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Battery Dance Festival 2016 | FREE DANCE WORKSHOPS
10:30AM - 12PM
August 15 • Zeynep Tanbay Dance Project | Istanbul, Turkey
August 16 • Razvan Stoian | Bucharest, Romania
August 18 • Battery Dance | New York City
August 19 • SEAD Company Bodhi Project | Salzburg, Austria
please arrive at least 15 minutes before
ZEYNEP TANBAY DANCE PROJECT
Initiated by Zeynep Tanbay in 2000, the Zeynep Tanbay Dance Project (ZTDP) has proved to be the trailblazer in Turkey in the field of dance since its very first appearance. Maintaining its continuity independently of the state and gathering an enthusiastic audience through new projects every year, ZTDP successfully carried the mission of filling the gap in the field of dance in Turkey. In 2006, ZTDP entered a new stage as an independent, professional dance Company, gathering 10 dancers under one roof, supported by private sponsorship. Tanbay was presented by the İstanbul Culture and Art Foundation (IKSV) as “one of the most significant pioneers of modern dance in Turkey. Zeynep Tanbay’s vision of dance has been an influential force in the shaping of modern dance practice in Turkey”.
Mr. Stoian began his choreographic studies at the High School of Arts "Queen Mary" in Constanta and afterwards, graduated from the Caragiale Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography (U.N.A.T.C.) winning the Best Choreography and Best Interpretation with his work Echo. Razvan has danced professionally for Tangaj Dance Company and Gigi Caciuleanu Romania Dance Company, in addition to participating in international competitions in Germany, Austria, Turkey, Italy, Moldova and Bulgaria. Other achievements from this promising artist include a role in the feature film High Strung directed by Michael Damian, and Best Choreography for Other Choreography Competition organized by The National Center of Dance in Bucharest (2015).
Battery Dance, host of the Battery Dance Festival and workshop series, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. Based in Lower Manhattan, its founder and artistic director Jonathan Hollander has produced nearly 100 original dance works in collaboration with a diverse array of composers, designers, and a cast of outstanding dancers. Together, company dancers and workshop leaders, Mira Cook and Sean Scantlebury, have led Dance to Connect Workshops and performed in over 64 countries. Mira is also a singer/composer and performs regularly in New York City and abroad and has released three solo albums. Sean, Battery Dance’s longest-standing company dancer, is a performer and teacher who is equally adept within the styles of modern, ballet and hip-hop and credited for performing at the European Conference on Tolerance in 2003.
SEAD COMPANY BODHI PROJECT
BODHI PROJECT is a creative platform for newcomer choreographers and young artists. Since the company was founded by Susan Quinn in 2008 more than 30 choreographers have worked with BODHI PROJECT and created around 35 pieces. BODHI PROJECT has been internationally presented in more than 100 performances in venues ranging from festivals and theatres. The company has performed in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, England, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovenia and Spain. The company will make its US Debut at the Battery Dance Fetival this year.