SOPHIE KASSER

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Creator, director and teacher, Sophie is co-founder of Moveo, training centre and company. Her interest goes towards the expressive human body and artistic creation using the body as the main element of communication. She was a member of the international company Théâtre de l’Ange Fou during several years in London. With it, and later with the Cia Moveo, she has toured with shows and projects internationally for over 20 years.

She has directed projects for the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, the University of Barcelona – Centre de Recerca DUODA, Dies de Dansa – festival GREC of Barcelona, NOVIA – University of Applied Sciences of Finland, Festival International d’Improvisation Théâtrale de l’Île de la Réunion and the International Festivals of Physical Theatre of the Caribbean and of Chile.

She has given classes and workshops in: School of Speech and Drama of London, Conservatoire Populaire of Geneva, Pedagogical High School of Aarau (Switzerland), Schools of Dramatic Art of Valencia, Vigo and Palma de Mallorca, Association of Actors of the Balearic Islands, Festival Momi of Portugal amongst others.

Trained in theatre, circus and dance in Geneva, Paris and London, Sophie holds a diploma of the International School of Corporeal Mime of London where she also post-graduated in Teaching and Directing. She also holds a MA in Arts Policy and  Management from Birkbeck University.

STÉPHANE LÉVY

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Born in Paris, Stéphane graduated in Philosophy before completing a diploma in Corporeal Mime at the London International School of Corporeal Mime, directed by Steven Wasson and Corinne Soum, the last assistants of Etienne Decroux. He studied vocal technique with J. Wilde, A.-M. Speed and P. van Zyl. From 1997 to 1999 he followed the post-grade programme of the school, specializing in Teaching and Directing.

From 1999 to 2002 he assisted S. Wasson and C. Soum, teaching at the London Corporeal Mime School.

During this period, and for five years, he was also member of the company “Théâtre de l’Ange Fou”, and participated in the creation of six of its productions, with which the company toured Europe.

From then to the present day, he has lead workshops in festivals, schools and companies, such as: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Central School of Speech and Drama of London, London International Mime Festival in the U.K.; Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, Escuelas Superiores de Arte Dramático de Valencia and Vigo, Associació d’actors de les Illes Balears, among others.

In 2004, Stéphane, together with Sophie Kasser, founded MOVEO- Training and creation centre. He is co-director of the Escuela Internacional de Mimo Corporal Dramático de Barcelona, and co-artistic director of the Cia Moveo, with whom he has won several awards: the most recent ones are the Best Show Award (dance category) of the International Theater and Dance Fair of Huesca’15, the Mais Award for Best Company of the Imaginarius International Festival’16 (Portugal) and the Moritz FiraTàrrega’17 Award for Best Street Arts Premiere.

 

Since 2005 he teaches physical theatre for actors and directors at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, teaching both in the national school of the theatre and in the dance conservatory.

OLIVIER DÉCRIAUD

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Graduated in French literature, he trained in physical theatre and mime with Ivan Bacchiochi and Robert Bennett in Paris, Steven Wasson and Corinne Soum at the International School of Corporeal Mime in London, from which he holds a diploma.

He is a one of the founding members and actor of Moveo Teatro since 2005 and teaches at the Col·legi del Teatre de Barcelona and at the Moveo centre. He was a member of the company Théâtre de l’Ange Fou in London and has since worked on various projects and short films as an actor. He has toured with shows to Croatia, Spain, Italy, France, England, Israel Rumania and Poland.

He teaches or has taught for various schools and organisations, and worked in collaboration withfi the Alliance Française of Port Said (Egypt), Glob’culture (France) and , in Barcelona, El plato de ciné, the centre Amalia and the French Institute, for which he still works. Most recently, he performed in « ARA! » (Now!), the last production from Moveo as well as in an adaptation from John Ford’s « ’Tis pity she’s a whore », for the first time translated and performed in catalan, directed by Anna Estrada (La Pell company).

During the last years, Olivier also specialised in teaching French through theatre, giving classes and workshops for french teachers.

