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GDEO


Philippe Olza - Production / Choreography / Performance
James Jeon - Choreography / Performance
Paulo dos Santos - Direction / Films & editing
Hans Koch - Music composition
Zoltán Dani - Cooperation on choreography
Andrea Novicov - Cooperation on dramaturgy
Sakgayo Jun-Ho Won - Cooperation on visual design
Frank Hinzmann - Lighting design
Jong-Tae Moon - Lighting
Bo-Wha Song - Costumes
Christine Süssmann - Cooperation on concept / Texts
Kiki Lutz - Cooperation Administration / Texts
Brenda Marcus - Cooperation Coordination
Eric Gremmelmaier - Cooperation Administration
Yunjin Helena Kwon - Assistance



Philippe Olza - Production / Choreography / Performance


Born in Geneva (Switzerland). Studies at the Scuola Teatro Dimitri in Switzerland and Mudra (Maurice Béjart's multidisciplinary school) in Brussels. Engaged as dancer with Béjart' s 20th Century Ballet where he first meets and works with James Jeon. Subsequently works as freelance dancer, actor and choreographer. He played the leading role in the film "Nejvetsi z pierotu" directed by the Czech director Ivan Balada. 1998 saw Olza's production "Madame Monsieur", a dance-music project in which the architecture of the respective venue plays a key role. First produced at the Swiss Institute in Rome, it was then adapted and developed for several of the European Cultural Capitals in the Year 2000 and for the Cathedral in Basle in 2002. Develops "Two Men and a Cello", a polyglot Dada performance with Matthias H.Ibach in the Pavillon Le Corbusier in Paris, in the Roman Basilica in El Kef in Tunisia (with the support of Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council), at LILLE 2004 and in Ghana und Nigeria (with the support of UNESCO). He won the award "Förderbeitrag-Tanz" from the canton Basel-Land in 2003 and created "Contact" at the Festival d'Avignon in 2004. "Contact" was further developed at the Centre National de la Danse in Paris and became the evening long production that is now "VOILÀ !", touring Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Japan in 2006 and 2007. www.olza.com


James Jeon - Choreography / Performance


Born in Seoul (South Korea), he emigrated with his family to the U.S at the age of 12. Jeon studies at the Menlo Park Dance Academy (California) and the Julliard School (New York City) graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1985. In Europe he works with Maurice Béjart's 20th Century Ballet in Brussels where he encounters Philippe Olza for the first time. Both men perform together in several ballet projects. Subsequently Jeon works with the Florida Ballet in the U.S. joining the Universal Ballet Company on his return to Korea in 1987. In Korea he becomes a solo dancer and choreographer with the National Ballet and has been employed by the Seoul Ballet Theatre as resident choreographer since 1995 creating over 50 projects for this illustrious institution in those 11 years. Co-productions with the Nevada Ballet Theatre are a regular feature of his work. Jeon has received many awards: Voted best choreographer by Moomm Dance Magazine in 1998; in 2003 "Snow White" receives the award for best choreography in Korea. The choreography award of the Seoul Dance Festival and the annual award of the Korean Arts board for "Spring, Stream" follow in 2005. Jeon has held the chair for Ballet at the Korean National Sport University since 2003. www.ballet.or.kr


Paulo dos Santos - Direction / Films & editing


Paulo Dos Santos, of Portuguese origin, was born in Fribourg. Vocational training to become a comedian at the Conservatoire Royal de Liège. Advanced training in ballet, afro, jazz and tap dancing, chant, tai chi and karate. Since 2001 collaboration with different directors and choreographers: Gianni Schneider, Grange de Dorigny Lausanne "Titus Andronicus" (2001); Philippe Blanchard, Adekwhat Stockholm, "Qui Pro Quo" (2002); Jan Fabre, Troubleyn VZW Anvers, "Crying Body" (2004); Paulo Castro, Teatro Villa Real Porto, "B-File" (2004). In 2006, together with Sasha Waltz, he designed the choreographic installation "insideout" at the Schaubühne in Berlin www.schaubuehne.de, which also was shown at the Festival d'Avignon in 2007. He has produced and directed his own films, including the trilogy "The monkee" (2006) and "20 minutes plus tard". In 2007, at the invitation of the Festival de la Bâtie in Geneva, he produced together with Britta Rindelaub the film "Saudades of Paradise", which he also directed.


