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DANCE ON ENSEMBLE strives to highlight the experience, charisma and artistic excellence of dancers over 40 – the age at which dancers usually have to retire. The project has a strong political and social dimension. The Ensemble works with world famous choreographers and stage directors, developing an exacting avant-garde repertoire

Born in 1970 in the USA, Christopher Roman began his formal training with The School of Cleveland Ballet, continuing at The School of American Ballet in New York City. He was invited into the ranks of the Pacific Northwest Ballet and danced as a soloist and principal with Edward Villella's Miami City Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal, The Pennsylvania Ballet, Ballett Frankfurt and The Forsythe Company. In 2009 he received Germany's highest theatre honour – Deutscher Theaterpreis DER FAUST – for best performance. He is the European MFA Study Curator and Co-ordinator for Hollins University in the US. From 2013 to 2015, Christopher was Associate Artistic Director of The Forsythe Company. He is a Trustee for the Forsythe Foundation.

Born in 1968 in the USA, Ty Boomershine studied dance at the Fort Hayes School for the Performing Arts in Columbus, Ohio, completing his studies with a B.F.A. from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. In addition to working with Lucinda Childs Dance, Emio Greco | PC, LeineRoebana, Dan Wagoner, Gus Solomons Jr., Bill T. Jones, Ton Simons and the Merce Cunningham Repertory Ensemble, he has also performed in various works by DANCENOISE and in Robert Wilson’s Einstein on the Beach. Since 2007, he has been Artistic Assistant to Lucinda Childs and since 2013 rehearsal director for ICKamsterdam.

Born in 1967 in Spain, Amancio Gonzalez studied dance at the Estudio de Danza Ion Beitia in Las Arenas, Spain, and at the Centre International de Danse Rosella Hightower in Cannes. He has danced with various companies including Scottish Ballet, NAPAC, Reflex, and Scapino Ballet. From 1999 to 2005 he danced with Ballett Frankfurt and later joined The Forsythe Company. His own works, which he has been creating since 1994, have been performed at festivals including Torino Danza and the Montpellier Dance festival. Since 2010, he has also been working as a guest ballet teacher in many dance companies.

Born in 1971 in Germany, Brit Rodemund trained at the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin and became a soloist at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin in 1991. In 1995 she moved to Aalto Ballet Essen where she won the Aalto Stage Prize for her interpretation of Tatjana in John Cranko’s Onegin. In 1998 she joined the Ballett Nürnberg. Since 2000 she has been working freelance with among others Marco Santi, Nina Kurzeja, Efrat Stempler, Martin Stiefermann and Dansity Amsterdam. The 2011 critics poll for the dance journal tanz voted her Dancer of the Year for her performance in Helena Waldmann’s production revolver besorgen.

Born in 1966 in Spain, Jone San Martin studied dance with Mentxu Medel as well as at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona and at Mudra International in Brussels. She was a dancer at the Ballet Nacional de España, at Ulmer Theater, with Jacopo Godani in Brussels and at the Ballet Royal de Wallonie in Charleroi. She joined Ballett Frankfurt in 1992 and The Forsythe Company in 2005. She has been choreographing many of her own works since 2000. In 2006, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asociación de Profesionales de Danza de Gipuzkoa.

Inma Rubio studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music and Dance in Valencia and in Den Haag. She has danced with various companies including the Forsythe Company, Antony Rizzi, Cocoondance and the Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, and has choreographed work for festivals and companies in Europe and USA, among them the Royal Ballet of Flanders, the New York Choreographic Institute, Netherlands Dance Platform and Festival TorinoDanza. She has taught dance and choreography at the Palucca University of Dance, The University of Dance in Cape Town and the emerging choreographers programme Gobierno Vasco in Bilbao.

Born in Essen/Germany, Philipp Danzeisen grew up in Frankfurt Main/Germany. Raised in a family of actors, he developed an interest in combining theatre, dance, and music early on. In 1994 he moved to New York to study drums at the New School University and received his BFA in 1998. Philipp is based primarily in Berlin. Performing credits include appearances in pieces by Einar Schleef, Jan Fabre, William Forsythe/Ballett Frankfurt, Tom Kühnel/Schaubühne Berlin, and Walter Fischbacher (New York). In addition, he has designed and performed several of his own sound projects; for example, a piece at the Artaud exhibition at the Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf. He has also worked as a sound designer and musician for fashion shows by Hugo Boss and Costume National in Milan. In 2005, Philipp toured his project „Ur Jazz Sonate“ in Europe and was invited for the Kurt Schwitters exhibition at the Museo de arte moderno in Mexico City. With his own work he also was part of the Artaud exhibition in Kunstpalast Düsseldorf and did drumming for the ZERO Performance Night at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.



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