Dancers For the World is using Dance and Performing Arts in the full scope of its possibilities from humanitarian action to immersive and multidisciplinary productions with award-winning artists, from online educative platforms to the support of young underprivileged talents. Through our platform, action on the field, in camps, and soon in hospitals and prisons, through our partnerships but also by inviting the audience to an active way of living Art, we are aiming to bring the support of Art to each and every one.
DFW Believes Dance and Performing Arts cultivate Physical and mental health, develop resilience, empower the most vulnerable and support peacebuilding through the creation of independent and creative human beings
DFW is a UN partner Organization and works on developing new solutions for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Date: October 22, 2021 | 07:30 pm
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ORCHESTRA DIRECTION & LEADERSHIP
Review your vision on Leadership – Learn how to pilot instead of directing – Experience first hand a profession of passion – Discover Anecdotes and unique Moments of the Musical World
KNOW YOUR COACH
In 1989, Mélanie Levy-Tiébaut obtains three First Prizes (Clavecin, Basse continue and Musique de Chambre) at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (cnsm)
After following the direction of orchestra class of Antoni Ros-Marbà at the Conservatoire Supérieur du Liceo de Barcelona, she wins the 1st Prize for Direction of Orchestra in the International Competition of the Spanish Ministry of Culture in Madrid with the orchestra of the Madrid Opera.
In 1996, Mélanie Levy-Thiébaut is appointed assistant conductor of the Mulhouse Symphony Orchestra. From 1998 to 2005, she is the artistic advisor to the Cadre Noir de Saumur and directs their shows in France and abroad. Several shows were given under his direction: at BajiKoen Park in Tokyo in Japan, in Hong Kong in China, at the Heysel with José van Dam in Brussels in Belgium, at the Palais Omnisports de Bercy in Paris with Patrick Dupond.
In 2005, she creates the Manifesto Orchestra which is a bridge for the arts and as such organizes concert-debates, seminars in companies, actions for young audiences … In 2009 she is appointed APM Expert and lectured on management in France and abroad on the theme: “Profession, conductor: exchange, responsibility or power?”
In 2011, she is appointed artistic director of Classical Music for Tousà St Quentin en Yvelines with the Manifesto Orchestra. In its season, educational concerts, symphonic concerts, and “children on stage” which brings together 350 children each year on the stage of St Quentin en Yvelines theater. In 2014 she is appointed musical director of the Ensemble Instrumental de la Mayenne (Pays de Loire). In this context, she regularly conducts the Folles Journées de Nantes. Since 2017, she has worked regularly with the Manifesto Orchestra at the Philharmonie de Paris.
Facebook: @Mélanie Levy-Thiébaut
ADVANCED BALLET & POINT WORK
Refine your Ballet Technique. Strengthen and Improve your Point Work. Discover some of the indispensable Tricks of a Ballerina. Apply them to your own Dancer’s life. Get a Vision of what to Reach for, for a Fast Growth within your Personal Talent.
Katherina Markowskaja was born in Kiev, Ukraine where she completed her training at the National Ballet Academy of Arts.
As a student, she was cast in performances of the National Ballet of Kiev. At the age of sixteen, she accepted a scholarship of the Heinz-Bosl-Foundation, offered to her by Konstanze Vernon.
Ms. Markowskaja graduated from the Ballet-Academy Munich and subsequently joined the Saxon State Opera Ballet Dresden under artistic director Vladimir Derevianko. She was promoted to the rank of First Soloist two years later.
In 1999, she received the Mary Wigman Award.
From 2010, she worked as a freelance ballerina and trained with the Bavarian State Ballet, being engaged as a First Soloist until the 2015/2016 season. For the 2016/2017 season, she returned as a guest artist to Munich.
Awaken your Joy. Release Tensions. Articulate all parts of your Body in Softness and Fun. Discover a new Freedom. Feel and enjoy the Space
Stacey was born in Kenya and lives in Nairobi.
