UBUNTU CONNECTION: Introducing the artists – Part 2

euro-scene Leipzig’s new format at Schaubühne Lindenfels on 11 + 12 November 2022

UBUNTU CONNECTION, the new format of euro-scene, is a competition that focuses on togetherness instead of opposition. 16 artists from dance and new circus perform with and for each other on stage. In the end, a jury decides who has used the power and art of togetherness most impressively. 8 places were curated by the Berlin hip-hop dance theatre collective “Somɔgɔ”, the other 8 places were awarded by open call.

Here we present the eight artists who were selected via an open call to show which of them can improvise best with each other at the UBUNTU CONNECTION.

Dmytro Grynov i a freelance dance artist, teacher and choreographer. He works with a variety of dance companies including Sasha Waltz & Guests and Unusual Symptoms and developed his own movement methodology “Free limits” to be powerful, efficient and artistically creative through movement.

The work of dancer and performer Michaela Stará is characterised by a combination of different theatre genres and techniques. One of them is a combination of vogue and tutting dance styles with elements of ping-pong juggling, called Ping Pongue.

Guillaume Karpowicz, born in France, has performed in more than 20 countries with his diabolo performance after graduating from circus school. In 2017, he received a special jury prize at the 38th Festival Cirque de Demain in Paris. His technique focuses on the essence of simple tricks and emphasises rhythm and minimalism.

Jess Gardolin began her career with roller skating. As a choreographer, dancer, roller skater and acrobat, the multidisciplinary artist combines physical and acrobatic theatre with dance and roller skating. She tours the world with the Compagnia Finzi Pasca with 7 different shows.

Anna Holmström has worked as a choreographer and dancer for international companies such as Sadlers Wells and Flying Steps. In 2015, she founded Petricore Movement, an artistic platform that addresses issues such as mental health and climate issues.

Carolyn Gonzales is a dancehall dancer, dance teacher and dance performer. Her focus is on freestyle.

Lukáš “Berry” Bernáth started dancing in 2011 and built his dance career mainly as a battle contest dancer. Since then, he has won competitions all over the world, including SDK 2017 (Czech Republic), Six 1Cypher vol.IX (Germany).

Raul Arcangelo studied classical ballet at the Cultural School in São Paulo. He is also trained in capoeira, jazz and break dance. He joined Ballett Chemnitz in 2015/2016 and has since quickly danced his way into the hearts of the people of Chemnitz.

UBUNTU CONNECTION | Fri 11. + Sat 12. November | 21:30 until 23:30 | Schaubühne Lindenfels

Tickets and more info on UBUNTU CONNECTION, curated and hosted by Raphael Moussa Hillebrand, at UBUNTU CONNECTION.

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