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Mikel Aristegui


is a professional dancer who started his career working in various dance companies in Spain, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and France. He obtained his dance diploma at the “Folkwang-Hochschule” under the direction of Pina Bausch, in July 1994 in Essen, Germany. From 1989 to 1994, he worked with different companies such as “Katatonix” in San Sebastián and other projects in Germany with choreographers such as Camilla Stage, Malou Airaudo, Juán Alarcón (flamenco). He was part of the company "Pannonia Danses Hungroise" in Geneva, from January 1997 to March 2000. As founder of the TLF Danza Company and later as a freelance, he created, produced and managed 23 different pieces since 1994 with shows in Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Brazil. In addition he participated as a choreographer and guest dancer in numerous festivals and events in Switzerland, Spain and Germany.

Since April 2001 he worked as a dancer and choreographer at the "Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz" under the direction of Sasha Waltz. Also participating in the piece "Der Würgeengel" directed by Thomas Ostermeier. He also worked with the Valencian artist Alex Francés in the performance "Crecer en Movimiento" and with the German designer Hermann August Weizenegger he created a performance for his designs "DIGITAL COUTURE" and the dancer Lara Martelli in Berlin. Between February and June 2013, he danced in the opera Götterdämmerung, a co-production of the Teatro della Scala in Milan and the Staatsoper in Berlin, choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. His interest in different concepts and his more than 25 years as a professional dancer and teacher were bringing him closer to dance therapy through kinesthetic empathy. At this time he has found a structure in which he could continue developing his research in Berlin together with Angela Alves and the TURN association.Neue Bewegung für Multiple Sklerose e.V.. Together they have carried out several projects with people with multiple sclerosis and constantly seek to improve their quality of life. From June 2015 to August 2016 he was part of a work team where he acted as curator and organizer of the exhibition about sport, art, activism, and gender issues and the LGTBIQ Contest / Contexting Sport communities with more than 60 artists exhibited in two galleries in Berlin. Together with the Galpon theater in Geneva and Person Vivant Avec Geneva, he has started the “Culture, AIDS and Creation / Temps fort Migrations” days on the awareness of AIDS and the HIV virus with round tables, workshops and meetings. He also premiered the show “Sans Titre 97/17” which premiered on December 1st 2017, on the international day of the fight against AIDS.

As a teacher, he was invited by the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona to offer the subject of choreographic options in September 2017. Also he was invited to present the first university degree of science in dance by the European University of Madrid to the media and to dance professionals. From 2012 to 2016, he offered a training course to dance students from the Leggere Strutture studio in Bologna, Italy. He is also invited to the "XVIII Central American and Caribbean meeting for the study of contemporary dance" by UNA, School of Dance of the National University of Costa Rica, and by the University School of Teaching of the University of Salamanca where he offers courses in summer.



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