Upcoming Residencies

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Colette Sadler (GB)  

Colette Sadler is a British choreographer and dancer based in Berlin. She is trained in Classical Ballet followed by completing a BA (Hons) at the Laban centre, London.
In her upcoming performance More Future, More Past Colette will be working in depth with the integration of video and light with a focus on interactions between humans and technology.  
The residency centre gives her the opportunity to immerse herself in the technical work by providing facilities that she normally does not have access to in this part of the creation process.

Colette has received a residency at Bora Bora Residency Center via open call 2018.

Website: http://colettesadler.com/about/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/colette.sadler.9 

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Adriano Wilfert Jensen (DK)

Adriano Wilfert Jensen is a choreographer, with a BA in choreography from the School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam. He is in the final stage of his piece “The Touching Piece”, researching inhuman contact improvisation and activating various forms of touch. He plans to premiere in the end of January.

Adriano has received a residency at Bora Bora Residency Center via open call 2018.

Website: https://adrianowj.wordpress.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adrianowj 

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Igor & Moreno (I, ES, GB)

Igor & Moreno is a Southern European choreographer-duo, based in London, with a interest in people and what makes us such special animals. They started creating stage works collaboratively in 2007, co-founding ‘BLOOM! dance collective’ in 2009 and ‘Igor and Moreno’ in 2012. They want to examine how sex and pornography can act as choreographical material. They found it fitting to start their research in the country that was the first to legalize pornograhy.

Igor & Moreno has received a residency at Bora Bora Residency Center via open call 2018.

Website: http://igorandmoreno.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IgorAndMoreno/ 

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Roza Moshtaghi (NO)

Roza Moshtaghi is a freelance choreographer and  dancer in collaboration with artists from the fields of dance, sound, technology and visual art. She is curious about how she, buildings, streets, nature, bodies and objects in general react or adapt to structures.

Roza Moshtaghihas received a residency at Bora Bora via The Nordic Residency Collaboration Exchange.

Website: https://www.rozamoshtaghi.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roza.moshtaghi.9

RESIDENCIES 2018

László Fülöp (HU)

László Fülöp is a choreographer and performer based in Hungary, and is a co-creator of ‘Timothy and the Things’. László is a member of the L1 Association of Independent Artists in Hungary and is educated from Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy in 2010. László works as a choreographer and continually develops new projects and performances, which he tours with. 

László has finished is residency at Bora Bora, currently working on an upcoming project.

Website: www.laszlofulop.com
Facebook: Timothy and the things

 

Photo: Julia Bauer

Steinunn Ketilsdóttir (IS)

Steinunn Ketilsdóttir is an Icelandic dance artist based in Reykjavík. She graduated with a BA in Dance from Hunter College NY in 2002 and in 2016 she received an MA in Performance Studies from NYU Tisch School of Arts. Steinunn has worked internationally throughout her career, alone and in collaboration with others, creating a number of works that have been awarded and shown at venues and festivals in Europe and New York. She is an active member in the Icelandic dance scene as a maker, performer and teacher, and involved in the development of Reykjavík Dance Festival and the Reykjavík Dance Atelier.

Steinunn is currently developing and presenting her ongoing solo project, OVERSTATEMENT/OVERSTEINUNN: Expressions of Expectations and working on her choreographic research project EXPRESSIONS: the power and politics of expectations in dance. During the residency with Bora Bora, Steinunn and her team will be diving further into this work.

Website: www.steinunnketilsdottir.com
Facebook: Steinunn Ketilsdóttir

 

Noora Hannula (FI)

Noora Hannula is a Finnish dancer and prize-winning choreographer, who mostly operates in and around Denmark and Finland as the artistic director of the new Nordic dance company. She has a BA in modern dance theater from Amsterdam School of the Arts and has choreographed her own work since 2011, winning prizes for some of her works. Noora has danced for Mute Comp. Physical Theatre, Quan Buin Ngoc (Les Ballet C de la B) and Uppercut dance theater among others. 

