Opus 1


8. International Competition of Young Dance Performers OPUS 1 – Short Dance Piece 2016

Slovenian National Theatre Celje
Saturday, 11 June 2016




Roberto Olivan, spanish by origin, he studied at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona and P.A.R.T.S. in Belgium. Roberto performed under the direction of renowned directors such as Robert Wilson, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker (ROSAS), Josse de Pauw and Tom Jansen. In 2001 he formed his own company, the ROBERTO OLIVAN PERFORMING ARTS, to continue his research in all movement aspects. ROBERTO OLIVAN PERFORMING ARTS company produced many performances. He has created choreographic works for the Korean National University of Arts, CEPRODAC Company (Mexico), DE HELLING Musiektheater (Holland), VERTIGO Dance Company (Israel), Iceland Dance Company ... among many others. Since the very beginning, what is reflected in the creations of Roberto Olivan is its singular vision of dance and the need to establish a dialogue with other artistic disciplines.
Furthemore, he is also the founder and artistic director of DELTEBRE DANSA FESTIVAL.



Marta Bevilacqua


Marta Bevilacqua is a dancer and choreographer, who trained at the Accademia Isola Danza in Venice, under the direction of  Carolyn Carlson (2001); she has collaborated with the Company Arearea since 1998. She also has a Masters in Communication and Non Verbal Languages specialising in performance. She has worked with several companies including Adarte, Aldes, Balletto Civile, Ersilia Danza, Naturalis Labor, TPO and CSS Teatro stabile d’innovazione del Friuli Venezia Giulia, and since 2002 has taught contemporary dance at the Civica Accademia d’Arte Drammatica Nico Pepe in Udine. Marta has choreographed several works including ‘Nec Nec’ which won the second prize for Best Choreography at Cortoindanza 2010 in Cagliari. She composed the trilogy the Book of Meat, a study focused on the genealogy of the body.Her artistic research brings together two seemingly irreconcilable languages: dance and philosophy.



Katja  Legin


Katja Legin got her formal dance education at Laban in London (2004-2007). After graduation in 2007, she joined an international dance company based in Ljubljana- EnKnapGroup (EKG). In the two years (2007- 2009) with the company she worked and performed in various pieces by different Slovene and international choreographers and directors. She continued postgraduate studies in theatre directing at Ljubljana's Academy for theatre, radio, film and television, where she focused on research projects that dealt with improvisation, aliveness and performative skills. Upgrade of her theoretical thesis was published as a book Dualities: Performer and his work (City Theatre of Ljubljana, 2015). She works as performer, choreographer and dramaturge. She also co-curates monthly improvisational events Neforma. In 2012 she iniciated No!training Lab, a laboratory in which a team of performers/authors researched different aspects of performing art (1.performative skills, 2.dramaturgy/analysis, 3.staging) and concluded the thee year period with a performance (Dec 2015).









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