CHOREOGRAPHERS IN RESIDENCY 2023/24
Each season, three international choreographers are in residence at K3. Here they research, dance, use the studios and, as a highlight, in March every year the choreographers present three newly created pieces as part of the TanzHochDrei festival. In addition to the three regular residencies, a fourth residency is made possible this year thanks to the INTRO programme of the Ministry of Culture and Media Hamburg.Find out more about the residency programme here.
In season 2023/2024 Bruno Brandolino, Meghna Bhardwaj, Yolanda Morales and Sina Saberi will be in Hamburg.
- Meghna Bhardwaj (Delhi) has developed her dance practice over several residencies- The Esplanade Residency & Dance Nucleus, Singapore; FACETS Attakkalari, Bangalore; Dance Journey Program, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, Israel; ADF China; Marameo Berlin; Taipedia Dance Festival, Taipei. She has been a repertory dancer at The Danceworx, New Delhi, and has danced in projects by Mandeep Raikhy, and Ahn-Ae-Soon. Her works have been shown at 4BID gallery, Amsterdam; Attakkalari Biennial Bangalore; March Dance Chennai; DRT 2018 Taipei; Dance Bridges Kolkata. She holds a PhD. from School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and has presented her writings in dance studies at various international conferences and journal publications.
At K3, Meghna will develop her ongoing research titled Yarning that links gestures of weaving with dance. She will trace connections between rhythmic and textural qualities of a yarn and moving bodies. The key inquiry is to find ways to weave a space of collective remembrance while simultaneously exploring how to generate occasions of gathering/communitarian intimacy and play.
- Bruno Brandolino (Lisbon) is a Uruguayan choreographer and performer based in Lisbon. He develops choreographic work individually and in collaboration with artist Bibi Dória (BR/PT), between Latinamerica and Europe. His artistic work delves into questions of choreography, fiction and dramaturgy, through vocal and physical experimentation. He has collaborated as a performer for several artists in Portugal and Uruguay. In Montevideo, Uruguay, he graduated from the acting program at EMAD | Dramatic Arts School, completed inDANS dance program, and was granted a scholarship by the Ministry of Education and Culture to study at Forum Dança's Advanced Program in Performing Arts.
Bruno’s project for K3, Melodrama, proposes the creation of a choreographic fiction that moves between the limits of a small concert, a drag performance, and a dance piece. Drawing on a personal archive of campy and melodramatic materials, only performed in his own intimacy, he will work on the notion of identity and its relation to his experience of immigration.
Yolanda Morales (Hamburg), born in Chiapas Mexico, is a choreographer, dancer and performer. She trained in dance in Mexico and completed a Master's degree in Performance Studies in Hamburg. Her projects in Hamburg have been developed with K3, Lichthof Theater and MARKK - Museum am Rothenbaum, among others. In her choreographic works she deals with imaginative bodies in utopian and dystopian spaces that are interwoven with current political and social realities. Her productions have been invited to HundertPro Festival at Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, OUTNOW! Bremen, EPICENTRO in Oaxaca (Mexico), IAPAR Festival in India and Hauptsache Frei in Hamburg.
Inspired by the worldview of the Amerindian peoples in relation to nature and by the ecosystems in danger of extinction, at K3 Yolanda will research how to remember those still existing landscapes and oneself as beings with multiple subjectivities, able to relate with other elements on nature.
Sina Saberi (Tehran/Hamburg) is an Iranian performer, choreographer and cultural manager. He studied Literature in Tehran and then began working in the Performing Arts. He is the Artistic Director of Kahkeshan Dance, an initiative that promotes the Iranian dance scene. His previous works have been shown at Fajr International Festival in Tehran, Rencontres Chorégraphiques in Paris, Hellerau in Dresden and BIPOD in Beirut, among others. He has also been in residence at or was supported by Maqamat Dance in Beirut, DanceWeb in Vienna, Dancing on The Edge in Amsterdam, Tanzfabrik Berlin and BIT Teatergarasjen in Bergen.
At K3, Sina will engage in an exploration of traditional as well as contemporary forms of movement within the context of performing arts in Iran. Various unfulfilled states of being and the desire to fulfil them through embodiment serve as a starting point to develop a personal choreographic narrative that considers dance as an alternate state of being.
