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Anna
Alexandre

Artistic Director –  Author – Producer – Programmer

After a double curriculum in dance and management that took her from Nice to Montreal, Anna Alexandre began in 1996 her career in administration and artistic production within several international dance companies.

In 2009, she founded Stéla, organization aiming for the development of strong artistic projects in France and abroad Anna creates in 2010 the DesArts//DesCinés Festival in Saint-Étienne – FR, exploring the great contemporary questions through the crossed prisms of Dance and Cinema. Anna launches in 2015 the Festival’s International Dance Short Film Competition, the winners of which are welcomed in writing or filming residencies for their next dance films.

Since then, she has co-produced no less than 9 dance films, including 3 authored documentaries and 6 shorts.

At the same time, she participates in the foundation of the Studiotrade network for the sharing of residency spaces in Europe, and in 2018 in the Mediterranean Screendance Network to further encourage the circulation of artists, works and ideas.

In 2019, Anna launches the DAN.CIN.LAB platform, with a brand new international festival dedicated to Social Cinedance.

That same year, she co-signed with director Anthony Faye “Moving Bodies”, her first authored documentary about young dancers with disabilities engaged in an inclusive creation of Ravel’s Boléro in the Loire region and the Reunion Island.

Lucia Carolina
De Rienzo

Assistant Director – Cultural Project Manager – Executive Director – Dramaturgist

After graduating as theatre actress and working for several years in between Rome and Turin, she trains in physical and dance theatre with the Turin based dancer and choreographer, Enrica Brizzi.

With whom she works as dramaturg and assistant director in several stage performances from 2007 to 2010. With a Master Degree in Philosphy at the University of Turin, she in Lettera Moderne, in 2010 obtained the Master in Cultural Project Management at Fitzcarraldo Foundation.
She has been Project manager of the European project « PerCorpi Visionari », she has also been Performing Arts Consultant at Turin’s Metropolitan Urban Center (2014-15).
 
 
Since 2010 she has worked as a project manager, executive director and co- artistic director at COORPI, of which she is also Vice President. 
 
She is the artistic director of the national screendance contest La Danza in 1 minuto (8 editions) and of “Campo Largo”, the first Italian artistic residency focused on screendance, a cross-media creative incubator between dance, video, sound design, performance site specific and territorial storytelling.
 
She is Executive Producer of transmedia dance& New Tech projects, such as “re – FLOW” and “Zona Martiska”. 
 
 
In the last 5 years she has produced with COORPI 25 original short dance films, which have been selected in international festivals in over 40 different countries and won  12 different awards.

Dr Marc
Wagenbach

Performance Studies Researcher – Dramaturgist – Producer –  Programmer

Marc Wagenbach (Dr. phil.) studied Theater Studies, Film and Television Studies at the University of Cologne and at universities in Sydney, Berlin and Bayreuth. He gained his doctorate in the field of Media Studies and Aesthetics at the University of Cologne with the thesis on “Digital Culture. During his studies he worked with various choreographers and directors as a dramaturge and assistant, including South African choreographer Robyn Orlin. In 2007, he became Assistant to Pina Bausch and a member of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.

Following the death of Pina Bausch he was appointed Research and development manager of the Pina Bausch Foundation (2009-2013) and was involved in the concept and development of the archiving project: “An Invitation From Pina. An Archive As A Workshop For The Future“ founded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes), by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Dr. Werner Jackstädt Foundation.

In 2014, he founded Ekeby International Research Center for Contemporary Arts in the Netherlands, where he develops interdisciplinary formats of research and knowledge transfer in the field of dance and cultural studies with an emphasis on practices of documentation und rehearsal studies. From 2016 to 2017, he worked as conference manager of the international conference “OverFlow“ at Kampnagel, Hamburg, funded by the Office of Science, Research and Equalities (BWFG) and the German Research Foundation (DFG). In 2017, Wagenbach was also part of the research project: “Translating Movements. Transformations of Dance Aesthetics and their Medial Framing – The Example of ‘African Dance’“ with in the scope of the research group “Translating and Framing. Practices of Medial Transformations“, funded by the State Excellence Program of the Ministry for Science, Research and Equalities Hamburg. He worked as lecturer at Universität Hamburg, Department of Performance Studies.

In 2018, he was appointed member of the board of TANZRAUSCHEN e. V. Wuppertal. Marc Wagenbach has won numerous awards for his work.

Jukka
Rajala-Granstubb

Film Director – Producer –            Programmer    

Educated as Bachelor of Culture and Arts in filmmaking. After years of working as editor and director at YLE broadcaster, he started private production company MALAKTA Art Factory. From 2007 Malakta Art Factory has established as initiator and a producer of innovative art projects and audiovisual productions. Malakta runs a yearly arts and a residency program, art festival Burning ART, hosts cross arts workshops and functions as a creative hub for international arts and cultural networks. Malakta Art Factory has been awarded multiple times about their cultural activities and creative entrepreneurship.

As a filmmaker Jukka Rajala-Granstubb makes films about people. He is interested in other peoples’ stories and aims to transfer their energy, ideas and experiences onto film. Rajala-Granstubb refers to his filmworks as “portrait films” as they are conceived and then completed with the subject as sole focus. His films have been awarded and screened internationally. As a cinematographer he has worked for many short films and drama series.

As a producer Rajala-Granstubb has concentrated on documentaries and short films.
“In my productions I want to value ethics and aesthetics, most of all the message which needs to be heart and world changing. What we invest our effort needs to make the world a bit better place, one production at a time.”

