicality with their dynamic research of theater, text, and voice, responding to the social and political realities of contemporary life. Their full evening work Heroes was chosen by critics as one of the five best dance events in Israel in 2007. In 2011/13, Yossi and Oded were named selected artists by Aerowaves and received Israel's Ministry of Culture Award for Outstanding Choreographers.|
|Company||Yossi Berg and Oded Graf Dance Theatre is a freelance, project-based company that premieres one to two works by its directors each year. The choreographers’ unique style incorporates physical movement, text, vocal work,and conceptual research that supports and expresses the theme of each production. The company’s repertory features a variety of works ranging from short pieces to full-length evenings, and the number of performers varies from show to show. Yossi Berg and Oded Graf has been commissioned by and included in the repertory of prominent troupes including Batsheva Ensemble in Israel; Donlon Dance Company, TanzTheater Osnabruck,StaatsTheater Braunschweig, and StaatsTheater Kassel in Germany; Introdans in Holland; Tanzkompagnie Theater St.Gallen in Switzerland; Company E in the U.S.; Aura Dance Company in Lithuania;
Polish Dance Theater in Poland; Belgrade Drama Theater in Serbia; TND Company in Spain; Norrdans Company in Sweden; and Junior Company in Denmark.
|Performance||Most of the Day I’m Out Co-production: Curtain Up Festival, Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv Won first prize at the International Competition for Choreographers in Hanover, Germany and received the Israel Ministry of Culture Award. Performed throughout the U.S., France,Taiwan, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Switezerland, Spain and Israel, and was commissioned for International Dance Companies including the Tanztheater Osnabrück in Germany, the Introdans Company in Holland, Norrdans Company in Sweden,Company E – Washington, DC in the U.S, and TND Company in Spain. Everyday gestures and vigorous movement are deconstructed and reconstructed into a duet in which two men conduct a dialogue. In their limited way, they communicate by means of rapid and sometimes violent hand movements. The mutual tension between them leads to the creation of original, surprising moments filled with humor Heroes (part 2) Co-production: Dansescenen Theater, Copenhagen, Denmark; Israel Festival Jerusalem. Winner of the International choreography competition Burgos - New York and enrolled in the five best dance performances of the year by the Israeli criticism. Performed through out: the U.S., Japan, Taiwan, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, Croatia, Finland, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania, Israel, the Caribbean, and Latin America. An original and stimulating work that address our need for intimacy and communication in an alienated world. The need to be liked, to be loved, and having to cope with reality become a source of inspiration for surprising movement. Accompanied by David Bowie songs, two men play a game whose rules are set from one moment to the next and in which they endeavor to free themselves from old habits and escape into fantasy.|
|Music||Most of the Day I’m Out - Music: Carlos Gardel
Heroes (part 2) Music: David Bowie