Since 2016 Hannula has focused on themes reflecting on the digital age, researching in topic such as online self, digital partners and constructed intimacy. With Snap Me, 20231 LIKES (2016), the first work of her SOME SERIES she drowned her self into social medias role regarding our identity, and right now continues the reflection on the digital in our lives with the first work of her DIGITAL LOVE TRILOGY: Noora Hannula vs. Soma The Augmented-Reality Girl – THE ULTIMATE BATTLE (2018).

Noora and her team worked on different aspects of a piece for the trilogy, during their stay with Bora Bora. DIGITAL LOVE TRILOGY embraces three topics: Digital partners, Constructed intimacy and AI enhancements. The project has received grants from the Kone Foundation and Nordic Culture Fund.

Website: www.noorahannula.com 

 

Photo: Saga Sig

Katrín Gunnarsdóttir (IS)

Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, born in Iceland (IS), 1986, went on to study dance at Iceland Academy of the Arts and choreography at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, graduating in 2008. She received a DanceWEB scholarship in 2007 at the Impulstanz festival in Vienna. Katrín received the ‘Gríman’ – The Icelandic Performing Arts Award as “dancer of the year” in 2017. Her work has been presented at numerous venues and festivals in Iceland, including Tjarnarbíó Theatre, Reykjavík Dance Festival, Lókal, Everybody´s Spectacular, The National Theatre of Iceland, ACT Alone Festival and A! Performance Festival. She has toured internationally with her work since 2014, showing in festivals and programs in Europe.

Katrín and her team spent their time with Bora Bora in early 2018, working on “Crescendo” which will premiere 22nd of March 2018 at Tjarnarbíó Theatre, Reykjavík. “Crescendo” is funded by Iceland Ministry of Education and Culture and supported by wp Zimmer, Kunstencentrum BUDA (BE), Dansearena Nord (NO), Dance Atelier Reykjavík (IS) and Bora Bora (DK).

Website: www.katringunnarsdottir.com

 

RESIDENCIES 2017

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Cristina Planas Leitão (PT)

Cristina Planas Leitão was born in Porto (PT), 1983. She graduated with a BA in Dance Performance from ARTEZ – Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem (NL) in 2006.
In 2011/12 Cristina co-created & performed “The Very Delicious Piece” alongside Jasmina Krizaj, which was produced within the framework of the Modul Dance (EDN) network with more than 30 international performances. An enlarged version of this piece, featuring 8 women, was a finalist at Danse Élargie in 2016. In 2014 she premiered her critically acclaimed solo “Bear Me”, which was presented at the GUIdance Festival 2015. Bora Bora aims to associate Cristina Planas Leitão with the Danish dance community for inspiration and exchange with both spectators and industry.

On April 27, 2018, she will premiere the performance “UM [unimal]” at Teatro Académico Gil Vicente, Coimbra (PT). The performance is co-produced by Culturgest, Lisbon (PT), Teatro Municipal do Porto (PT) and Teatro Aveirense (PT). The co-presenters of the performance are Theatro Académico de Gil Vicente (PT); Casa de Artes de Famalicão (PT); Teatro Municipal de Faro (PT). The performance has been developed in collaboration with MD Kollektiv, Koln (DE); Dance Ireland, Dublin (IR); Teatro Nacional S. João (PT); Centro Danza Canal, Madrid (ES); Materiais Diversos / Grand Studio Brussels (PT / BE); O Espaço do Tempo (PT); Bora Bora, Aarhus (DK); Companhia Instável, Porto (PT); NAVE, Santiago (CL); 23Milhas / CM Ílhavo (PT) and supported financially by Direção Geral das Artes / Ministério da Cultura (PT); Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (PT). International support: MC / Direção Regional de Cultural do Norte / Casa das Artes.

Website: www.cristinaplanasleitao.com

 

Esther Wrobel (DK)

Esther Wrobel is a Danish/Israeli dancer and choreographer. She was born in Israel (IL) in 1981 and was educated at the Mathe Asher School for performing arts. Since 2002 she has worked professionally with Modern dance, butoh, air dance, contact impro, acrobatics and physical theater. In addition, she has worked as a freelancer in Israel, Denmark, Holland, France, Austria and the United States.
In 2011, she received a prize from the Danish National Arts Foundation for the dance show “The Room” together with Camilla Barratt-Due and Samuel Moore.
Her last production, the family performance “Fly Trap”, has been touring in Denmark and abroad for the past two years, including China. 
Esther is also a permanent teacher at Denmark’s newest education for new circus: ‘AMoC – The Academy of Modern Circus’. 

