Opening of the Perspektiven Attersee Festival (Austria) with our new production CUERPO FUNDIDO – melting bodies.

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The concept of the piece is based on our idea: How do we approach each other and how does the contact with another person influence our individuality?

People meet and try to understand each other. Action and reaction merge into each other like pieces of a puzzle. Some fit – some donʻt. A pure contact between people can only happen if each person is one with themself – with honest thoughts and natural movement. The understanding and empathy, which is needed to truly meet someone, has been explored in the creative process of CUERPO FUNDIDO.

Moving bodies slot into each other in the right moment and mutual sensitivity leads their focus, intention and velocity to become one moving entity with the natural perfection of the momentum. A question that stays with us is: Which traces do we leave inside the person we have met and how much do we personally take on from the other?

During our creative process we collaborated with composer David Longa and costume designer Sarah Schmeikal from Linz and discovered how we enhance each others work in order to complement the piece. Premier on 11th of July 2015.

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International Summer Workshop 19.07. – 02.08.15

PASSIONRED will hold a two-week intensive workshop for advanced, pre-professional and professional dancers. The focus lies on partnering and contact dance, technical training, rehearsing choreographies and dance-pieces of PASSIONRED, as well as on the development of personal and collective work.

Your mentor and teacher for the International Summer Workshop 2015 will be Julian Ricardo Yopasá Samacá – Dancer, Choreographer and Founder of the PASSIONRED Collective. He will create with you the choreography for the final Performance, give you personal advice and share as much experience as possible. Selina Glockner, a dancer from Germany, is going to assist Julian during classes and rehearsals. Together they will introduce you to the choreography and partner work of our upcoming project “Cuerpo Fundido” as well as to our current Project “TOYBOX” which has been presented in São Paulo on the 6th of December 2014.  Furthermore we invite Ewa Wilisowska – Polish dancer and certified Gyrokinesis trainer – as a guest teacher for the morning classes.

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Dança à Deriva – 2nd South American Contemporary Dance Festival in São Paulo

The PASSIONRED Collective was invited to perform their current work TOYBOX at the 2nd Contemporary Dance Festival “Dança à Deriva” in São Paulo, Brasil.

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From December 1st until December 9th 2014, we spent fantastic 10 days, taking and teaching workshops, rehearsing in the studios of Centro de Referência da Dança da Cidade de São Paulo and perform our work TOYBOX on the 6th of December 2014. It was great to share this inspiring experience and incredibly creative time with companies from Costa Rica, Mexico, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia and dive into the contemporary dance of South America.

TRIPTICO – PassionRED Collective

PASSIONRED is a collective which seeks to find new ways of expression. Through collaborating with artists from different disciplines like Dance, Aerial-Acrobacy, Photography and Design various performances are realised on stage.

TRIPTICO 2014, with Julian Yopasá, photography: Barbara Mair

Selina danced in TRIPTICO, which was a performance project dedicated to peace. In collaboration with choreographers Oren Lazovski and Julian Yopasá the piece was created for four female dancers and premiered in Atterseehalle (Austria) and Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz in August 2014.

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Street Stories Project as a company performer

In 2013, 16 emerging artists were put into collaborative teams, allocated dancers and tasked with creating new work based on the Brothers Grimms’ fairytale “Hänsel and Gretel”. The project culminated in a sharing of work in the Linbury Studio Theatre at Royal Opera House in July 2013.

Mentored by Artistic Director, Kerry Nicholls, the artists and their company of performers worked with a variety of guest artists who inspired and challenged them, and gave them new ideas about topics including choreography, use of language, dramaturgy, design and lighting design.

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75 Watt – documentary project with Alexander Whitley and Tuur Van Balen