Newsletter no. 31 • JULY 2017
photo: Nicolas Le Riche
Nicolas Le Riche, currently the director of LAAC (L’Atelier de L’Art Chorégraphique) at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris will be the new director of MADE IN the web member The Royal Swedish Ballet beginning autumn 2017. Le Riche has worked for the Paris Opera as a etoile (star dancer) for a great deal of his career, the highest honors a French dancer can get. He has had leading roles in classical ballet, neoclassical style and modern dance. World-renowned choreographers such as Mats Ek, Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe and John Neumeier, to name a few, have created works especially for Le Riche. He has also danced on the world’s most prestigious stages.
Like his predecessor Johannes Öhman, Le Riche sees no difference between classical ballet and contemporary dance: “both are facets of the same Art”.
- We will work on classical pieces as well as with choreographic innovators in equal measure and design a creative, diverse program for all audiences, both national and international, Le Riche states in a press release from the Royal Swedish Ballet. Read more here.

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Annabelle Bonnéry (FR) has been appointed as the next Artistic Director of MADE IN the web member Carte Blanche, for a four year fixed term contract, commencing 1 August 2018 when current director Hooman Sharifi leaves.
Annabelle Bonnéry began her career as a dancer in Spain with the Catalan choreographer Ramon Oller. She has since then worked  with CCN of Grenoble/ J.C. Gallotta, Rui Horta and Maguy Marin Company. Her meeting with the gallerist François Deneulin marked the beginning of a creative process involving collaborations between choreography and visual arts, and others art fields and lead them to found Lanabel Company. Bonnéry produces her own work and has also been invited to create pieces for other companies.

- My ambition is to establish Carte Blanche as ambassador of the dance scene and Norwegian contemporary culture in the international scene, to impulse the development of new opportunities in the relation between audiences and the company and to contribute to the development of the Norwegian contemporary creation, says Annabelle Bonnéry. Read more here.
photo: Yaniv Cohen
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Former Artistic Director of MADE IN the web member Skånes Dansteater (SE) Ben Wright, is together with Charlotte Darbyshire appointed the new Artistic Co-directors of Candoco Dance Company; the British contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers. 

Ben Wright has been involved with dance for over 25 years, as a performer, choreographer, producer and director. 2014-2017he was Associate Artistic Director with Skånes Dansteater in Sweden, and is presently engaged as their Associate Choreographer. Ben Wright launched his own company, bgroup, in 2008, and has choreographed for many opera and theatre houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne Opera, Donmar Warehouse and the Young Vic. Read more here.

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- New work premieres in September
photo: Jonas Lundqvist
Susanna Leinonen Company premiers a new work DREAMS OF REPLAY 6 Sep 2017 at the Alexander Theatre in Helsinki. The following shows are on 8, 9 and 10 Sep 2017.
Susanna Leinonen´s visionary choreography is brought on stage by five female dancers. In DREAMS OF REPLAY, Leinonen returns to the uncompromised, detailed and extremely challenging movement language of her previous works. The production plays with the question of "what if you had a chance to do it again". Susanna Leinonen joins forces again with her artistic dream team including the Finland Prize awarded sound designer and rap artist Kasperi Laine, lightning design Kalle Ropponen and costume designer Erika Turunen.
The piece returns to Culture House Martinus (City of Vantaa) on 7 and 9  Nov 2017.
Read more about Susanna Leinonen Company at madeintheweb
- Preparing for an extensive tour of the USA and Canada
photo: Heikki Tuuli
Tero Saarinen's MORPHED will be seen in London at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall on 10 Aug 2017. Dance professionals and students with a professional aim also have the opportunity to study Saarinen's movement technique and repertoire in a workshop at Rambert studios on 9 Aug 2017. Learn more about the workshop here.

