ALADINO RIVERA BLANCA / SASHA WALTZ & GUESTS
Since January 2015 Aladino collaborates as a guest dancer with Sasha Waltz & Guests. In the past years, he has worked as well with the choreographerDave St. Pierre (Canada) for the creation “Un peu de tendresse, bordel de merde!”. Since 2008 until 2015 he danced in several shows as a guest dancer for the company Kubilai Khan Investigations (France) directed by Frank Micheletti. He performed and acted in the creation “Agrypnia” under the direction of Despina Panagiotopoulou and in “Testamento” under the direction of the choreographer German Jauregui (Spain).
ALADINO AS A CHOREOGRAPHER direct the company Inside the body performing arts since2007 and is regarded in Mexico as one of the young upcoming artistic directors, characterized by their courage and their artistic explosion on stage without fearing of being criticized by the audience.
CHRISTINE JOY ALPUERTO RITTER / AKRAM KHAN COMPANY
Christine Joy Alpuerto Ritter known as Joy was born in 1982 in Los Angeles, CA, USA. At the age of 5 her mother brought her to Freiburg in Breisgau ,Germany where she grew up. She took dance classes , especially ballet and philippine Folk dance at a very young age.
As a Teenager she decided to be a professional dancer and graduated in the Palucca School for Modern Dance in Dresden, Germany with a Diploma.
In 2003 she received the Esther-Arnold- Seligman scholarship that included the participation of the American dance festival and spending time in New York for further Training.
In 2004 she started working as a contemporary freelance dancer in and around Berlin with choreographers like: Christoph Winkler, Anja Kozik, Constanza Macras, Wangramirez, Denis Kuhnert and Heike Hennig.
During this time she expanded her repertory in Hip Hop/ New Style , Break dance and Voguing and took part in several Dance Battles like Voguing out Berlin, Defipayette, Funkin stylz and Juste Debout.
In 2011 she joined Cirque du Soleil as a dancer and aerial artist in the Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour and performed in many cities in USA, Canada and Europe for 2 years.
Since 2013 she has been a member of the Akram Khan Dance Company that is based in London and was Part of the Creation and Tour “iTmoi- in the mind of Igor ” . In the new touring piece “until the lions” she performs with Akram Khan himself.
Since 2016 she is working with the Wangramirez Company ,and is happy to be part of the company again and to perform and tour with the Piece ” Mise en Scene”.
MATE MESZAROS / ULTIMA VEZ
After finishing his studies at Hungarian Dance Academy Mate spent a few years at Szeged Contemporary Ballet working with Tamás Juronics. Leaving the country he later worked with the most reputed choreographers in Europe: Ohad Naharin, Wim Vandekeybus, Sharon Eyal, Amanda Miller, Roberto Galvan, Myriam Naisy, Robin Orlin. He has been the member of Ultima Vez for 6 years. Currently Mate Meszaros is working and creating his own projects and gives workshops international.
NATALIA IWANIEC / GAGA
Natalia Iwaniec was born in Poland and is now a freelance dancer and teacher based in Europe. She finished her Master’s in Theater in Cracov and completed her degree in dance at the Dance College in Wrocław in Poland. As a dancer she was collaborating with such a choreographers like Yasmeen Godder, Iwona Olszowska, Ella Ben-Aharon, Rhiannon Faith and others. Natalia became a qualified teacher of Gaga in August 2012. Since then she is travelling all over Europe and Israel to teach gaga. She is also choreographing, recently she created piece”The Link” for dance students in STW in Poznan,Poland and “FORMal” in residency in Scenario Pubblico in Sicily.
CSABA VARGA / ANTON LACHKY COMPANY
Photo by Daniel Domolky
Csaba started as a sportaerobic competitor at the age of 7, won several youth national and world championships. Doing this and other sports for almost 10 years gave him a good physical base and advantages in moving. He started dancing hiphop in 2005 and contemporary dance in 2006 in Budapest Contemporary Dance School (2007-2009) and Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (2009-2010). After finishing SEAD he continued his education in Paris learning hiphop in Juste Debout School and parkour from Yamakasi founders in ADD Academy. He is also interested in breakdance and martial arts. He uses and transforms all the mentioned moving forms in class and in creation. From 2008 he has been working with Hungarian choreographers: Adrienn Hód, Réka Szabó, Attila Kun, Zsuzsa Rózsavölgyi, Tamás Bakó, and with artists from abroad: Eleonore Valére-Lackhy (Fr/Be), Frank Micheletti (Kubilai Khan Investigations) (Fr), and Kaori Ito (Ballet C de la B) (Jp/Be). Currently he is touring with Hinoki by Máté Mészáros (Hu), Untitled by Márta Ladjánszki (Hu) and Side Effects by Anton Lachky Company (Be/Sk).
