Tuesday, December 18, 2018



21MASDANZA counts with an International Jury formed by prestigious personalities that come, primarily from dance, but also from the world of culture and the arts.

A Jury with experience in all fields of dance, dancers, choreographers, directors of festivals and artistic institutions, with the ability to value all the avant-garde proposals of the new choreographers of contemporary dance.

ANITA VAN DOLEN – President of 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 obtaining the post-graduate Diploma in Cultural Management also at the Amsterdam School of the Arts. After her studies, she worked as a production manager for several companies and festivals. From 2002 until 2010 she was the programmer Dance and Theatre at Melkweg, an arts centre in the centre in Amsterdam.

Currently, Anita is working as Dance Programmer at Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam City Theatre. She is also the Artistic Director of Julidans, The International Contemporary Dance Festival of the Netherlands. JULIDANS is now 26 years old and offers nearly two weeks of ground-breaking dance performances from around the world. JULIDANS traditionally showcases the grandmasters of the dance scene, as well as breathtaking new talents in a host of Dutch or world premieres. And you can also discover the next generation of talent at JULIDANS NEXT each year.


Yvona Kreuzmannov√° is the founder and director of the NGO Tanec Praha, in Prague, Czech Republic. ¬†She has a Master of Arts in dance history, theory and dramaturgy from the Arts Academy in Prague.¬† In Tanec Praha she is in charge of management, fundraising and artistic leadership.¬† From September 2006 to September 2008 she was advisor to the Minister of Culture, providing an analysis of the Czech Live Art scene, a summary of EU strategies, as well as consulting on other issues.¬† From June 2009 to December 2011 she was Artistic Director of the city of Pilsen¬īs European Capital of Culture project.

Yvona Kreuzmannov√° was awarded the Chevalier de l‚ÄôOrdre du M√©rite National by the French President in 2004 for her positive impact on European cultural cooperation.¬† She is a member of the IETM (Informal European Theatre Meeting), the EDN ‚Äď European Dancehouse Network, the Czech section of ITI (International Theatre Institute)/UNESCO, and the EU Committee of the Governmental Council for NGOs.¬† She is also a co-founder and Associate Director of the Aerowaves network and active partner of Be SpectACTive! Project, both funded by Creative Europe.


Artistic and Educational Coordinator of Tenerife Danza Lab (Auditorium of Tenerife) since 2006. Choreographer and former dancer, mainly at the Malmö Main Thater, Ballettakademiem, Stockholm, Sweden and Mudra Brussels (Maurice Bejárt). She performed with the following companies: Maguy Marin (France), Cesc Gelabert / Lydia Azzopardi (Spain) and Lindsay Kemp Co (Italy). Helena was a choreographer in the team of Judith Chabola for the Ianaugural and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games of Barcelona 1992 with La Fura dels Baus and Els Comediants. She founded her own dance company in Barcelona and moves to Tenerife, where she also teaches at the Actors School of The Canary Islands and directs the Municipal School of Dance of Tacoronte, until today. She is a cultural manager for her own company Danzaforo. Helena has a degree in Dance Education.


Massimo Carosi has been working as a cultural organizer and curator of dance for the last twenty years, mostly promoting dance in urban landscapes and supporting young choreographers. He is artistic director and co-founder of Danza Urbana – International Festival of Dance in Urban Landscapes, Bologna; curator of the dance program of Citt√† delle 100 Scale Festival, Potenza and Matera; co-director of TIR Danza – dance production center, Modena; coordinator of GD’A, the mentoring project for young choreographers of the Anticorpi network of festivals and artistic residencies in Emilia-Romagna; coordinator of Danza Urbana XL, a common project of Italian festivals promoting and sharing dance spectacles in urban landscapes.
He published the book Movimenti Urbani. La danza nei luoghi del quotidiano in Italia (Editoria&Spettacolo, 2011).


Giuliana Majo developed her artistic career at the London Contemporary Dance School and the London International School of Performing Arts.

Since 2005 alongside working as a dancer for renown choreographers and directors in the UK such as Fin Walker, Melly Still, Rick Nodine and Jose Vidal, and with prestigious institutions such as The Place, Glyndebourne and The Royal Opera House, she developed her choreographic and curatorial career acting as an independent operator for independent cultural productions in collaboration with colleague Montserrat Ventura.

Since 2013 Giuliana is the Artistic Director of TripSpace Projects, an East London space for independent contemporary dance, cutting edge training, artistic residency and curated programmes of new performance work. In the three years of its life, and through its innovative aesthetic and modus operandi, TripSpace has rapidly made a strong impact on London’s cultural scene while developing important partnerships with The Hayward Gallery, The Place, Aerowaves, MASDANZA and a broad spectrum of National Cultural Institutes.