The residency of Sina Saberi is funded by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Ministry of Culture and Media.
K3 develops exchange formats for choreographers with various partner organisations from all over the world: For one month at a time, choreographers and dance makers from Hamburg and abroad change their place of work. The exchange formats are accompanied by digital workshops and meetings for networking. More information about the exchange formats can be found here.
In the season 23/24 there will be exchanges with the Seoul Dance Centre in Korea, the Centre de Création O Vertigo in Montréal, Canada and Artworks from Greece. All choreographers from abroad choreographers will be at K3 in August. They are: Suhwa Kim, Ja "Jigsaw" Britton Johnson, Irini Kalaitzidi and Konstantinos Papanikolaou. Hamburg choreographers Venetsiana Kalampaliki and Eng Kai Er are with their respective host organisations in September.
K3 x SEOUL DANCE CENTRE (AUGUST-SEPTEMBER)
- Suhwa Kim is a performer and choreographer who explores the corporeality that arises between the body and technological media. She completed a B.A. in communications at Sogang university and received a M.F.A. in dance choreography from Korea National University of Arts.
Her recent performance work Metahands was presented at Ob/Scene festival in Seoul in 2022, and Pixelance at the UK[REP] festival in Slovenia in 2022. She was invited by Seoul Dance Center and ART SPACE stift Millstatt in Austria for residency in 2022 and previously participated as an artist in the Watermill Center in New York City's international summer program in 2019.
- Venetsiana Kalampaliki works in the performing arts field as a dancer and choreographer between Hamburg and Athens. She studied political sciences (NKUA) and dance (KSOT) in Athens and holds a M.F.A from the Athens School of Fine Arts. Her diversified studies have initiated an expanded use of media in her works that involve text, voice and movement, focusing on the body as a central component and evolving within sociopolitical contexts of accessibility and inclusion.
K3 x CCOV MONTRÉAL (AUGUST-SEPTEMBER)
- Ja “Jigsaw” Britton Johnson is an artist with extensive knowledge of various street styles, with a focus on Hip Hop and Krump. He began working in hip hop with 2marvelous, then ventured into Krumping in 2006. 15 years into his art, Jigsaw has become one of the new generations of Krump leaders in Canada. He is also part of MKA (Montreal Krump Alliance) a not-for-profit dance organization and now dances for Ebnfl?h Dance Company led by Montreal’s Hip Hop pioneer Alexandra ‘Spicey’ Landé. Moreover, Jigsaw is also a self-taught filmmaker currently researching on the ins and outs of making street dance short films.
- Eng Kai Er is a choreographer and performer from Singapore. In Singapore, she was supported by The Substation's Directors' Lab, was an Associate Artist at TheatreWorks, and founded the experimental performance studio Make It Share It. She studied MA Choreography and Performance at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen. She is interested in sport, intimacy and touch.
ARTWORKS GREECE (AUGUST)
- Irini Kalaitzidi is a dance artist and researcher who works with technology, exploring critical and caring modes of engaging with the body. Her practice aims to unsettle our patriarchally-moulded assumptions about the dancing body, and speculate on its possible becomings. Parallel to her artistic practice, she works as a lecturer, bridging choreographic thinking with computational thinking, at Goldsmiths.
- Konstantinos Papanikolaou holds a postgraduate degree in dance from University Paris 8 | Vincennes – Saint-Denis and has studied psychology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Ηe has collaborated with Gerard & Kelly, Alexandra Bachzetsis, Patricia Apergi, Jenny Argyriou and others and has performed in the Biennale of Munich, Lyon and Birmingham, the Centre Pompidou (Paris), Hellerau (Dresden), The Place (London), Mercat des Flors (Barcelona), etc. In 2020 he choreographed and performed the solo Tonight and every Night, presented at the ARC FOR DANCE Festival; and in 2021 he presented The diving horse and other mythologies at the Onassis New choreographers Festival. Portions of the research and development for his latest work A User’s Manual were undertaken at Trois C-L (Luxembourg), Le Grand Studio (Brussels) and Pole Sud Strasbourg as part of the support provided by the Réseau Grand LUXE network. He has been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS (2021).