Promotion 2021-2023

Samir Kennedy est un artiste anglo-algérien basé entre Londres et Marseille. Il travaille à l’intersection de la vidéo, du son, de la chorégraphie et de la performance. Dans sa démarche, le corps est un site depuis lequel sont performées les notions de classe, de race, d’altérité, de queerness et d’abjection. Son travail reflète un sens aigu de la précarité politique contemporaine et de l'apathie urbaine.

Hans Peter Diop Ibaghino issu du milieu urbain Hip-hop, Hans Peter est un danseur interprète à la gestuelle polyvalente formé principalement à l'École des Sables. Il travaille pour des chorégraphes tels que Patrick Acogny et Robyn Orlin. Fondateur de l'association et de la Cie Art'Corps, il développe plusieurs projets de formation et battle, au Gabon. Il mène actuellement des recherches autour de la notion d'esthétique liées à sa sensibilité de danseur et sa condition d'homme africain initié.

Haman Mpadire est un artiste émergent, performeur et chorégraphe né en Ouganda. Formé à l’École des Sables, Haman utilise le corps comme un medium pour narrer des récits contemporains et des paysages sociopolitiques et culturels multitâches. Son travail explore la représentation des corps noirs et les relations complexes et multiples entre identité, visibilité et colonialisme.

Saphir Belkheir est un artiste de la performance, son parcours débute à l'ENSAD de Nancy jusqu'en 2015. Plus récemment Saphir s'est nourri de la formation DETER (initiée par Bintou Dembélé). Son travail porte des enjeux intersectionnels (genre, classe, race) et se déploie à partir de son récit personnel. La malléabilité de la mémoire et son inscription concrète dans nos corps sont des sujets qui le portent.

Clara Marie Müller est une danseuse et performeuse. Elle a étudié à l'Université de musique et de danse de Cologne et au ZHdK de Zurich et a collaboré avec de nombreux artistes tels que Georgia Sagri, Zwoisy Mears-Clarke et Mouvoir / Stephanie Thiersch. Elle est praticienne Feldenkrais de formation et sa préoccupation est de créer des pratiques durables et une vision holistique de la danse, du corps et de la chorégraphie.

Hamed Shafaneh Rad est né en Iran. Il a étudié à la Samandarian Theater Academy où il a obtenu un master en mise en scène. Il s’est formé en parallèle à la danse et a collaboré sur les projets de Maha Dance. Dans chacune de ses performances, il travaille à élargir le concept de chorégraphie par les rapports entre poème, objets et mouvement.

Elliot Reed assemble les corps, le mouvement et la narration, maniant la performance comme un outil. Ses projets couvrent la vidéo, la danse et la sculpture et éclairent les façons dont les acteurs visibles (et invisibles) laissent leur empreinte. En 2019, Il est boursier dance WEB et, en 2019-2020, artiste en résidence au Studio Museum de Harlem. Ses expositions incluent Metro Pictures, MoMA PS1, OCD Chinatown, The Getty Center et Kunsthaus Glarus.


Promotion 2020-2022

Pauline Lavogez

graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2015. She develops her research through performance, video-performative and installation. Her work invests the notions of desire, conflict and domination to put in parallel our vital carnal needs and our untimely productions of violence.

Yu-Hsuan Chiu

is a graduate in dance from the Taipei National University of Art, she has been a dancer-performer at the Dance Forum Taipei for several years. At the same time, she initiated her own choreographic projects inspired by nature. Her research has led her to collaborate with artists in different fields and has been supported by the Cloud Gate Art Makers Project and the National Culture and Art Foundation in Taiwan.

MariaGiulia Serantoni

is a graduate of the Paolo Grassi Academy (Italy). After a long experience as a performer in Italy and then in Berlin, MariaGiulia has started a creative work focused on the mechanisms of interaction between music and body, objects and space; points of support for the elaboration of visions that suggest different ways of inhabiting the common and intimate space, and help to build new architectures of living in society.

