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When I dance at Rollout Dance FIlm Festival in the World Competition

After the opening with Mr Gaga,

When I dance will have a Premiere in Macao
Rollout Dance Film Festival/ World Competition 18th December 2016 Icentre Macao


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"I is an Other" by Arno Schuitemaker Reviews

On 17th April Arno Schuitemaker premiered his modul-dance project "I is an Other" at Chassé Theatre in Breda. Here, some of the good reviews he got:

Arno Schuitemaker_I is an Other © Jochem Jurgens (2)

The climax [of the performance] is smart and touching. (...) Then you see how there can be a dialogue, a shared universe, between two different worlds. Exactly what a metaphor does - Mirjam van der Linden, De Volkskrant (4/5 stars)

The choreography of Schuitemaker is transparant and unimposing, almost poetry, (...) with subtle lines, flowing movements and inventive reflections between the 'I' and the 'other' - Kester Freriks, (4/5 stars)

Utmost concentration and extreme control over the entire body. And the audience becomes thoughtful and enchanted. - Joris van Laak, Brabants Dagblad

I is an Other is a breath of fresh air. Schuitemaker chooses for depth and content. - Pauline Weijs, (4/5 stars)

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Emma Martin's "Tundra"



In a nameless land, where there’s more darkness than daylight…he sat in the long white hut, at the table, tapping /his mother sat at the back of his mouth and the black sun was born/ the black sun was born

Tundra is a wild and dangerous place inhabited by a cast of outsiders, where tension and absurdity simmer and the unseen world stirs. Reality and fantasy blur as the characters meet their darker selves and strive to escape to an imagined future filled with hope and possibility.

Summoning beauty and transformation, Tundra explores the antagonistic relations between darkness and light and the poetry of heaven and hell erupting in and around all of us, via folklore and surrealist cinema. Emma Martin Dance presents a bold and ambitious show which will open the 10th Dublin Dance Festival, featuring an exciting blend of theatre, live music and dance.

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The myth of the artist, who falls in love with the creature of his own creation, goes back to Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

In the 55 short verses (X 243-297) there emerges the mini-drama of Pygmalion and Galathea (here, untitled), which, as a poem, epic, novel, drama, musical or film has meanwhile undergone countless adaptations and variations.

Obsession, male fantasies, crazed demiurges? Pygmalion’s transgression of hybrid borders have fascinated the human imagination since time immemorial, courting body and soul in an erotic interplay.

The contemporary ideal of the body oscillates somewhere between the obsession with fitness and virtual future, between the cult of the body and complete disembodiment, or questions of mental and physical hindrances.

And yet, the body is always expression and medium of a self, far more than just a surface of pure externality. Power relations are defined through the body.

Hence, the question is how today artists perceive the body. In "corpus pygmalion" we also seek the specifically female standpoint in this interplay. "corpus pygmalion" takes place in a multi-dimensional image space in which the perspective on the observed subject undergoes perpetual transformation.

The body is the venue of confrontation; cultural conditions change the artistic process of transformation.

The artist finds himself, all of a sudden, in a relationship of antagonism with his work: what is cause, what is effect, what is creation, what is creature?


direction, Stage: Chris Ziegler

dance: Moya Michael, Unita Gaye Galiluyo

text: Michael Hewel

software: André Berhardt, Niko Völzow, Martin Bellardi, Chris Ziegler

music: Hugo Paquete


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premiere: ZKM Karlsruhe / Media Theater

sat. 17./su.18.dec. 2011 8PM 10€/7€



moya michael (brussel)

Moya Michael was born in Johannesburg South Africa where she trained in ballet under the direction of Dianne Sparks.
She went on to study to obtain a national diploma in Contemporary and African dance at the Tswhane University in Pretoria between 1994 and 1997. She was then awarded a full three year scholarship to study at P.A.R.T.S the School Of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker ROSAS. There she met Akram Khan and after completing her studies moved to London and became founder member of his company.
Moya toured various of his works for a period of five years. She was nominated for a best dancer award at the “ITS” festival in 2003.

During her time in London she was commissioned to make her own work and so she created 'Hatch' which premiered at the South Bank in London in 2003.
That same year she was awarded the Standard bank Young Artist Award for dance at the National
Arts festival in Grahamstown South Africa. She was then invited back to Belgium by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and became a member of the ROSAS dance company where she stayed and still free lances with. In 2009 Moya was invited to create a duet for two dancers of the Attakallari dance Company for the India Bienniale in Bangalore.


That same year she was also invited to create a work on the graduate students at Arizona State University.  Moya has also been member of “Eastman” and part of the latest creation of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui "Babel" (Words)
Her latest collaboration was with the Jin Xing dance Theatre in Shanghai China and she hopes for further collaborations too.
Moya lives and works in Brussels Belgium."

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"stylishly sexy" — The New Yorker “I’d settle for more choreographers as hip as Laura Peterson” — danceviewtimes (New York, NY) - Dance New Amsterdam (DNA) is pleased to present Laura Peterson Choreography in the premiere of Electrolux, choreographed by DNA Artist in Residence Laura Peterson to music by Led Zeppelin. Performances are Thursday–Saturday, March 27–29 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 30 at 3:00 p.m. in the theater@DNA located at 280 Broadway (entrance at 53 Chambers St.). An opening reception will precede the performance on Thursday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. Imagine the kind of luxurious carpet that retains the marks of a vacuum cleaner. Every step destroys its plush perfection. Performed by Kathryn Harris, Kate Martel, Christopher Hutchings and Laura Peterson with costumes by Charles Youssef, Electrolux is about environment, texture, garbage -- and carpet. Laura Peterson is a NYC-based dancer, choreographer and Artistic Director of Laura Peterson Choreography. She received a 2007 Mondo Cane! Dixon Place Commission. Her dances have been presented throughout NYC, other US cities and produced internationally in Argentina and Germany. Her work has been performed at Lincoln Center Out-of Doors and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and commissioned by DROP Dance in Boise, Hartford Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet. In 2004 LPC was a guest performing company at NYU’s Tisch Summer Dance Program. Her performance credits include Julie Taymor’s film, Across The Universe, choreographed by Daniel Ezralow. She has performed the work of Mark Morris at Radio City Music Hall, and has danced with Risa Jaraslow & Dancers, Poppo & the GoGo Boys (NYC), Paule Turner’s c o u r t (Phila), Group Motion Dance Co (Phila), and Asimina Chremos (Chicago). Laura Peterson holds an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School and a BFA from University of the Arts. She has taught at Western Connecticut State University, Rowan University and has been a guest teacher at Hunter College.
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