Rosana Ribeiro is a Portuguese/Brazilian choreographer and performer based in Salzburg, Austria. She attended the Circus School Chapitô in Lisbon and holds a BA in Contemporary Dance from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds, UK. When based in London, she performed with Jean Abreu, Hofesh Shechter, James Wilton, Charlie Morrissey, Kim Brandstrup, among others. Her collaborations also led her to work as an Assistant Director for John La Bouchardière (UK) and Marine Besnard (CH).
In 2015 she returned to Portugal to join Companhia Instável/Cie.7273 for La nuit tous les chat sonts gris, Companhia Paulo Ribeiro for their new creation and tour of A Festa da Insignificância and Last by São Castro & António Cabrita. Since 2018 she has been developing her own artistic concepts inspired by the study of the physical body as a communicator and a transformative entity for human connection. In her work, collaboration is the key to finding a delicate and synergetic composition of the performative elements. Selva, her first full-length creation, will premiere at the tanz_house festival in September 2021 and is supported by Land Salzburg, Szene Salzburg & the National Cultural Centre in Portugal.
She has been the Cultural Programmer for the festival Jardins Abertos (Open Gardens) in Lisbon since 2017.
Born in Italy in 1989, Melissa graduated from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds (UK). After graduation, Melissa worked as a freelance dancer with numerous international choreographers and eventually joined the Istanbul State Opera and Ballet, touring the world for many years. In 2017 Melissa moved back to Europe and started a long-term collaboration with the performer and choreographer Aakash Odedra. Melissa currently shares her practice through workshops in Italy, UK, Turkey, Iran and India, whilst collaborating creatively with several fellow artists and being a full-time member of the Münchner Kammerspiele (DE), Aakash Odedra Company (UK) and Cie7273 (CH).
Born in Salzburg, Verena embarked on her artistic journey by studying at Codarts University of the Arts (Rotterdam). After graduating in 2016, she worked with the Swedish dance company Norrdans, where she was involved in works by choreographers such as Jose Agudo, Peter Svenzon and Mari Carrasco. In 2018 Verena became a certified teacher of Anouk van Dijk’s movement method Countertechnique. Apart from teaching international workshops she is teaching students at the Bruckneruniversität in Linz and Orff Institut at Universität Mozarteum. As a freelance dancer and production manager Verena is currently collaborating with Birgit Mühlmann-Wieser, Hildegard Starlinger, Potpourri and INFLUX network. In June 2020 she also assisted choreographer Anouk van Dijk at Münchner Kammerspiele.
Daniel is an Austrian pianist, drummer and composer based in Salzburg. In 2012 he graduated from the Klagenfurt Conservatory of Music with an MA in Jazz and Classical Piano. From 2011 to 2020 he lived and worked in London and Lisbon. Apart from his solo work he has toured, composed, recorded and performed drums and piano internationally with artists including: Andreya Triana, Derek Trotson, Dani Siciliano, Ray Warleigh, Stroy, Mathias Krispin Bucher, Ro Bergman, Army of One, et.al.
He has also composed the music for various dance productions and plays drums for the “Steaming Satellites”. He is currently composing and recording the album “DR!P” and internationally touring with his Jazz Trio.
Originally from Portugal, her diverse artistic path began by studying at the Circus School Chapitô and a Masters in Performing Arts at the FCSH (PT). Among other endeavours she created Comic Balloons and Octávio de Olhos Fixos and worked as assistant director for Radouan Mriziga (“7”, Kaaitheater, BE, 2017). In 2019 she started studying Historical Costumes for Theater and Cinema at EFP in Brussels, where she currently lives, and has since designed the costumes for the short films La Protagoniste by Sarah Carlot Jaber and Marianson by Thierry Knauff.
Nuno holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering. He has worked with many directors in the areas of theatre and dance, with particular emphasis on Tiago Rodrigues, Paulo Ribeiro, António Cabrita & São Castro, Nuno Carinhas, Tiago Guedes, Ricardo Pais and Rui Lopes Graça. He has collaborated with the National Theatre São João in Porto since 2003, designing the lighting of several of their productions. In 2004 he was honoured with the Revelation Prize Ribeiro da Fonte.