Us

Anna
Alexandre

Artistic Director –  Author – Producer – Programmer

Lucia Carolina
De Rienzo

Executive Producer – Artistic Director

Dr Marc
Wagenbach

Researcher – Producer – Dramaturge 

Jukka
Rajala-Granstubb

Film Director – Producer – Programmer    

Chrysanthi
Badeka

Choreographer –   Dancer – Editor – Cinematographer 

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.

After graduating as theatre actress, she trains in physical and dance theatre with the Turin based choreographer Enrica Brizzi, with whom she works as dramaturg and assistant director in several stage performances from 2007 to 2010. With an MA in Literature & Philosphy at the University of Turin, in 2010 she achieves a Master Degree 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 producer and co- artistic director at COORPI, where she is also Vice President. 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 also is Executive Producer of transmedia dance 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.

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.

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 after her B.A in dance (Athens), she pursued her M.F.A at Tisch School of the Arts in NYU (New York), focusing on choreography for the camera. Since then she has been working as a freelance choreographer, cinematographer, editor and videodance trainer and curator. For 10 consecutive years, she dedicated herself to the promotion of the art of dance film making, co-directing AVDP – International Dance Film Festival (2010-2020) and co-funding The Mediterranean Screendance Network, while now she is the Artistic Director of MØZ Cultural Organisation and Project Manager of mAPs in Greece (Creative Europe Program).
 
As maker, propelling dance & composition, her practice merges movement with technology, nature and science working through different mediums, on or off stage to synthetic environments. As an artist she has been supported by the Greek Ministry of Culture, NEON, Onassis Stegi, Compagnia di San Paolo and SIAE (in collaboration with COORPI), State Scholarship Foundation of Greece and NYU.-
 
Since 2012, she has been collaborating with Attis Theater as camera operator/editor and many theater and dance groups. For 2 years she has been a trainer on Dance & Media for the teachers of the artistic schools of Greece in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and she has been a key videodance trainer at the 3-month Inner Movers educational platform (sponsored by the Robert Gocher Stifting Foundation).

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.

MØZ focuses on the creation of cultural projects, alongside educational and environmental activities, which promote the development of interdisciplinary thinking and arise social awareness, combining art with technology and nature. 

Active in areas such as dance, cinema, theater, photography, videodance, art installations, interactive technologies, multimedia and diving, team members merge separate areas of activities in an effort to develop their practice based on innovation. It is dedicated to the research and the dialogue between different art forms and disciplines, mirroring the ever-changing contemporary environment.

MØZ initiates conditions of gatherings and collaborations between people with diverse interests and gives freedom for experimentation on ideas with artistic, social an scientific orientation. The core of every project is the active participation of all those interested and the fruitful interaction with each other. 

MØZ is founded by Chrysanthi Badeka and Marios Zervas.
It is embraced by different places and blossoms in various ways through local and international collaborations.