Artists

CALA 2017

calas2 Fabrizia d’Intino (IT) is a freelance dance artist. In 2008 she graduated from the National Dance Academy of Rome (IT) and in 2011 from Artez Hogeschool vor de Kunsten in Arnhem (NL). She develops and performs her own works mostly in collaboration with other artists, in Europe and in North and South America. Since 2013 she is the artistic manager at B.I.D.E. – Barcelona International Dance Exchange. Her work “Wannabe” is the winning project of (In)Generazione 2017 – Fondazione Fabbrica Europa.

calas2 Federico Scettri (IT) plays drums in different bands touring around Italy and Europe. From 2007 to 2014 he recorded several albums for the Italian label “El Gallo Rojo”. He collaborated with artists close to the “pop” scene and for more avant-gardist projects.

calas2 Isadora Tomasi (IT/NL) graduated in 2011 from the theater school “Scene 7” of Lyon, France and from the Mime school of Amsterdam in 2015. In 2008 she started composing her own music which she performs with bands, in solo and in/for performances. She performed and collaborated for/with Giulio D’anna, Nicole Beutler, the artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige and the collective My Sisters’ Collected Fantasies. www.cargocollective.com/isadoratomasi

calas2 Martin Hansen (AU/DE) is a choreographer and a dancer. In 2012 he was named ‘Dancer of the Year’ by Tanz Magazin. He was a danceweb scholar in 2013 and was the winner of the Origin Foundation Scholarship in 2014. He graduated at the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin in 2014. In 2015 Martin received the Einstiegs Forderrung from the Berliner Senate and Art Start funding from the Australia Council. His works have been shown in several theaters and festivals in Europe and Australia. Since 2012 he has collaborated regularly as an interpreter with artist Tino Seghal, having performed in several productions for European festivals and museums. www.cargocollective.com/martinbhansen

calas2Fenia Kotsopoulou (GR/UK) is a cross-disciplinary artist whose practice encompasses performance (art), dance, video and photography. She holds a MFA in Choreographing Live Art, and a BA in Dance studies. Pivotal topics of her rhizomatic practice include: the body as a site of transformation and repository of emotions; personal and collective memory; performing documentation and alternative uses of archives; formation and deconstruction of female identity. In search of a holistic way to express her vision she collaborates with artists from different fields/cultural backgrounds. www.feniakotsopoulou.wixsite.com

calas2 Daz Disley (UK) works across a range of modalities. He was a musician and sound engineer before becoming a surround-sound & sound-art facilitator and systems consultant. As a visualist and performer he combines his musical aptitude with live-patching and video manipulation. As an artist he works regularly with photo and video, creating bespoke code and tooling. Currently resident artist with x-church/Slumgothic, Daz has taught as a visiting artist and presented to a variety of conferences in the sound-art & experimental music fields. www.dazdisley.co.uk/

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. www.cheneso.com www.rhizophora.weebly.com

calas5Sebastian Collado (CL/DE) studied dance and theater at the University of Chile and at the Modern School of Music in Chile and Argentina. As a dancer, he has performed in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Austria and Norway. Since four years Sebastián teaches dance, dance-theater and performance between Austria, Italy and Germany. He has recently received his Master’s degree in “Gender Studies, Culture and Social Change” at the University of Innsbruck (AT). www.aranjuez24.wixsite.com/sebacollado

Irina profile picIrina Lavrinovic (LT/BE) During her teenage years, Irina was a long distance runner. At the same time, she studied arts at the Prienai Art School, within the Fine Arts department. In 2010 Irina graduated from the Lithuanian Music and Theater Academy where she obtained Bachelor and Master degrees. In 2016 she took part in the DanceWEB international scholarship program under the mentorship of Tino Sehgal. Later on, she co-initiated The Pool: a container for performing and visual artists exploring, complicating, and resituating choreography. www.irinalavrinovic.com

calas4Asher Lev (IL/BE) Born in Canada in 1981, Lev grew up in Israel. He is a performance maker and dancer who has worked for independent choreographers in Israel and abroad as well as for companies such as Batsheva Dance Company (ISR) and Carte Blanche (NO). Lev has an M.A. in Choreography from the Amsterdam University of the Arts (2016). He is interested in experimental somatic practices, radical physiologies, process and experiential philosophies, notions of community and togetherness and the public sphere. www.asherlev.com

calas1Mao Nakagawa (JP/NL) Started her dance studies in Japan. She continued her artistic research at the SNDO – School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam, where she graduated in 2017. The body, alongside with time and space, lies at the core of her performance research. In her works she aims to balance the idea/concept, movement and other elements of performing arts, so to invite the audience to engage with their feelings/sensations.

CALA 2016

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. www.cheneso.com       www.rhizophora.weebly.com

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. www.riccardoguratti.wordpress.com

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. www.jijasohn.com