Noah Allui Konan Léonce

is a choreographer and performer of Ivorian nationality and Cameroonian origin. He joined traditional dance companies before co-founding his own structure: Ye-Fhimoa. At the same time, he joined Donko Seko, the company of choreographer Kettly Noël. His work uses hetero-lingual languages (Nouchi, Baoulé, French...), everyday gestures and spontaneity to explore the constant transformation of the body and space.

Acauã El_Bandide Sereya

is a choreographer, teacher and pornographer. Born in Fortaleza, she was raised by women teachers and her grandfather, a craftsman. She has a degree in theatre (IFCE, Ceara State - Brazil) and follows the Lisbon PACAP3 training at Fórum Dança (2019). She explores the interstices, the "in-between" of interactions and uses "gambiarra" (inventiveness through DIY) to feed her research on the possible images of Democracy in performative bodies (leather/queer).


Promotion 2019-2021


Anat Bosak — (Israel) 
A graduate of the School of Visual Theatre in Jerusalem, she has several solo and collaborative projects that have been presented in various festivals (Israel Festival, Performance Art Arena Festival, etc.). Recently, she has created plays for young audiences for the Science Museum in Jerusalem.

Oliver Connew — (New Zealand)
Trained in New Zealand in classical ballet and contemporary dance, he moved to Berlin and worked with choreographers Peter Pleyer and Julian Weber, among others. His work as an artist is motivated by a desire to spend most of his time dancing, and an enthusiastic penchant for social and political responsibility. In this way, her work asks: what does dance have to do with this?

Julia Barrette-Laperrière — (Canada) 
Choreographer and performer, she presents her creations in Canada and abroad. Her work enthusiastically blurs the boundaries between disciplines (performance, theater, visual arts) and explores notions of gender, stereotypes, feminism, sexuality and love.

Luara Learth Moreira — (Brazil) 
Performer, choreographer and funk singer Sapatão, she trained at the University of Brasilia and at Forum Dança in Lisbon. Her work is part of a lesbian, racialised, anti-colonial perspective of the body that intends to activate threats and fractures in the hegemonic representations of gender, race and the body.

Christian Romain Kossa — (Ivory Coast) 
Dancer, choreographer, performer and dance teacher from the Ivory Coast, he trained at the Institut National Supérieur des Arts et de l'Action Culturelle (INSAAC) in Abidjan from 2010 to 2017. In his work, he intends to situate his dance, nourished by societal issues and seeks a choreographic treatment oscillating between narrativity and abstraction.

Marion Storm Budwig — (USA) 
A 2013 graduate of The New School (New York), she is interested in notions of social ecologies and strategies of resistance through a choreographic lens. Her work is rooted in somatic practice; it is emergent and hopeful.

Mariana Viana — (Brazil) 
Her artistic training crossed Communication of the Arts of the Body and dance qualification (PUC São Paulo; c.e.m - centro em movimento Lisbon), before joining the second edition of PACAP (Forum Dança, Lisbon). She is now dedicated to dance research in a transdisciplinary perspective, focusing on the relationship between body, writing and documentation.

Promotion 2018-2020

Clarissa Baumann — (Brazil) 
Trained at the School of Industrial Design in Rio de Janeiro and at the Beaux-Arts in Paris, her practice crosses multiple disciplines (choreography, sound, poetry, language) creating dialogues between the body, architecture and memory. She is interested in the organisational mechanisms of everyday life and in the poetic potential provoked by the shifting of ordinary events.

Philipp Enders — (Germany) 
After a background in music and literature, he graduated from the HZT University (Berlin) in Dance, Context, Choreography. He presents his work on several European stages and crosses different disciplines through his collaboration with visual artists, authors or musical ensembles. He puts nuance at the heart of his research and arranges choreography, composition and painting around it.

Daniel Lühmann — (Brazil) 
Literary translator and graduate in Arts, Daniel practices dance independently before joining the first edition of PACAP of Forum Dança (Lisbon). His research focuses on choreography in public space, improvisation, economy of elements and possible interactions between speech and movement, having as a major context syndromes qualified by city names.

