S18 / Preparing for Repertoire
Maeva Berthelot, Roderick George
In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2016
After spending years touring internationally as a performer and as a teacher for choreographers like Emanuel Gat, Ohad Naharin & Hofesh Shechter, Maëva teaches a technique class focused on reconnecting dancers to their instruments: Body & Mind. The aim is to help them gain a sense of acceptance, enjoyment, creative freedom and harmony. Ex-Forsythe and Cedar Lake dancer and choreographer Roderick George will lead the second part of the workshop with a session inspired by Forsythe Repertoire and his own recent choreographies including. His movement material is virtuosic, linear from ballet, acrobatic and filled with urban hip hop styles such as crumping and voguing.
Maëva Berthelot (GB/F) graduated at the age of 17 from Paris National Superior Conservatoire (CNSM) with a degree in Contemporary Dance and joined the Paris Junior Ballet in 2003. She has been working as a freelance dancer (and as a national TV presenter) until joining Emanuel Gat Company in 2007. In 2009, she joined the Tour project “Kamuyot”, a collaboration between the Swedish Riksteatern and Batsheva Dance Company led by artistic director Ohad Naharin. From 2010 to 2016, she has been a full time member of the Hofesh Shechter Company, touring internationally as a performer and as a teacher. She is now a freelance Teacher, Performer and Movement Director based in London. Other performance credits include works from Wayne McGregor, Angelin Preljocaj, Hervé Robbe, Pedro Pauwels and Mark Tompkins.
Born in Houston, Texas(USA). Studied at the Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy, The Alvin Ailey School, the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, TX and later attended SUNY Purchase College. Before starting professional career, he was a winner of the Youth American Grand Prix competition in New York City and was elected as a Presidential Scholar of the Arts in 2003, where he performed for the President at Kennedy Center. He has worked and danced with Sidra Bell Dance NY, the Kevin Wynn Collection, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Basel Ballet/ Theater Basel, and a guest with the Goteborg Operan DansKompani. A guest member of The Forsythe Company of February 2014 and later George became a full member in April 2014. Now, George is a freelance artist and choreographer since the summer of 2015. He has currently worked with Jerome Bel, and Tino Seghal.
Level: Advanced+professional dancers
Single day: 55 € (no online booking, subject to availability on the day)