We met at Dartington CI festival 2013 – 5 independent dance artists who work in the field of contemporary dance and CI. At the end of the festival we performed together. Initially intended as a one off event we could not resist continuing. Our fusion worked and we are ready to it again, putting time and space as the variables and ourselves as the constants. Every time will be different – the only lasting thing is memory of our previous dances and the idea we hold of each other.
Who we are:
After graduating from University of California, San Diego with a degree in Biochemistry/Cell Biology in 1997, Andrew Wass replaced the chem lab with the dance studio. His performance work has been shown in San Diego, LA, San Francisco, Marfa, Tijuana, and New York. Teaching has taken him to festivals and universities in Japan, Germany and throughout the United States. Andrew’s dance films have been shown in film festivals in LA, Minneapolis, Rio de Janeiro, and Berlin. For the past three years he has curated the On The Wall dance on film festival at ada Studio. Vital to his development have been his work with Lower Left, the phrase The content lies in the structure, and his constant dissatisfaction with his situation. In 2013 he completed his studies of the Solo/Dance/Authorship MA program at the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum für Tanz in Berlin. For more information visit www.wasswasswass.com,www.nonfictionperformance.org, & www.lowerleft.org
Annie Pui Ling Lok
Annie trained in visual arts, dance and inter-disciplinary collaboration.
She has collaborated with composers, architects, visual artists, directors and filmmakers making work for theatre and non-theatre spaces.
Since 2009 she has been a performer with Siobhan Davies Dance and Matteo Fargion in ROTOR and more recently working as movement coach with Les Ballets C de la B.
She is a guest lecturer at Bedford University and is Resident artist at Greenwich Dance Agency and Associate artist at DanceDigital and Step Out Arts.
Based in London; her work has also been shown in Europe, China, India, Canada, America, Brazil and the UK.
is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, working at the Theater and Film University in Budapest. She is the artistic director of Kontakt Budapest Studio and has been organizing the annual International Improvisation Festival in Budapest since 2002. She is a certified Skinner Releasing Technique teacher at the Introductory and Ongoing level. She has been regularly teaching and participating in International performance projects and festivals in Europe, Russia and in the US since 1998. She has been a member of Tánceánia, the only mixed-ability dance company in Hungary for 9 years. She began her PhD studies at the Budapest Semmelweis University faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences in 2009. www.kontaktbudapest.hu
Ian grew up in the North-West of England. In 2008 he graduated from Laban, London with a BA (Hons) Dance Theatre. In 2010 he finished the Training Cycle of P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, Belgium. Since finishing his studies he has lived and worked internationally: researching, performing, teaching, technicianing, amongst other things… He currently lives between Brussels and Vienna. In Vienna he recently worked with Liquid Loft, an internationally renown contemporary dance company.
Laura Doehler is a freelance dance artist since 2004 after graduating from Laban, London. Since then she has worked internationally for various dance theatre companies such as h2dance (UK) and Codigodance Project (P) and Performdance (DE). Laura teaches dance and improvisation on a workshop basis and as guest lecturer. In 2004 she founded Exit Map which facilities collaborative work of dance artists and more recently includes theatre and visual arts bringing together artists who work cross disciplinary incorporating improvisation as a major tool.