Choreographers 2010/2011


Matej Kejzar (Slovenia) is a young, upcoming choreographer and dancer. He studied at the Amsterdam School for New Dance Development (SNDO). After his studies he worked as teacher and choreographer. He taught at renowned European dance institutions such as SNDO, Amsterdam, SEAD/Salzburg and Tanzquartier Wien, as well as in India, China and Taiwan. In his work as a choreographer and teacher, he collaborates with musicians, actors and painters, among others, W. Prager. His productions are presented at festivals and on theatre stages around the world. His artistic development is mainly influenced by Katie Duck and Martin Sonderkamp.

Maya Lipsker danced three years in Ohad Naharin's Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv (2000-2003). She also danced for the choreographer Lara Barsaq in Israel and Europe (1999-2004). In November 2004 she arrived to Berlin and joined the Research Project with Sasha Waltz and Guests. Since 2004 Maya is active as an independent choreographer, dancer and contemporary dance teacher and is based in Berlin. Her work performed in Berlin (Dock11, Lucky Trimmer, Tanztage), Stuttgart, Theater Freiburg-Heidelberg, Essen (Pact Zollverein), Theater Görlitz, Theater Greifswald, Ireland (Project Art Center Dublin), Romania and Greece (Athens).

Zoë Knights (Australia) is an artist and performer who has carved a unique niche in the field of contemporary performance. Her creations are distinct for their unity of sound, movement, lighting and design, inventions that produce transformative moments and mesmerizing synchronizations. Her productions have been praised for their visual and acoustic coherence, as well as their intensity and inventiveness. After Graduating from David Atkins Performing Arts Studios in Sydney with honours, Zoë continued her training and choreographic development at SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. In 2000 she received her diploma and began working as a performer in her own work as well as with such others as Brice Leroux, Mia Lawrence, Krystina Lhotakova, Cabula6, LawineTorren. Zoë works internationally as a choreographer, dancer, vocalist and actor. She currently lives and works in Berlin and Salzburg. She has received various prizes for both her choreographic and vocal work. She also regularly teaches classes in yoga, contemporary dance and choreography.

Magdalena Reiter (Poland) is a choreographer, dancer, and teacher, currently living and working in Slovenia. She graduated from the National Ballet School in Gdansk, Poland (1987-96) and P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) in Brussels, Belgium (1996-99). Her own choreographies are All these apropos, Between the blessed brackets, Attention, Forma interrogativa, Moment, Solo, Heksamiton, 36,5°C, as well as for the Polish Dance Theatre - Poznan Ballet the pieces Insomnia and Modus vivendi. Her works were performed in Poland, Slovenia, Belgium, France, England, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Holland, Italy, Denmark, Croatia, Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina.