© Luciano Perciaccante, Ivana Di Salvo
Ivana Di Salvo was born in Sicily where she started her training with Teatro Zeta at Officina Santalucia, directed by P. Macaluso. Then she studied with M. Assmuth (Civica Scuola Paolo Grassi in Milan), G. Gherzi and the équipe of Teatro degli Incontri, D. Manfredini and V. Del Prete, A. Scommegna, S. Zoccolan, M. Dioume, A. De Santis and A. C. Nicoli, Y. N. Kouala and Daria Deflorian. She studied movie script writing at Scuola Holden (Torino) in 2017 and she is studying creative writing in a Master of Arts. She played in Cosa pensano i piedi written by R. Palazzolo and directed by A. Pandolfo, Macbeth directed by P. Macaluso, Umor directed by A. Pandolfo, Amleto e il suo doppio directed by P. Macaluso, La Vucciria directed by V. Tripodo. From 2015 she joined Teatro degli Incontri under the direction of G. Gherzi, playing into Occhio non vede – visioni dalla città nascosta. In June-July 2017 she participated to the Swiss tournée of Courbeaux by B. Ouziguen and since 2018 she is working in the theater company Astragalo.
Mbene Mbunga Mwambene is a Zambian-Malawian Theatre Artist: actor, performer, director, playwright, storyteller, poet and dancer. He holds a Masters in Expanded Theatre (Bern University of Arts), Diploma in Transcultural Collaborations (Zurich University of Arts), Diploma in Journalisms ( CEC-Polytechnic, University of Malawi) and Certificate in Journalism ( Malawi Institute of Journalism). He started professional acting in Malawi in 2007 and has since then performed in: South Africa, Zambia, Hong Kong, Japan, Republic of Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. He has for 7 years mostly performed his solo The Story of Tiger, an adaptation of Dario Fo´s The Tale of a Tigress. Besides, he also leads and facilitates theatre workshops in acting, improvisation and storytelling and workshops on racism, multiculturalism and intersectionality. Mbene also worked for MIJ radio station, Malawi Voice, and Big Issue Magazine- Malawi as a journalist.
Aloyce Makonde is a choreographer, dancer and power yoga teacher, graduated at the Bagamoyo College of Arts (TASUBA ) where he received a diploma in performing arts 1997. Currently he is working with Dance Garage program with a collaboration of ASSEDEVA, as key founder, and he is a representative of African Artists for Development in Tanzania. As a dancer he worked in the Siluette Dance project with Skanes Dance Theatre choreographed by Lena Josefsson in Sweden (1998 - 2000), with Yggdrasil Dance Company in Denmark (2002), with Theatre Mestola Company Finland, 2004), TRAFFIC project East Africa (also as workshop conductor, 2005) In 2000 he was one of the founding members of Mionzi Dance Theatre the first contemporary Dance group in Tanzania and in the same year he also attended a course in performing arts at the Guildhall school of music and drama (UK) .
In October 2007, he found a first contemporary dance festival in Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania called VISA 2 DANCE FESTIVAL.
Going through different other experiences, Aloyce, as choreographer, created Mtungini performance (2002), Triangle (2005), The Egg Solo (2007), My white painting (2009), Hakuna Matata (with physical different able people, 2010). He was dance instructor during the Dance competition in Tanzania (Cheza Tanzania) organized by Music May Day (2008), Jury of Malta Guinness Street Dance Africa competition in Tanzania (2009). As a choreographer he worked in Mabwa /vingar dance Project in Tanzania with Camilla Ekelof (2004), Dance Forum Nairobi-Kenya (2010), Regionteatre vast-Sweden with Camilla Ekelof on the creation of MOVE 3 (in June 2012) and with UNHCR-The UN refugee agency Tanzania on a contemporary dance project with refugee and Tanzanian, youth and adult at Nyarugusu camp in Kigoma Region. Aloyce is focusing on researching different ways of contemporary dance concept using other arts forms and community issues.
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© Vene Vietey, Kostas Tataroglou, Ronz Jäger
Kame - Tassos Tataroglou website
‘‘I was born in 1985 somewhere on earth between blood and flowers. I have learnt from the good, the bad and the ugly. I love literature and painting. I explore the sound of my trumpet’’, the Microtone – Duplex, designed by himself and realized by Gerd Friedel between 15.12.2016 and 08.02.2017 in the workshop of Egger in Basel. The instrument combines different elements of the trumpet construction through the history: three microtonal keys (1/3 of tone, semitone and 3/4 of a tone) are placed on the main bell of the instrument, the main tuning slide can be used as a “trombone” slide and can perform a glissando of a semitone through an additional mechanism, a second bell, which enables the production of two sounds at the same time, is adapted parallel to the main bell. Tassos is also part of Incounterpoint vol.1, an audoio-visual improvisation duo, with Kostas Tataroglou.
© Michael Phillip, Marcel König, Romana Ramer
Ursina Natalia Früh website
completed her training as a musical performer at the Swiss Musical Academy in Bern. Various engagements as an actress and dancer followed in Switzerland (Theater Fauteuil, Art Basel, Tanzfest Basel, Roxy Basel among others), in Germany and a six-month period of further education in New York. Her own creations include cabaret song recital, dance videos and various dance-theater pieces with her own company RAMER & FRÜH.
Dominique Lüdi grew up in Basel. She studied drama at the Zurich University of the Arts (then HMT).After graduation she played at many different theaters in Germany and Switzerland, including at the Theater Bremen and at the Zürcher Schauspielhaus. She is active in the independent scene at various venues. She has lived in Basel for ten years, works a lot as a speaker and stages plays with young people at Basel schools. She co-founded the Bueseke-luedi production, also directing there, and she has a family with three children.