Lisanne Goodhue — (Canada) 
A graduate in dance and visual arts, her professional experience has led her to work in Europe, Asia, and Canada. She is a close collaborator of the German choreographer Sebastian Matthias and has been teaching since 2017 at the Tanzfabrik (Berlin). Her research circulates between the fields of visual arts and dance, and is interested in the variations and gaps between the creative processes and performance contexts between the two mediums.

Kidows Kim — (South Korea) 
After a career in graphic design and mime, he graduated in dance from the CNDC in Angers. His work wanders between the figurative and the abstract where monstrosity is omnipresent. He seeks to evoke the grotesque fantasy hidden in the prosaic. He focuses his attention on recognisable images or forms and is interested in the process of deformation. In this way he seeks to reveal hidden facets of the human body.

Eric Nebie — (Burkina Faso) 
After a degree in Modern Literature at the University of Ouagadougou, he joined the Irène Tassembedo School of Dance, during which he met many choreographers, such as Germaine and Patrick Acogny and Julyen Hamilton. He teaches contemporary dance and presents his first piece Obscure clarté at the Festival international de danse de Ouagadougou (FIDO).

Lucia Rosenfeld — (Austria) 
During her training in contemporary dance pedagogy at the Vienna Conservatory, she focused on the theme of integration. Her various experiences have enabled her to work with blind and deaf people or people in wheelchairs. Her artistic research explores questions of intimacy and social behaviour.

Promotion 2017-2019

Nina Berclaz — (France) 
Trained at the conservatories of Nîmes and Montpellier, then at Trinity Laban in London, she moved to Berlin where she collaborates with artists from different fields (cinema, music, plastic arts, dance). Her aim is to find a choreographic structure for the unconscious physical activity of the body.

Alicja Czyczel — (Poland) 
Trained in experimental choreography at the Centre en Mouvement in Warsaw, she is nourished by a background in cultural studies. Her artistic research invests dance as a way of inhabiting the sensitive and is articulated around the notion of democratization of dance, the sensory imagination and feminism.

Marcel Kann — (Germany) 
Coming from a philosophical background, he explores the limits of the mind, its latent, diverted or inaccessible capacities and faculties through investigation in literature, film and social fabrications. Exposed and articulated in the form of writing, movement and sound, they allow the unexpected to emerge.

Zehra Proch — (Germany) 
Graduated in contemporary dance at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp and trained in Iyengar Yoga, she leads a research around forms and geometries through experimentation, observation of the human being and nature.

Uri Shafir — (Israel) 
A graduate of the Maté-Asher School in Israel, and after a long collaboration with the Ensemble Batsheva Dance Company and other Israeli choreographers, Uri has been presenting his works in Israel and in various international platforms since 2009. He teaches the Gaga technique (Ohad Naharin's movement language technique).

Emma Tricard — (France) 
Trained at the CCN of Rillieux-la-Pape with Maguy Marin and at the HZT/UDK in Berlin and co-founder of the women's collective BlingBling Recycling, Emma develops a research based on our communication structures through the observation and linking of language and gesture.

Promotion 2016-2018

Eve Chariatte — (Switzerland) 
Eve Chariatte is a dancer and choreographer from the Swiss Jura. After a year spent at Rudra Béjart in Lausanne, she studied in Austria at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) where she obtained a BA Major in Dance in 2010. Her current artistic research revolves around the notion of work, production and efficiency and questions forms of re-presentation. Inspired by the DIY spirit, she is particularly involved in the organisation of multidisciplinary residencies. She has presented her work at Tanzquartier studio Vienna, Dampfzentrale Bern, Arsenic Lausanne, Zeitraumexit Mannheim. She also practices shiatsu.

