SHORT BIO OF THE PERFORMERS:
Penkova’s work is movement-based combining dance aesthetics, didactics and eastern healing practices. In 2019, she starts working on a series of dance solos “18 steps (through dance history)” and ” Dancer on a tightrope”. Collaboration is important in her work and she is one of the original members and initiators of cross-disciplinary collectives “House of Bertha” and “PhD in one night ”. She is also a co-creator of the “Silent song-practice” together with the Korean artist Sue Yeon Youn. Educated at the Royal Swedish Ballet School and P. A. R. T. S , Penkova’s professional path starts as a dancer at the Gothenburg ballet company. Shortly after she joins the Rosas dance company/ A-T De Keersmaeker in Brussels where she works for the next ten years. Curious about the work of the freelance choreographers Penkova eventually works with Georgia Vardarou/Kunst-Werk (GR/BE), Veli Lehtovaara (FI),Helena Franzén(SE), Human Works (NO/BE) and Michèle Noiret (BE). Since September 2019 she follows an MA in contemporary dance didactics at SKH-Stockholm University of the Arts in Stockholm.
Duo Momitani-Sekulic started their collaboration out of their mutual interest and love for music,
more precisely contemporary classical music. The spectrum of expression, exploration of depth of
music and musical thought with vast possibilities through compositions both conventional and
non-conventional, way of using and understanding violin and piano, as solo and duo, presents a
never-ending challenge. In their collaboration they strive to achieve and overcome musical and
technical challenges and bring out the beauty of music today, rather masterfully crafted into art of
composition and in the service of substantial content that creates aural world of power, sensitivity
and beauty. Their aim is to present music that dazzles with such extremes as luminance and darkness, sensitivity and roughness, noise and silence. They share feelings on stage, among each other and with public but as well off stage, while preparing and creating repertoires, choosing pieces and collaborating with composers.