Hans Koch - Music composition


Born in Biel (Switzerland) where he still lives. Following his degree in classical music and a career as orchestra musician Koch turns his attention to jazz making a name for himself with free improvisation on woodwind. Composes music for radio drama (for DRS 2) and for film (e.g. "Höhenfeuer" by Fredi M. Murer). Works with Cecil Taylor and Fred Frith. Joins the Koch-Schütz-Studer trio www.koch-schuetz-studer.ch, known internationally for its uncompromising and radical hardcore chamber music. Turns increasingly to electronics, sampling and computers in the early 1990's. Receives numerous scholarships, bursaries and prizes including prize for best soloist at the Lugano Jazz Festival in 1985 and the Cultural Prize of the City of Bienne in 1986. Work commissioned by Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council in 1998. Awarded a 6 month study sabbatical in London by the Aargau Curatorium in 2000, receives the Berner Music Prize in 2002. Concerts featuring improvisational music throughout Europe and the U.S. Koch has made more than 30 recordings. First works with Olza in 2004; Composes music for "Contact" (Festival d'Avignon) and for "VOILÀ !" (Sudhaus Basel) in 2005.


Zoltán Dani - Cooperation on choreography


Born in Orosháza, Hungary, Dani lives in Basle. Studies dance at OSZK the state school of dance in Budapest. Subsequent engagements with the Madách Theatre and the Gyula Berger Modern Dance Company. Degree studies at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany. Works with Joachim Schlömer's Tanztheater Basel from 1996-2001. Choreographic work: "Fishpot" for the Rotterdam Festival in 1992, "Hang-Elegy" (awarded the jury special prize at the Budapest Alternative Festival in 1996). "Butcher's" shop created in Budapest at the Ket Theatre in 1997. "Ich wollt' ich wär ein Huhn", a solo project with Theater Basel and "Woyzeck". Dostoevsky "The Idiot" (music by G.Kurtag) at the Stadttheater Giessen in 2001. Founding member of Compagnie Treff in Basle (choreography: "Schweiss" and "Wunderland"). Lectures in Dance at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany www.folkwang-hochschule.de. Together with the Austrian dancer Anna Heim, he created the dance performance "Blanche" at the Theater Roxy Birsfelden in January 2008.


Andrea Novicov - Cooperation on dramaturgy


Born in Montreal, Novicov grew up in Argentina, Canada and Italy. Attends Scuola Tetro Dimitri in Verscio, Switzerland where he meets Olza, a fellow student. Further training in Lisbon. Acts in productions for Italian theatre, film and television. Debut as director and scriptwriter for cinema. Novicov founds the (theatre) Compagnie Angledange in Lausanne in 1994. Lectures at the Romandie Theatre and Film School (CH). Recent projects include: "The House of Bernarda Alba" at the Grange de Dorigny and the Théâtre de Vidy in Lausanne and the Théâtre de la Cité Internationale in Paris in 2003. Agota Kristof's "Le grand Cahier" at the Théâtre de Poche in Geneva and L'Arsenic in Lausanne in 2004. "Nature morte avec oeuf" by Camille Rebetez at the Maison des Arts de Thonon in 2006. Novicov's work is eclectic and broad ranging, drawing on sources such as music, poetry and painting. His productions span a spectrum from classically inspired works to montage. www.angledange.ch


Sakgayo Jun-Ho Won - Cooperation on visual design


Born in Seoul. Jun Ho Won aka Sakgayo is a multidisciplinary artist, equally at ease in the worlds of the performing and the visual arts. Video installations ("moon man" at the National Theatre, for "humanright" at the Se-Jong Art Centre, "Nabi Club Tool" for the K.O.P.A.S. Korean Experimental Performance Festival). Video clips for pop and punk bands. Short films, e.g. the award-winning work "poster-mime" in 1996, "4:15AM" for Art Cube, and "sleeping huming" at Art Seonjae and the documentary "White-Hospital", (for the National Culture Arts Centre). As art director responsible for CD cover design and fashion show organisation. Launches the Change Faces project in 2003 with French dancer Céline Bacque. This new group's performances featuring "electro acoustic" Austrian musicians Günther Berger und Matthias Erian enjoy particular acclaim in Korea. "Rendez-vous de Séoul" at the Sejong Art Centre (co-production with the French Cultural Centre and the French Embassy in Seoul) in 2004. The quartet performs also on tour in Europe: La Petite Mort Festival, Slavonice (CZ), Modernistmozart, Vienna (A). http://blog.naver.com/sakgayo


Frank Hinzmann - Lighting design


Born in Hagen, Germany, Hinzmann moves to Sweden in 2003. Producer, theatre and lighting designer. Technical director with Kulturwerkstatt Kaserne Basel from 1992-96. Works with Sasha Waltz, ZAP Mama, Luc Bondy, Josef Nadj und Christoph Marthaler. Regularly works with the Theatre Festival Basel www.weltinbasel.ch. First works with Philippe Olza on "Madame Monsieur" at the Swiss Institute in Rome in 1998 and in the European Cultural Capitals for the Year 2000 (Prague, Cracow, Bergen and Avignon). Works on various film projects, at the Swiss EXPO.02 in Bienne. Lighting design for Olza's dance-theatre-talkshow "VOILÀ !" (performances at the Sudhaus Warteck pp Basel) in 2005. Currently in preparation: opening of Ljusblå Ljusdesign AB in Sweden.