CECILIA COLACRAI

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Dancer, independent creator and contemporary dance teacher since 2002.

Currently she is working independently with different artists such as Anna Rubirola and Mireia de Querol Collective Big Bouncers, with which manages the creative space La Visiva; Joao Lima and Anna Rubirola in the piece “Morder la Lengua”, awarded with the Klauss Vianne Prize, circulating for 5 capital cities in Brazil in 2016; with Grup LaBolsa and Thomas Hauert in the show “La medida del desorden” premiered in July 2015 as part of the Grec Festival Barcelona. She also works with the choreographer Emmanuel Grivet in different projects related to improvisation. With her solo works “Sola?” (2005) and “La incorruptible belleza de la distancia” (2011), presented in different festivals in Spain, France, Italy, Mexico, Cuba and Argentina.

She has worked with different choreographers and creators: Jorge Albuerne Alexis Eupierre, Montse Colomé, Toni Mira & Cia. Nats Nus (Barcelona); Inés Bozza, Cia Gabriela Solini, Cia Tumaka’t, Tragant-Dansa and la Caldera (Barcelona), and she is also part of projects related to video-dance, developed with Cultural Assoc Finmatun, among others.

She offers classes in contemporary dance, improvisation and composition since 1997 in Argentina and since 2002 in Barcelona and other cities in Europe and Latin America. She is also part pf the project Sudansa since 2009 (dance in schools), and the project Tot Dansa since 2016. Moreover, this year the Collective Big Bouncers is part of the project En Residencia.

She has benn part of the board of the APDC (Association of professional dancers of Catalonia) since 2011 until 2017, and La Caldera Les Corts until 2017.

ESTHER PALLEJÀ

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Esther graduated in Dramatic Art from the Institute of Theatre of Barcelona, she is an associated teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework and somatic therapist of Pantarei Approach.
As an actress, she explored and worked with actors of the Odin Teatret (Denmark) and formed part of the Teatro delle Radici (Switzerland), devising under Cristina Castrillo’s direction shows where she explored voice and singing. She created Mnemosina [solo in progress], a work of her own that looks for the memory of the body as a source of creation, and experimented with the human-specific performance creating Traces & Shadows; she also coordinated the research group I+D at Eòlia.
As a voice teacher, she worked for the Institute of Theatre and Rose Bruford College of London, and was running the voice department at Eòlia.
Co-founder and singer of the musical band Mantranima, she has recorded two albums of devotional music.
In 2018 she started living in Canada, where she explored the intersections among somatic therapy, art, astrology, spirituality and medicinal plants. In 2022 she returned to Catalonia, where she is working on the creation of a new performance and on the building of a centre of retreat, art and sanation at the Penedès.

SERGIO MARTÍNEZ

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Theatre actor, author and director, graduated from the Jacques Lecoq International Theatre School, in Paris, and by the Escalante Theatre Centre, in Valencia. He also graduated in Sound from the School of Audiovisual Means of Barcelona.

He starts his professional career as an actor in 1999 and since then he has been working with different theatre companies, with which he has participated in more than twenty shows. From 2001 he has directed shows for L’Horta Teatre, A Tempo Dansa, Teatro Inquieto, Teatro de la Saca, Fensonbuá Cia de Danza and Germina Producciones.

Among the awards obtained by the shows he participated in, one can find FETEN Best Director Award; Audience Award and Best Adaptation Abril Award; Best Show Award of the Leioa Theatre Fair; Best Show Award of Fira Tàrrega; Best Show Award of the Aguilar de Campoo Festival; FETEN Audience Award and Revelation MAX Awards nominee.

In his teaching career, he has giving courses for the Scène Nationale, in France; for the National Theatre School and National Dance School, in Costa Rica; for Kakiseni in Malaysia and for different creation centres in Spain.

ALMA STEINER

Graduated from the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona in 2018 and completing her training at the Danish National School of Performing Arts in Copenhagen, Alma maintains a close relationship with dance through performance, choreography and teaching. Her approach to dance and movement is closely connected to theatre and voice.