Judit Dömötör — (Hungary) 
After a master's degree in psychology and a diploma in dance at the Budapest Academy of Contemporary Dance (BCDA), I carried out a choreographic research financed by the Hungarian National Fund for Culture, where I started to search for my own dance language, influenced by my background in psychology and my experience of Vipassana meditation. I developed my own interpretation of multitasking, and also focused my research on the relationship between consciousness and unconsciousness in movement. In parallel, I was a resident of the L1 association for the 2014-2015 season, during which I created a piece based on the concept of shadow in Karl Jung. My next projects were accompanied by L1 and the group Katlan, of which I am a member.

Laura Kirshenbaum — (Israel) 
Laura Kirshenbaum was born in 1986 in Milan and grew up in Israel. She worked as a dancer with independent choreographers while studying dance and art history in Israel. She has been a member of the performative research group "Public Movement" for two years. Her current research focuses on the notion of contradiction.

Catarina Miranda — (Portugal) 
Catarina Miranda is an artist working with languages that intercept dance, scenography and light, approaching the body as a reservoir for the transformation and mediation of hypnagogic states (related to sleep). She has a degree in Visual Arts from the School of Fine Arts in Porto. She has presented several pieces in different theatres: REIPOSTO REIMORTO (Porto Municipal Theatre, 2015), SHARK * THE CELESTIAL EMPORIUM OF BENEVOLENT KNOWLEDGE (PT15 - Espaço do Tempo, Dock11 in Berlin, Porto Municipal Theatre, 2015), RAM MAN*QUIVER MADE OF FLESH (DanceBox in Japan, Porto Municipal Theatre, MSBV in Oporto, Dock11 in Berlin, Guimarães/European Capital of Culture 2012/14). She is a member of the SOOPA Collective (Porto).

Dimitrios Mytilinaios — (Greece) 
Dimitrios Mytilinaios was born and raised in Athens. He started dancing at the age of 16 and entered the National School of Dance in Athens at the age of 19, graduating in 2015. He also studied physics and applied mathematics at the National Polytechnic School of Athens. After graduating, he continued his dance training at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp while taking part in various workshops and developing his own projects in the framework of residencies. With the support of the Onassis Foundation, he will continue his choreographic research at ICI-CCN in October 2016, within the master's programme.

Promotion 2015-2017

Mor Demer — (Israël)
Born and raised in Kibbutz Dvir, Israel, she has been dancing since she was a child. As a young adult, she attended several professional dance study programs, including Verti- go Dance Company, and P.O.R.C.H 2010/Ponderosa, which became a place of artistic encounters and influences, a home. Based on an apprenticeship with an emphasis on improvisation and contact improvisation (CI), she likes to "zigzag" and favours an eclectic approach which she uses to develop her own choreographic work. She currently collaborates with Tino Seghal, Meg Stuart/Damaged Good and Peter Player as a dancer or performer.

Hamdi Dridi — (Tunisia) 
Tunisian dancer, Hamdi Dridi began dancing with the Sybel Ballet Théâtre company in Tunis before training with Maguy Marin at the CCN of Rilleux La Pape in 2010 and then joining the CNDC Angers in 2013. Sensitive to the musicality of the spoken voice, the text has a special place in his physical research. Through it, he tries to tame the body to draw a quality of resistance between gesture and meaning. Today, he is refining his choreographic writing in the master's course at ICI-CCN in Montpellier 2015-2017.

Kaisha Essiane — (Gabon) 
Born on 4 March 1989 in Libreville, Kaisha Essiane is a professional dancer trained at Germaine Acogny's École des Sables in Senegal. An open-minded dancer, she is distinguished by the versatility of her practice. She participates in several choreographic projects in Senegal, Gabon and the Netherlands and is a cultural actress in her country.

Anya Kravchenko — (Russia) 
Born in the USSR in 1985, Anya Kravchenko grew up in Taganrog (Russia, southern border with Ukraine). While she has been dancing since a young age, her activity as a choreographer started quite late. From 2012 she studied somatic practices, movement research, contemporary dance techniques, improvisation and composition at the TSEKH school (Moscow) and at the same time attended numerous workshops at international festivals such as MELT (NY), Impulstanz (Vienna). She studied art history at the Russian University of Humanities (Moscow, 2009-2014). She is one of the recipients of DanceWEB in 2015. In 2014, her first solo piece I have a gun won the young choreographers' competition "5 solo" and was presented in important dance venues in Moscow (Zil Cultural Center, Meyerhold Center). In the same year, she joined as a creator and performer the performative project ACTION, initiated by choreographer Sasha Konnikova, and co-founded ROOM FOR, an independent critical resource project on dance in Russia.

