8th International Interdisciplinary

NO BORDERS PROJECT

Ubud Bali,  INDONESIA
16 December 2019 – 4 January 2020

6th NO BORDERS PROJECT

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
18 December 2017 – 6 January 2018

TEACHERS

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Vangelis Legakis (GR/UK/HK/AUS)

Embodied Unity – Flying Low, Passing Through, Contact Improvisation, Qigong & Yoga

Vangelis is an international Dance Artist, Choreographer, Producer and Therapist. He has been leading educational, cultural, arts and healing projects across the world for over 17 years. He studied BA (Hons) Dance Theatre and MA Choreography at Trinity Laban (London, UK) and thereafter furthered his studies by acquiring a Masters in Buddhist Studies from the Hong Kong University. 

He is a yoga and qigong accredited practitioner and a therapist of different modalities (Craniosacral, Thai and Tsi Nei Tsang Massage, Deep Tissue and Holistic Massage, Neuroskeletal Re-Alignment Therapy, Reiki I, II and Master’s Level, Reflexology, and Cosmic Healing Qigong). 

Legakis, having two distinctive paths in his life, the one of dance and choreography, and the other of healing and spirituality, has formed the philosophy Embodied Unity and the practices Contact Beyond Contact and Gliding Space. Embodied Unity is an integration of diverse Dance Languages, Yoga and QiGong, Meditation and Mindfulness. This integration is intended to enhance dance education, performance, dance technique and the choreographic process, and as a whole, improve the living standards and relationships we build in our lives.

Vangelis is the founder and artistic director of Unity Space and The Van – L Dance Company, under which he spreads interdisciplinary art and healing festivals, projects and workshops.

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Jose Agudo (UK)

Contemporary Dance, Repertory & Rhythms

Jose started his career in Andalusia where he began performing as a Flamenco dancer. Slowly the world of contemporary dance became more visible as he worked throughout Europe performing with Charleroi/Danses, Ballet de Marseille, T.R.A.S.H, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and Akram Khan Company.

As a rehearsal director and assistant choreographer Jose has worked on several creations for Akram Khan Company, including DESH, iTMOi, TOROBAKA, Until the Lions, Chotto Desh, London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony, and Sylvie Guillem’s farewell tour Life in Progress. Jose’s independent choreographic commissions include, Ki for Phoenix Dance Theatre; Selah for ZfinMalta Dance Ensemble; A Thousand Shepherds for ACE Dance and Music, later restaged with Cape Dance Company; Arctic for LCDS; 4m2 and Time/Dropper as associate artist at DEDA, amongst several other creations. Most recently, Jose opened his sell-out production Silk Road, a stunning triple bill of Flamenco, Kathak and contemporary dance, which will tour throughout 2018.

www.joseagudo.co.uk

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Jordan McHenry (USA)

Contemporary Dance – Discover the Inner Composer

Jordan was born and raised in Colorado Springs and worked under the direction of Zetta Alderman. He has trained internationally at programs including River North Chicago, Jacob’s Pillow, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet as well as Springboard Danse Montreal and Deltebre Danse. A graduate of The Ailey School/ Fordham University BFA program in New York City, his professional stage credits include Montreal based companies EZDanza, Jose Navas/Company Flak and Cas Public.

Jordan’s career spans in film, fashion and dance including Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan starring Natalie Portman, New York Fashion Week, as well as three international Vogue publications. Jordan joined Cirque Du Soleil’s Zumanity in 2010 and most recently danced with the Martha Graham Company for their historic 90th season international tour.

Jordan is currently the Creative Coordinator and Rehearsal Assistant at Nevada Ballet Theatre.

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Raphaël Holt​

Images in Motion – Photography and Video

“I dance and film because I am alive and I want to communicate something, and sometimes because I am trying to feel something or simply want to have fun.
In both dance and film-making, the practice connects us together as a group and brings us deep into presence.”

Raphaël Holt is an improviser, film-maker and mover. In 2011, he graduated from the French national film school Louis Lumière, where he wrote his thesis about improvisation in cinema. That’s where he began developing his own language in fiction, directing short films using collective improvisation and open scores.

Raphaël continued to learn as an assistant on movies directed by Woody Allen, Yves Angelo, Fernando Meirelles and Michel Gondry in Paris and New-York. From 2012 to 2014, in residency at the contemporary art studio Le Fresnoy, he merged dance and cinema through film practice and performance. He explored movement through improvisation and contact improvisation with Karen Nelson, Tal Avni, Malcolm Manning and Vangelis Legakis.

Since 2015, Raphaël has been dancing, traveling and filming various projects bridging ritual, performance and film in South America and Europe.

In dance, while playing and moving together we can sometimes feel that something is dancing through us, like a spontaneous truth emerging. We recognize it as mysterious and shared, and yet it is being seen for the very first time. I initially thought that a camera could catch something like this, but what happens with the camera is on another level. The camera opens new dimensions. It offers us the ability to redefine time, space, movement, rhythm, and all perceptions, therefore creating a poetic language of its own.

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Jessica Angelique Gabrielli (Australia)

Foldenmove

“Where Forces Give Way To Form”

Movement perceived as an art form, as a process of development and integration.

The origins of movement, human development and the study of kinesiology provide the base foundation upon which Jessica has grown her practice over the past seven years. With a background in fine arts, dance, gymnastics and yoga, Jessica’s work has been dedicated to explore the capacity of the human body and the mind to work in concert towards reaching enhanced performance while nurturing creativity in the context of movement. “Understanding what sets us in motion allows us to breach the barriers of what we think we can and can’t achieve. Getting attuned to our own strengths and learning how to ‘heal’ ourselves, while drawing inspiration from that process, is key to yield change and transformation.” Move. Investigate constantly. Learn to grow and evolve in new ways and from the right sources. Inquire and give the benefit of the doubt to everything, to everyone and to yourself, as means to free up possibilities, re-establishing a connection to the light within your soul. Let movement become your meditation.

Founder of Foldenmove®, Jessica Gabrielli is a Movement practitioner, a facilitator and an artist working with a spectrum of methods to research and develop human performance, including physical movement, holistic health and creative expression. Jessica is currently based in Melbourne Australia, and runs workshops across Australia, South East Asia and Europe.

www.foldenmove.com

PARTICIPANTS

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Nadia Funes
Mara Natterer (Geneva)
Nick Low (Malaysia)
Amberly Marianne (USA)
Gabi Rodriguez (Brazil)
Wenlin Tan (China)
Margaretha Zach (Austria)
Kari W Vierli
Asha Ponikiewska
Gladys Lee (Singapore)
Jordan McHenry(USA)
Federico Achard (Brazil)
Phạm Hương Trang (Vietnam)
Salty Thunder (Singapore)
Pooja Kadam (India)
Zoey Qian Zhao (China)
Giang Dimple (Vietnam)
Jessica Gabrielli (Australia)
Rafael Holt (France)
Miku Tsuchiya (Japan)

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