Dance Intensive



Sunday 1st – Thursday 5th October 2017   2-5pm

Sharing – Thursday 5 October at Centre 151, 4pm

  • Van Huynh Company invites Iratxe Ansa and Igor Bacovich to deliver a week long Dance Intensive at Centre 151.
  • Metamorphosis is a process of transformation and growth. It is a process of maturing, whereby dancers become artists. This method leads dancers on a path that calls for disciplined, focused and intelligent hard work. It encourages creativity through guided exploration – a nurtured and trusted environment where artistic knowledge is transferred and explored.

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Iratxe is originally from San Sebastian, Spain where she attended the Conservatorio Superior de Musica before graduating from the John Cranko Schule Stuttgart, Germany. She danced with Basel Ballet and Ballet Gulbelkian before acting as muse to Nacho Duato in the Compañia Nacional de Danza Madrid, Spain, having many roles and pieces originally set on her. Iratxe danced with Lyon Opera Ballet before becoming a member of Nederlands Dance Theatre under Director Anders Hellstrom. She has worked with choreographers such as Nacho Duato, William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Jacopo Godani, Johan Inger, Medhi Walerski, Crystal Pite, Ohad Naharin, Wayne McGregor, Alexander Ekman, to name a few.

Iratxe’s flare for choreography started while dancing with Nacho Duato and the CND, winning prizes and mentions in choreographic competitions such as the International Solo Tanz Theater Festival, Certamen Coreografico de Madrid and was awarded for her artistic trajectory by the Association of Dance Professionals (Spain) in 2007.

Since 2009 after leaving NDT she became a freelance artist.
She has created and set original choreography on companies, such as Lyon Opera Ballet and as a freelance artist has choreographed, danced and given workshops in many projects and countries around the globe.

Igor Bacovich is an Italian dancer and choreographer born in Torino, Italy.
Igor began his dance studies at the age of 16 at the ballet academy “Accademia Nazionale di danza” in Rome, Italy.
At the age of 22 moved to the Netherlands to Follow the “Rotterdam Danse Academie” (CODARTS) and specialise in the contemporary dance techniques.
In the Netherlands he worked with several choreographers such as Bruno Listopad, Krisztina de Chatel, Nanine Linning among others.

In the mean time he kept dancing and collaborating in several projects with Iratxe Ansa like performances or dance festivals around the globe such as “Cello Dance Festival” in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil and “Comunicación Interpretación Automatica”, Matadero, Madrid, Spain.

Since 2014 Igor starts being full time Iratxe Ansa assistant in teaching, choreographing and dance partner in their multiple and diverse works all around the globe.
Iratxe Ansa and Igor Bacovich are founders and organisers of Metamorphosis International Residency and Metamorphosis Dance Collective.

Original Video: Alienum Corpus by Diego García Sotomoro