DAVID MIKO / SUB.LAB COLLECTIVE
Photo by Gyorgy Jokuti
After my years in Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy I furthered my studies in Salzburg at SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance). I have been working with choreographers such as Matej Kejzar,DiegoGil, Eleonore Valere , Kata Juhasz, Eva Duda, Jonah Boaker, Mate Meszaros and Jozsef Trefeli. I have given workshops in Hungary several times, the pure physicality, dynamic partnering and intensive floorwork what inspires me most. My movement language derives from different material arts and from spiral movements created in the body. I am interested in the way of creating physicality out of different levels of conscoiusness , to reach the point where I am run out of thoughts and only honest gestures are able to come from inside.
GYULA CSEREPES / CIE PHILIPPE SAIRE
Gyula is a dancer, performer and choreographer, originating from Bečej, Voivodina (RS). He’d studied at the High School of Folk Arts in Fót (HU) and at the Budapest Contemporary Dance School (HU). Gyula began his professional carreer at „Central-Europe Dance Theater”, Budapest (HU), in 2007.
In 2008., he joined En-Knap Group”, Ljubljana (SI). During these years, he had the chance to work with such choreographers, directors and pedagogues – among others – as Iztok Kovač, David Zambrano, Anton Lachky, Milan Tomašik, Simone Sandroni, Superamas, etc. In the recent years Gyula actively collaborates with the Geneva based Cie Jozsef Trefeli. With their performances “JINX 103” and “UP”,
he had toured in Africa, America and Europe.
The work of Gyula as an author includes “Revive the castle”, a site-specific performance, and “New Age Gypsies”, a dance-theater performance. His first independent performance “The bridge”, was premiered in Volksroom, Brussels in November 2013. Since then, “The bridge” has been on tour from Mexico to Vienna, Paris to Budapest. SELFY, the new creation of Gyula has premiered in Španski Borci, Ljubljana (SI) in January 2016.
PETER JUHASZ / CHARLEROI DANSES
After Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy I furthered my studies at Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD), and after I have worked with choreographers such as Roberto Olivan, Eleonore Valere, Frank Michelletti, Tamas Bako, Jozsef Hamor and from 2013 autumn I joined the new creation of the belgian company, Les Ballets C de la B. In 2014 I started to work in the cooproduction project of Ultima Vez and Mate Meszaros. Currently I’m working in Thierry De Mey’s piece (Charleroi Danses). In 2012 we founded the SUB.LAB Collective in Budapest with Adrienn Acs and David Miko. In the past few years I have been invited as a guest teacher to international dance workshops and to companies to Croatia, France and Spain. My movement language is inspired by sharp dynamic changes and by searching for different ways what enable us to use the silence and softness of a move.
PURUSA SUKTA DAS / HATHA YOGA
Since my highschool years I have been interested in east philosophies , lifestylies and beside the spiritual way in different material arts such as kung-fu, thai box and later on I was practising aikido too. Through deepening my phylosophical studies I discovered the Gaudiya Vaisnava traditions.1997-2011 I lived and served in churches. During those years I studied and practised mantra meditation, Indian gastronomy and Indian music as well. In the education system of the church I received Bhakti –sastri degree. Int he aspect of my self development it was determining when I took part in a pilgrimage visiting the most holy places in India ( Puri, Mayapur, Vrindavan). Before the pilgrimage I already found my way and my main activity has become mantra meditation what is still a dominant part of myLIFE. I give mantra evenings for invitations where the participants can share the experience of common singing mantra meditation with each other.I received my qualification as a yogateacher at Purnam International Yoga Academy (Yoga Alliance, RYT200). I find development important – with individual practising and with a constantly train myself in the field of yoga and mantra education.