Chrysanthi
Badeka

Choreographer – Cinematographer – Dancer – Videodance Trainer – Editor – Co-Artistic Director of Athens Video Dance Project

Chrysanthi Badeka is a freelance choreographer, cinematographer, dancer, editor and co-Artistic Director of ATHENS VIDEO DANCE PROJECT – International Dance Film Festival. After graduating from Rallou Manou Professional Dance School (Athens, 2004), she attended her master degree in Tisch School of the Arts, NYU (New York, 2005), with scholarships from the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece and New York University. Coming back to Athens in 2009, she attended the postgraduate course of Digital Arts (Athens School of Fine Arts). Since 2009, she has given over 30 videodance workshops and she has produced over 60 promo trailers and documentaries, as well as the DVD of The Return of Dionysus – Terzopoulos, with whom she has been collaborating constantly since 2012 as a video archivist. As interdisciplinary artist she has been kindly supported with grants by NEON foundation and the Ministry of Culture in Greece.

She has collaborated among others with The Yard Festival, Moving Silence Festival, GSO Festival, Athens Videoart Festival, National Theater of Northern Greece, Athens Epidaurus festival, Dance Festival of the Greek Choreographers, 51st Dimitria Festival of Thessaloniki, Onassis Foundation (sgt), Michalis Kakogiannis Foundation, NEON Foundation, Technopolis and Embros Theater and with the Greek Ministry of Education as a member of the Scientific Committee concerning Dance & New Media in Artistic High Schools (2014-2016).

DAN.CIN.LAB. is an artistic platform gathering all the activities of the organisation under the same banner: creation, production and dissemination of projects crossing dance and cinema to explore societal issues:

> DAN.CIN.FEST for a new version of Stéla’s Festival focusing on societal cinedance, though screenings, workshops, discussions and participatory projects mixing French and foreign artists, professionals and amateurs, disabled and non-disabled people.

> DAN.CIN.FILMS for the production of societal dance films worlwide.

> DAN.CIN.PASS for the agency specialised in artists’ consultancy on strategic matters in France and abroad.

> DAN.CIN.PROD for the creation of tailored-made projects bridging movement and image to answer business and new cities challenges.

COORPI is a cultural non – profit organization, gathering dancers, choreographers , teachers and professionals working in the dance field on different levels. The association was founded in November 2002 to commend choreutic professionals by supporting their professional and creative development, develop new interaction’ processes between artists and local communities, engage new audiences, promote training and research on contemporary dance and to encourage new forms of collaboration and networking, providing a dynamic space for discussion and dialogue between its members, local communities, regional and national institutions.

Since 2011, COORPI has focused on projects with a strong multimedia and interactive component, combining dance, video, social media and the development of interdisciplinary expressive formats to improve creative and physical narrative across the body and relaunching screendance production and dissemintaion on a national scale.

In this direction the association’s intervention strategies voluntarily place themselves on a liminal position of experimentation between different artistic expression and call in to question a multiplicity of “actors” in the artistic, technical and economic field, imagining production, training and distribution as an organic process.

All this has accredited and consolidated the strategic positioning of the organization both at a national and international level, as subject devoted to promoting broader and new audiences for dance, with a major focus on youngsters (<30).

TANZRAUSCHEN e.V. is an organization founded in 2013 by artists, curators, dancers, designers, web designers and filmmakers from Wuppertal. It is a non-profit organization with the mission of cultural and aesthetic development and awareness of the genre of dance for the screen through workshops, exhibitions, screenings, lectures, symposia, festivals and special projects.

TANZRAUSCHEN focuses on combining the art forms of dance and performance with film, video, sound and media design.

ART FACTORY MALAKTA was established in 2007 by Ann-Maj Granstubb and Jukka Rajala-Granstubb with a vision to create a space for people, creativity, wellbeing and development.

Malakta has been arranging and hosting events, concerts, theatre, markets, workshops, masterclasses, retreats and creative get-togethers since 2007. Malakta houses artist studios, crafts workshops, artist residencies and a film production company all under the same roof. Malakta’s creative community also realize projects together with regional, national and international collaborators. Yearly intensive workshops, Malakta Labs that bring together international participants to work, create and share together, were established in 2012. Malakta now runs yearly Dance Film, Sound Field and Foto Labs.

Yearly Art Program;AiR residency Programme, Malakta Labs and events as Art Saturdays are since 2017 being run and produced by AiM – Art in Malakta rf Association.

The board of Art in Malakta rf 2019-2020: Annika Sillander, Ann-Maj Granstubb, Jukka Rajala-Granstubb, Patricia Rodas, Stefan Backas, Susanne Marins, Dragos Alexandrescu, Valentina Gelain, Bekim Hasaj.

Malakta is a space welcoming national and international artists, the local community, groups, associations, companies, and all with an interest in creating better conditions for people, ideas and organisations to develop in a sustainable and dynamic way.

Malakta is a vibrant and growing centre for art and innovation that continues the proud tradition of the original dairy: a busy centre for the community and a well-known brand.

ATHENS VIDEO DANCE PROJECT a été fondé en 2010 dans le but d’explorer les relations entre les pratiques vidéo et la tradition mondiale de la danse, afin d’initier le développement de la vidéodanse en Grèce.

AVDP est soutenu par l’École des Beaux-Arts d’Athènes, l’Institut français de Grèce, ERT, la télévision et la radio grecques, CINEDANS (Amsterdam), L’Alternativa (Festival de Cine Independiente de Barcelone), LOIKKA (Helsinki), COORPI (Turin), DAN.CIN.FEST (Saint-Étienne), SinemaDansAnkara (Ankara), Festival international de vidéodanse de Bourgogne, Tanzrauschen International Dance on Screen Festival (Wuppertal), POOL Internationale Tanz Film Plattform (Berlin), TANZRAUSCHEN (Wuppertal), les plateformes et festival locaux de danse et des arts du spectacle.