(Venezuela / Belgium)
David Zambrano has been making dance for over 35 years. In his pursuits as both a creator and educator, Zambrano has visited 50 countries. His work and ideas have an unquestionable influence over today’s contemporary dance scene. His methods and techniques are taught in dance schools and centers worldwide, and he has supported and inspired many dancers from many cultures across the world.
Born in Venezuela, David Zambrano moved to the United-States where he quickly dived into the post-modern dance scene; first as a student and collaborator of Simone Forti. In New-York, then in Amsterdam and Brussels, David has become an outstanding figure, while being an extremely creative artist, expressing himself through improvisation, or the development of his own methods and techniques (Flying-Low, Passing-Through, Couple Dancing) and also through many forms of collaboration with renowned artists from many disciplines.
Alongside his life-partner, Mat Voorter, David Zambrano has opened in Brussels his own artistic home, Tictac Art Centre. This independent project is already an international meeting spot for artists, performers and dancers, to share their ideas and to practice dancing every day, every week, throughout the whole year.
(England / Italy)
Dancer / choreographer / poet / teacher / musician
He has been making and performing dances for 40 years throughout the world.
Born and brought up in England he trained in London in the 1970's, a time of radical experimentation, he has been an exponent of innovative performance since that time.
His work is mostly improvised : he composes dance works instantly as well as the texts which often accompany them. His work with text is unique. It fuses naturally his long-term writing practice with his refined skills in dancing. When working with his company Allen's Line he directs dancers and lighting designers to make and perform work through this same immediacy.
Since the 80's he has performed constantly in close collaboration with many of the highest quality musicians from all over Europe. It is with some of these musicians that he gives readings of his poetry. He is well respected for his teaching which reflects his research and development into efficient ways in which technique can evolve and improvisational creativity might be imparted. He is regularly invited to teach in major training centres throughout the world, his pedagogy centring on the elements of space, time, voice and dramaturgy.
He is at present performing the solos : ‘INTERVIEW’ and ‘HELD DEAR’ performing with bass player Barre Phillips and numerous other dancers and musicians. With his company Allen's Line he has been performing their latest piece ‘B U R S T ! ’ in Bruxelles, Berlin, Paris, Rome and France. As a pianist he plays regularly with Hamilton Carroll in Berlin and Brussels. Their first cd ‘POINTER’ was released in 2016.
His label ‘BLUEDOG PUBLISHING’ produces videos of his performances on DVD. His first poetry/music cd 'The Edge of Letters' was released in 2011 and his new album ‘Jack Gets Out of Prison’ with bassist Wilbert de Joode was released in 2018.
(New Zealand / USA)
Jeremy Nelson, Associate Professor in Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Jeremy is a dancer/choreographer and former member of the Siobhan Davies Dancers and Second Stride Dance companies in London, and Stephen Petronio Dance Company in New York. He has also danced in the work of Mia, Lawrence, David Zambrano, Susan Rethorst, Luis Lara Malvacias, and in his own work, and with improviser Kirstie Simson. He received a New York Dance and performance Bessie Award for outstanding performance in 1991 and a Guggenheim Fellowship for choreography in 2004.
From 2009- 2015, he served as the director of dance education department of Danish National Academy of Performing Arts. He is a faculty member of Movement Research in New York and over the past more than 35 years has taught classes/workshops in over 30 countries at venues including American Dance Festival, ImPulsTanz, P.A.R.T.S., and the Sasha Waltz Company among others. He has been presenting and performing his own choreography at various venues in New York and in various countries in Europe, South America and Asia, since 1994.
For the last 5 years, he has a been collaborating with Luis Lara Malvacías on From A – Z, a project to create a series of highly structured improvisational duets, that have been performed in Amsterdam, Barcelona and Berlin, at La Mama in New York, REDCAT and Electric Lodge in Los Angeles, and most recently at Radial System in Berlin.
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