Alma has built her career as a dancer in several countries around the world as part of companies such as Erem Dance (Switzerland), Mireia Piñol’s Stragiles (Sweden), Cia Moveo, l’Atapeïda, among others. Throughout her professional career, Alma has Moveo teachersgrown and developed her passion for movement working and collaborating with choreographers such as Sol Picó, Lali Aiguadé, Toni Mira, Eduardo Torroja (Wim Vandekeybus), David Zambrano, Peeping Tom, Fighting Monkeys, DV8, Jorge Crecis, Hofesh Shechter, among others.

Since 2014, Alma has also co-directed Kernel Dance Theatre, a collective project that she manages together with Junyi Sun and Marina Miguel, from which she establishes her own stage language that always dialogues with the most immediate present through fragility, the careful detail of the images and the commitment to social issues. Her creations have taken part in festivals such as Danza a Escena, Sismograf, Fira Tàrrega, Fira Manresa, FreiArt Festival in Germany, ÉsDansa, Dansa metropolitana, among others.

As a choreographer Alma has independently presented several pieces in national theatres and festivals such as Teatro del Sauzal in Tenerife, Teatre Ovidi Montllor, Auditori de Sant Martí or La casa Elizalde.

NEILOR MORENO

Moveo teachersActor and director born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Graduated in Acting at “CAL – Casa das Artes de Laranjeiras” (Rio de Janeiro – Brazil). He graduated from the Diploma Programme in Physical Theatre and Corporeal Mime at the Moveo Centre (Barcelona). His training also includes: physical theatre with Roberta Carreri (Odin Teatret); Lecoq work with Andreas Simma (Théâtre du Soleil); contemporary dance with Cecilia Colacrai (Colectivo Big Bouncers); clown with Yeda Dantas (Gigantes da Lira) and acrobatics at Rogelio Rivel Circus School (Barcelona).

He is currently a member and actor of Cia Moveo (Moritz FiraTàrrega Award 2017 with “Consequences”); director of the show “Migrante” (Cia. Parece una Tonteria) with which he has won several awards (best play and best direction at the IX Barcelona Independent Theatre Festival “Mutis 2018”) and which is currently on national and international tour. In 2017, together with 5 other artists, he created the physical theatre company “Si Tu T’imagines” in Barcelona.

LAIA CAMPAMÀ MÈLICH

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Physical theatre performer, graduated and specialised in Corporal Dramatic Mime at MOVEO. She has complemented her training with acrobatics at the Rogelio Rivel School, contemporary dance with Cesc Gelabert, flying low with Raquel Morales, puppet animation with Cero en Conducta and María Castillo respectively, among others.

He is currently a member of the theatre company Diógenes, based on physical and visual theatre, with which he is touring the show Folie à Deux. Her previous work includes the show Búfalos, by Pau Miró, taken to the Valle Inclán in Madrid, her participation as an actress in the micro-theatre of the Espacio de Creación Arsénico, and the founding of the FOKIT Festival in Trivandrum, India, aimed at creating a space for contemporary dance and theatre creations.

Moreover, Teachers and lecturers who have been invited by MOVEO in recent years are:

Guy Nader, María Campos, Andrés Corchero, Lali Ayguade: dance

Oscar Valsecchi, Valentina Temussi, Anne Dennis, Luis Torreao, Mai Rojas: corporeal mime

Pere Farran, Montse Bonet: acting training

Joan Rimbau, Vicky Alvelo, Samuel Tornqvist, Anna Estrada: voice work

Maria Castillo, Miquel Gallardo, Renee Baker: puppetry and object manipulation

Lluís Graells:  Commedia dell’arte

Monica Giacomin: pilates technique

Danel Aser: acting in front of the camera

Roberto Romei: biomechanics

Domenico Santo: street theater

Joan Cusó: pantomime

Anna Estrada: voice (Fitzmaurice technique)

Elisabeth Castells: scenography

Hélène Mallet: storytelling

Tino Carreño: production and career counseling for actors

Samuel Tornquist: voice