calas2Paula Chaves (CO/NL) started her studies in dance and circus in New York, Berlin and Bogota- Colombia, where she was born and raised. In 2015 she obtained her degree (BA) in Choreography at S.N.D.O. School for New Dance Development, in Amsterdam. Currently she is part of the Queeristan collective. Together they organize a D.I.Y. Festival in Amsterdam as a platform to explore and counter the normative workings of gender, sexuality and identity. Paula works as an independent performance artist and is part of the performance and social circus collective Blixem.

calas5Davide De Lillis (IT/DE) is a choreographer, dancer and performer. He started his studies in contemporary dance and theater in Italy, where he collaborates with choreographer Alessandra Luberti and director Claudio Collovà. In 2011 he moved to Berlin to continue his studies at “K.I.M. Kosmos In Movement”. He founded the performing arts formations 77 Stolen Fish and ¿Che.Ne.So?, whose works have been shown in Europa, USA, India and Vietnam. Since 2012 he has collaborated regularly as an interpreter with artist Tino Seghal, having performed in several productions for European festivals and museums. In 2016 he received his Master in Live Art at University of Lincoln (UK). He teaches Yoga, collaborative creations, improvisation and movement.

cala3sRiccardo Guratti (IT/NL) started his studies in contemporary dance, improvisation, contact improvisation and theater in Italy. He graduated from Accademia di Danza Nazionale di Roma with a thesis in dance anthropology, and then moved to Palermo to collaborate with choreographer Alessandra Luberti. He went on to attend the physical theater intensive “K.I.M. Kosmos in Movement”, in Berlin and continued his artistic research in Amsterdam, at S.N.D.O School for new dance development , where he received his second BA. He creates his own works since 2010: they are often very different from each other, but all of them share a strong physical, emotional and ritualistic impact. Since 2016 Riccardo has worked as a performer with choreographer Matej Keizar. He teaches dance and movement research.

calas4Aleksandra Lemm (PL/NL) started her dance studies in Poland, and continued them in Austria at S.E.A.D Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. In 2015 she graduated from SNDO School for New Dance Development, in Amsterdam. She is a choreographer, dancer and performer. She collaborates with several theaters in Warsaw and works as a freelancer artist, showing her works in theaters around Europe.

calas1Jija Sohn (J/NL) is an Amsterdam based artist working in performance and choreography. She started her studies in dance and performance in Japan. She continued her artistic research in the USA and Europe. In 2015 she obtained her BA at S.N.D.O. School for New Dance Development, in Amsterdam. She has collaborated as a performer with artists such as Ivo Dimchev, Matanicola and Fernando Belfiore. In 2016 she received the award Moving Forward for her performance work. She is currently supported by the production house Dansmakers od Amsterdam.