She is a passionate dancer and skilled teacher. After having studied in the Godown Arts Center and performed in various companies like the Nairobi Ensemble and the Katangoma Company, she decided to concentrate on teaching underprivileged children in Homes and Community-based Programs around Nairobi.
She is now in the process of creating her own program.
THE ART OF PORTRAIT
Learn about The Emotions Behind Portraying & The Art Of Making them Alive from the Photographer of German Top Politicians & Artists
Laurence Chaperon was born in Paris where she studied Ballet before becoming a professional dancer in the Opera of Bonn, the main city of Germany at the time.
After 10 years of career as a professional dancer, she decided to follow her other passion, became a freelance photographer and moved to Berlin in 1999.
She focuses on high-quality portrait photography.
Her customers include German and international magazines. PR and advertising agencies.
She is one of the favorite portraitists of German politicians and artists.
She has been following Angela Merkel since 2000 and created her official portraits in 2006, 2010, 2012, 2018.
In 2020 Balenciaga asked her to shoot the Summer 2020 World Advertising Campaign.
THE MAGIC OF LIGHT
Discover how Light can Make or Destroy a Piece – Dive into its Meaning and Depth – Learn about the Technique & the Poetry of Stage Lighting – Listen to the Passion of one of the Most Top Rated Lighting Designer
Juanjo Llorens is one of the top rated lighting designers of performing arts in Spain and internationally.
His range of works covers the entire spectrum of performing arts from theatre to circus including dance, ópera, cabaret, events, live music and broadcast. Besides his Lighting designer career, he develops other activities as Technical Director and teacher.
The list of his awards is long and includes 3 Max Awards (The Spanish Oscars)
Founding member of the Academy of Performing Arts and member of the Lighting Authors Association(AAI) – Artes Escénicas Valencianas 2020 nominated Vigor Mortis – Max awards 2019 winner El curioso incidente del perro a medianoche – ADE (Asociación de directores de escena) awards 2018 winner Los Gondra – Artes Escénicas Valencianas awards 2018 winner Pí – Teatro Musical award 2018 winner La Familia Addams – Max awards 2017 nominated Hamlet – Teatro Musical awards 2016 winner Cabaret – Teatro Musical awards 2015 winner Excítame. El crimen de Leopold y LoebBroadwayWorld Spain 2015 winner Excítame. El crimen de Leopold y Loeb – BroadwayWorld Spain 2014 winner Aladín, un Musical Genial – Max awards 2013 winner De ratones y hombres – Max awards 2012 nominated Veraneantes
THE RHYTHM OF AFRICA
Discover the Charm Contemporary African style – Travel through Music and Rhythm – Enjoy your Body – Feel your Day Vanish – Free yourself from Chains and Worries
Kato Brovin was born in Uganda and was a mostly self-taught artist until he started in the professional world with institutions such as The Makerere University, The Amakula Foundation, Bayimba Cultural Foundation as well as performing in numerous platforms such as Danceweek Uganda Festival, Dance Transmissions Festival, Bayimba International Festival of the Arts to mention a few.
Collaborations have also been part of his dance journey and working with different dance companies such as Keiga Dance Company, the Norwegian Government with the Makerere University, Mutumizi Dance Company, Uttah Konvictz Dance Company among others.
Sharing knowledge has always been a big part of his life not just as a dancer but as a human being. Helping people overcome their challenges gives him purpose and he transfers this same philosophy to the arts. He has choreographed more than twenty-five dance pieces for school and also worked with the Kampala School of the Handicapped which was a really enjoyable and fulfilling experience for him.
THE COUNTERTENOR WAY
Experience Singing with a Grammy Award Nominee – Enter the Mystery of the highest Male Voice – Learn to Control and Stabilize your Tone – Stop exhausting your Voice – Learn how to Breath while Developing your Artistry
David Feldman is a 2017 GRAMMY nominee, in the best classical vocal album category. David graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and studied further at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland.
He has performed with various international ensembles such as La Cetra Barockorchester Basel, Vox Luminis, Profeti della Quinta, Ludovice Ensemble, Weser Renaissance and Musica Temprana, and has sung on some of the most prestigious stages including the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, the Oude Muziek Festival Utrecht Festival de Musique Baroque d’Ambronay and Händel Festspiele Göttingen.
