Choreographers 2015/16

Etienne Guilloteau

Christine Gouzelis

Paul Blackman


Sita Ostheimer

Mark Lorimer

Eldad Ben Sasson


Etienne Guilloteau (France/Belgium) trained at P.A.R.T.S. and finished his studies in 2002 with the solo Love me two times, which he showed in several European venues. Since that he has worked in numerous international productions. Guilloteau started his collaboration with wp Zimmer in Antwerp in 2002, which resulted with the creation of the duet Skènè danced with Claire Croizé, that was presented for the first time at cc Berchem in Antwerp in February 2004. In 2006 Etienne Guilloteau created his second duet La Magnificenza, performed with Vincent Dunoyer (dance) and Hans Meijer (light). In 2007 he created the piece Dido in collaboration with Claire Croizé, a video installation performance based on the third episode of Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas. In his work, Etienne Guilloteau focuses on the dramatic interplay of dance, music and light. In 2008, he, Claire Croizé and Nada Gambier founded the company Action Scénique, with headquarters in Brussels.

Christine Gouzelis (Greece) graduated from the Athens State School of Dance (K.S.O.T) in 2004. Since 2005 Christine became a member of the 'Jasmin Vardimon's Physical Dance Theatre Company' which is based in London. She also went on to become the rehearsal director of Jasmin Vardimon's company. In her role assisting choreographically and participating at Hellenic Dance Company she worked with choreographers such as Wim Vandekeybus, Rootlessroot, Tono Lachky, Pascal Rioult, Athina Valha and others. In 2010 she took part in the renowned workshop ‘50days’ with Master David Zambrano in Costa Rica and became a member of the 50collective, touring through the USA and Europe. In 2010 she founded alongside Paul Blackman Jukstapoz Dance Theatre for which they create various projects internationally. In 2015 she was an artist-in-residence at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and created the recent piece Fragile Matter. 

Paul Blackman (Australia) Following graduation from the regarded West Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2002, Paul was accepted as one of the first apprentice's under guidance of Simon Dow and performed with the West Australian Ballet. He then joined Buzz Dance Theatre in 2004 with Felicity Bott, where he toured regional and interstate Australia performing and working within remote aboriginal communities. By 2006 he was working in N.Y.C with Battery Dance Company under Jonathan Hollander and also became a member of the Israeli U.K. based choreographer and associate artist of Sadlers Well's Jasmin Vardimon's Company, where he toured internationally. In 2010 Paul was selected to participate in the '50Days' workshop lead by Master 'David Zambrano'.  Recently he has been freelancing and working with various companies throughout Europe such as the formidable 'Rootlessroot' company, touring their most resent work up until 2015. Since 2010 he is working alongside Christine Gouzelis at Jukstapoz Dance Theatre for which they create various projects internationally.

Jukstapoz was founded in 2010 by Christine Gouzelis and Paul Blackman and is based in Athens, Greece. Their ambition is to entertain the curiosity of audiences that have the tendency to observe the subnormal and appreciate the genre of Physical Dance Theatre, by means of an offbeat, cinematic approach. Together they collaborate, tour and teach at several international platforms and have received commissions from Sadler’s Wells, Jasmin Vardimon Company (JV2), Athens Festival, Spider Festival, Dot504 Company, National Greek Orchestra and the Hellenic Dance Company. Fragile Matter was created as an artist-in-residence at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and will be edited and re-enacted by seven BODHI dancers.

Sita Ostheimer (Germany/UK) studied at the Dr. Hoch's Konservatorium and the University of Music and Performance Arts in Frankfurt am Main. After that she joined MS Schrittmacher in Oldenburg, worked with Galili Dance (Itzik Galili), and then continued her career in Amsterdam with Krisztina de Chatel. In June 2008 she joined the Hofesh Shechter Company in London. As a choreographer she created Noble thinking (2011), Accompany (2012) and Dissimilar foxes (2014) for Shechter’s IN GOOD COMPANY, and in addition worked on Restaging Hofesh Shechter work Splinter for Edge '13,  In your rooms and Uprising for NDT I. Since 2012, Sita's freelance work has included an installation by Leah Capaldi, research and performance with the National Theatre (UK) and numerous short films. She teaches at various schools and universities.

Mark Lorimer (UK/Belgium) graduated at London School of Contemporary Dance (LSCD) in 1991. As a dancer he is primarily known for his long-term collaboration with ZOO/Thomas Hauert and Rosas/Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (since 1994). For Rosas he is constantly working as a rehearsal director as well. He is collaborating with artists like Mia Lawrence, Jonathan Burrows, Deborah Hay, Boris Charmatz, and Alix Eynaudi with who he was working on the pieces Monique (2012) and Edelweiß (premiere 2015). He created two full-evening-pieces To Intimate with the cellist Thomas Luks and Rosas-dancer Cynthia Loemij, and Dancesmith - Camel, Weasel, Whale. Mark is teaching professional dancers at P.A.R.T.S., Laban Centre London, Movement Research New York and ImPulsTanz Festival Vienna.

Eldad Ben Sasson (Israel) Studied at the Bat Dor School of Dance. He worked with the Vertigo Dance Company, directed by Noa Wertheim and Adi Sha'al and with the Batsheva Dance Company, directed by Ohad Naharin. He has also worked and collaborated with many choreographers; among them are Mats Ek, Paul Norton, Yoshifumi Inao, Orjan Andersson, Michael Getman, Noa Dar, Sharon Eyal and others. He is invited to give workshops in schools, academies and companies in Israel and around the world. As a choreographer - won 1st place and won the best dancer award. He created a solo piece Heterotopia, which its world tour was a great success. For his piece Strange Attractor received excellent reviews. He is a guest performer in different projects.