Jong-Tae Moon - Lighting


Born in Chun Ahn, Korea. Trains as stage lighting designer at the Korean Majoring Arts Administration and the BFA Stage & Lighting Seoul Arts Centre Institute. Technical director and lighting designer at well-known theatres such as Gwa-Cheon Citizen's Hall and the Jeong-Dong Theatre in Seoul. Moon Jong Tae works freelance as lighting designer e.g. for A "Tango for Ballet" at the Seoul International Dance Festival and collaborates on productions such as "What's up Foxy" for the Sung Theatre Group, "Blue" and "Variations for Twelve" for the Seoul ballet Theatre and "Sister Mong-Shil" for the Mosi-Nun Saram-Dul Theatre Group. Designs gala opening and closing event for the Pu-Cheon International Film Festival. Moon Jong Tae receives the Stage Technician Workshop Best Award from the Korean Ministry for Culture in 2004.


Bo-Wha Song - Costumes


Born in Seoul. Trains as dancer with the Seoul Arts School and the Ewha Women's University. Further training as costume designer follows. Song works in the field of dance, opera and theatre. Makes a name in the Korean art scene with her atelier "Etoile" based in Seoul. Works regularly with established dance companies such as the Korean National Ballet www.kballet.org and the Seoul Ballet Theatre www.ballet.or.kr. Also works within the alternative and contemporary dance scene. Her work is very well received by the Korean critics.


Christine Süssmann - Cooperation on concept / Texts


Born in Solothurn, Switzerland where she spends her childhood. Lives in Basle. Studies Art History, History and German Literature. Works as editor with the Trend AG publishing house. Director of the "Who am I?" pavilion at the Swiss EXPO.02. Administration manager with Herzog & De Meuron and Christ & Gantenbein. Works in a variety of capacities in the field of editing. Süssmann has three grownup children. Further training in systemic solution oriented coaching in 2006. Opens office in Basle. www.suessmanncoaching.ch


Kiki Lutz - Cooperation Administration / Texts


She lives and works in Basel. Training and professional life: studies of history and archeology in Basel and Pisa, then several years working as an employee in a publishing company and as a tango dancing master. Currently she works as a coordinator for the Werkraum Warteck pp www.werkraumwarteckpp.ch and as freelancer for different cultural projects in Basel.


Brenda Marcus - Cooperation Coordination


Born in Antwerp (Belgium), moves to Basle in 2000. Trains as dancer at the Kunsthumaniora for Dance and Music and the at the Rotterdam Dans Academie. Member of the Cathy Sharp Dance Ensemble in Basle. Collaborates on the Köningsfelder Festspielen with Oliver Däler and works with choreographer Pablo Ventura. From 2004-2006, degree in Culture Management at the University of Basle. Responsible for Communications on STEPS#10 with Migros Culture Percentage www.steps.ch. Currently works as freelance organiser and coordinator for various dance projects (including miR Compagnie in Basle and Festival Basel Tanzt).


Eric Gremmelmaier - Cooperation Administration


Born in Basle where he still lives. Graduates from DOZ, the Zürich School of Translation. M.A. in History and German Language and Literature from Zürich University. Works as translator and freelance journalist for various Swiss newspapers, including NZZ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung) www.nzz.ch. NZZ am Sonntag, and baz (Basler Zeitung) www.basler-zeitung. Works on a number of independent projects.


Yunjin Kwon - Assistance


Born in Seoul, she spent her childhood with her family between Germany and South Korea and hence has two native languages. She works regularly as an assistant and coordinator for several dance festivals (Seoul International Improvisation Dance Festival, The Korea World Dance Stars Festival "Suejin Kang" and Busan International Beach Dance Festival). Yunjin Kwon began her dance training as early as the age of six at the ballet school Impuls in Bremen, followed by advanced training in Korea at the dance school Geunsik Park (ballet & traditional Korean dance) and the ballet school Ballettschule Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf. She graduated from the ArtEZ School of Dance in Arnhem, Holland (Bachelor of Dance: Dancer/Choreographer).
 
     
     
     
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