Help Dance with Daniella Preap
In response to the war in Ukraine, K3 created a short-term residency for dance makers from Ukraine in March 2022. Since then, Daniella Preap has been in residency at K3 and finds herself in Hamburg. With support from the Help Dance program, the residency could not only be extended, but Daniella Preap could also be employed until the end of the year.
As part of the collaboration between K3 and Daniella Preap, Preap can use the 3 studios of K3 for her own training, self-study and work on her own projects. K3 organizes various showing formats, such as the Probebühne eins or the digital K3 magazine, where there is the possibility to give insights into working processes and rehearsal statuses. She can also participate in trainings and workshops. So the collaboration is meant to be a combination of training, education, networking, independent work in the studio and showings. With her experience in teaching in a transnational context (e.g. teaching standard dance in Cambodia) and working with children (e.g. at the Lola Rogge School in Hamburg), Preap also brings valuable dance pedagogical experience to school workshops.
Daniella Preap is a Ukrainian-Cambodian dancer and choreographer, born and raised in Ukraine. She has been practicing standard and Latin American ballroom dances since her early childhood and competes internationally. In Kiev, she studies classical dance, folk dances and contemporary dance at the National University of Culture and Arts (Bachelor) and Borys Grinchenko University (Master). Between 2017-2021, Preap moves to Cambodia with her dance partner to continue dancing and teaching standard dances. At the same time, she learns traditional Khmer folk dances and becomes part of the SilverBell dance company in Phnom Penh. SilverBell is one of the few contemporary dance companies in Cambodia; they combine traditional Khmer dances with contemporary dance. After returning to Kiev, she works as a dancer and choreographer for the television program Dancing with the Stars and visits contemporary dance labs. Immediately after the outbreak of the war, she arrives in Hamburg via Poland, where she has lived and worked ever since. In addition to her work for K3, she gives workshops for children at the Lola Rogge School or dances at the Thalia Theater.
Gefördert durch die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Ukraine-Hilfsprogramm HELP DANCE, Förderung des Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.