David also devotes himself to opera, having appeared as Ruggiero in Alcina by Handel in Theatro São Pedro, Refugee in Flight by Dove in Stadttheater Sursee, in King Arthur by Purcell with Vox Luminis and in The Fairy Queen by Purcell in Theater Basel.
Additionally, David has received accolades at several prominent vocal and has performed in numerous radio and television productions. David recorded for Pan Classics, Linn Records, Alpha Classics, Sony Music, and Deutsche Grammophon.
TO FOLLOW HIM
INVITATION TO BELCANTO
Is there a nicer Dream than learning about Belcanto from an Italian Soprano? – Understand the Work of your Favorite Singers – Enjoy the Performances like a Professional – Feel Legitimate to talk about the Shows – Picture yourself in them as you Discover your own Voice
The Italian coloratura soprano Maria Laura Martoranais is an eclectic performer of Baroque, bel canto, and modern repertoire. She excelled in International Competitions, and she is singing from 2003 in prestigious Theaters such as La Scala in Milano, San Carlo in Napoli, Theater An der Wien, Halle, Versailles, in Operas and concerts under the baton of Abbado, Antonini, Curtis, Fasolis, Jurowski, Marcon, Rousset, Sardelli. Her favorite roles are Alcina and the Queen of the Night, as well as the coloratura characters of the Neapolitan and Venetian eighteenth century.
Maria Laura Martorana records for Sony, Brilliant Classics, Dynamic, CPO, Nuova Era, Virgin Classics musics by Mozart, Paisiello, Rossini, Porpora, Händel, Vivaldi, Cherubini, Sarro, Salieri. Keen on studying ancient manuscripts, graduated in molecular Biology and researcher at the Institut Curie for two years, Maria Laura teaches Canto at the Conservatorio Tchaikovsky and Canto Rinascimentale e Barocco at the Conservatorio Briccialdi.
TO FOLLOW HER
Express your Sensuality – Release your Emotions – Enjoy Passion – Strengthen your Posture and Back – Learn a whole choreography and make it yours
Flamenco has been a source of fascination for Bettina Castaño since childhood. She is now examining the form as a kind of fusion of many different cultures. She has taken a close look at its Indian, Persian and Moorish features, and profiles these in her performances.
She is equally at home with famous Romani musicians from different countries and symphony orchestras and classical music artists.
Castaño has her own dance studio in Seville. She has put on more than 30 dance and music performances, written flamenco guidebooks, and produced DVDs. She tours the world performing.
THE POWER OF ELEGANCE
Enhance your presence – Loosen your computer posture – Erase back, shoulders, neck pain – Strengthen your center and shape your body – Discover how your posture influences your thoughts – Develop your confidence
Catherine Habasque was born in Paris where she studied Ballet and Literature. She is a dancer, choreographer, director, and producer, now based in Basel (Switzerland) She has worked with and danced major works from Nacho Duato, Maurice Béjart, Jean-Louis Barrault, Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, among others.
In 2007 she was nominated for ‘Best Dancer of the Year’ in the German Critic’s Choice As a principal artist (Principal Dancer), she has danced on the greatest stages (Opéra de Paris; Lincoln Center New York; Bellas Artes Mexico; Staatsoper Berlin; Teatro Real Madrid; Théâtre de la Fenice; Bunkai Kaikan Tokyo among others) with the Béjart Ballet (Direction Maurice Béjart), and the Compañia Nacional de Danza (Direction Nacho Duato).
As a director, she was in 2014 finalist of the Fedora Prize for Dance and Opera. In 2015 she founded DFW – Dancers For the World – www.dfw-ch.com – a dance company with atypical Dance and Opera performances and a humanitarian organization working in crisis regions on resilience through movement. She is also the initiator and director of DFW & Friends.
BALLET… WHAT ELSE?