In January 2017, Bora Bora had the pleasure of having Esther Wrobel in residency in connection to the “Inspiration Room” platform.

Her performance Taking Space #4, a site-specific airdance at Nordkraft (DK), will be performed at the end of 2017 as part of the celebration of the National Art Foundation’s 50th anniversary.

Website: www.sparrowdance.dk

 


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Marble Crowd (IS)

Marble Crowd is an ensemble whose members are based in Reykjavík (IS), Brussels (BE) and Gothenburg (SE). The core group consists of artists Sigurður Arent, Kristinn Guðmundsson, Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, Védís Kjartansdóttir and Saga Sigurðardóttir. The ensemble has worked together for more than a decade and in several different contexts. Since 2012, they have worked on two major stage productions: the choreographed concert “Scape of Grace” (2013) and the techno-tragedy “PREDATOR” (2014). Both productions premiered at Reykjavik Dance Festival (IS), where “Scape of Grace” was nominated for an Icelandic Performing Arts Award.

In January 2017, Bora Bora had the pleasure of having Marble Crowd in residency with their performance “Moving Mountains in Three Essays,” which then premiered in March 2017 in Kampnagel, Hamburg. The production is a collaboration between Marble Crowd and K3 Tanzplan Hamburg and was presented as part of the TOGETHERAPART festival, funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and in co-production with Bora Bora, Reykjavik Dance Festival, The Nordic House in the Faroe Islands and the Decameron Festival, Funded by the Nordic Culture Fund.

Website: www.marblecrowd.com/

 

Photo: Ladislav Zajac

Milla Koistinen (FI)

Milla Koistinen has graduated from the Theatre Academy of Helsinki (FI) with an MA in dance and from HfS Ernst Busch/HZT Berlin with an MA in choreography.

She has worked, among others, with Kristian Smeds, Hiroaki Umeda, Peter Verhelst (NTGent/Johan Simons), Cie Heddy Maalem, Christine Gaigg, Hans van den Broeck and Les Ballets du Grand Maghreb. Since 2008 she has been creating her own work, which have been played, among other locations, in HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Tanzhaus NRW, Mad House Helsinki, Ballhaus Ost and in Uferstudios Berlin.

In the spring of 2017 Milla Koistinen was working with the support of Arts Promotion Centre Finland’s six-month artist grant. Her latest creation “On a Clear Day” was developed during her residency at Bora Bora in April 2017.

Website: www.millakoistinen.net

 

Photo: Veikko Kahkonen

Sonya Lindfors (FI)

Sonya Lindfors (1985) is a Helsinki-based choreographer and artistic director. She has been working as a freelancer in the Finnish dance field since 2001. Lindfors has a vast working experience ranging from musicals, street dance and commercials to music videos. Nowadays her focus in her own artistic work is in the fields of contemporary dance and theater. Lindfors is also the founder and producing artistic director of UrbanApa – arts platform (www.urbanapa.fi ) for new artistic practices.

Her performance works have, among others, been shown and supported by Bora Bora, Aarhus, Zodiak – Centre for New Dance (FI), Cyprus Dance Festival (GR), Fullmoon Dance Festival (FI), Tampere Theater Festival (FI).

In June 2017, Bora Bora had the pleasure of having Sonya Lindfors in residency.
During the 2017 – 2018 season Lindfors will be the house choreographer of Zodiak – center for new dance.

Website: www.sonyalindfors.com

 

Photo: Karin Jonkers

Daniel Garcia Mariblanca (ES)

Daniel Garcia Mariblanca is 35 years old and was born in Barcelona (ES). He began studying dance at the age of 17 and completed his education at the Institut del Teatre (ES). Daniel Mariblanca worked with Angels Margarit, L’Anonima Imperial, Sol Pico, Jelena Kostic, Ugo Dehaes, Arco Renz, Lisi Estaras, Anna Hubert, Concert Ballet Bern, Julio D’Anna, Pink Mama, Fabian Chiquet and Andreas Constantinou before he became a regular dancer at Carte Blanche (NO).

