Young Choreographers - The Festival

Choreography Festival

26.09.2015 - 29.09.2015

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We want to inspire you, move you & surprise you...

A festival and platform for a new generation of choreographers, dancers and performers. This is the 3rd platform which we have developed into a festival in order to present more and various work of art. The 1st Young Choreographers took place June 2014, the second one was presented in March 2015

Young choreographers presents contemporary dance works by new choreographers and performers from Denmark and Europe. The festival wants to creates new meetings between young artists and young audiences. We want the to open up the genre and start a debate on what contemporary dance is, and what it will look like in the future. We want to inspire you, move you and surprise you.

At Young Choreographers you can experience a wide range of performances and films that presents different views on contemporary dance and performances, as well as participationin workshops and classes together with the performing artists.

EUROPEAN MASHUP
Opening of Young Choreographers - The Festival

A look at the European Dance Stage with a diverse selection of 4 performances and one film created by choreographers from Europe. This evening you can experience the award-winning duet: “WWW” by Simone Wierød - a comic and ironic weather forecast (DK+DE). You can also experience the quartet NALUAAT by C.I.D. Dance Company (DK+NO+SE), dedicated to and inspired by the children of Greenland. Hereafter we will present the intense and upbeat dance movie “Ready so Surrender” by Mari Carasco (SE) and the physical theatre performance “ELiBRA” by Eliane Roumie (GR) on what happens when our mental pictures don’t match reality. And last but definitely not least, we present “3/4 face” by Loraine Dambermont (BE) about fear and how me manage to protect our self from it.

NB: Change in program: "3/4 FACE" by Loraine Dambermont will be replacing "Jim Dandy" by Anna Novikova

Behind the acts:

WWW : Simone Wierød is a Danish dancer and choreographer based in Berlin. After finishing her studies at Danceworks Berlin in 2014 she has presented her work in Berlin, Hanover, London and on the Fiji Islands, with more international touring scheduled in autumn 2015.

NALUAAT : C.I.D Dance Company is a Scandinavian contemporary dance company based in Stockholm. Sarah Aviaja Hammeken founded the Company in the spring of 2012. It consist of 7 strong dancers from Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

READY TO SURRENDER : Mari Carrasco is a graduate of The Ballet Academy in Stockholm, Sweden. She has been freelancing as a dancer and choreographer since 2009. Mari has done both independent projects through Carrasco Dance as well as commission work for The Black Box Company in Denmark and done collaborations with Riksteatern and Unga Klara in Sweden. Last year she and her dancers travelled all over the world with her piece BARTOLOMEO and next up Mari will be working with NORRDANS during spring 2016. Mari´s work is based on exploring movement and rhythm. Her aim is to break norms and stereotypes through movement and bodies. She works with a feministic point of view and works mostly with female dancers. The goal is to reach a wide audience with a hint of humour and not taking ourselves to serious.

ELiBRA: Eliane Roumie was born in Athens. She studied Management and Marketing Practices in the UK and continued her studies with contemporary dance in Berlin, Brussels and Athens and physical theatre in Royal Holloway University of London. In the last two years she has been performing in Belgium and Greece while travelling to Cyprus to teach.

3/4 FACE: Loraine Dambermont (1988) is a Belgian modern dancer and choreographer graduated from Amsterdam School of the Arts (De Theaterschool)in spring 2013. Since 2007 she is making her own work; Musicality is one of the key word. Recently she has worked with Mute Comp. Physical theater in Copenhagen.

SHADES OF DANCE
In Shades of Dance you can experience works that widens the spectrum of what dance can be. We will present the dance movie by Julie Schmidt Andreasen (DK) and Paul Vernon(UK) “The Body Canvas” documenting a long set of meetings between different medias and artists; a drawer, a painter, performers and a film maker. The movie was been showed at various festival among others WANDSWORTH FRINGE festival. Second piece of the evening is the performance “Choreography for eyes” which presents the theory that everything is choreographed; The pedestrians in the street, the consumers in the store, the drivers in traffic, the visitors in the museum and the spectators in the theatre. When we look at a performance, the movements of our eyes are directly related to the movements of the bodies on stage. “Choreography for eyes” is a sequence of scenes, which exhibits different modes of visual perception.

Behind the acts:

The Body Canvas : Paul Vernon directs documentary, dance and fiction films. His work has screened in four continents. Paul has a Masters degree from The Northern Film School. Read more. Julie Schmidt Andreasen is a Danish choreographer, performer and teacher. She works collaboratively with dance, fine art and music. She graduated from London Contemporary Dance School. Read more.

Choreography for Eyes : Runa Norheim is a choreographer currently based in Stockholm, where she is a MA student at DOCH. She holds a BA in Acting from The Norwegian Theatre Academy. Common for her projects is the attention towards spatial experience. The spectator is always placed in the foreground.