In October, MORPHED will head on an extensive tour of the USA and Canada. The choreography to Esa-Pekka Salonen's music will be performed at The Joyce Theater in New York (18–22 Oct),National Arts Centre in Ottawa (4–5 Oct) and Dance House in Vancouver (27–28 Oct). More dates to be released!

The duet BREATH by Tero Saarinen and Kimmo Pohjonen will receive its world premiere in Canada in April 2018, in a season programmed by Danse Danse. The premiere will take place at Grand Théâtre de Québec on 12 April 2018, with performances also following at Place des Arts, Montreal, on 17–21 April 2018.

Find out more about the company at madeintheweb
- ilYoung on tour in Sweden with a double bill program
photo: ilDance
ilDance is celebrating the 5th anniversary of their junior company, ilYoung, with a Swedish tour of two new works which were created this summer during the ilYoung 2017 Project. The double bill program, including #GHETTO by Israel Aloni and cast and THE SOLUTION IS TEMPORARY by Lee Brummer and cast, performed by ten young dancer from Sweden and abroad  in August - September this year.

Touring plan for ilYoung:
19 Aug 2017 World premiere at Spira, Jönköping (SE, 26 Aug  Balettakademien, Stockholm (SE), 28-29  Aug 2017 Balettakademien's theater, Gothenburg (SE), 30 Aug 2017 Glashuset, Gislaved (SE), 9-10 Sep 2017 Murberget Länsmuseet Västernorrland, Härnösand (SE). Please get in touch with the company for tickets.

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- ccap and K&C Kekäläinen & Company are performing
photo: Alexander Kenney
The MADE IN the web members K&C Kekäläinen & Company (FI) and the company ccap (SE) are performing at Tanz im August-festival in Berlin 8 Aug-2 Sep 2017.

A LINE_UP by ccap (SE) is shown 25-26 Aug 2017 at Radialsystem V. With the possibility to meet the artist Cristina Caprioli after the show on 25 Aug 2017. A LINE_UP departs from the Broadway musical A Chorus Line only to turn it into something else, and whilst the original leaves the theatre, a multitude of choreographies swag onto the floor and speak their mind. This lineup is a dissonant choir, made and undone by a craving for disorder. A LINE_UP is a co-production between ccap, NorrlandsOperan, Regionteatern Blekinge Kronoberg, Riksteatern and Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Read more here.

Sanna Kekäläinen's work HAFED COLLAGE OF DIFFERENCES AND FRAGILITY is performed three times at Sophiensaele Festsaal, 31 Aug and 1-2 Sep 2017. Sanna Kekäläinen is known for her vast body of work, that has brought on stage a stubborn, independent, innocent in her nakedness, detached from the normative gender, loud, quirky and peculiar female character. Meet the artist Sanna Kekäläinen after the performance on 31 Aug 2017!
Read more here.

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- New work premieres in September

Gunilla Heilborn’s new piece THE WONDERFUL AND THE ORDINARY is under production and will premiere at the Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz, Austria, 29 Sep 2017. Watch a trailer here.
The piece is a coproduction with Theater im Bahnhof from Graz, and the Gunilla Heilborn Company. Three members from TIB, Monika Klengel, Pia Hierzegger, Lorenz Kabas and two performers from Sweden, Kristiina Viiala and Kenneth Bruun Carlsson dive into the complexity of remembering and forgetting. Our memory is the strangest thing; completely unreliable, constantly making up new stories. Yet it is still what defines us. Music composition, video and set is created by Kim Hiorthøy, Mårten Nilsson and Katarina Wiklund. Light design by Minna Tiikkainen.
The team will be in residence at Dansens hus, Stockholm (SE). At the end of the artistic process the whole team gathers in Graz in September. If you would like to attend any of the showings in Graz, or would like the full gig list, be sure to send a note to the company.

Read more about Gunilla Heilborn at madeintheweb

All the best from Åsa Edgren, Anna Diehl & Titti Grahl/Loco World MADEIN-THEWEB.COM, and all our joint members.