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Tales of Home: Congo/Mozambique
Oct. 24 — Oct. 25, 2014

Tales of Home - Performances / BRIC Co-Presented with 651Arts
Brooklyn, NY
David Zambrano's Soul Project. Photo by Anja Hitzenberger.^492

David Zambrano

Edivaldo Ernesto (Dancer) was born in Mozambique and began dancing with the Tsemba group in 1988, where he learned traditional Mozambican dance. In 2001 he was invited to be a member of the Ussoforal-Western Africa traditional dance group, and in 2003, he started to work with Esculturas Humanas. In that same year, he participated in the 1st Choreographic Development Stage, a six month choreographic training program organized by CulturArte (Maputo, Mozambique) and Dancas na Cidade (Lisbon, Portugal), with workshops with Boyzie Cekwana/Desire Davids (South Africa), David Zambrano/Mat Voorter (Venezuela/Netherlands) and Faustin Linyekula (Democratic Republic of Congo). In 2004 he worked with Gilles Jobim (Switzerland) and Robert Hilton (England) among others. He was also part of the piece habitue-se a escolher, a final student work directed by Faustin Linyekula. In 2004, he started to dance with Zambrano in Twelve Flies Went Out At Noon, followed by Soul Project and SHOCK. Ernesto also works and performs with Sasha Waltz & Guests.

Milan Herich (Dancer) started his dance training with the traditional dance company Dumbier in Slovakia. He studied dance at the Conservatory J.L. Bella in Banska Bystrica in Slovakia, the University of the Arts in Bratislava and at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. He has danced professionally or collaborated with Zuzana Hajkova, Dance Studio Company, M. Kozanek, Z. Bacova, M. Polakova and T. Mantel. He danced in Puur by Wim Vandekeybus and in the creation Myth by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. In 2007, he co-founded his own company Les Slovaks Dance Collective and created Opening Night. Milan has studied intensively with Zambrano and was one of the invited participants for Zambrano's summer intensive Proyecto Conejo/The Rabbit Project. He has performed in Zambrano's Twelve Flies Went Out At Noon, Soul Project, and HOLES.

Peter Jasko (Dancer) graduated in 2001 from the Conservatory J.L. Bella in Banska Bystrica in Slovakia and continued his higher education at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava before entering P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels in 2002. His professional experience ranges from dancing with different international artists and companies in Belgium, Italy and The Netherlands. For the last nine years, Peter has collaborated with David Zambrano as a performer (Proyecto Conejo/The Rabbit Project, Twelve Flies Went Out At Noon, Soul Project, MA-ZA-DA-MA) and also as an assistant for classes, workshops and choreographies. Jasko is one of the members and creators of the new contemporary dance group, Les Slovaks Dance Collective, based in Brussels. He also teaches at dance studios, circus schools and companies in Belgium, Slovakia, Holland, Norway, Spain and Slovenia.

Horacio Macuacua (Dancer) was born in Mozambique and started his training in the traditional dance of Mozambique in 1996. He later trained in contemporary dance in Maputo with Frans Poelstra, Paulo Henrique, Marcelo Evelin, Sello Pesa, George Khumalo and David Zambrano, among others. Since 1999, he has been a member of CulturArte Dance Company, one of the first contemporary dance companies in Mozambique, under the direction of Panaibra Gabriel. In 2002 he participated in Ha Mais, a dance piece directed by Thomas Hauert, which was created in Mozambique and toured throughout Europe. He also took part in an exchange project Three Continent (2003) in Rio de Janiero and in 2004 he participated in DanceWEB at ImpulsTanz in Vienna and worked with Mark Tompkins, Louise Lecavalier, Boris Charmatz, Ted Stoffer, Germaine LeBlanc and David Zambrano. There he met Pablo Colberte, with whom he created OCA the following year. He has been working with David Zambrano since 2004 in Twelve Flies Went Out At Noon, Soul Project and SHOCK. He has directed his own work including Comum and Canais and has taught in Maputo, Brazil and Europe. Macuacua's choreography of Orobroy Stop! received a PUMA Create Danse l'Afrique danse! award in 2010 and has toured to more than 30 countries throughout African and Europe.

Nina Fajdiga (Dancer) was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2007 she graduated from Theaterschool/School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. Her choreographic work consists of: Freedoll, ChitChat, Debris (2006), Made of Iron, Fe.male (2007), HAWBFA (2007), Sugar Rush (2009) and ...and call me Antonia (2010).  As a performer she has worked with the choreographers: David Zambrano (Soul Project), Pere Faura (Do you have a cigarette? And other ways of approaching), Aimar Perez Gali (Pandora Project), Georg Hobmaier (We only do), Sarah Vanhee (How they Disappeared?) , Matej Kejžar, Matjaž Pograjc. Since 2007 she works together with Jasmina Križaj. In 2010 she was a part of 50 days of Flying Low and Passing Through with David Zambrano in Costa Rica. At the moment, Fajdiga is based in Ljubljana.

Young Cool Park (Dancer) is the artistic director of  the dance company, Oh! My Life Movement in Seoul, South Korea. He received a M.F.A at the Korea National University of Arts. He has received numerous awards in South Korea and internationally at competitions including Dong-A Dance Competition, New Dancer's Competition, New Dancer Award of Modern Dance Association of Korea, New Artist Award of Arts Council Korea, Grand Prize for the First Seoul Dance Collection of Seoul Performing Arts Festival, Jury Prize at Yokohama Dance Collection, and 2nd Award in Choreography as well the Audience Award in the Group Competition Section at MASDANZA Festival in Spain. With David Zambrano, Young Cool Park performed in SHOCK, participated in his‘50 DAYS Costa Rica' and organized and danced in the 10 villages tour in South Korea. Park is currently involved in various activities as the artist in residence of the LIG ART HALL and as choreographer for the Choreographer Base Camp of Korea National Contemporary Dance Company.