YAA! – Young Associated Artist
Mentoring program / in cooperation with Pro Helvetia – Swiss arts council
Tabea Martin (Switzerland - 1978) is a choreographer and performer, based between Amsterdam, Basel Switzerland. After studying Modern Theatre Dance at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten and Choreography at the Rotterdamse Dansacademie in Holland, she began developing her work as a choreographer in which sociological questions occupy a central role. Tabea focuses more on the creative process than the actual end result: losing one’s way, confronting the unknown, leaping hurdles, dealing with the emotions that arise, or discovering the unexpected.
Tabea has won the Wim Barry Prize in Holland and was nominated by the Dutch Dance Days for promising young choreographers. Duet for two dancers was selected by Aerowaves in 2013 and was awarded by (Re)connaissance in France and Tanzpreise Bern. It has since toured extensively in Europe. She has also participated in the project ACT your AGE, and European collaborations between Holland, Cyprus and Italy. She took part with other performance artists in the SWEET & TENDER Collective in Bern Dampfzentrale with the project End of the world. Tabea created several performances in collaboration with Matthias Mooij and Jean-Marc Desbonnets. She collaborates also with Sebastian Nübing and Sibylle Berg.
Her new work BEYOND INDIFFERENCE will Premiere in the winter 2017 at Kaserne Basel.
Kiriakos Hadjiioannou is a Basel based dance artist. He studied dance at the National School of Dance(BA) in Athens and Theater Applied Studies / Choreography and Performance(MA) at the University of Giessen. In 2007 he moved to Berlin to further extend his connection with contemporary dance and to connect to a more experimental dance environment. In 2011 he moved to Basel and the last two years he created «Second Skin», «Not My Piece – postcapitalism for beginners» (together with Martin Schick), «Le Sacre du Printemps – Suite Bâloise» and «Oder wem gehört die Welt». His work is principally about the body and movement, combining different practices of dance, new media and history, in a way of addressing a physical and emotional reserve. As a performer, he collaborated with various choreographers and artists all over Europe. At the moment, next to many performances, he is working with Alexandra Bachzetsis and Sebastian Matthias.