BARCELONA CUBAN SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE
1 week 20/25 July
4 weeks1/31 July
As part of the event planning BARCELONA BALLET PROJECT, center of international high training for dancers , presents the second edition of the BARCELONA CUBAN SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE - BALLET / CONTEMPORARY CULTURE EXCHANGE PROGRAM. The program of the event includes six days of intensive study of classical and contemporary dance with internationally renowned teachers from Cuba and Italy.
Pax de deus
Classical and contemporary repertoire
Danse de caracter
- Juryman for the international dance school contest "Encuentro international para academias de danzas y estudiantes de ballet" Ciutat de la Habana - Cuba - organized by Escuela Nacional de Ballet Fernando Alonso and CNEART.
- Artistic Director ENBC Italia - Formative Program Método Escuela Nacional de Ballet "Fernando Alonso" Cuba
- Creator, Artistic Director and appointed Responsible, for Italy by University Institute “Alicia Alonso” - Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, for the “Educational two-year course for dance teacher on methodology of Cuban Classical Ballet”
- Artstic Director and Dance Teacher/Choreographer for Barcelona Ballet Project - Pre Professional three year course for dancers.
- Guest Teacher and Juryman Certamen Internacional de Danza Ciutat de Barcelona IV and V edition (Jury: Hector Zaraspe, Julio Bocca, Christine Dakin, Nya Bowman, Javier La Torre, Igal Perry, Gino Labate)
- Artistic Director of “Labat Loano Dance Festival (13 editions), as well as the “Labat Grand Prix Giuliana Penzi” and the contest “Un Popolo che Danza”
- Artistic Director of International Dance Contest “Passi di Talento” City of Montecatini.
- Creator and Artistic Director of social initiative against alcool, drug and car crashes Saturday night “Life Vite Spezzate”
- Creator and Artistic Director of social initiative against violence to women.
- Artistic Director of “Labat International Dance Competition Città di Alassio”
- Teacher and Choreographer for the Festival of San Lorenzo - El Escorial Spagna. University Institute “Alicia Alonso” - Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid
- June 8th /12th 2015 Invited Teacher and Choreographer for contemporary classes of Rebecca Metzger’s Summer Intensive in Lovett School and North Atlanta Dance Academy’s summer intensive - Atlanta Georgia USA
- June 13th/20 Ft. Lauderdale Florida for the Dance Theatre Parkland. Florida USA
- Creator of social project “Dance for Life”
- Creator and Artistic Director of social initiative for mental illness “Danza per la Mente, Città solidali in Danza”
- Artistic Director and Choreographer of Labat Contemporary Dance Company
- Director and Choreographer of dance production for mental illness “Stati Emotivi, Dentro la Follia”
- Artistic Director of the center “Labat Art’s Academy” of Reggio Calabria
- Artistic Director of the Festival “Urban in Danza, Città di Catanzaro”
- Artistic Director of the “Labat Reggio Danza Festival”
- Principal Dancer Of the Dance Production “Stati Emotivi, Dentro la Follia”
- Artistic Director of Cultural Association “Spazio Danza Calabria”
-Artistic Director of Dance Festival “Calabria Danzarte Reggio Danza”
- Dance Teacher Festival “Vignale Danza”
- Guest Principal Dancer Festival “Vignale Danza”
- Dance Teacher Festival “Vignale Danza”
- Juryman of Dance Contest “Vignale Danza”
- Dance Teacher, Guest Choreographer and Juryman for IV International Contest of Students of Ballet,
City of Habana (Cuba)
He created choreographies for the Gala of IV International Contest of Students of Ballet, Habana (Cuba):
- Mella Theater, Choreography “Despues de la Oscuridad”, created for Escuela Nacional Espectaculo Musical, XXXV Anniversary of Camaguey Ballet
- Mella Theater, Choreography “Twenty in Life”, created for Escuela Nacional de Danza Contemporanea, gala in honor of Alicia Alonso, Fernando Alonso and Alberto Alonso
- National Theater, Choreography “Dentro la Follia”, created for Escuela Nacional de Ballet, dancer Rolando Sarabia, international star of Cuban Ballet
- National Theater, Choreography “Risveglio”, created for Escuela Nacional de Ballet
- Juryman of the International Contest of Habana (Cuba) - ( Jury: Fernando Alonso, Ramona De Sàa, Alberto Mèndez, Paula Castro, Gino Labate)
- Guest Teacher and Choreographer for Prensa Conference in the International Center Prensa of Habana (Cuba)
- Member of the Court of Evaluation for the period of Professional Practice Habana and Varadero
- Guest Teacher and Juryman Festival “Vignale Danza”
- Guest Teacher and Choreographer III International Ballet contest, Habana (Cuba)
- Choreographer for the Escuela Nacional de Danza Contemporanea, choreography “Dos en Tres”, National Theater of Habana (Cuba)
- Choreographer for the Escuela Nacional de Ballet, choreographies “ Dos en Movimiento” and “Recuerdo”, National Theater of Habana (Cuba)
- Choreographer for the Escuela Nacional de Espectaculo Musical, choreography “Fragmentos”, National Theater of Habana (Cuba)
- Ballet and Contemporary Dance Teacher at the third International Meeting of Ballet Academies
- Choreographer, at the Gala of International Ballet Contest Habana, for Escuela Nacional de Arte (CNART)
- Dance Teacher for the Methodology Program “Fondazione Teatro Nuovo di Torino”
- Guest Teacher and Juryman for the Festival “Vignale Danza”
- Artistic Director Dance Festival “Danzare ’95”, Palaeur (Rome)
- Guest Teacher and Juryman Festival “Vignale Danza”
- Choreographer for TV program “Uno Mattina”, RAI (national television network)
- First Dancer and Choreographer for the production “Enigma”, San Genesio Theater (Rome)
- First Dancer and Choreographer, charity initiative for autistic children, Choreography “Enigma”, Piper ’90 (Rome)
- Creator and Choreographer for the production “Oltre il Buio”, social initiative against AIDS
- First Dancer and Choreographer at the “Bottega Coreografica Grassina “ (Firenze)
- First Dancer and Choreographer in a Dance Festival in Basel (Switzerland), production “Enigma”
From 1983 to 1989
Soloist and First Dancer for the Company of the Teatro Comunale “Maggio Musicale Fiorentino” (Firenze)
The most important productions:
- “La Silfide”, choreographer Peter Schaufuss, soloist in the four witches (1983)
- “Pulcinella”, choreographer Oscar Araiz, first dancer (1984)
-- “Giselle”, choreographer E. Poliakov, first dancer (Duke), with Carla Fracci and James Urbain
- “Giselle” choreographer E. Poliakov, soloist, with R. Nureyev and Sylvie Guillem
- “La Strada”, choreographer Mario Pistoni, soloist
- “Il Cappotto”, choreographer Fleming Flindt, soloist
- “Il Principe di Legno”, soloist
From 1980 to 1982
Soloist for the Company of National Dance Academy Rome
The most important productions:
- “Giselle”, choreographer Zarko Prebil
- “Don Quixote”, choreographer Zarko Prebil
- “Lago dei Cigni”, choreographer Zarko Prebil
- “Schiaccianoci”, choreographer Zarko Prebil
Soloist and First Dancer Teatro dell’ Opera Roma.
The most important productions:
- “Marco Spada”, choreographer Pierre Lacotte, with R. Nureyev, F. Zumbo, M. Denard.
- “Bella Addormentata”
- “Bergkristall”, with Carla Fracci and G. Janku
1977 - “Traviata”, direction Franco Zeffirelli, Soloist, with V: Vassiliev and C. Maximova
1991 - “Tindari Grandi Artisti” (Italy)
1996 - “Civiltà del Mare, per la Coreografia” (Italy)
1997 - Centro Nacional de Escuelas de Arte, Habana (Cuba)
1998 - Escuela Nacional de Danza Moderna, Habana (Cuba)
2016 - Special prize to dance promotion - consegnato da F.N.A.S.D. Leggere per ballare progetti per la Danza - Busseto Italy
Rome National Dance Academy
- Artistic Director ENBC Italia - Formative Program Método Escuela Nacional de Ballet "Fernando Alonso" Cuba
- Artistic Director Barcelona Ballet Project - Pre Professional three years course for dancers.
- Artistic Director Labat Dance School Contest .... scuole di danza la sfida!!
- Artistic Director Labat Summer Dance Intensive Chianciano Terme
- Contemporary dance teacher Centre de Dansa de Catalunya - Barcelona - Spain
- Artistic Director of “ Educational two-year course for dance teacher on methodology of Cuban classical ballet”, in collaboration with University Institute “Alicia Alonso” – Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid
From 2002 to 2015: Artistic Director of “Labat Loano Dance Festival”
as well as the “Labat Grand Prix Giuliana Penzi” and the contest “Un Popolo che Danza”
From 2002 to 2013: Soloist and Prima Ballerina at the “Labat Contemporary Dance Company”.
Assistant of the choreographer Gino Labate
• Artistic Director of the “International Dance Competition – Citta’ d’Alassio” and Artistic Coordinator of the “International Dance Competition – Citta’ di Montecatini”
• Artistic Director and Choreographer of “Vite Spezzate” (social campaign against alcohol abuse, drugs and weekend car accidents).
• Artistic Director and Choreographer of “Oltre il Buio” (social campaign against women violence)
• Artistic Director of “ Educational two-year course for dance teacher on methodology of Cuban classical ballet”, in collaboration with University Institute “Alicia Alonso” – Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid
From 2006 until 2012: Dance Teacher and Artistic Director of the Studies Center “Evento Danza”, Rome. Choreographer of the experimental group “Longe Dance Project” for the introduction to the contemporary dance
• 2009, Rome (Italy) – Master’s degree in Contemporary Dance, Rome National Dance Academy
LEANDRO PEREZ SANABRIA
He began studies of the Specialty in 1998 at the Provincial School of Ballet '' Alejo Carpentier '' of Havana, concluding them at the National School of Ballet in 2006, where he joined the National Ballet of Cuba, under the direction of artistic-technique of the absolute prima ballerina Alicia Alonso. PROMOTIONS First level dance corps in 2007 Soloist in 2009 First soloist in 2011 Principal dancer of character 2012 to date During these years he has integrated the cast of several ballet scenes in Cuba and abroad, whose repertoire includes works of the great romantic-classical tradition, neoclassical, contemporary among others. Some of these have been:
La Bella Durmiente [Carabose] - Alfonsina
Cenicienta [lLeontine] - Día de la Creación
El Lago de los Cisnes[Von Rorbart] - Solitario
La Flauta Mágica [El criado del marqués] -Tablada
Chueco [Santero] -A los Confines de la Tierra
Nápolis [Solista Tarantela] - Don Quijote[Quijote, torero y amigos
Shakespeare[Señor Capuleto] - Cascanueces [Drosselmeyer]
Sombra de un vals - Teseo y el Minotauro
Elegía por un joven[Payaso y Maestro de ceremonia] - Cuadros de una Exposición
Dido abandonada - Giselle [Duque]
Serenata Goyezca[Vendedor] - Tiempo de Danzón
Desnuda Luz de Amor - Después del Diluvio
Dionaea - Habanera Suite
Tiempo Fuera de la Memoria - Danzas de Mozart
During his career he has been invited to interviews in various mass media (radio, TV and written press), having several moments in which he has had favorable reviews regarding his representation of different roles.
2007: 2008: 2009:
Febrero Guatemala Agosto Rep. Dominicana Mayo Brasil
Marzo Ecuador Octubre Canadá Julio Nicaragua
Mayo Costa Rica Sept a Nov. España e Italia
Octubre México Diciembre Canadá
2010: 2011 2012
Enero España Febrero Canadá Mayo China
Marzo a Mayo U.K. y Francia Marzo México
Septiembre Australia Mayo a Junio USA2013
Noviembre Italia Sept a Nov. España Sept a Nov España
Diciembre Canadá Diciembre Canadá
Junio Puerto Rico Sept a Nov. España y Oman
He has worked with national and international choreographers, such as Alicia Alonso, Alberto Mendez, Gustavo Herrera, Goyo Montero [Esp], Ramon Oller [Esp], Jean Grand Maitre [Can], Jean Kelly [USA], Anabel Lopez [Bel], among others. In addition to her participation in the editions of the International Ballet Festival of Havana, she has dabbled in different Danish genres such as Spanish dances, Cuban and Caribbean rhythms; represented in squares, theaters and tourist recreation centers. Important to highlight as an active professional dancer, his work as a teacher in both the National Ballet School and the National Ballet of Cuba. Working in this way with satisfactory results, with children from pre-school training to professional dancers and taking many of them to national and international competitions, obtaining relevant achievements in the continuous development of the new generations dedicated to the world of dance. He is currently developing this work in multiple dance schools in Catalonia such as Casinet de Hostafran, C.D.C, B.D.C, Loida Grau, among others, including different works in the great theater LICEO.
DANIEL ALEJANDRO SENÉ
Academic training 1994-2000 - Studies at the Elementary School of Ballet "Alejo Carpentier"
2000-2003 - National School of Ballet "Fernando Alonso", Havana, Cuba
2007-2012 - Degree in Social Communication, University of Havana, Cuba
Titles 2003 - Title of Dancer and Professor of Ballet, National School of Ballet "Fernando Alonso", Havana, Cuba.
2012 - Bachelor of Social Communication - University of Havana, Cuba
Professional experience: 2003-2007 - Dancer of the National Ballet of Cuba. 2008-2018
Guest professor of the National Ballet of Cuba. 2015-2017 - Professor of the Irene Rodríguez Company.
2007-2018 - Professor of the National Ballet School "Fernando Alonso" and the International Dance Chair of the National Ballet of Cuba.
He began his studies in Bari with Diane Durant, later he perfected himself at the "Academie de danse classique princesse Grace" in Monte Carlo under the artistic direction of Marika Besobrasova and later at the regional Academy of the Teatro Nuovo in Turin, studying with Susanne Oussov, Christine Hamel, Ramona De Saa, Alex Ursuliak, k. Bennett subsequently entering the company of the New Theater. Thus he has the opportunity to dance alongside Raffaele Paganini, Gabriella Cohen, Luciana Savignano.
In 1987 he joined the company of the "Aterballetto" where he will play leading and solo roles in the choreographies of the great international names in dance: Step Text - Four Point Counter - Love Songs, cor.W. Forsythe, Escaped - Night Creature - The River, cor. A.Ailey, Agon - Who Cares, cor. G. Balanchine, Forgetten Land cor. J.Kilian, Bolero - Sonata a Trois cor. M.Bejart, Scrutiny cor. D.Parson, Mythical Hounters - Greening cor. G.Tetley, Suite cor. U.Scholz, Sons of Adam cor. M.Abbondanza -A.Bertoni. He also performs choreographies by: J. Muller, L.Child, M.Van Hooke, R.Petit. He holds roles such as Drosselmeier in the "Nutcracker", Mercuzio / Tebaldo in "Romeo and Juliet", Coppelius in "Coppelia", Dott.Jackyl in "Dott. Jackyl and Mr. Hyde ", Escamillo in" Carmen ", with the choreography of A.Amodio and represented in international tours: United States, South America, France, Germany, South-East Asia, etc.
With Aterballetto, he also participates in national and international festivals such as: "United we Dance" (San Francisco), "The mirrors of Trieste", "Petit train du plaisire" (Pesaro) next to: A.Ferri, J. Bocca, G.Iancu under the artistic direction of Vittoria Ottolenghi.
In 2000 he took part in an Italian Tourneè returning to dance "Step Text" alongside Sylvie Guillem.
In 1993 he collaborated with D.Erzalow for the fashion shows of Issey Myake in Paris and Tokyo, he participated as principal dancer in the film: "Occhio Pinocchio" by F. Nuti, thus starting a collaboration with F.Miseria in television productions such as: "Desafio de los Dioses ”Antenna 3 TV (Spain),“ VIP 93 ”Telecinco (Spain) as first dancer next to H. Parisi,“ San Remo Famosi ”and“ Novecento ”RAIUNO (Italy) conducted by P.Baudo.
From 1997 under the artistic direction of M.Bigonzetti he inaugurates his choreographic research creating for L’Aterballetto: “Circus” - “Ricreazione”– “Nove ritratti” ballet made for the “Il Violino e la Selce” festival with the direction of F.Battiato and original music for string orchestra, by M ° P. Castaldi - “Fuga Naturale”, which debuted at the Pergolesi Theater of Jesi, in the ambit of the Leopardian celebrations - "Distant destinations" created for the Theater of Saint Quentin en Yvelines (Paris), which debuted as part of the exhibition dedicated to young European choreographers: "Emergens".
From 2001 to 2003 he was the first dancer in musical productions such as: "Un americano a Parigi" with C.Desica cor. F.Miseria, "Tosca - Amore Disperato" music by L.Dalla cor. D. Erzalow, in the same period also participates, in a Swiss production, in the show "Zorba the Greek" cor. E.Frey in the role of Zorba, at the same time he was appointed Artistic Director of the Ass. Pugliadanza taking care of the laboratory of young professionals, thus starting his path as a teacher working with numerous structures.
The artistic research leads him to compete also as an actor in: "Almost ... almost ... I strip" with the direction of E. Strippoli and in "Trial" during the review "Carne Cruda" conceived by S. Nardini and the same O .Caiti.
He is currently the choreographer of the Musical Opera: "Actor Dei" presented at the Sala Nervi of the Vatican (Rome) with a debut in S. Giovanni Rotondo (FG) on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of "Casa sollievo della sofferenza", he also collaborates as Professor and Choreographer C / O the school of musical arts St. Louis (Rome).
In 2009 he choreographed the show "Opera Musical Italian Rock '68".
Meanwhile, he continues his artistic collaboration at various dance schools as a teacher and presides over various juries and competitions.
In 2017 he was a guest as a professor of the "Fama a bailar" zero program.
In 2018 he creates "burning the house" and "D" for the Altradanza company and again in 2018 recreates the musical work "Actor Dei"
Martha Graham Tecnique
Christine Dakin, dancer - teacher - director, a foremost exponent of the Martha Graham repertory and technique, is known for her performances of Ms. Graham’s roles and for those created for her by Martha Graham and artists such as Robert Wilson, Twyla Tharp and Martha Clarke. Performing in the principal theaters of the world, partnered by renowned artists such as Rudolf Nureyev and filmed in the repertory, she was chosen by Graham for the company in 1976. Dakin became Associate Artistic Director in 1997 and was named Artistic Director with Terese Capucilli in 2002. Leading the company to its rebirth, they are credited with bringing the artistic excellence and repertory of the Company to a level not seen since Martha Graham’s death and were named Artistic Directors Laureate.
Dakin was honored by the dance community with the Dance Magazine Award (1994), a “Bessie” Performance Award (2003) and the Labat Loano Italy Grand Prix “Giuliana Penzi” 2015 Career Award. She was awarded the Evelyn Green Fellowship at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (2007/08), was a Fulbright Senior Scholar (1999), and recipient of grants from CEC ArtsLink (1996), the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (2000) and two Rockefeller-US-Mexico Fund for Culture grants (1998, 2001) for choreography, research and teaching.
At Harvard University she was Visiting Lecturer for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (2006, 2009), offering the University’s first credit course, lecture and practice in dance, and was guest artist for “Learning from Performers” (2001). Educated at the University of Michigan, Ms. Dakin is the recipient of the University of Michigan Alumni Award (2001), an Honorary Doctor of Arts from Shenandoah University (2001), and an Honorary Doctorate from the Universidad de Colima, Mexico (2007).
On the faculty of The Juilliard School, 1993 to 2003, she is currently faculty at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, at the Ailey School in New York, and is a guest teacher for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She is known internationally as a teacher from Russia to Latin America; since 1981 maintaining a special relationship with the Mexican dance community as teacher, choreographer with the Ballet Nacional de México, Universidad de Colima’s Ballet Folklórico and contemporary company Univerdanza, Universidad de Veracruz, Xalapa, la Compañía de Danza Contemporánea de Yucatán, Centro de las Artes Sn. Luis Potosí, Invernadero Danza Oaxaca. and was “guía coreográfica” for Encuentro de Creación Coreográfica EnTiempoReal2017. Her choreography in collaboration with Mexican composers and scenic designers has premiered in Mexico City and the International Festival Sn. Luis Potosí.
Dakin wrote and directed the film La Voz del Cuerpo / The Body Speaks; the personal poetics of a Martha Graham dancer, created in collaboration with American and Mexican dancers and musicians, exploring the work and creative life of a dancer. Official Selection of 2013 New York City Independent Film Festival and Golden Door International Film Festival, 2014 NewFilmmakers New York, it has been shown at the 92nd Street Y in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Oaxaca, Mexico, for International Day of Dance UNESCO in Barcelona, and for university audiences in the US and Mexico. She is dancer and founding member of Buglisi Dance Theatre (1993), guest artist with Compañía Ciudad Interior and with the American Dance Guild, and produces and performs work by contemporary choreographers Jaime Blanc, Brice Mousset and Alejandro Chávez. With Radcliffe Institute colleague, physicist Jane Wang, she is investigating with artists and scientists: “Locomotion/Emotion; perception of complex movement and the dynamics of beauty”.
