Marrugeku’s Carriageworks masterclass program

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Each year Marrugeku offers a two-day masterclass at Carriageworks in Sydney to share the core cultural and choreographic processes which underpin Marrugeku’s approach to contemporary dance theatre. The Masterclasses are led by either Marrugeku’s co-artistic directors or the company’s guest choreographers and are open to dancers of all backgrounds, physical theatre performers and actors interested in improvisational movement processes to generate theatre.

The 2017 masterclass will be led by guest choreographer Koen Augustijnen

2017 masterclass details
Dates: 16th-17th September
venue: Track 12, Carriageworks
Cost: $100
Applications: Please send a short biography to info@marrugeku.com.au

Biography Koen Augustijnen

Koen Augustijnen has been working closely with Les Ballets C de la B since 1991, initially as a dancer in performances staged by Alain Platel and from 1997 till 2013 he was one of the dance company’s house choreographers. Since 2013 Koen works as a freelance choreographer throughout Europe, in Palestine and with Marrugeku in Australia. As a house choreographer with Les Ballets C de la B his work “bâche” (2004) brought him an international breakthrough, followed by “IMPORT/EXPORT” (2006), “Ashes” (2009) and “Au-delà” (2012). In Palestine he co-directed Badke (2013) together with Rosalba Torres and Hildegard Devuyst, a piece for 10 Palestinian dancers produced by KVS, Les Ballets C de la B and The Qattan foundation. Badke has received worldwide acclaim. He made Sehnsucht, limited edition (2014) in the Oldenburgische staatstheater and Dancing Bach (2015) in Konzerttheater Bern. In 2016 he collaborated on “Beytna” as a dancer and choreographer with Omar Rajeh and The Maqamat Dance Theatre in Beirut. In 2017 he is directing “Hochzeit” for TanzMainz and “B” with boxers and dancers produced by his own company “Gloed”. Apart from Les Ballets C de la B he often joins forces with theatre companies including Ivo Van Hove (Toneelgroep Amsterdam), Toneelgezelschap STAN and Chokri Ben Chika to name but a few. For Marrugeku Koen directed and co-choreographed Gudirr Gudirr for Dalisia Pigram and will direct and co-choreograph the forthcoming solo Yarranmali Ngurrampaananhi for Eric Avery.

 

Each year Marrugeku offers a two-day masterclass at Carriageworks in Sydney to share the core cultural and choreographic processes which underpin Marrugeku’s approach to contemporary dance theatre. The Masterclasses are led by either Marrugeku’s co-artistic directors or the company’s guest choreographers and are open to dancers of all backgrounds, physical theatre performers and actors interested in improvisational movement processes to generate theatre.

The 2017 masterclass will be led by guest choreographer Koen Augustijnen

2017 masterclass details
Dates: 16th-17th September
venue: Track 12, Carriageworks
Cost: $100
Applications: Please send a short biography to info@marrugeku.com.au

Biography Koen Augustijnen

Koen Augustijnen has been working closely with Les Ballets C de la B since 1991, initially as a dancer in performances staged by Alain Platel and from 1997 till 2013 he was one of the dance company’s house choreographers. Since 2013 Koen works as a freelance choreographer throughout Europe, in Palestine and with Marrugeku in Australia. As a house choreographer with Les Ballets C de la B his work “bâche” (2004) brought him an international breakthrough, followed by “IMPORT/EXPORT” (2006), “Ashes” (2009) and “Au-delà” (2012). In Palestine he co-directed Badke (2013) together with Rosalba Torres and Hildegard Devuyst, a piece for 10 Palestinian dancers produced by KVS, Les Ballets C de la B and The Qattan foundation. Badke has received worldwide acclaim. He made Sehnsucht, limited edition (2014) in the Oldenburgische staatstheater and Dancing Bach (2015) in Konzerttheater Bern. In 2016 he collaborated on “Beytna” as a dancer and choreographer with Omar Rajeh and The Maqamat Dance Theatre in Beirut. In 2017 he is directing “Hochzeit” for TanzMainz and “B” with boxers and dancers produced by his own company “Gloed”. Apart from Les Ballets C de la B he often joins forces with theatre companies including Ivo Van Hove (Toneelgroep Amsterdam), Toneelgezelschap STAN and Chokri Ben Chika to name but a few. For Marrugeku Koen directed and co-choreographed Gudirr Gudirr for Dalisia Pigram and will direct and co-choreograph the forthcoming solo Yarranmali Ngurrampaananhi for Eric Avery.