ROBERT STEIJN founded together with Frans Poelstra the company united sorry, based in Vienna, they make work for theatres, galleries and the public space. Their latest project was a site specific work, called ‘the forest project’ during Steirsche Herbst 2013. Now they work on a theatre-concert-event called ‘no, nothing’ together with Theater im Bahnhof (December 2014 Vienna). Robert collaborated also with choreographers as Latifa Labissi (Rennes), Anne Teresa de Keersemaeker (Brussels), Maria Hassabi (New York), Georg Blaschke (Vienna), Christina Rizzo (Bologna) and Laura Rios (Cuernavaca) He directs and writes theatre-plays for instance, at Theater im Bahnhof in Graz where he made the performance “Lust und Verrat (2013) for a museum of medieval and baroque art, at Theater der Jungen Welt in Leipzig and he worked with the puppet-player and visual artist Stefanie Oberhoff in Stuttgart. With the french visual artist Christine Laquette he makes performances about art and shamanism in Nantes and New York. As a solo-artist he is a deer-dancer and since two years, he works on his own interpretation of snake dancing.
RICARDO RUBIO is a director, choreographer, dancer and scenic mexican artist, artistic member of the National System of Art Creators by FONCA 2012-2014. His work is characterized by innovating the flamenco made in Mexico by integrating contemporary dance and contact, sound and visual arts (electronic music and multimedia). In his choreographic pieces -while place with social-political themes such as bullying in school and migration. He investigate what it is to have a Mexiacan identity, within the dance and -theater scene and in society.
He has presented his repertoire at major festivals and scenic areas of Mexico. Internationally, the -Vancouver International Flamenco Festival -(Canada) and the Home Season of the Theatre Flamenco of San -Francisco (United States of America). Next October and November 2014 at SKOGEN: platform for -performing arts production and interdisciplinary artistic processes (Sweden).
ROBIN MEIER is a Swiss artist and composer based in Paris. His interests lie in the emergence of natural and artificial intelligence and the role of humans in a world of machines. Meier tries to make sense of these questions through musical compositions and installations. Referred to as “Artist of the future” (le Monde), “Maestro of the swarm” (Nature) or simply “pathetic” (Vimeo).
His works were shown around the globe, at venues such as Palais de Tokyo and Museum of Modern Art in Paris, SIGGRAPH in Yokohama or Nikola Lenivets, Russia. Robin Meier also works as an electronic musician and computer music designer for IRCAM / Centre Pompidou (Paris), CIRM (Nice) and various ensembles and companies.
FREDERIC GIES is a dancer and a choreographer. After dancing in the works of various French choreographers in the 90′s, he started to develop his own work. He creates his pieces alone or in collaboration with other artists (Fiedel, Anton Stoianov, Jefta van Dinther, DD Dorvillier, Daniel Jentasch, Manuel Pelmus, Bruno Pocheron, Isabelle Schad, Alice Chauchat, Frédéric de Carlo, and Odile Seitz). He was one the co-initiators of the collective praticable.
During the last years, he also danced in pieces of other choreographers (Jefta van Dinther, Antonja Livingstone, Petra Sabisch, Isabelle Schad). Since 2012, he is senior lecturer in choreography and head of program of the MA in choreography at DOCH – SKH in Stockholm. His recent works are « Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere »- in collaboration with Fiedle and Anton Stoianov, « Seven thirty in tights », « Little did I know that I, ere or since, ever should speak mouthless » – in collaboration with Daniel Jenatsch, « Dance (praticable) », « Album (praticable »), « The breast piece (praticable) » – in collaboration with Alice Chauchat, and « The blanket dance » – in collaboration with Jefta van Dinther and DD Dorvillier.