Christine Dakin joined the Martha Graham Dance Company in 1976, performing through the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Scandinavia and Mexico, representing the Company as spokesperson and teacher of Graham’s technique. She was with the Company when it became the first contemporary dance company to perform at London’s Covent Garden and New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, and at such renowned theaters as the Herod Atticus in Athens, the New York State Theater, the Hall in Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens and the Grand Opera houses of Frankfurt, Berlin and Paris.
Dakin and colleague Terese Capucilli were named Associate Artistic Directors of the Company in 1997. Faced with a suspension of operations in 2000 and a legal challenge to the Company’s right to perform Graham’s works, they kept the core of the Company’s artistic heritage alive, leading the dancers in a boycott, and working with lawyers until the Company’s rights were confirmed and it resumed under their Artistic Direction. From 2000 to 2005 they trained and coached a new generation of dancers, re-forged relations with past generations and initiated collaborations with resources such as the Noguchi Foundation to discover and reinstate authentic productions of Graham’s dances. Grounded in Martha Graham’s tradition of imagination and change they directed reconstructions and revivals of more than 15 works, reanimating the work from original sources and designing and introducing innovations in costume, sets and music for the repertory. Among other Company firsts, she and Capucilli produced an exhibit of historic and contemporary photographs of the company’s repertory.
Their work attracted such varied artists as Patti Smith, Oscar de la Renta, Martha Clarke, guest choreographer of “Sueño” (2004) and André Leon Talley, whom Dakin coached and directed in Liza Minnelli’s original role of storyteller in the Company’s 2004 revival of Graham’s “The Owl and the Pussycat”. Dakin developed educational events for the Company; she wrote, choreographed and narrated a Kennedy Center televised Distance Learning program and conceived and directed inter-arts workshops: “Caught on Camera”, for photographers and dancers, and with musicians, a workshop with the Umani Winds quintet directed by company musician and composer Pat Daugherty at the Virginia Arts Festival.
Ms. Dakin has performed in almost every work in the repertory and is known for her performance of the roles Ms. Graham originally danced herself; solos “Lamentation” and “Deep Song”, Medea in “Cave of the Heart”, The Bride in “Appalachian Spring”, Jocasta in “Night Journey”, Ariadne in “Errand into the Maze”, She Who Seeks in “Dark Meadow”, “Phaedra”, Hecuba in “Cortege of Eagles” and A Woman in “Hérodiade”. For the Company’s 1992 and 1994 New York seasons she performed the title role in Ms. Graham’s full evening work “Clytemnestra”; one of only six dancers to do so since Graham in 1958. In 1988 coached by Ms. Graham and Liza Minnelli she recreated the speaking part in Graham’s “Letter to the World”.
During the seventeen years Ms. Dakin worked with Martha Graham before her death in 1991, Graham created principal roles for her, most notably in, “Rite of Spring” and “Phaedra’s Dream” in which Rudolf Nureyev was her partner at the New York State Theater and the Paris and Berlin Opera Houses. Guest artist Robert Wilson created a speaking/dancing solo for Ms. Dakin in his work “Snow on the Mesa” in 1995. In 1993 she was chosen by Twyla Tharp for the title role of the work “Demeter and Persephone”. She was singer/dancer/actress for the creation of Martha Clarke’s dance/play “Ann the Word” (2006).
Ms. Dakin was invited to perform for President and Mrs. Reagan, representing contemporary dance in the WNET production “Young Artists in Performance at the White House”, dancing two selections from the Graham repertory with Donlin Foreman. In 1993 she was a featured performer in the French documentary Les Printemps du Sacre. In Japan (NHK) she was filmed in “Night Journey” and “Rite of Spring” for release on Bravo, and at the Paris Opera in “Herodiade”. Other film credits include “Clytemnestra” and “Acts of Light” (WNET).
Ms. Dakin was awarded two Rockefeller U.S. Mexico Fund for Culture Grants (1998, 2002) and a grant from the Mexico’s Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (2000) for choreography, teaching and research. Performer and teacher in Mexico since 1981, with the Centro Nacional de Danza Contemporánea and Ballet Nacional de México in Querétaro (Director Guillermina Bravo), in Merida, Yucatán with the Instituto de Cultura and Compañía de Danza Contemporánea de Yucatán, (Director Graciella Torres Polanco), she is guest artist and faculty advisor at the Universidad de Colima and its Ballet Folklórico (Director Rafael Zamarripa) and contemporary company, Univerdanza (Directors Adriana Leon and Alejandro Vera), Universidad de Veracruz, Xalapa, guest artist with the company Ciudad Interior, (Director Alejandro Chavéz), and was Choreographic Guide for Encuentro de Creación Coreográfica EnTiempoReal2017. Her choreography in collaboration with Mexican composers and scenic designers have premiered at the Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City and the International Festival Sn. Luis Potosí.
