Albert Quesada · Katie Vickers
Andrew Robinson Champlin · Eleanor Bauer · Tale Dolven & Gabel Eiben
Albert Quesada is a Spanish dancer and choreographer based between Brussels and Barcelona. He trained at MDT (Amsterdam) and PARTS (Brussels) after his studies of philosophy and multimedia engineering in Barcelona. The exploration and translation of musical structures and compositions into choreography and the invitation of an audience to perceive and to listen to the proposed works, stands at the heart of Quesada’s choreographic work.
– Next to that, Albert is intrigued by group movement and dynamics, sparkled by his collaboration with ZOO/Thomas Hauert. Under the company ACME, he holds many artistic projects, both educational and for the stage. This is together with his long term collaborators Marcus Baldemar, Federica Porello, Mireia de Querol, and Zoltán Vakulya.
Together with Katie Vickers he co-directs two educational programs in the USA: the theatre and dance summer program at Mercersburg Academy, and the Practicing Performance / International Dance Festival at the Ohio State University.
– In 2005 Albert created Solo on Bach & Glenn which has been touring since, and which gave birth to the duet Solos Bach & Gould (2010). This was followed by Trilogy (2011), created with Vera Tussing, an evening of three short pieces exploring musical structures. Albert then expanded into larger, group choreographies with the pieces Ensemble (2012), Slow Sports (2012) and Wagner & Ligeti (2014), an examination of our understanding of orchestral music, Slow Sports Outdoors (2014), Slow Sports Kids (2015), OneTwoThreeOneTwo (2015), a duet inspired by the world of flamenco, and VIVA (2016), where the amateur group De Genoten dances to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
Since June 2009 Albert has been dancing with the company ZOO – Thomas Hauert (Accords, You’ve Changed, In Vivo Danse, Mono, Inaudible). He has also performed for Benjamin Vandewalle.
Katie Vickers is an American artist (dancer/choreographer) who lives in Brussels, Belgium. After receiving her BFA in performing arts at The Ohio State University (2010), she moved to Europe to further study dance and graduated from P.A.R.T.S (2010-2014). Throughout her studies, Katie organized jams and taught numerous classes and workshops throughout the US and Europe. Alongside Albert Quesada, Katie co-directs the Mercersburg Academy Summer Program for Dance and Theatre and Practicing Performance: International Dance Festival at The Ohio State University. In 2012, Katie created her solo Ode To That Dance, which performed in Belgium, Germany, and the United States. Since 2013, she’s been collaborating with Benjamin Pohlig in their creations Techno-Tarantella-Novella (2013) and 5 Seasons (2016), as well as Inga Huld Hákonardóttir with their creation Slogan For Modern Times (2014).
– She has also worked with and for Benjamin Vandewalle (BE), Vera Tussing (GE), Martin Nachbar (GE), Daniel Linehan (USA), Kendell Geers (RSA) and Janine Harrington (UK) and was recently a guest artist for the Cullberg Ballet in ‘Figure a Sea’ choreographed by Deborah Hay. She is on tour with Slogan For Modern Times, 5 Seasons, and will begin her new project We Will Have Had Darker Futures in January 2017.
Tale Dolven and Gabel Eiben started working together in 2014 and has since created three pieces, combining text and movement on stage.
Tale is a Norwegian dancer, graduated from PARTS in 2004 in Brussels. She has ten years of experience at Rosas dance company with choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, as well as having worked with Kris Verdonck, Benjamin Vandewalle and Doris Uhlich.
Gabel is an actor from Pennsylvania, and has worked for six years with the New York Avant Garde theatre group Nature Theatre of Oklahoma, as well as performing with SITI Company for Anne Bogart and Jerome Bel. Tale and Gabels’ work combines their backgrounds from dance and theater in a playful and humorous manner.
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