- PULLER. Photo credit: Philippe De Gobert
- PULLER. Photo credit: Jean Luc Tanghe
- Photo Credit: Choy Ka Fai (from solo performance Nerves)
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Surjit Nongmeikapam (Bonbon) (02/03/1986) was born in Manipur, which lies in the North Eastern part of India. He is amongst the youngest and pioneering choreographers and dancers in the field of contemporary dance as a soloist. Bonbon studied B.A. in Choreography in the Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography and has worked with the Natya Stem Dance Company and Natya Maya, Bangalore as a contemporary and traditional dancer. Surjit is trained in Kathak, Kalaripayattu, Manipuri, Contemporary Dance, and the Thang-ta-martial arts form. Surjit is always learning many others movement styles from different Gurus or Mentors. He has performed and collaborated with other choreographers and directors to experience different art forms and artistic practices. He was also working part time as a dance therapist for The Human to Humane Transcultural Centre for Torture Victims (H2H) and trained in a 3-month course of Dance and Movement therapy in Kolkata Sanved, 2010.
He has been in many national and international residencies, festivals and collaborations. He tours all over India and internationally (Switzerland, France, Singapore, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Spain, Portugal, UK, and Japan) with solo performances and his company.
His performance OneVoice was programmed in Zurich by the Theater Spektakel Festival in 2013 and nominated for an award there. Black Pot and Movement-Dnce film was nominated for the Experimenta 8th International Festival of Moving Image Art 2013, India. In 2014 he won the Prakiti Excellence in Contemporary Dance Award, successfully securing funding and mentorship for his choreographic work.
Ariane Loze (10/06/1988) was trained as a theatre director at RITS (Brussels) and graduated from the Advanced Performance And Scenography Studies. During this year of research, she focused her work on the dismantling of film editing and narration principles. She has created a series of videos MÔWN (Movies on my own) in which the obstacles she chooses make the research appear: she is the actress performing all characters and deals with the impossibility to make them perform at the same time in one frame. Through editing, the illusion of two simultaneous manifestations can be created and can appeal to the spectator’s ability to use his imagination to create fiction.
The filming of these videos has been made public as a on going performance at Palais des Beaux-Arts (Center for fine Arts, Theater Festival Brussels), at Tanzhaus Düsseldorf, at the Vooruit Kunstencentrum, Ghent, during the Dansand!-festival (Oostende) and in Brut, Vienna for the ImageTanz festival. “Hinterhof” is a short film based on the same principle as MÔWN (Movies on my own), created with the support of the VAF (Flemish Audiovisual Fund) in Berlin. The series MÔWN (movies on my own) will keep on growing with different invitations in Vidéoforme (Clermont-Ferrand) and Traverse Vidéo (Toulouse) in Mars 2015.
Photo Credit: Soumita & Soumit (OneVoice)