Choreographer / Artistic Director Scapino Ballet Rotterdam
Ed Wubbe has won acclaim for an art of dance that is a virtuoso combination of an audacious use of classical technique and the bold freedom of contemporary dance. His expressive choreographies fuse emotion with theatrical finesse, his versatility and productivity are unequaled. Furthermore he has a particular interest in looking for synesthetic effects through the inclusion of other art forms. Always evolving, experimenting and seeking new adventures, over the years he collaborated with architects, DJ'S and VJ'S, film directors, urban style dancers, circus artists and other genres. In 2015 Wubbe was invited by the famous Canadian opera director Robert Carson to collaborate with him on the production les fêtes vénitiennes by
the composer André Campra. In October 2017 Ed Wubbe has received the prestigious Dutch art award Gouden Zwaan at the Nederlandse Dansdagen Maastricht for his achievements as choreographer and artistic director of Scapino Ballet Rotterdam and his valuable contributions to the dance world in general.
Choreographer / Dancer
Ruben Reniers was trained as a dancer at the Rotterdamse Dansacademie / CODARTS. His career has led him to the Saarland State Theater, Saarbrücken, the State Theater Braun-schweig and Pretty Ugly Köln under the direction of Amanda Miller.
Since 2009 Ruben is working as a free lance choreographer. His works are particularly present in Cologne with his Company Freiraum Ensemble and at Dock 11 Berlin, but have also toured to Hungary, Poland, Indonesia and other places.
Arshak Ghalumyan was born in Armenia and received his education as a dancer at the State Ballet School of Armenia and the Hamburg Ballet School under John Neumeier. After successful participation in prestigious ballet competitions in Lausanne and Istanbul, where he each reached the finals, he began his career as an ensemble member of the Staatsballett Berlin. There he was quickly appointed as a demi-solist and soon after the position of a soloist.
In addition since a few years, Arshak Ghalumyan has also become successful as a choreographer, benefiting from a wealth of experience in different styles of dance, which he was able to acquire as a dancer during his years. Besides the work M.U.S.A. for the evening DANCE /// RUPTION, a platform for young choreographers of the Staatsballett, he created at the invitation of artists, companies and for festivals so far. a. following creation:
Quatro, Korean Ballet World, Seoul 2016, DITRICH, Kiev, 2017, Blind Mind, Journey and Andras, Company Forceful Feelings, Gasteig / Munich 2015, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the genocide of the Armenian people, Free Mind Time, Ballet Arabesque, Sofia 2018, Don Quixote, Zagora State Ballet, Zagora 2018.
Choreographer / Performer
Born 1982 in China, Luo Yuebing is a Berlin based dancer and choreographer. Her artistic interests focus on choreographic practice involved with the relation of the body to images, and the body to time. She explores these themes with diverse media: dance, video, live installation, and public intervention. Any image in her works, which often involves a body or multiple bodies, is taken as a process rather than a fixed visual entity, where human subject is in contact with inanimate beings, with built environments or is placed into a constructed reality. The temporal dimension and transformability of an image is put into focus. The object functions as a parallel level of action alongside the movement of physical bodies.
Luo holds a MA in Solo/Dance/Authorship from Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz (HZT) Berlin. Luo is one of the earliest practitioners in the independent dance scene in China. In 2005 she established her dance company FreewillStage (2005-2009) and her works have been presented extensively in theaters, festivals, museums and public-spaces around China. In recent years her individual and collaborative works have been presented internationally in venues and festivals such as Hellerau European Center of the Arts (Dresden), Uferstudios (Berlin), Maison de la Danse (Lyon), Seoul Art Center, Yokohama Dance Collection, Zawirowania Dance Theater Festival (Warsaw).