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We welcome two new choreographic voices to our stage: Zurich-based creator Ihsan Rustem and Montreal-born Dorotea Saykaly. Each of these creators brings incredible artistic scope and distinct movement narratives.
Choreography by Dorotea Saykaly
Originally from Montreal, Canada, dancer and choreographer Dorotea Saykaly has performed and toured internationally. As a creator, Dorotea’s work moves fluidly from the stage to film to visual arts. Now based in Denmark, she has choreographically collaborated with the Swedish photographer duo Cooper & Gorfer on their international exhibit UTOPIA and has co-created, choreographed and performed in the awarded screendance short films PAINTED (2012) and Brief Candle (2013), both of which were featured in international film festivals. Her most recent film, SHE (2021), co-created with Emil Dam Seidel, has been awarded Best Experimental film by SIFF, Honorable Mentions by Around Film Festival Barcelona and premiered in North America at the Fotografiska Museum NYC in April 2022.
Dorotea is the inaugural recipient of the Emily Molnar Emerging Choreographer Award and has created the new stage work RELIC for Ballet BC, which premiered in May 2022.
Choreographer: Dorotea Saykaly
Choreography by Ihsan Rustem
Ihsan Rustem is the co-artistic director of Cie. La Ronde, the Swiss dance company he founded in 2020 with choreographer, Cathy Marston. He is also the resident choreographer for the NW Dance Project in Portland, Oregon, USA, where he has created 10 works for the company.
Further collaborations include the Nederlands Dans Theater 2, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, National Ballet of Chile, Balé da Cidade de São Paulo, Ballet Moscow, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 2, Istanbul State Ballet MDT, Tanz Luzerner Theater, Bern Ballet, Konzert Theater St Gallen, Whim W’Him Seattle, Ballare Carmel, Ballet Augsburg, Thuringer Staatsballett, Staatstheater Braunschweig Tanztheater, Kazan State Opera and Ballet, Koblenz Ballet, Ballet Regensburg, Würzburg Ballet, Siberian State Ballet, Salt Contemporary Dance USA, Arts Umbrella Dance Company Vancouver, Moving Arts Cincinnati, National Youth Dance Company and Palucca Hochschule Dresden.
Choreographer: Ihsan Rustem