He is committed to developing an individual language for movement and has worked both in collaboration with others and independently. In fall 2016, he performed in WOMAN by HIMHERANDIT Productions, a performance that premiered at Bora Bora. In addition, Daniel Mariblanca was in residence at Bora Bora in July 2017 in connection to his solo project “71BODIES 1DANCE”.

Website: www.carteblanche.no/en/about/dancers/daniel-garcia-mariblanca/

 

RESIDENCIES 2016

Marie Topp (DK)
Performer and choreographer living in Denmark and Sweden
In residency at Bora Bora January/February 2016, as part of the residency Inspiration Room

Website: www.marietopp.wordpress.com

 

Fanclub
Dancer collective consisting of Andrea Deres (SE), Carolina Bäckman (SE), Ellesiv V. Selseng (NO) and Sofia Karlsson (SE), living in Copenhagen (DK)
In residency at Bora Bora March/April 2016, as part of the residency Inspiration Room

Website: www.fanclubdance.com

 

Martin Forsberg
Choreographer living in Copenhagen (DK) 
In residency at Bora Bora March 2016

Website: www.forsworks.com

 

Taneli Törmä (FI)
Choreographer, performer og arstist living in Odense (DK)
In residency at Bora Bora June 2016, as part of the residency Inspiration Room

Website: www.tanelitorma.com

 

Colette Sadler (UK)
Choreographer and dancer
In residency at Bora Bora November 2016, as part of the production Learning From The Future

Website: www.colettesadler.com

 

Maia Means (DK)
Dancer
In residency at Bora Bora November 2016

 

RESIDENCIES 2015

Marie-Louise Stentebjerg (DK)
Choreographer, dancer and performer
In residency at Bora Bora March 2015

Website: www.marielouisestentebjerg.wordpress.com/

 

Recoil (DK)
Performing group under the direction of choreographer Tina Tarpgaard, living in Copenhagen (DK)
In residency at Bora Bora June 2015, as part of the production ON/ VOLT

Website: www.recoil-performance.org

 

Marie Topp (DK)
Choreographer and dancer living in Denmark and Sweden
In residency at Bora Bora August 2015

Hjemmeside: www.marietopp.wordpress.com

 

Taneli Törmä (FI)
Choreographer, performer og arstist living in Odense (DK)
In residency at Bora Bora September 2015

Website: www.tanelitorma.com

 

Fanclub
Dancer collective consisting of Andrea Deres (SE), Carolina Bäckman (SE), Ellesiv V. Selseng (NO) and Sofia Karlsson (SE), living in Copenhagen (DK)
In residency at Bora Bora October 2015

Hjemmeside: www.fanclubdance.com

 

Edhem Jesenkovic (BA)
Choreographer, dancer and composer living in Copenhagen (DK)
In residency at Bora Bora November 2015

Hjemmeside: www.edhemjesenkovic.com

 

RESIDENCIES 2014

Troels Primdahl (DK)
Choreographer, director and danser living in Berlin (DE)
In residency at Bora Bora January and April/May 2014

Hjemmeside: www.troelsprimdahl.com/profile/#1447971878779-668de547-6dc9

 

Talking Timbers (DK/SE/NO):
Company consisting of Josephine Kylén Collins (SE), Mikkel Rasmussen Hofplass (NO), Piet Gitz-Johansen (DK) og Hanna Reidmar (SE)
In residency at Bora Bora June 2014

 

Hermann Heisig (DE)
Choreographer and dancer living in Berlin (DE)
In residency at Bora Bora September/October 2014

Hjemmeside: www.hermannheisig.net

 

Bára Sigfúsdóttir (IS)
Dancer, performer and choreographer living in Brussels (BE)
In residency at Bora Bora December 2014

Hjemmeside: www.barasigfusdottir.com