Ms. Dakin teaches, lectures and performs internationally. Fluent in French and Spanish with a working knowledge of Italian and Russian, the US Information Agency’s Arts America Cultural Specialist program (1992) sponsored Ms. Dakin in residence at the Ballet Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Argentina, and performing and teaching in Vladivostok, Russia, one of the first Americans to be allowed into this Siberian city. She was awarded a CEC ArtsLink grant (1996), returning to Vladivostok to produce and perform in joint concert with the Olga Bavdilovich Theater Dance company and was consultant for the Cultural Affairs Office of Vladivostok to develop a Festival of Far Eastern Dance. Ms. Dakin is founding member of danz.fest (Italy 2008) in collaboration with the University of Bologna and Guaraldi Eventi, and of Invernadero Danza (Mexico 2009), directed by Rosario Ordoñez.
Associate Founder and dancer for Buglisi Foreman Dance Theater with Graham colleagues Jacqulyn Buglisi, Terese Capucilli and Donlin Foreman, Ms. Dakin began this collaboration with the solo “Molting” choreographed for her by Ms. Buglisi in 1991. Now Buglisi Dance Theatre, the company performs worldwide, in extensive outreach programs, and in New York City seasons and the yearly Table of Silence project at Lincoln Center. The company made its New York debut in 1994 with their full evening dance/play “Runes of the Heart” which had its Kennedy Center premiere in the America Dancing Series, and featured in the 1999 Melbourne Festival. The company was filmed in interview and rehearsal for the feature documentary Courage.
She is honored to have been on the faculty of The Juilliard School for ten years under the direction of Benjamin Harkarvy. Currently she teaches at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, where she continues Martha Graham’s seminal contribution to actor training. Ms. Dakin taught at the Martha Graham Center from 1972 and has been guest faculty at Harvard University, the University of Michigan, Duke University, SUNY Purchase, The Lincoln Center Institute and New York University. She is guest teacher for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and is honored to serve as a Creative Advisor for Robert Battle’s New Directions Choreographic Lab ( 2015/16 and 2016/17)
Educated at the University of Michigan (1967-1971) in French and Russian Studies, she began her dance training there and received a scholarship to the American Dance Festival in 1969, then located at Connecticut College. The passion and talents of faculty Elizabeth Bergmann and Gay Delanghe inspired her to continue in dance and in 1971 she began professional training with the teachers whom she considers her mentors; Kazuko Hirabayashi, and Ms. Graham at the Martha Graham Center; and Pearl Lang, co-artistic director at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. On scholarship at the Graham School she studied with company members Judy Hogan, Lar Roberson and under the direction of Bertram Ross and Mary Hinkson was a member of the Martha Graham Apprentice Company (1972). Ms. Dakin began ballet training in New York with Maggie Black, and at the New York Conservatory of Dance with Igor Schvezof and Nina Stroganova. For eighteen years, until the time of his death, she had the good fortune to study with Vladimir Dokoudovsky a foremost exponent of the Preobrajenska Method and original member of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
From 1971 to 1977 she performed with and assisted the companies of Kazuko Hirabayashi and Pearl Lang on tour and in New York venues such as the Delacorte Theater, the 92nd Street Y, and the Eden Theater. With Pearl Lang she performed at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall for Aaron Copeland’s Birthday Celebration, in the performance and filming of “The Dybbuk” with guest artists from the American Ballet Theater, William Carter and Alexander Mintz and in the off-Broadway Yiddish Theater production choreographed by Ms. Lang, “Hard to be a Jew” with renowned actors Joseph Buloff and Zvee Scooler.
Christine Dakin is listed in “Who’s Who in America” and “Who’s Who in Entertainment”. She is a member of AGMA (American Guild of Musical Artists) and Actors Equity. She lives in the Bronx, New York with her better half, husband Steve Mauer, technical theater director, film editor, stagehand, carpenter.
Harriet Macauley is a Lecturer, Choreographer, Digital Dance Artist, Collaborator and Independent Scholar. She is undertaking a PhD in Multimedia Collaboration with Liverpool John Moores and is the Founder and Artistic Director of InDance International Barcelona, a Dance, Theatre and Technology performance platform. An established and internationally recognized Director, Choreographer and Performer, her professional collaborations and engagements have taken her around the globe.
