Charlotta Ruth

Lotta

Project leader, choreographer, performer.

Charlotta Ruth is a curious dance artist originally from the north of Sweden living in Vienna. She’s currently creating a piece in the frame of Stückwerk at Tanzquartier, Vienna and participates in the performance project “Value” a concept where solo-performances are sold in the frame of an auction.

She has 12 years professional dance experience in Sweden, Denmark and Germany and she teaches contemporary dance and improvisation. As a choreographer she also works with non-dancers and youth and participates in several collaboration projects, e.g. “Femmes en bas” played at Avignon OFF 2007. She regards her approach to choreography as elaborate physical behaviour and also explores movement in the context of video where she specially likes working with editing. Her short film “If ever so temporary” made with director Frederik Depickere, Brussels, was voted best of Video dance 2007, Greece. She’s educated at the Royal Swedish Ballet School and further education in dance, pedagogics and dance-film at University College of Dance, studied Russian at Stockholm University and Herzen University, S:t Petersburg, selected for a Masterclass-serie in audiovisual art Cimatics Brussels, danceWEB scholarshipholder, Impulstanz 06, working grants from Konstnärsnämnden, Sweden 2007 & 08.

Tobias Leira

Tobias

Light and visual design, scenography, also participating as performer, dvd-design, co-ordinator Norway.

Tobias Leira is an inventive light designer from Bergen, Norway who as part of light design and scenography also explores visual arts and video design. He has created light design for several theatre and dance performances, most recently “Øyelys” at Rogaland Teater, «My name is Rachel Corrie at Riksteatret/Det Norske Teater in Oslo, directed by Kjersti Horn; and “Som Jersusalem” by Nina Wester at Stockholms Stadsteater. Currently he is working with the piece «Elephant Stories», produced by Bergen International Festival and Nationaltheatret in Oslo.

He is educated at Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm, with a diploma in light design for theatre. Tobias has a background in making light for concerts and electronica events.

Zavoloka

Zavoloka

Music composition, sound design, playing live electronics, graphic design, Ukrainian co-ordinator.

Zavoloka (Kateryna Zavoloka) is an internationally respected electronic musician and graphic designer from Kyiv, Ukraine. Zavoloka mainly explores digital synthesizer, sometimes she uses her own recorded songs, separate phrases, words, instruments, etc. One of her big influences is the traditional Ukrainian culture. But nevertheless it’s not about world music. The aim is to reach interplay between the electronic context and rough unprocessed voices that common people sing with. She has composed music for several ukrainian films and continously tours in Europe: Her album “Plavyna” was Honorary Mentioned with Prix Ars Electronica 2005 (Austria) and she appeared with an interview in the respected music magazine “Wire”. Zavoloka collaborates with many international artists as: musicians – AGF, (Germany), Kotra (Ukraine), Mark Clifford (United Kingdom) and videoartists – IrMir (Ukraine), Bianco-Valente (Italy), PDTA (Ukraine) she also participated in “Swizhe”, swedish-ukrainian electronic music collaboration project run by the Swedish Institute. In 2008 she has received “Gaude Polonia” the grant of the Scholarship Program of the Ministry of Culture Poland in cooperation with National Center of Culture in Warsaw. She is a self learned electronic musician, she has a design education from Kyiv State Institute of Design and Craft Arts and worked many years as a graphic designer.

Alexandr Andriyashkin

Sasha

Performer, choreographer, co-ordinator Russia.

Alexandr Andriyashkin has a “math sience directed” education but loves dance and bodylanguage.  He started his professional career in Wampeter DC (Novosibirsk), where he with other young dancers began to explore synthesis of contemporary dance, physical theatre and street performance. From 1998-2005 he took part in many projects and festivals as a performer, choreographer and manager. Since then he works as a freelancer both in Russia and Europe.  He project leads a videoproject “Fingers” (one of the recent videos “10 exhalations” were shown on many festivals and bought by BBC for ART program).

In 2007 he moved to Moscow. His stage co-production “Luftmangel” is nominated for “Golden Mask-09″ (the biggest russian theatrical award).

He guest choreographs both professionals and youth and teaches contemporary dance, contact improvisation, performance as well as movement and present technique to actors. In 2009 he founded a physical project “Mera” to realize his vision of contemporary movement theatre. This includes to define what differ contemporary dance and dance theatre from other genres. “In my taste contemporary dance quite often goes away from audience into its own interests. I don’t think it’s bad but in my activity I aim to stay in contact with audience, not to “serve” but to “care”.

Johannes Burström

Johannes

Music composition, sound design, plays double bass + additional instruments, performer, web programming

Johannes Burström is a musician and composer, born in UmeÃ¥ in northern Sweden, who moves beyond being a musician on stage. He currently lives in Copenhagen, where he’s composing for and playing with a number of bands as well as co-managing the record label BoogiePost Recordings.

Besides playing the double bass and computer, Johannes is also developing software environments for computer music improvisation and performance. He has also made music and sound design for a number of theater and dance performances, among those as a musician in Helena Franzén’s dance performance “Act of no reply” and as a composer/sound designer with Memory Wax, Malmö, Sweden.

Johannes got his education at the Performance program at the Malmö Academy of Music, Musiklinjen at Skurup Folkhögskola, studied Musicology at Gothenburg University and has also studied Game Analysis and Design on University level.