Project participants

Nora Elberfeld completed a BA in Contemporary Dance & Pedagogy (Anton Bruckner University, Linz – A) as well as a MA in Performance Studies (University of Hamburg). Since 2008 she works as a freelance dancer, choreographer and movement pedagogue mainly in Germany, Austria and Portugal. Her latest work “You’re from the 70ies but I’m a 90ies bitch” was selected for the Aerowaves Spring Forward Festival in Umeå, Sweden in April 2014.
Marjan Parvand was born in Teheran in 1970. Since then she has lived in many different cities in the world - such as Richmond Virginia, Washington D.C., New York City, Bremen, Hamburg, Berlin. In short terms: One could say that she is a truely cross-cultural-global-local-wanderer.
Her working experience varies. She has worked in the Opera in Hamburg as a cloak woman, a cleaning assistant at a home for addicts, and a nurse in a home for mentally and bodily disabled people. She has also written texts for the newspaper Hamburger Morgenpost, worked as a tv-producer, reporter and anchor at N24 in Berlin. Her employer at the moment is ARD-Aktuell, where she works as a senior editor.
Jelena Mihelcić is a journalist, dance writer and a PR professional. For more than 10 years she has been publishing texts about dance in Croatian national cultural bi-weekly Vijenac, Movements (Kretanja) dance magazine, online magazine, and later the independent dance web magazine where she is part of the editorial board. Jelena graduated Journalism at the Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb and attended dance classes during her entire educational period.
Martina Nevistić is author, performer, pedagogue. She completed her studies at Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD), with a solo performance made by Matija Ferlin (“Lucky between the mountains”). She studied also in Bruxelles and Berlin and was a scholar of Nomad dance academy education program, traveling for four months across several Balkan countries. Founder of O.N.E. Art Company, she explores her authorial work in the field of performing arts and multimedia.
Silvia Aufiero graduated with a bachelor’s degree in “Performance and Visual Arts” Silvia carried out a “European Project” internship at Birmingham City Council - UK. She collaborated as a press agent with many cultural institutions and festivals in Italy and she still collaborates with NonSoloCinema online webzine, writing ballet dance reviews. She has formed herself as a Cultural Fundraiser at the AICCON Fundraising School - Forlì and she is also a member of ASSIF, the Italian Association of Fundraiser. Since 2011 she works for Teatro de LiNUTILE - Padova where she is in charge of the shows’ distribution and she works as a press agent and fundraising assistant.
Giorgia Nardin starts training in ballet at a very young age, to then enroll in a three year degree course at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds (UK). She graduates in 2010 majoring in Movement Studies. She participates in 2012 to the edition of Choreoroam Europe. Since 2013 she participates in the B Project, an international project for choreographic productions based on the works of painter Hieronymus Bosch.
Loïc Perela (F) is educated as a professional dancer. He works and lives in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. After dancing in various European companies and choreographing for amongst others Scapino Ballet, he decided to be independent and develop his own identity as a maker. He recently created a few works under the support of Dansateliers in Rotterdam. His main interest is to find and communicate the essence of movement, by understanding which sensations are attached to which emotions. He chooses to create work that approaches movement from an experiential, rather than a representational place.
Merel Heering graduated from the master Theatre and Dance Studies (cum laude) at the University of Utrecht. With her master thesis she was nominated for the TIN Theatre Thesis Price 2011. After collaborating at ICK Amsterdam with Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten for two years, Merel is now working independently as a writer, dramaturge and presenter for amongst others NDT, Amsterdam School for the Arts, Dutch Dance Festival, Dansateliers and independent choreographers.
Liv O’Donoghue is a dance maker, performer and Associate Artist with Dance Ireland (2011 to 2013). She trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance where she graduated with the Outstanding Achievement Award in 2007. As a choreographer Liv works collaboratively with various artists, with sound and design serving as integral elements to her work. Human behaviour is a central theme which is explored through working with performers of diverse ages from various disciplines and cultural identities.
Rachel Donnelly is a freelance arts journalist, editor and writer living in Dublin. Rachel has had an interest in dance and writing since childhood, and has studied both fields. In January 2012 Rachel was invited to participate in Resolution! Review, a six-week initiative run by The Place in London with the aim of promoting dance criticism. Since then Rachel has written for a number of publications in Ireland and abroad. For the last two years, Rachel has taken on the role of official blogger for the Dublin Dance Festival.
Sylvain Vigné first trained in circus arts (Circus School of Lyon, of Chambéry), then in theater and in dance (TDMI, Kilina Crémona in Lyon). In 2007, he took part in the training “From the performer to the author” and he obtained a bachelor degree in Performing Arts Anthropology from Lyon University. From 2008 to 2012, he was a performer and associate choreographer in PARC Company. In 2013 he creates his first choreography "Mordu…" for the public place. Since 2001 he is also a writer and singer in several musical groups.
Antoine Quirion studied in three different universities (Nantes, Rennes and Grenoble) to finally get a license of Hispanic philology in 2010 and a master of history of art in 2011. In this way, he could learn about various means of expression (visual art, literature) and to use language’s tools.
Thanks to those studies, he could explore various professional fields. Currently he is exploring various ways to communicate with people sensibility. your social media marketing partner
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