Friday, February 15, 2019



ANITA VAN DOLEN – President of the Jury

Anita van Dolen studied dance education and contemporary dance at the Amsterdam School of the Arts. After finishing her studies, she continued her education in Arts Management by following the post-graduate study Cultural Management also at the Amsterdam School of the Arts. After this, she started to work as a production assistant at the Netherlands Dance Theatre (NDT I-II & III, Den Hague). In the years that followed she was the production manager of different companies like Danstheater Arena (Amsterdam) and Circle Percussion (Loosdrecht). From 2000 till 2002 she accompanied the Springdance/team as the production manager of the Springdance International Contemporary Dance Festival (Utrecht).

For the last eight years Anita worked as the dance and theatre programmer at Melkweg (Arts centre in downtown Amsterdam). In this function she supported the development of contemporary dance by presenting and co-producing the work of artists that are looking for new forms in movement. In 2007 she initiated and started to organize an international platform for emerging choreographers (Julidans NEXT) within the frame of the Julidans, the largest of the contemporary dance festivals in The Netherlands.

Besides programming and functioning in several boards, Anita van Dolen is an adviser of the dance committee of the Fund for Performing Arts. In August 2010 she started working as programmer for the Citytheatre in Amsterdam and in this function she is also the programmer of the Julidans Festival.

For many years she has collaborated with MASDANZA and several artists shown here have performed in Melkweg and during Julidans.


He was born in the island of Tenerife, where his curiosity and interest for physical movement and scenic expression started. He holds a BA Diploma in Psychology by UNED.

As a performer, he has participated in different companies and dance collectives in Spain, such as Matarile Teatro, Provisional Danza, Cia. Marina Wainer and with La Cuarta Pared.

Among his creations, we can highlight “Perro” and “Equilibrio” (Aerowaves 2009 and 2011) and “Animal” (a co-production of Mercat de les Flors and The Auditorium of Tenerife, with the support of Modul Dance, a project in which he will be involved until 2012).

Daniel Abreu is a frequent guest to teach and participate in different workshops and courses, where he shares his creative and personal view on contemporary dance, both with students and with theatre and dance companies. He has worked as a guest lecturer at the Conservatorio Superior de Danza “María de Ávila”, Madrid.

He also participates in other creative ventures, directing for other creators, being his last made-to-order works “Línea horizontal” for Proyecto Titoyaya (Valencia, 2010) and “Fuera de campo” for Teatr Tanca Zawirovania (Warsaw, 2010).

Daniel combines all of the above with the artistic direction of Provisional Danza (Madrid), he collaborated with the program “Artists in Residence” of La Casa Encendida (Madrid, 2009), as a guest creator at Tinto de Verano 2011 at teatro La Fundición and in many other projects.

In 2004 he created the Daniel Abreu Dance Company, which he directs.


With BA degrees in Economic Sciences by the Universuty Cà Foscari of Venice and in Contemporary Dance (with honours) by The London Contemporary Dance School, Roberto works as International Projects Manager for Teatro Pubblico Pugliese in Bari (Bassano del Grappa), the Operaestate Festival Veneto and the Gender Bender Festival (Bologna).

Between 1993 and 2005, he was a dancer in different productions and also worked as dance curator for the Fundazione Fabbrica Europa in Florence.


Gregory Vuyani Maqoma started his dance training in 1990 at Moving into Dance. From then on he established himself as an internationally renowned dancer, choreographer, director, and scriptwriter for his works. When he founded Vuyani Dance Theatre (VDT) in 1999 Greg was at the Performing Arts Research and Training School (PARTS) in Belgium. Some works in his VDT repertoire have won him accolades.

Among the awards in his name are: FNB Vita Choreographer of the Year in 1999 and 2002 for Rhythm 1.2.3 and Southern Comfort respectively. He got the Standard Bank Young Artist award in 2002. Maqoma was finalist in the Daimler Chrysler Choreography Award in 2002 and in the Rolex Mentorship Programme in 2003.

Over the years, Maqoma has been hooked for residency directorships at some institutions outside South Africa and created his second trilogy based on beauty. In 2006 and 2007 Maqoma won the Gauteng MEC Award for his work Beautiful US and Beautiful Me respectively. He collaborated with the British based Choreographer Akram Khan with the London Symphonietta to the music of Steve Reich. He also created Neon Flight for South African Ballet Theatre, which premiered in Russia in June.

Maqoma’s work has been seen in Africa, Europe, USA and South America. He was Associate Artistic director for FNB Dance Umbrella Festival 2010 and The Artistic Director of the Afro-Vibes Festival in the Netherlands and UK. He began his ongoing collaboration with theatre director James Ngcobo in 2008 with ‘The Lion and the Jewel’, “The Hill” by Zakes Mda .In 2009 collaborated with James Ngcobo on “Crazy for Jazz” and “Thirst”.

Maqoma was the head choreographer for the World Summit of Arts & Culture and presented ‘3 Colours’ with Brett Bailey. In 2010 choreographer for a Hugh Masekela project “Songs of Migration” produced by the Market Theatre and collaboration with James Ngcobo on the adaptation of “Master Harold and the Boys” produced by Theatre on the Square.

Maqoma was selected as head choreographer for the FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Concert to be held in Johannesburg, Soweto, his birth place, in June 2010.

In 2011 collaborated on “Sunjata” with James Ngcobo produced by the Market Theatre.

Maqoma has created repertoire for Moving into Dance, Jazzart Company, South African Ballet Theatre, and Cape Performing Arts amongst others.


He was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1973. Marc studied Contemporary Dance at the Institut del Teatre of Barcelona, at The Place in London and also in New York City. He holds a degree in Social Work by The Ramon Llul University of Barcelona and The University of Brussels. He studied European Union politics at the USHS of Strasbourg and the Robert Shuman University. In 2000 he received a postgraduate degree on European Project s at the Col•legi de Sociòlegs I Politòlegs de Catalunya.

In 2001 he worked as assistant production manager at the Het Net Theater in Brugge, Belgium until 2004. From 2002 until 2004 he worked as assistant choreographer for ENCLAVE Dance Company directed by Roberto Oliván in Brussels.

After working for several international companies and festivals, in 2005 he returned to Spain and works for different cultural agents. He has acted as jury member in several international dance contests and participated in round tables dedicated to the discussion of the projection and support to dance worldwide and also collaborates as a professional coach for creators.

In mid 2005 Marc begins his work as a programmer at Teatre Mercat de les Flors of Barcelona and continues today. On July 14, 2007 Mercat de les Flors became CONSORCI MERCAT DE LES FLORS / CENTRE DE LES ARTS DE MOVIMENT, a public institution that belongs to the City Hall of Barcelona , the Generalitat of Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and the Ministry of Culture of Spain. It is the first institutions in Spain exclusively dedicated to dance.