TELL ME A STORY part 1
What constitutes a narrative? Do you need characters ? A plot? A timeline? A poignant beginning and a twisted ending? – or is it possible to tell a story using none of these elements? In TELL ME A STORY PART 1 you can experience performance work by Scandinavian artists that touches upon narrative or story telling in a greater or lesser extend. “The Fumble - A distracted Duet” by KamperDam is a duet about the feeling of fumbling through life looking for the right version of our self. The dance movie “Ghost Hunter” by Eva Svaneblom explores our fears and “Solo for Seven” by Gunilla Lind features 7 dancers questioning conformity, the act of matching attitudes, beliefs and behaviours to group norms.

Behind the acts:

The Fumble - A distracted Duet: Britt and Fie met while studying contemporary dance at SEAD. They started collaborating in 2014 in Copenhagen. “The Fumble - a distracted duet” is the duo’s first production. They met Mick O’Shea during an artist exchange event in Copenhagen in September 2014. Mick is an experimental sound artist based in Cork.

Ghost Hunter: Eva Svaneblom has been freelancing as a dancer and choreographer since she graduated from Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance (2010). Eva’s choreographic work emerges from improvisational elements. With a certain wit she aims to challenge societal norms and questioning conceptions about gender.

Solo For Seven: Gunilla Lind was born in 1992 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is educated at Helenesholm Gymnasium (SE) and Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School (DK) from where she graduated in 2013. Since then she has been working as a choreographer developing choreographic material for various venues in Denmark. Gunilla is daring, surprising and she is one of a kind. Her pieces often comment on the world surrounding us - without being judgemental – Or simply a window to her fantasy universe of querky characters and things put upside down. Always with food for thought and a humoristic touch leaving the audience somewhat puzzled and curious.

TELL ME A STORY part 2
What constitutes a narrative? Do you need characters? A plot? A timeline? A poignant beginning and a twisted ending? – or is it possible to tell a story using none of these elements? In TELL ME A STORY PART 2 you can experience performance works that touch upon narrative or story telling in a greater or lesser extend. The first performance “BeMyBaby” by Chris Jäger (DE) is a classic boy meets girl story. In “A voice of our common madness” by Jolanda Löllmann(DE) a woman is facing the ironical process of approaching the existing self. Acrobatics, dance and theater collide in this absurd solo performance. The dance film “I want to I have to” by Sanne Clifford(NL) is about the longing for freedom, and an urge to surrender and dance. And last but definitely not least, we’ll present the award-winning duet: “WWW” by Simone Wierød- a comic and ironic weather forecast (DK+DE).

NB: Change in program: "WWW" by Simone Wierød will be replacing "Jim Dandy" by Anna Novikova. 

Behind the acts:

BeMyBaby : Chris Jäger is a contemporary dancer and choreographer born in Hofgeismar (Germany). As part of the season 2014/2015 cast of the Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance company he toured the companies repertoire through Europe, Asia and the Middle East. With his own choreographic work he got invited to the finals of internationally renowned competitions like the 28th International Competition for Choreographers in Hannover, Germany.

A voice for our common madness: Jolanda Löllmann is a freelance dancer/physical performer based in Berlin. Besides following her own work she is currently involved as a dancer/acrobat/performer in productions within Germany (Henrik Kaalund), Portugal ( Clara Andermatt /Radar 360 ) and Switzerland (Company Idem)

I want to I have to: Sanne Clifford is a choreographer, teacher & artistic researcher based in Amsterdam. She is co-director and choreographer of the platform 'New Dance Company'. Edu Hernandez is a Multi Media artist with a passion for photography, video and web design. He is from Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) currently based in Amsterdam.

WWW: Simone Wierød is a Danish dancer and choreographer based in Berlin. After finishing her studies at Danceworks Berlin in 2014 she has presented her work in Berlin, Hanover, London and on the Fiji Islands, with more international touring scheduled in autumn 2015.

ARENA
The evening "Arena" presents two works that challenges the position of the audience and uses the arena as form, together with the intense dance film “Ready to surrender”. In “Chill out, we have already been reborn” the audience is taken on a journey through celestial noises and questions of utopia. “SURT” by StampElverdal is a sensory performance with 3 dancers and 1000 lemons. After "Arena" please stay and join us in the Foyer for our debate on tendencies within contemporary dance featuring Jannik Elkær, Vibeke Wern, Benedikte Paaske, Boaz Barkan and Sarah Aviaja Hammeken in the panel.

Behind the acts:

Chill out, we have already been reborn : Moot Point is a performance collective consisting of four contemporary dancers and choreographers educated from the Danish National School of Performing Arts, Copenhagen 2015. Fuji Hoffmann (SE), Jens Schyth (US/DK), David Kummer (DE) and Marlene Bonnesen (DK) have different interests, needs and perceptions of the artistic work, but first of all a common agreement that differences in a group constellation can create diverse, honest and important work.

