Choreographers 2011/12

Jelka Milic (Slovenia) is a choreographer and video-dance artist based in London. Her work is strongly rooted in a process-led practice and she uses dance and the moving image as a means of establishing a relationship with the audience that strives towards intuitive forms of perception. Her work has received support from Artsadmin, The Place and Sadler's Wells among others, has been presented in over 15 countries, and continues to be shown throughout Europe. She has been shortlisted for Matthew Bourne's New Adventures Choreographer Award, was a semi-finalist for The Place Prize and won best performance prize at Kansk International Festival. She has studied at University of Ljubljana, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, Austria and Middlesex University, London. Jelka is also a member of the Iyengar Yoga Association UK and teaches yoga in the classical tradition of B.K. S Iyengar. Since 2008 she is part of the guest faculty at SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance), teaching Yoga and choreography program.

Diego Gil (Argentina) studied philosophy and dance in Buenos Aires. Since his graduation from the School for New Dance Development in 2003 he is making performances that mixes philosophical quest with dance practice. Investigating the potential of the body and (its) movement to produce thoughts and feelings that shifts away from common sense frames of interpretation. Diego Gil sees choreography as a dynamic practice that transforms personal, social and existential concerns into concepts in motion. He uses the concepts to embed the choreographic practice with chance and indeterminacy keeping it as an ever growing process of becoming. Choreographies as Emotional Architecture of Movement, Creating Sense and About falling, had been presented at International dance festivals in Europe and abroad (Tanz Im August, Rencontres Choregraphiques, ImpulsTanz, etc). His latest performances are Outdoors, a 45 dancers performances for the Austrian open air festival SommerSZENE and The Half a one and a half long year project dealing with a flexible mode of production for an artistic community.

Nigel Charnock was born poor and never went to university. He trained as an actor and then as a dancer. He has been working in the theatre for over thirty years, performing, directing, choreographing, writing, singing, laughing and screaming. He co-founded DV8 Physical Theatre in 1986. He traveld the world creating works of 'Total Theatre'. He loved cats and saxophones.