Choreographers 2009/10


Keren Levi (Israel/Netherlands) is a dance-artist, based in Amsterdam. She focuses on movement and its organization following a coherent concept or a task, placing the body at the center of her investigation, teasing the boundaries of both performers and public. Keren has been commissioned to create her own work by CaDans festival, Dans Werk Plaats Amsterdam (DWA), DanceAtaliers Rotterdam, Grand Theatre Groningen and by Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst and fonds voor Podium en Amatuure Kunst. In Israel Keren danced with The Kibbutz Dance Company and Batsheva Ensemble. During the past 12 years she has been working in the dance field throughout Europe as a freelance dancer, teacher and choreographer. As a freelance dancer Keren worked with companies and makers such as Christine Gaigg, Philippe Blanchard, Sanna Myllylahti and Club Guy & Roni among others. She is also teaching company classes for Sasha Waltz & Guests and Ultima Vez and teaches in festivals and training programs across Europe such as SEAD, HJS Amsterdam, The Loft Brussels, Tanzquartier and Impulstanz Vienna.

Oleg Soulimenko (Russia/Austria) lives and works in Vienna and Moscow. In 1985 Oleg graduated in construction engineering at the Bauman Moscow State Technical University and decided to be a dancer. He founded the Saira Blanche Theatre in 1990, developing a highly sophisticated and provocative form of dance improvisation. Soulimenko cooperated with artist like Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, Markus Schinwald, Meg Stuart & Damaged Goods, Lebbeus Woods, Jennifer Lacey a.o. His most recent performances were presented in Eastern and Western Europe, the U.S.A., in Canada and Israel like Tanzquartier Wien and brut Theater in Vienna, Performa 07 in New York, Steirischer Herbst in Graz, Tangente in Montreal, Cankarev Dom in Ljubljana, Dostoyevsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Jerusalem Gerard Bercher Center, Kunstverein Hannover, MAK - Museum for Applied Arts Vienna, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz and Kunsthalle Wien.

Milli Bitterli (Austria) is a dancer and choreographer. She started with dancing at the age of 4 years and achieved her education in Ballet school of Wiener Staatsoper and Konservatorium Wien. Touring through Europe she did further studies on contemporary dance. During her economy study she already has been engaged by companies like Zürich Tanztheater, NKK, Charisma, Ivan Wolfe Cie., Konnex und Pool; later Willi Dorner Cie., Elio Gervasi Cie, DV8 Physical Theatre and Damaged Goods and worked with choreographers like Meg Stuart, Javier de Frutos, Nigel Charnock and Lloyd Newson. In 2000 she founded “artificial horizon”, a contemporary dance company which since has worked with people such as Christine de Smedt, Wendy Houston, Superamas, Christine Gaigg, Markus Schinwald, Robert Steijn, Jack Hauser und Jennifer Lacey. From 2001 to 2004 Milli was curator of trainings and workshops at Tanzquartier Wien. She is regularly teaching trainings, workshops and master classes.

Roberto Oliván (Spain) is one of Europe's most exciting, young choreographers. Spanish by origin he studied at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona and P.A.R.T.S. in Belgium. Roberto danced with ROSAS which toured all over the world before becoming the resident choreographer for the theater HET NET in Brugge where he created his first full length choreography, the award winning "Natural Strange Days". Roberto's work has been extremely varied, creating choreographies for Dance Companies as well as choirs, advising actors and collaborating on a dance-circus project directed by Fatou Traoré. He has also been prolific within his own company, the ENCLAVE dance company. Roberto has worked with among others, Robert Wilson, Trisha Brown, Josse de Pauw and Tom Jansen and created pieces for the Korean National University of Arts in Seoul, the Ensemble Walpurgis, Vertigo Dance Company in Israel among others. For BODHI PROJECT he created his newest piece “Only Real When Shared”.