Nuova X is a professional dance program directed by choreographer Tom Weinberger, in collaboration with NOD
The program is divided into 3 sessions from September to June. Each quarter the program involve a pre-selected group of dancers from all over the world in two different creations with two international choreographers, each lasting five weeks.
Session A September - November 23/24
David & Tiffany - Out Innerspace | September 4 - October 6
Vancouver-based Out Innerspace Dance Theatre (OIS) was founded by David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen on unceded Indigenous land of the Coast Salish peoples.
David and Tiffany formed their collaboration during a two-year residency in Antwerp, Belgium. Their performance careers include Wen Wei Dance, Justine A. Chambers, Company 605, Beijing Modern Dance Company and collaborating with Kidd Pivot since 2013.
Bryan Arias | October 16 - November 17
Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Arias grew up and studied dance in New York City. While growing up, he was exposed to many social dance styles — Mambo/Salsa, Hip-Hop, Breakdance — and received his formal training at La Guardia High School for the Performing Arts.
Arias was a performer with The Charlotte Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, The Netherlands Dance Theater, and Crystal Pite’s company Kidd Pivot. Originating roles and performing in works by master choreographers including Jirí Kylián, Ohad Naharin and Crystal Pite.
Session closing week | Tom Weinberger | November 20 - 24
Session B January - March 23/24
Andrea Costanzo Martini | January 8 - February 9
Andrea Costanzo Martini was born and raised in Italy where he received his first education in contemporary dance and ballet.He danced with the Batsheva Young Ensemble and later the Batsheva Dance Company.
Between 2010 and 2014 he danced with the Cullberg Ballet and the Inbal Pinto and A. Pollack Dance Company. Since 2013 he is creating and performing his own works. He received the first prize for dance and Choreography at the International Tanz Solo Competition in Stuttgart 2013 and was awarded several prizes for the two solo works “What Happened in Torino” and “Occhio di Bue”.
Tom Weinberger | February 19 - March 22
Born in Israel. Upon graduation from the Amal School of Arts and Sciences joined the Batsheva Ensemble and the Batsheva Dance Company, under artistic director Ohad Naharin. In 2012 became a founding member of L-E-V under Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar.
He danced with companies such as Gothenburg Ballet(Sweden), Winterguests of Alan Lucien Oyen (Norway), Emanuel Gat Dance (France), was a guest artist with Michael Keegan Dolan’s – Fabulous Beast Dance Theater(UK) and with The Forsythe Company (Germany).
Kate Wallich | March 25 - 29
Kate Wallich is a dancer, choreographer, educator, and founder who believes in the combined power of artists and the public.
Named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 To Watch,” Kate has cultivated community through Dance Church®, the inclusive dance-fitness movement she founded in 2010 that has reached over 200k people and supports 30+ dance artists across the country, and Studio Kate Wallich, the non-profit arts organization she started that housed her dance companies The YC and YC2 for ten years and now serves as a strategic incubator for dance-based, design-forward experiences.
Session C | April - June 23/24
Moritz Ostruschnjak | April 8 - May 10
Was born in Marburg and lives and works as a freelance choreographer in Munich. In his works Moritz Ostruschnjak dwells upon the transformations in physical and social experiences in times of digitization and virtualization.
His pieces are spaces made up of hyperlinks which utilize the media-machinery of the 21st century as a motif as well as an archive, thus mirroring and reflecting social processes.
Following the principle of pick & mix and cut & paste, highly heterogeneous elements and connections form the narrative of our reality.
Lea Ved | May 20 - June 21
Lea Ved (1991, USA) is a performer and choreographer currently with Nederlands Dans Theatre (2018 - present). Her years as a professional dancer have ranged from practice in roots of breakdance and hip-hop with Victor Quijada/RUBBERBANDance Group in Montreal, Canada (2013-2016), to performing Mats Ek's role of Julia in Julia & Romeo with the Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm (2016-2018).
Since graduating from the Juilliard School in 2013, she has worked both as a freelance artist and repertoire company dancer — creating new work with Crystal Pite, Hofesh Shechter, Sharon Eyal, Marina Mascarell, Yoann Bourgeois, most influentially among others — and meanwhile sharing workshops, pursuing creative exchange, and developing as a maker and creator.
Session closing week | Tom Weinberger | June 24 - 28
HOW TO APPLY
To be a dance student aged 18 and up, with a strong contemporary and ballet technique, or professional dancer and teacher.
In order to apply please upload your CV together with two separate links, one showcasing yourself in an improvisation session (1/2 minutes sharing your skills/virtuosity as dancer, working with a task to your choice, tapping into what moves you as a movement artist/ sharing where you currently are in your movement research) and one to two minutes of a set choreography (If sending a group footage please indicate which one of the dancers is you)
Only Vimeo or YouTube links no password will be accepted.
All are welcome regardless of ethnicity, gender or sexual preference. Limited spots available.
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