A choreographic philosophy by Sagí Amir Gros
Bertha Bermúdez - Dance research, notation, archive, advice
(pHD candidate) has developed her dance career with main European dance companies working with choreographers such as Maurice Béjart, William Forsythe, Nacho Duato, Rui Horta and Paul Solving Norton, Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten . From 2005 Bermudez has turned her dance career into dance research. She has co-directed and coordinated interdisciplinary research projects; (Capturing) intention and Inside Movement Knowledge and Pre-choreographic elements. Since 2014 she works on her PhD at the Humanities department of the Amsterdam University and combines it with her work as advisor, documentarist and external eye for dance creative processes at Dantzaz Choreographic Center and Dantzagunea (Spain).
dr. Derrick Brown-Appenzeller - Dance science, advice
(Dance Science) has developed his dance career in both the USA and European dance companies working with choreographers such as Mark Morris, William Forsythe, Dana Caspersen, Amanda Miller, Itzik Galili, Paul Selwyn Norton, and Igal Perry. Since 2008, Brown has concentrated on research which addresses the physiological and psychological needs of dancers. He is currently the scientific coordinator and module leader of the Health and Performance module at the University Bern , Switzerland in partnership with tamed — Tanzmedizin Deutschland e. V. He has (co)authored over 25 peer-reviewed publicaGons in Dance Science and co-authored and edited four books on dance. Since 2014 he is working on his PhD at the Donders institute for Brain Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University , (NL) where he investigates the cognitive and motor behaviour underpinnings of human movement , including dance.
Anne-Marije van den Bersselaar - Dramaturg and artistic strategies
(MA in Theatre Science) is dramaturge in dance and performance art. Since 12 years she worked with different choreographers (Mor Shani, Hilde Elbers, Joost Vrouenraets, Judith Clijsters). With Kristel van Issum she’s currently developing and editing content about creational practice for a new plaqorm in the DocumentSeries (2021). She’s also one of 4 programme curators in the creative Europe Project ‘Micro Macro Dramaturgies in Dance’ hosted by dance house Tanez Praha(TS), Dance Brabant (NL), Dance House Bora Bora (DK) and Dance Hub Anghiari (IT). In 2015 she founded the Concept Store for artistic strategies to expand dramaturgy practice to practices of storytelling, design and other collaborative projects. Anne-Marije has been teaching art theory, philosophy and dramaturgy courses at Fontys Dance Academy for 7 years. In 2014 she took part in an international Erasmus+ Project ''Inclusive Dance. The Transferable Skills of the Dance Arist” as researcher and content designer of the platform, in collaboration with Royal Conservatoire Antwerp and Duncan Centre Conservatory in Prague. She also co-designed a new cross-disciplinary Master programme Performing Public Space (PPS) in 2017. Since 2018 Anne-Marije coordinates the organisation of 2 progressive MA programmes in art and design and animation at the Master institute of Visual Cultures (MIVC), graduate programme of St.Joost School of Art & Design.
Karyn Benquet - Dancer
Karyn has performed around the world with dance companies such as Netherlands Dans Theater 1, Ballets de Monte-Carlo and Grand Théatre de Genève.
Born in Port Gentil, Gabon. She studied dance in France at Ballet Méditerranéen Danse and Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.
Peter Copek - Dancer
His professional experience includes working for: Ballet Hagen, Rostock Volkstheater, Deutsche Tanzkompanie in Germany and Ballet van Leth in the Netherlands. He has danced in creations by (To name a few): Jiri Kylián, Marco Goecke, Marguerite Donlon. Beside his dancing career he is an emerging choreographer, video maker. Peter holds a BA from Codarts art academy in Rotterdam. At the moment he is a master student at Folkwang University in Essen, Germany.
Lea Giamattei - Dancer
Awarded with a BA from Codarts Dance Academy in Rotterdam. Lea's professional experience includes working for: Norrdans (SE), Sally dansgezelschap Maastricht (NL), Stephen Shropshire foundation (NL) and National dance company Rome (IT). During her career she has danced for prestigious choreographers, among others, such as Jiří Kylián, Itzik Galili, Martin Harriague and Roy Assaf. She has also been working with GrossDanceCompany since her internship year back in 2016.