Lene Stenseth - director and performer
Lene Stenseth works and lives in Oslo, Norway. She has her dance education from Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in London ( 1 year) and Modern Theatre Dance School in Amsterdam (4 years). She also has a Bachelor in Aesthetics with art history and media as main subjects from the University of Oslo. Lene has worked as a dancer and performer in Scandinavia, Europe and New York. In Amsterdam she worked with choregraphers such as Martin Butler, Jennifer Hanna, Kriztina de Châtel, Wim Kannekens, Karin Post, Paul Selwyn Norton and Michael Schumacher. The last years she has been working as a choreographer in own projects , solo film projects and projects with performance artist Marthe Ramm Fortun and dancer Kristin Ryg Helgebostad. Some projects have been performance based, site spesific and colloborations with artists from the field of visual arts and shown in galleries or outdoors. Most of her work combine photography and film with dance. As a dancer Lene has worked with Inger-Reidun Olsen/Kompani iRo and Linda Birkedal/Molitrix Scenekunst on numerous projects. This year Lene has worked with Martin Butler and Maximilian Ehrhardt on the opera Perseus and Andromeda, premiering a pilot at the prestigious theatre festival in Almagro, Spain. Later this year she is going to participate in the new work of Molitrix Scenekunst, premiere at Tou scene in Octobre.
Andrea Fagarazzi - performer
Andrea Fagarazzi is a performer, visual artist and choreographer born in Vicenza, Italy. He started his dance training from the age of eighteen in Vicenza. He graduated [BA, Fine Arts] at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera - Milano in 2006 with Francesca Alfano Miglietti (FAM), theorist of the mutations related to the visual languages. In 2002, he graduated with a scholarship in performing arts at Professione MAS Academy directed by Susanna Beltrami, in Milan. In 2005 he was selected for the danceWEB Scholarship Programme directed by David Zambrano at the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna. He attended dance, voice, butoh and joga research projects with Vera Mantero, Ko Morobushi, Marten Spangberg, David Moss, Charmaine Le Blanc, Martin Kilvady, DD Dorviller, Mathilde Monnier, Wim Vandekeybus, M. Abbondanza e A. Bertoni, Mariah Maloney (Trisha Brown Company), Ananda Leone, Anat Geiger, and masterclasses at the Atelier de Paris Carolyn Carlson.
As performer, he has collaborated for several choreographers and directors such as Emio Greco & Pieter C. Scholten, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Matanicola, Frédéric Flamand/ Cherleroi Dance, Micha Van Hoecke and Cristina Muti Mazzavillani, with Studio Festi in Tokyo, among others, joining prestigious venues as "Edinburgh International Festival", "TanzIm August Festival" in Berlin, "Norderzoon Festival" in Groningen, "Civitanova Danza", "Italia in Giappone", "Ravenna Festival".
From 2000 his work has been presented in Italy, Argentina, Nederlands, Belgium, Spain trough different exhibitions and festivals such as es.terni - International Festival Of Contemporary Arts, Inequilibrio.08 - Armunia Festival di Castiglioncello (IT), Contemporanea/Colline/Festival 08 di Prato, Primavera Teatri 08 (IT), 2008 Culturas Exhibition & Awards for the Intercultural Dialogue (ES), OperaEstate Festival 2007 in Bassano del Grappa, Festival Lavori in Pelle 2007 (IT), Festival F.i.a.e.s. 2003 (Argentina), Corpo e Anima, Ultrasegno. As well, some of his photographical works have been selected as promotional images for the Festivals Body Stroke '05 in Brugge (B), Something Raw '05 iin Amsterdam.
I-Chen Zuffellato – performer
I-Chen Zuffellato was born in Taiwan in 1979 but grew up in Italy. In 2004 she graduated at the Amsterdam University of Arts, the TheaterSchool. In the years 2000 and 2001 she was invited by the choreographer Carolyn Carlson to attend the Accademia Isola Danza, promoted by La Biennale di Venezia, where she studied with important personalities of the dance field such as Carolyn Carlson, Caterina Sagna, Jean Cebron, Ivan Wolfe, Malou Airaudo, Bill T. Jones, Frey Faust, Nigel Charnock, Larrio Ekson, Jennifer Muller, Janet Panetta among others. During this time she collaborated as a dancer for Michele Abbondanza and Antonella Bertoni in the performance Argonautika and in the performance by Simona Bucci for the closing Galà of the Leone D'Oro Prize (Biennale di Venezia). She attended dance, theatre research projects with Motus, Andrew Morrish, Frey Faust, Benoit Lachambre. From 2002 till 2006, she mainly worked in Holland, collaborating as a performer with the Dutch company De Meekers of Arthur Rosenfeld, with Sarah Manya, Marie-Cécile de Bont and the company Piet Rogie & Co.. In the year 2006 she participated to improvisation events such as Mad Sunday - Muiderpoort Theater in Amsterdam and Partiture Improvvise curated by Laura Moro in Castelfranco Veneto. In the summer 2006 she danced in the opera The Magic Flute of W.A. Mozart directed by maestro Riccardo Muti and choreographed by Min Tanaka for the Salzburg Festival 06. She has recently collaborated with theatre director Martin Butler for the avatar-interactive project The Girlfriend Experience. Since 2007 she is working with theatre director Michael Laub.