Orsolina28 supports new artistic productions in the fields of dance and performance, hosting and providing accommodation to choreographers from all over the world for creative residency periods. Applications can be submitted by sending project proposals, biographies of choreographers of participating performers, and photographic material and videos.


Adrien Ouaki

22-26 JAN 2018

"A nous ou a Jamais"


Between 2017 and 2018, choreographers and dancers Adrien Ouaki and Aurore Mettray decided to create "A nous ou à Jamais", a duo that reflects on how our choices affect our lives. Their work explores a variety of human relations and proves how our decisions have an inevitable impact on our personal journeys. Sebastian Cuizan's musical creativity guides and accompanies the dancers through very powerful and intimate situations.


Adrien Ouaki joined the Academie Internationale de la Danse in Paris at the age of 16, graduating at the age of 20. He studied contemporary dance with internationally renowned choreographers, including Hofesh Shecter, Wim Vandekeybus, Ohad Naharin and Crystal Pite.

He has performed in many artistic productions: musical comedies staged by Giuliano Peparini, including "Footlose","Un Violon sur le Toit" and "1789 Les Amants de la Bastille"; several productions by the Compagnia Ezio Schiavulli; Raphaelle Boitel's "La Belle Helene", presented at the Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris; a Dutch National Opera production in Amsterdam, choreographed by Itzik Galili. In 2015 he spent two months training at a Shaolin Kung Fu school in China. At the same time, since 2013, he has been developing personal video and short film projects. His work "Dust Of Life" is included in the collections of the the audiovisual library of the Yad Vashem Museum in Jerusalem; "Contact" was presented in the official sections of the Frame London Dance Film Festival and Migrator Festival in America; "The Line" was presented at the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival and again at the Frame London Dance Film Festival. His latest creation "Wild" was presented at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival and at the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival.

Juliano Nunes

22-31 JULY 2017

"Back forward back"
with Marie-Agnès Gillot and Drew Jacoby


“Back forward back” is based on one of Albert Einstein´s theories about travelling through time saying that one way to achieve time travel into the future would be travelling at the speed of light in space, theoretically you could travel near the speed of light through the universe in your spaceship to slow down time. Juliano’s wondering was about the opposite: what if we could go back in time? Would it be helpful? Would it make worse? Would it maybe erase some of your most important memories and people in your life? We should leave the past behind and keep moving forward and keep looking up for a better future but WHAT IF…

That doubt, what if you could have the chance to travel back in time brings up so many questions, desires and so many different possibilities to make things “better or worse” into a new present. The piece is based on travelling back in space rewinding and initiating a new beginning from something that has already happened which will naturally change the feeling or maybe not. Because the question is, if you could go back in time would you make it different or would you make the same decision over again?


Juliano Nunes Pereira was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1990. He studied at the University of Performing Arts in Mannheim, Germany. Joined companies such as Badisches Staatstheater Karlsuhe, Theater Hagen, Gauthier Dance in Stuttgart, Leipziger Ballet and now dances with the Royal Ballet of Flanders. Juliano worked with choreographers such as Ohad Naharin, Jiri Kylian, Hans van Manen, William Forsythe, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Akram Kahn and others. He has gone on to receive critical acclaim for his own choreography and has created pieces on Marie-Agnes Gillot, Svetlana Lunkina and Evan Mckie.


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