A vibrant and brave project …

BODHI PROJECT is a showcase for new choreographic voices on the international contemporary dance scene. The company is part of the blackmountain non-profit organization, an association to promote contemporary dance and performance in Austria and abroad. It is considered one of the most profiled contemporary companies for young professional dancers in Europe which focuses on the avantgarde. BODHI PROJECT is internationally recognized as an exceptional platform for contemporary choreography and consistently reinvents itself with a sensational artistic range. It showcases the artistic and technical excellence of the dancers‘ complex movement repertory, demanding theatrical elements and a strong stage presence.The choreographers are specifically selected due to their varied approaches to choreography.

For the season 2021 internationally acclaimed choreographers Adrienn Hód, Reut Shemesh and JUKSTA - Paul Blackman & Christine Gouzelis have been commissioned to work with us. Guided by the artistic director Susan Quinn, the founder and director of SEAD - Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, BODHI PROJECT creates new exciting works in residency at SEAD and touring internationally the globe expanding and exploring new performance venues.

During the last years, the company has worked with Stephanie Thiersch, Hillel Kogan, Nigel Charnock, Martin Nachbar, Zoë Knights, Maya Lipsker, Matija Ferlin, Anton Lachky, Jozef Frucek, Linda Kapetanea, Magdalena Reiter, Matej Kejzar, Diego Gil, Jelka Milic, Robert Clark, Stella Zannou, Marco Torrice, Bostjan Antoncic, Moya Michael, Étienne Guilloteau, Eldad Ben Sasson, Jarkko Mandelin (FIN), Cecilia Bengolea (ARG/FRA), Lali Ayguade (ESP), Sita Ostheimer, GN | MC - Guy Nader & Maria Campos, Josè Agudo, Francesco Scavetta and Lisi Estaras.

Press comments:

For BODHI PROJECT – an excellence project – SEAD calls many well-known contemporary choreographers to Salzburg, which in turn reflects internationally. (Salzburger Nachrichten, April 2015) 

With high-quality productions and a international well-known dance academy and company, the “town of Mozart” is becoming an all-the-year hub and ‘place to be’ for contemporary dance. (Zeitgenossen Magazin, February 2016)

„Last time, this group totally convinced at the international DIALOGE-Festival of Stiftung Mozarteum and the dance festival Performing New Europe.“ (Salzburger Nachrichten, February 2016)

„…Susan Quinn’s elite ‚cadre training unit’ for contemporary dance.“ (Salzburger Fenster, March 2016)