Summer Camp 2016

Marie-Agnès Gillot

10, 17 and 18 July 2016 | Ballet Masterclass

Marie-Agnès Gillot is danseuse Étoile de l ' Opéra de Paris, a choreographer and powerfully charismatic dancer renowned internationally for her fame and grace.  Marie-Agnès Gillot joined the Corps de ballet of the Opéra de Paris in 1989, aged just 14. She became a soloist in 1994 and immediately performed important roles in choreographies by Carlson, Nureyev, Nijinsky and Belarbi. She received the AROP award in 1998 and became principal dancer the following year. In 2004, she was named étoile after performing Carolyn Carlson’s "Signs": she is the first ballerina to be named étoile following the performance of a contemporary work. Since then she has continued to dance principal roles at the Opéra de Paris.

Sharon Fridman

13 July 2016 | Choreography Workshop

Sharon Friedman was born in Hadera in 1980 and is a leading contemporary dancer and choreographer. His career started in 1999 with the prestigious Ido Tadmor Dance Company of Tel Aviv, and continued with the first Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, followed by the Vértigo company. He made his debut as a choreographer with Covered Red (2000) and Anna (2001), both created for the Phrasal group. From 2004 to 2008, he was artistic director and choreographer at the Mayumaná Company. In 2006 he moved to Spain where he founded his company in the following year. In 2008 he participated in a project to support young choreographers, sponsored by the London Royal Opera House, under the artistic direction of Wayne McGregor. He international career then followed.

Fatima Robinson

11-15 July 2016 | Hip-hop workshop

Fatima Robinson (Little Rock, 1971) is an American choreographer, dancer and Director. She is one of the world's leading videoclip choreographers, especially in the hip-hop genre, and has been awarded many prizes and nominations for her choreography. She is famous for having created the steps of all of Aaliyah's videos, and she is responsible for choreographies - that have become part of the history of dance and music – for the videos of many artists including Prince, Michael Jackson, The Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige, Brandy, Backstreet Boys, Ja Rule, Monica, R. and many more.

Katina Genero

11-15 July 2016 | Afro® rhythm and dance and live percussion workshop

Katina Genero is a dancer, a choreographer and a graduate of the Fédération Française de la Danse as African expression dance teacher (1986); she founded the Kaidara Dance Company with Bruno Genero and is President of the Afro rhythms and Dances Association for the meeting of cultures through dance, music and theatre. Together with her brother Bruno Genero, a percussionist of international fame, she pioneered Afro Dance in Italy, drawing inspiration from the dances and the rhythms of West Africa. She is a relentless traveller, a sensitive and passionate connoisseur of Western African cultures, and she has carried out field research in Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Togo, Burkina Faso and Mali, equally extending her interests to the Africas of the New World: Cuba, Brazil and Haiti. Her personal expressive language, albeit based on gestural elements from traditional African cultures, evolves into dynamics that are fully contemporary, both in their content and technique.

Shantala Shivalingappa

8 July 2016 | Indian dance workshop

Shantala Shivalingappa was born in Madras but raised in Paris. Since childhood she was trained in the Kuchipudi style and in Indian dance, first by her mother, herself a dancer, and then by Guru Vempati Chinna Satyam. From the age of 13 years she was privileged to work with major choreographers: Maurice Béjart (1789...et nous), Peter Brook (for whom she first performed Miranda in The Tempest and then Ophelia in The Tragedy of Hamlet), Bartabas (Chimère), Pina Bausch (O Dido and Néfès). Such professional collaborations have contributed to making her artistic experience quite a remarkable journey. Today Shantala, prompted by the desire to make this form of Indian dance known in the West, divides her time between creating new Kuchipudi choreographies, travelling for tournées and collaborating with several Western artists engaged in the exploration of dance and music.

Lorenzo Pagano

4-8 July 2016 | Graham technique workshop

Lorenzo Pagano’s studies started at the age of 11 years at the Arké school of dance under the supervision of Matilde Demarchi and Annagrazia D'Antico. In 2011, thanks to a scholarship, he moved to the United States to attend The School at Jacob's Pillow and The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. In 2012 he joined the Martha Graham Dance Company officially and danced leading roles in several repertoire choreographies including: Acts of light, Appalachian Spring, Embattled Garden, Night Journey. Lorenzo has had several parts in creations by choreographers Nacho Duato, Andonis Foniadakis, Larry Keigwin, Pontus Lidberg and Sonya Tayeh, among others. Lorenzo has also danced during the Impulstanz Tanz Wochen in Vienna and with the Doris Humphrey Foundation in Chicago.

Ena Naranjo

4-8 July 2016 | Ballet workshop

Ena Naranjo was born in Cuba and in 1962 began studying ballet in the United States with Magda Aunon of Alicia Alonso's Company (National Ballet de Cuba). She studied with Oleg Tupine, étoile and danseur noble of the Ballets Russes and at 17 she won a scholarship with the Joffrey Ballet. Her professional career began in 1976 with the Cincinnati Ballet where she worked with Alexandra Danilova and Frederic Franklin; until 1983 she then continued with the Tulsa Ballet Theater directed by Roman Jasinski, a Ballets Russes star, where she became prima ballerina of the Company and performed in the principal roles of the Russian Ballet Repertoire and of Balanchine. At the Ballet du Nord she specialised in George Balanchine’s repertoire and crowned her career performing choreographies by Balanchine, Tudor and Nureyev with Robert Denvers at the Royal Ballet Flanders

Matilde De Marchi

4-8 July 2016 | Contemporary and Gravity ® workshop

A choreographer and a teacher, Matilde De Marchi first approached the art of movement in the early 70's and focused on studying Ballet, Modern, Jazz, African and Contemporary dance, Hip-Hop, Break Dance and Dance Theatre. In 1981 she founded and directed the "Arkè" dance school, study and choreography research group. After receiving an EC scholarship she completed a course for Theatre practitioners at the Bella Hutter-Sutki school. Since 1987 she has studied in New York, at the "Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance" and at the Robert Fitzgerald Center, to gain deeper knowledge of the Graham technique and a better understanding of the application of "Pilates" principles to the physical preparation of dancers.