Paola Stella Minni — (Italy) 
SIDE A: After university studies in the fields of performing arts and cultural studies, she joins in 2010 "PEPCC" (Lisbon), a two-year training in choreography and performance and starts her authorial path with the reinterpretation of a piece by Vera Mantero. She has been a performer for Cie Motus, Cristina Rizzo, MK, Romeo Castellucci (among others) and dramaturgy assistant for several young Italian artists. Since 2009 she has been collaborating with Cristina Addis on choreographic experiments that question dance from a mapping of the relationship between obligations, desire and intensity. SIDE B : Therapist of craniosacral biodynamics, student of Yang Lin Sheng in the practice of sword and Yi Quan and of Éric Baret in the study of Kashmir Tantrism.

Olivier Muller — (France)
After a master in Plastic Arts and a DNSEP at the Beaux-Arts de Marseille, I participated in various collective exhibitions and was invited to present my work at the H.E.A.D in Geneva. I then decided to devote my practice to dance and movement, leaving aside my work in sculpture. I started to work in the Cie LA ZOUZE of Christophe Haleb as a performer on different in-situ projects (Eveline housse of shame and Atlas but not list). I also had the opportunity to work with Christophe Honoré, Yves-Noël Genod. I discovered the work of an assistant for the creation URGE by David Wampach. I continue to work with LA ZOUZE on new projects like Fama and Communextase.

Pierre-Benjamin Nantel — (France)
After ten years of karate training, Pierre-Benjamin Nantel was introduced to contemporary dance in 2006 through the choreographic workshop led by Hélène Paris at the University of Rennes. At the same time, he obtained his doctorate in dental surgery and worked as a collaborator in various practices. His practices, references and networks place him in an interstice between science and art, between medicine and dance. From this in-between comes a singular choreographic research nourished by work on the history of his own body.

Konstantinos Rizos — (Greece) 
Konstantinos Rizos was born in 1987 in Athens and studied at the Greek-French School of Saint Joseph. He studied Physical Education and Sports and obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of Athens with a specialization in "Orchistriki" and creative dance. In addition, he holds a black belt in judo. Since then, dance has been an integral part of his life, he studied at the "Professional Dance School of Niki Kontaxaki" where he had the opportunity to experience different dance techniques. In 2010, he co-founded the art collective "Inside Noise".

Isabela Santana — (Brazil) 
Isabela Santana was born and lives in São Paulo, Brazil. She recently participated in the artistic research programme FIA at c.e.m - centro em movimento in Lisbon. She received a grant "Prêmio Funarte de Dança Klauss Vianna" from the National Art Foundation (BRA) to create the solo performance Immanences - contrast of an external reality. She obtained a degree in "Communication of the Arts of the Body" at the University PUC/SP in 2005.

Kai Simon Stoeger — (Austria) 
Kai Simon Stoeger studied at the HZT/UdK Berlin "contemporary dance, context, choreography" and has a background in graphic design. His research questions the relationship of perception and bodily experience to their environmental structures. Since her solo Toiling and moiling (2011) she has been involved in investigating the connection between social, economic and political topics and the body, movement and dance. In 2014 she created the trio Production of Happiness with E. Sri Hartati Combet and N. Rutrecht in the framework of Werkstück 2014 - production start-up grant of Tanzquartier Vienna. Her work as a dancer and choreographer has been supported by various grants (start-up grant - office of the Federal Chancellor of Austria 2014, dance grant of the Senate of Berlin 2011 and 2015). She has also been a Queer Burlesque performer and has given several workshops throughout Europe.