Two European choreographers in residency at EDCM on March 2020

EDCM is pleased to welcome two young international choreographers in 2020 following a successful open call for a mobility program released this summer: Ti Nguyen is the winner of the Pépinières européennes program/ Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and Yotam Peled is the winner of EDCM.
Both will create original pieces for the graduating students show that wil be presented in May. Congratulations!
Ti Nguyen is developing a work based on different processes of research, creation and interpretation of choreographic matters, between dance and contemporary theatre, relying on captures of surrounding realities as well as working with the architecture of objects, materials, visual and soundscapes. 2011-2018, she collaborated as a researcher, creator and performer with Farm in the Cave International Studio, physical theatre company based in Prague. In 2016, she was nominated Dancer of the year by Opera Plus and Czech Dance Platform for her performance in Disconnected. She collaborated with physical theatre artists as Laboratorio of Castaldo, Katharina Seyferth, choreographers as Pascal Delhay, La Ribot, directors as Michel Mathieu. She attended intensive workshops including Edivaldo Ernesto, Shanti Vera & Sendic Vazquez, Francisco Cordova Azuela, Diego Sanou, Los INnato, Hofesh Shechter, Peeping Tom, Batsheva, TJ Lowe, Daniel Abreu, Wendy Houston, Teatr Zar, Atsushi Takenouchi. She also works as teacher and choreographer with contemporary theater, dance and circus projects in Europe. -
Yotam Peled is a contemporary dancer, choreographer, acrobat and teacher. He was born in a Kibbutz in the north of Israel '89. Since childhood he has practiced fine arts, athletics, and Capoeira. At the age of 21, he began dancing, and later on pursued higher education in contemporary circus, theater and dance. In 2015, after working in several projects in Israel, he relocated to Berlin. Parallel to working as a freelance dancer in companies around Europe (Maura Morales, Yann Lheureux, Troels Primdahl, Jill Crovisier, Mitia Fedotenko), he has created his own work which toured in festivals and venues in Israel, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam. His solo performance Boys Don’t Cry has received awards from Awaji Circus Art festival, Wurzburg tanzSpeicher, Masdanza festival, Gdansk dance festival and Corpomobile festival Rome. His first ensemble work Entropia was created as part of the project Think Big in the Opera of Hannover. He also was selected for TalentLAB#19 in the Grand Theatre of Luxembourg, which creative process was mentored by choreographer Hofesh Shechter. In November 2019 he will be a resident choreographer in Skopje Dance Theater.
During their creative residency, which will take place between March 23rd and May 23rd, 2020, both will create an original piece for the graduating students show, as part of the contemporary dance interpretation class. The result of their works will be presented at the show Les danses de mai, Opus 2020, from May 17 to 23, 2020 at the Wilder-Espace Dance Building.
About Pépinières Européennes de Création
Pepinieres Europeennes de Creation promote and accompany the mobility of young artists in a dynamic of professionalization on the European and international cultural scene. Since 1992 with Pepinieres europennes pour jeunes artistes and since 2018 with Pepinieres Europeennes de Creation (European Pepinieres of Creation), the structure has been present in 32 countries with more than 200 places of creation partners and 1500 artists supported during the various programs. To implement these actions, the incubators develop mobility, creation, co-production, dissemination and training programs that allow young artists and young creative professionals to develop artistic projects in sharing with the public they meet. In a transversal and prospective approach, Pepinieres Europeenes de Creation are open to all contemporary artistic disciplines and will be particularly attentive to new hybrid creative practices, new writings and artistic languages as well as digital cultures. -
About Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) supports, throughout Québec, creation, experimentation, production and dissemination in the realms of the visual arts, the arts and crafts, literature, the performing arts, the multidisciplinary arts, cinema and video, the digital arts and architectural research. CALQ also seeks to broaden the influence of artists, writers, arts organizations and their works in Québec, Canada and abroad. -
About l'École de danse contemporaine de Montréal
Specializing in contemporary dance training, the École de dance contemporaine de Montréal (EDCM) has positioned itself as a centre of excellence in the Canadian performing arts community. Recognized for its leading-edge, rigorous training, the EDCM is fertile ground for research and artistic development as well as for the emergence of new trends. Since its founding in 1981, it has trained over 350 professional dancers, who have gone on to earn national and international recognition. The EDCM is an educational institution that is affiliated with the Cégep du Vieux Montréal and accredited by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’enseignement supérieur. -

Photo: Ti Nguyen | Yotam Peled (Merlin Ettore)

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