Review & Strengthen your Ballet Knowledge – Enhance your Elegance – Shape your muscles – Dive into a whole-body workout and coordination challenge – Make your dream come true
Benoit studied Dance in France, first at the Paris Opera Ballet School and then at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse.
He began his performing career in Canada for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal and also danced for Ballett Basel in Switzerland. During this period, he toured the world. As a performer, his credits include such pieces as Giselle, Coppelia, The Nutcracker, and works or creations by Balanchine (Apollo, Theme and Variations…), as well as works from such esteemed choreographers as Nacho Duato, Jiri Killian, Catherine Habasque, William Forsythe, Lucinda Childs, Ashley Page, Septime Webre, Robert North, to name just a few.
During his time with Ballet Basel, Benoit developed a taste for choreography and seized opportunities to choreograph for the company.
Upon leaving Ballett Basel, Benoit pivoted his focus and established himself in the UK as a freelance dance artist. Here he specialized in performing, teaching, choreographing and restaging works for companies and institutions such as the C.A.T (Centre for Advanced Training) national scheme, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, The Royal Ballet School, The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, Ballet West Dundee Associates.
Benoit completed his French teaching qualification in classical ballet, the Diplôme d’Etat de Professeur de Danse in 2001. In 2013, he joined the teaching team at The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, with responsibility for Classical training. In 2016 he also gained another qualification delivered by the University of Aberdeen.
KATHAK & MORE
Dive into Refinement and Elegance – Discover new Rhythms – Challenge your Coordination – Develop your Musicality – Travel in Sound and Music
Aditi inherited her keen sense of music and rhythm from her mother Smt. Ragini Bhagwat.
She carried this tradition further after starting to learn Indian classical dancing at the tender age of 4 years. Having secured a master in Psychology, Aditi did her masters in Kathak dance from the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. She is an ‘A’ graded artist of the Doordarshan Kendra, impaneled with the Indian Council of Cultural Relations and has received the title of ‘Nalanda Nritya Nipun’ from the Nalanda Dance and Research Academy, Mumbai.
With a strong foothold in traditional Kathak dance, Aditi has experimented with the traditions of Jazz and world music. Her recent collaborative ventures are ‘Flamenco-Kathaa’ with Indian Flamenco artist Kunal Om and ‘Crossroads’ which is a unique Kathak-Jazz-Flamenco project with Flamenco exponent Bettina Castaño and Jazz exponents Dallas Smith and Susan Mazer form the USA.
Aditi received the OneBeat fellowship which was an initiative of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Under this fellowship, Aditi collaborated with 32 musicians from all over the world.
Aditi co-produced and acted in the international short film titled “Aarsa” which featured at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival, New York Indian Film Festival, Dadasaheb Phalke Film festival, Kashish LGBTQ Film Fest and Toronto LGBTQ Film Festival. She portrays a dancer in the movie thereby living the role closest to her real life.
Aditi deeply loves and respects the rich cultural heritage that our country is adorned with. She is indebted to her Gurus for introducing her to this beautiful culture of Kathak dance and classical music
Facebook: @aditi bhagwat
Discover a new freedom of movement – Enjoy professional-like choreographies – Challenge your body coordination – Develop your creativity
After her first prize of the Conservatoire National de Paris, Aurélie Gaillard starts working in the Ballett Basel where she rapidly dances soloist roles including the main parts of „Le Sacre du Printemps“ and „Swan Lake“in the choreography of Richard Wheelock and „Silent cries“ a 10 min solo from of Jiri Kylian on Claude Debussy’s „L’après midi d’un faune“
Her soloist career goes on in Le ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon where she interprets alongside many other parts in works from Jri Kylian, William Forsythe, Mats Ek, A.T. de Keersmaeker, T.Brown, M.Cunnigham, Jerôme Bel, Johan Inger, Ohad Naharin among others, the main roles in „Cendrillon“ from Maguy Marin and „14’20“ from Jiri Kylian. Since September 2019, she is a freelance dancer, teacher, and choreographic assistant. Her passion for writing dance brought her back the Conservatoire National de Paris where she studies the Benesh notation.
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