Ready to surrender : Mari Carrasco is a graduate of The Ballet Academy in Stockholm, Sweden. She has been freelancing as a dancer and choreographer since 2009. Mari has done both independent projects through Carrasco Dance as well as commission work for The Black Box Company in Denmark and done collaborations with Riksteatern and Unga Klara in Sweden. Last year she and her dancers travelled all over the world with her piece BARTOLOMEO and next up Mari will be working with NORRDANS during spring 2016. Mari´s work is based on exploring movement and rhythm. Her aim is to break norms and stereotypes through movement and bodies. She works with a feministic point of view and works mostly with female dancers. The goal is to reach a wide audience with a hint of humour and not taking ourselves to serious.

Surt: StampElverdal Dance Collective is a group of young contemporary dancers collaborating to explore and push the limits of dance and performance. The collective seeks new ways to challenge the audience and each other as movers. The collective was founded in september 2014 by Louise Lee Elverdal and Linette Stamp Christensen.

IMAGINE DANCE
CANCELLATION DUE TO ILLNESS AI AGATHA WILL NOT BE PERFORMING. YOU ARE STILL ABLE TO SEE DANCE MOVIES IN THE FOYER, AND PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE DEBATE ON TENDENCIES WITHIN CONTEMPORARY DANCE AT 19.20.

Behind the acts:

“Ai, Agatha” : Klara and Agatha encountered through the weekly Young Girl Reading Group. Klara Utke Acs is a Berlin-based performer working in the fields of contemporary dance and interactive, immersive performance. Agatha Valkyrie Ice is created by Dorota Gaweda and Egle Kulbokaite as an ongoing, participatory, multi-user self-performance project that aims at creating and developing a fictional postgender character within an existing confined framework of online platforms.

The Body Canvas: Paul Vernon directs documentary, dance and fiction films. His work has screened in four continents. Paul has a Masters degree from The Northern Film School. Read more. Julie Schmidt Andreasen is a Danish choreographer, performer and teacher. She works collaboratively with dance, fine art and music. She graduated from London Contemporary Dance School. Read more.

I want to I have to : Sanne Clifford is a choreographer, teacher & artistic researcher based in Amsterdam, NL. She is co-director and choreographer of the platform 'New Dance Company'. www.sanneclifford.nl Edu Hernandez is a Multi Media artist with a passion for photography, video and web design. He is from Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) currently based in Amsterdam. www.eduhernandez.com

Ghost Hunter: Eva Svaneblom has been freelancing as a dancer and choreographer since she graduated from Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance (2010). Eva’s choreographic work emerges from improvisational elements. With a certain wit she aims to challenge societal norms and questioning conceptions about gender.

THE ONE AND ONLY
Four different solo works At “The One and Only” you can experience 4 different takes on “the solo” – even a solo for seven. In “A voice of our common madness” by Jolanda Löllmann(DE) a woman is facing the ironical process of approaching the existing self. Acrobatics, dance and theater collide in this absurd solo performance. “3/4 face” by Loraine Dambermont (BE) is about fear and how me manage to protect our self from it. In “White Cocktail”(SE) My Grönholt dances around in a scenography consisting of 12 rolls of toilet paper. A humoristic performance celebrating queerness and chaos. The last piece takes solo to a whole new level. “Solo for Seven” by Gunilla Lind(DK) features 7 dancers questioning conformity, the act of matching attitudes, beliefs and behaviours to group norms.

Behind the acts:

A voice of our common madness: Jolanda Löllmann is a freelance dancer/ physical performer based in Berlin. Besides following her own work she is currently involved as a dancer/acrobat/performer in productions within Germany (Henrik Kaalund), Portugal ( Clara Andermatt /Radar 360 ) and Switzerland (Company Idem)

3/4 FACE: Loraine Dambermont (1988) is a Belgian modern dancer and choreographer graduated from Amsterdam School of the Arts (De Theaterschool)in spring 2013. Since 2007 she is making her own work; Musicality is one of the key word. Recently she has worked with Mute Comp. Physical theater in Copenhagen.

White Cocktail: My Grönholdt (DK/SE) is a choreographer/dancer educated at the The Danish national school of performing arts (2007-2011). My performed her work at Dansehallerne, Thousand Threads, BORA BORA, Skånes Dansteater, Dansstationen, Ravnedans, HAUT, Københavns Musikteater, and got founding’s from Danish Arts Council, Swedish Arts Council, Nordisk Kulturfond, Københavns Kommunes Scenkunstudvalg, Nordea fonden

Solo For Seven: Gunilla Lind was born in 1992 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is educated at Helenesholm Gymnasium (SE) and Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School (DK) from where she graduated in 2013. Since then she has been working as a choreographer developing choreographic material for various venues in Denmark. Gunilla is daring, surprising and she is one of a kind. Her pieces often comment on the world surrounding us - without being judgemental – Or simply a window to her fantasy universe of querky characters and things put upside down. Always with food for thought and a humoristic touch leaving the audience somewhat puzzled and curious.​​​​​​