- PhD in Multimedia Collaboration
- Post Graduate Diploma in Performance
- BA Honors in Contemporary dance and Performance London Contemporary Dance School
- SUNY Purchase New York, Exchange program
- Masters in Fine Arts in Choreography, University of Roehampton United Kingdom
- BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts, Waltham Forest College
- A. Level Dance, Lewisham College, London
- National Vocational Qualification Level 3 (NVQ3) Personal Training, Nutrition, Power Plate Trainer.
- Guildhall School of Music Collaborations
- Royal Academy of Music Collaborations
- Phoenix Dance Theatre, CC Laboratory
- Dance East Choreographic Award
- Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Dance Base
- Arhus Demark, International Choreographic Laboratory
- Masdanza, International Choreographic Award
- Finalist in the VI Choreography Competition Spain
- Jacobs Pillow Boston, Choreographic Award , USA
- DUMBO choreographic festival New York
Italian choreographer and dancer Stefano Giannetti studied in Rome, Paris and Cannes.
He was engaged by the Hamburg Ballet under John Neumeier in 1983 and by the Basle Ballet under Heinz Spoerli in 1985.
In 1986, he joined the London Festival Ballet under Peter Schaufuss (today English National Ballet) and was soon appointed a soloist.
Having been a Principal dancer with the Zürich Ballet under Uwe Scholz in the 1988-89 season, Giannetti returned to the English National Ballet in 1989.
In 1990, he was engaged as a Principal at the Ballet of the Deutsche Oper in Berlin.
Stefano Giannetti began his career as a choreographer in the early 1980s.
He received the Premio Nazionale Danza prize in 1981, and the same year the RAI televised his work ”The Stone Flower”.
He was also awarded the ”Leonide Massine” Prize in Positano (Italy) in 1992 and in September 2000.
Choreographies created by Stefano Giannetti have been performed by the Hamburg Ballet (”Concerto” and ”Glinka Divertissement”), the Deutsche Oper Berlin (”La Valse”, ”Hommage an Mozart”, ”Twins”, ”The Miracle of the Rose”, ”Atemlos”, ”Rosenkavalier”, ”Salome”, ”Ohdaiko” and ”Blue Eyes, Black Hair”), the Norwegian National Ballet (”Bal de Vienne” based on Strauss‘s operetta ”Die Fledermaus”), the National Dance Academy in Rome (”Belkis”), the Arena di Verona Ballet (”The two gentlemen of Verona”), the Miami Ballet Festival (”Scherzo-Fuga”), the Finnish National Ballet (”Symphony No.5”), the Theater Hof (”Werther”, ” Alice in Wonderland”). Stefano Giannetti has also worked in many Opera productions with, a. o.: Götz Friedrich, Hans Neuenfels (Deutsche Oper Berlin) Marta Domingo, Jürgen Rose (Oper Bonn) and Grischa Asagaroff Sven-Eric Bechtolf, Nicolas Joël (Opernhaus Zürich).
After working as Ballet Master at the Semperoper Dresden under Vladimir Derevianko (1998-1999), Stefano Giannetti was artistic director of the Northern Ballet Theatre in Britain (1999-2000) and his ballet ”Great Expectations” has been performed over a hundred times in England.
In 2004 he founded Uomo Danza, a center specialized in male ballet training in Berlin.
From 2006 to 2015 he was Ballet Director and Choreographer at the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern in Germany, where he created: ”Carmen”; ”Glass'Violin Concerto”; ”Hommage an Mozart”; ”Giacomo Casanova”; ”The Nutcracker”; ”Duke Ellington Forever”; ”Rumpelstilzchen”; ”Pulcinella”; ”The Firebird”; ”Hommage to the Ballets Russes”; ”Swan Lake”; ”Sleeping Beauty”; ”Carmina Burana”; ”Engelslieder”; ”The Prince of the Pagodas”; ”The Four Seasons”; ”Bolero”; ”Chopin” etc.
From 2015, Giannetti worked as a freelance choreographer for various companies and theatres such as the Bayerische Staatsoper in München, Landestheater Niederbayern, National Academy of Dance, Rom etc., and since 2019 he is Ballet Director at the Anhaltischen Theater, Dessau in Germany.