Performer. Ana Dias.
Ana has a BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She has worked with Mafalda Deville (former Jasmin Vardimon Company dancer) (2012, 2013), Anna Buonomo (Bricolage Dance Movement) (2012, 2013) Apple Yang (Appetite Dance Productions) (2013), Dam Van Huyhn for Dance United (2013), Pascal Merighi and Sebastien Ramirez in Sadlers Wells (2013), and James Williams (MovingProductions Dance Company) (2012-present). Ana joined SxQ Danza for Through & Out by Jorge Crecis (2014).
Musician. Vince Lamagna
Has composed music for ’36’, ‘Trans la Valo’, ‘Kingdom’, ‘Intoto’, ‘Through & Out’ and ‘Through & Out: Skipping Extravaganzza’.
Composer, producer, performer and multi-instrumentalist.
His work includes collaborations with Hofesh Shechter, Akram Khan, Jorge Crecis, Jose Agudo, and commissions for Scottish Dance Theatre, ACE Dance and Music and National Youth Dance Company. In addition to his solo work, He is also the musical director of SQx and a third responsible for the huge amount of noise produced by the band After They Left.
Has been supporting my doctoral research with critical proof-reading and film work. She has a movement background, having trained and worked professionally as a contemporary dancer and as a bodyworker practicing Traditional Thai Massage and Shiatsu. She has also worked as an academic researcher – as research assistant on a project exploring ritual dance in Bhutan – and has written a doctoral thesis which explores spirited agency and healing rituals in a valley on the Tibetan Plateau. She has worked with film, both as researcher for the late veteran British filmmaker Micheal Grigsby and with camera and editing on a film installation involving portraiture through dance directed by Jo Fong (Video) . She belongs to a network of researchers on the body, health and religion and recent publications include a book chapter about a Tibetan ritual dance form known as ’cham (Link).
Photographer. Jesús Robisco
Holds a degree on Physical Education. By chance, he discovers a relationship between corporal expression in dance and photography. It is at that time, when he decides to change teaching for dance photography. Although he has always been a self-taught person, he began formal photographic studies, first at the University of Salamanca, and later, in Madrid at “EFTI“. He completed his studies with the Master of Photography “Concept and Creation”. Jesús Robisco is specialized in dance and movement. He works between Barcelona and Madrid mainly, although he has worked with different international dance companies round the world. Join the team’s work in dance magazine “Susy-Q” and he publishes in “Porladanza“, “Tiempo de Danza” and www.danza.es.
Mentor. Eva Martinez
Is an independent performing arts curator, producer and consultant. Born and educated in France with a Spanish heritage, she moved to the UK in 2000 and is currently based in London. She was recently the recipient of the Clore Leadership Programme Fellowship, supported by the Cultural Leadership Programme (2011). She most recently worked as Dance and Performance programmer at Southbank Centre, London (2009‐2011) working in the team led by Artistic Director Jude Kelly. She started her career in the UK at Trinity Laban (2002‐2006), London’s leading contemporary dance conservatoire and then joined Dance4, the Nottingham based national dance development agency (2006‐2009) as artistic programme manager, doubling audiences for nottdance, its internationally acclaimed festival of new movements in dance. Eva currently works as an independent curator (Migrations Festival Wales) and consultant (Siobhan Davies Dance), as well as producer, dramaturg and artistic mentor with several emerging artists (Hetain Patel, Nicola Conibere). She has recently been certified to work as a relational dynamics coach. She is a member of the Royal Society of Arts, a board member for national dance development agency SouthEast Dance (Brighton) and an Arts Council of England artistic assessor for dance. She is currently Artistic Programmer & Artist Development at Sadler’s Wells
Assistant choreographer. Nathan Johnston.
Nathan graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 2010, going on to perform, choreograph, and create his own work. Highlights of his performing experience including Assistant Choreographer for EDge 2011 (Post-Graduate Performing Company at London Contemporary Dance School), and performing with Punchdrunk Theatrical Experiences Ltd. in “The Red Shoes” (Secret Cinema series) and in Jordan in the opera “Petra Rocks.”
Performers. KJ Lawson.
KJ graduate from Laban with an MA in Dance Performance after being a member of Transitions Dance Company. KJ has been working with Theatre Nomad, Abi Mortimer of Lila Dance, and Joss Arnott and Akram Khan for the Olympics London 2012.
Mentor. Mark Swetz (Opera Director).
Mark is a director, producer and educator and the co-director of Compañía Y in Madrid and London (www.yeca.org). He has taught at the university level in China, Spain, the UK and the US and has facilitated classes and workshops throughout Europe. Mark is a founding member and co-convener of the IFTR-FIRT Disability and Performance Working Group, a member of the Directors’ Guild, the Dramaturgs’ Network, TaPRA and the Society for Disability Studies
He has directed and worked on over fifty original works for the stage and other media, including video, radio, cyberformance and podcasts. His professional credits include work at the American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Theatre Artaud and Shotgun Players in the US Círculo Bellas Artes, Teatro Pradillo and Sala Mirador in Spain the Olympia, Project Arts and Andrew’s Lane in Ireland and Camden People’s Theatre, Tristan Bates, Pleasance and the White Bear in the UK.
Rehearsal director and performer. Daura Hernandez.
Daura is a dancer with an eclectic education in Dance and Theatre. She studied Sports Science while she was completing her artistic education in Dance. In 2010 Daura received a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Dance Studies from the London Contemporary Dance School and a MA in Performance: Dance from University of Chichester in 2011. She also performed the piece ‘HTAP. Studio nº3’ by Jorge Crecis in Spain, England and Cuba.
Musician. Mark Ball
Has composed music for four of my previous works ‘What Happens Between Us’ for BA3s at LCDS, ‘Panda Savage’ a solo for Myrto Grapsa, ‘Labyrinth of Hawara’ for MapDance and ‘aLL tHE nAMES’ for ADS at LCDS.
Mark has previously worked in the music industry for many years, including numerous tours of the UK and Europe. He currently works full time as an accompanist for Dance class playing piano and djembe, whilst pursuing his passion for jazz on evenings and weekends. He has composed sound scapes and music for numerous dancefilm projects and performances over the past few years.
Mentor. Donna Meierdiercks.
Originally from the U.S., Donna danced professionally with Groundwerx Dance Theatre acontemporary dance company that she co-founded. In addition to performing with the company, she served as Executive Director for 9 years. After leaving Groundwerx, she worked as co-ordinator of the Artist Fellowship programme for the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts while continuing to teach college and professional level dance classes, choreograph new work and produce independent choreographers’ platforms. After moving to London, she founded On Your Feet Arts Management where she worked until taking the post of Dance and Performance Event Co-ordinator at the Southbank Centre. In 2006, she returned to freelance artist management and grant-writing. Her past clients include choreographers Maresa Von Stockert, Hofesh Shechter and Freddie Opoku-Addaie. She is currently Creative Producer for Alexander Whitley
Lighting Designer. Karl Oskar Sørdal
Has worked on numerous productions from dance and theatre; most recently he lit the “Seemingly Invisible” production for Smoking Apples Theatre and “Traid Fair” for SomoSQuien Dance Company. Karl has been working professionally in the industry for the last 6 years.