Jasmin Vardimon - Choreographer / Director / Performer
Currently Associated Artist at Sadler's Wells, Jasmin founded her company in 1997 (previously Zbang), and rose rapidly to became a significant element within the British dance scene. She became an Associate Artist at The Place in 1998, a Yorkshire Dance Partner (1999-2005), received the Jerwood Choreography Award in 2000 and in 2004, following several successful creations, her company received the status of an Arts Council England RFO. As well as choreographing for her own Company, Jasmin has also choreographed for other companies as CandoCo, WID, Bare Bones, Transitions and curated the Dance Ballads Festival at the Oval House. 

 

Guy Bar-Amotz - Artistic Advisor
Guy Bar-Amotz has a Masters in Fine Art from Goldsmith's College, London and was also artist in residence at Rijkacadamie in Amsterdam. His work has been applauded worldwide, in venues such as the Stedelijk Museum, Bureau Amsterdam, Ikon Gallery Birmingham, Tate Britain and the Sidney Biennale. Guy has collaborated with Jasmin in various performances over the last 10 years, combining installation art with dance and video.

 

Rebecca Lenkiewicz - Text
Stage plays include: SOHO – A Tale of Table Dancers (Pleasance Edinburgh, 2000 - Fringe First winner), then toured Israel with the British Council and opened the Arcola Theatre in 2001; THE NIGHT SEASON (Cottesloe, National Theatre 2004 – winner of the Critics’ Circle Most Promising Playwright Award and nominated for an Evening Standard Award and The Susan Smith Blackburn Award); SHOREDITCH MADONNA (Soho Theatre, 2005); 24 HOUR PLAYS (The Old Vic, 2005); THE SOLDIER’S TALE - An adaptation after Ramuz and Stravinsky performed by Europeans and Iraqis (The Old Vic, 2006); BLUE MOON OVER POPLAR (NYT/Soho Theatre, 2006); INVISIBLE MOUNTAINS (National Theatre Education Tour, 2006).

From 2004 – 5 Rebecca worked as ‘Writer on Attachment’ at the Soho Theatre, and carried out an eight-week attachment at the National Theatre Studio.

Radio Plays include: FIGHTING FOR WORDS (Afternoon Play BBC Radio dir. Claire Grove, Observer Critics’ Choice); CARAVAN OF DESIRE (Spring 2006 Friday Play BBC Radio dir. David Hunter); BLUE MOON OVER POPLAR (2006).

Screenplays: THE SEA CHANGE is an adaptation of the novel by Elizabeth Jane Howard for Fragile Films.

Rebecca is currently under commission to the National Theatre and Portobello Productions Ltd.

 

Merle Hensel - Designer
Merle Hensel trained as a theatre designer at Central St Martins School of Art and Design and the Slade School of Fine Art. She has since then produced a wide range of work for theatre and film. After working in London – credits include ‘Together We Are Divided’ ( Cochrane Theatre); ‘Waiting For The Past’ ( Rivoli Ballroom); Exhibited in ‘timespace’ ( design for performance exhibition 1995-99) – she moved to Berlin, where she lived and worked until recently.

Recent theatre credits include: PARK forJasmin Vardimon Company; ‘Ippolit’ (Sophiensaale, Berlin; Schauspielhaus Zürich; Münchner Kammerspiele); ‚Der Verlorene’ (Sophiensaale, Berlin); ‚Kupsch’ (Deutsches Theater, Göttingen); ‚Maria Stuarda’ (Vereinigte Bühnen, Mönchengladbach/Krefeld); ‚Der Vetter aus Dingsda’ (Oper Graz, Austria); ‚Die Katze’ (Tollhaus, Karlsruhe); ‚Münchausen, Herr der Lügen’ (Neuköllner Oper, Berlin).

Recent film credits include: ‚Baby’ and ‘Die Flucht’ (directed by Phillip Stölzl); ‘Blinde Kuh’ (directed by Sebastian Orlac), ‘Picasso zieht um’ (directed by Uljana Haveman).

Merle is also a freelance lecturer (Goldsmith University, Central St Martins School of Art and Design).

 

Chahine Yavroyan – Lighting Design

As well as theatre, opera and dance, Chahine has lit objects, clothes, casts of one to 240, buildings, shows in back rooms of pubs as well as on main stages, site-specific, indoors and outdoors. Previously worked with Jasmin Vardimon Dance on Ticklish, Lullaby, and Park.  Other dance work includes: Bugger, Boom’She’Boom and Camp for Arthur Pita; Invisible Dances for Bock & Vincenzi, Blind Faith, Maximum Machine, Jardin Blanc for Yolande Snaith Theatredance, Duet for 4 for Walkerdance; Haughmond Dances, Ascending Fields, Banquet Dances, Brink, Passage for Rosemary Lee; Jammy Dodgers for Requardt & Company; Man & Woman for Ricochet.  Also work with Hofesh Shechter, Lea Anderson, Kate Brown, Anatomy Dance, Lea Anderson, Colin Poole, Naheed Saddiqui, et al.

 

Ohad Fishof – Sound Design

Born in Jerusalem in 1970, Ohad Fishof is an artist and musician, working in a diverse range of fields including sound, dance, video, performance and writing. Fishof began his artistic career in the mid Eighties as the leader of experimental pop band The Top Hat Carriers. He later moved on to compose music for dance, performance and art installations while at the same time expanding his artistic endeavor to other media. In the early Nineties Fishof relocated to London. In 1997 he received an MA in choreography from Laban Centre London (where he later became a visiting lecturer). Since then, his work in dance and performance, as well as his sound installations, were presented in England, Japan, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Sweden, Turkey, Switzerland, Israel and at the Venice Biennale in Italy (with Uri Katzenstein). Fishof moved back to Israel in 2003 and is currently involved in various ways with The Bat-Sheva Dance Company and its artistic director Ohad Naharin. He designed the soundtracks for "Shalosh", "Furo", “Max” and "Telophase", and served as a dramaturge for the later. In 2004 he was the music director and dramaturge of "Playback", a solo evening of music and dance directed and preformed by Ohad Naharin. He is also a teacher of Gaga, Naharin's movement language. Over the past few years Fishof presented video and choreographic work in Israel and Japan, designed soundtracks for various dance pieces in Israel and abroad and took part in several group exhibitions. In 2005 he performed “A Slow Walk for Longplayer” in London, commissioned by Artangel. Fishof designed the music for Park, Lullaby and Ticklish for Jasmin Vardimon Company.