Vuoden 2023 työryhmä työskentelee Luxemburgissa ajalla 19.4.-4.5.
Henna Männikkö is a dance artist born in Oulu, Finland. She studied dance at Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts, in Tilburg (The Netherlands) graduating from the contemporary department in the summer of 2021. During her studies Henna discovered her strong urge to learn more about choreographing and artistic research. This strong feeling has guided Henna to create her own work and seek collaborations with other artists. She is currently based in Helsinki where she works as a freelance artist, creating her own work and working as a dancer for others such as Ismo Dance Company and Vera Audentia. Henna has had opportunities to research her own artistic work at Routa Company’s residency at Kajaani (Finland) and in residencies in Helsinki. Henna is also currently part of UrbanApa mentoring platform of 2023.
Roberta Ceginskaite is a dance artist based in Ireland. She trained in contemporary dance from Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, in Tilburg (The Netherlands). Since graduating, she has been researching and creating her work through various international residencies including a month-long creation in Kajaani (Finland), in Zurich (Switzerland), Budapest (Hungary) and Smederevo (Serbia). Back in Ireland, she has been supported in residencies and mentorship programmes from Dance Ireland, has secured residencies with Galway Dance Project and Dance Limerick. She is fascinated with cross disciplinary practices and collaboration within a frame of play and improvisation. Roberta is currently a Master’s student at University of Galway, studying Digital Art, Design and Cultures.
Maxime Smeets is a professional contemporary dancer from the Netherlands, who is currently based in Barcelona where she works with GN|MC Guy Nader and Maria Campos. Besides her work there, she is also in multiple creations of Dutch company Corpo Maquina Society. In their most recent project, they work in collaboration with freestyle footballers, actors and children on stage. She achieved her Bachelor’s in Dance at Fontys University of Fine Arts in The Netherlands, and has trained with David Zambrano, Maité Guerin, Joost Vrouenraets, Rakesh Sukesh, Tom Afiyan English, Kristina and Sadé Alleyne, and many more.