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From the perspective of the choreographer, existence as a human is like a particle being blown around in this enormous space called Earth; feeling as if a tiny atom shifting from place to place coerced into each space. As humans, we design our lives in transactions through cultural, artificial, social, familial, instinctual, animalistic exchanges. These constant variables and replacements instill a sense of purpose… or confusion.
RODERICK GEORGE studied at the Houston Ballet Academy and the SUNY Purchase. He was a winner of the Youth American Grand Prix competition and elected as a Presidential Scholar of the Arts in 2003. He has danced with and for Gothenburg Operan DansKompani, Ballett Basel, Forsythe Company, Jérôme Bel and Tino Seghal. He also received Honorable Mention in the NFAA for choreography and was invited for Springboard Dans Montreal. His pieces were shown in the U.S., Switzerland, Sweden and France.
DOMINIC SANTIA received his BFA from The Juilliard School in 2006. After his studies he joined La La La Human Steps (2006-09) for the production Amjad. He then spent some time as a guest with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal before joining Nederlands Dans Theater in December of 2009. Following his time at NDT, he joined the company L-E-V and is now working as a freelance artist.
COREY SCOTT-GILBERT graduated with a BFA from The Juilliard School in New York in 2005 and joined after that Lyon Opéra Ballet. In 2007 Corey joined Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, where he was a 2009 recipient of the Princess Grace Award. In 2010, he joined Cirque du Soleil to create and be featured in Iris. Currently Corey is working and collaborating with Sasha Waltz, Richard Siegal, and Eszter Salamon. Dancer and performer
KEVIN QUINAOU has this high skill of adaptation in any dance style. Now freelancer but lately part of the Netherlands Dans Theatre and the Lyon Opera Ballet, Kevin went on international stages dancing the greatest repertoires and creations from renowned choreographers as Maguy Marin, Jiri Kylian, Sasha Waltz, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Merce Cunningham and others.
SAD parkours contemporary and pop cultures, seeking to combine them to create a new paradigm of living. SAD is an art direction company evolving in diverse creative fields such as music, fashion, choreography and film. Established in 2014 by Josh Johnson and Cyril Baldy, SAD has been involved worldwide with projects such as choreographing music videos, directing fashion shows and creating and performing their hybrid performances, producing music, and dj-ing.
Cast & Credits
CHOREOGRAPHY, COSTUME: Roderick George
PERFORMANCE: Roderick George, Corey Scott-Gilbert, Dominic Santia, Kevin Quinaou
MUSIC: SAD (Josh Johnson, Cyril Baldy)
LIGHT: Tanja Rühl
PRODUCTION: Gabrielle Veyssiere
TANZTAGE BERLIN 2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Anna Mülter
FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT: Franziska Schrage
COLLABORATION: Cilgia Gadola
MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE: Raisa Kröger
ARTIST SUPPORT: Ece Tufan
The 25th Tanztage Berlin are a production by SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei Cultural Affairs.
Supported by Museo Universitario del Chopo, Goethe-Institut, Institut français, French Ministry of Culture and Communication / DGCA and mapping dance berlin.
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):