Dance Theater Performance by Jasmine Ellis
Fascinated by the rapid decline of empathy, artists crash together. Admitting that the waters around us have grown, dance, theatre and live-music weave together, asking politely: Please don’t stand in the doorway. Don’t block up the hall. Pondering if the last time we cried was in front of a YouTube video, maybe going to the theatre would be nice?
“Ellis’ “Empathy“ is an exciting dance piece and collaborative work with power, traction – and beautiful differentiation.” (Thomas Betz, Münchner Feuilleton, 12.01.2018)
“The way Ellis lets the initially almost autistic-looking characters open up in her by the city of Munich debut funded piece reveals an immense ability.“ (Sabine Leucht, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 13.01.2018)
“This mixture of mind and heart, conception and sensuality succeeds in “Empathy“, a musically and dancewise tight, imaginative and multi-layered evening.” (Stephanie Metzger, BR Kulturnachrichten, 11. und 12.01.2018)
“One of her choreographic qualities is to conjure up fabulous situations out of nothing.” (Vesna Mlakar, tanznetz.de, 15.01.2018)
Jasmine Ellis is a Canadian choreographer and dance film director currently based out of Munich Germany.
A graduate of Etobicoke School of the Arts, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre and Codarts Rotterdam Conservatory, Ellis has worked professionally in dance as a performer and choreographer since 2006. She has performed for companies like Dorky Park – Costanza Marcas (DE), Random Collison (NL), Zata Omm – William Young (CA), satellit produktion – David Russo (DE), the Bayerische Staatsoper (DE), and for many choreographers including Edan Gorlicki (NL), Ido Batash (IS), Anna Reiti (HG).
Ellis creations are often collaborative, alternating between stage and film. She is the artistic director of bad posture productions. Her latest short film ‘Cargo ‘ has been shown on numerous festivals, won awards and will next be offical selection at Aesthetica Short Film Festival.
As part of Springboard Danse Montréal in the years 2016 to 2018 she presented her own choreographies in Montreal, Canada. Ellis was awarded the Debütförderung für freie Tanzschaffende from the city of Munich (Kulturreferat der LH München). Her evening length show ‘Empathy’ premiered in January 2018 and was invited to show at RODEO Festival this October.
A resident of Munich for many years Ellis is proactive in cultivating a lively free dance scene in Munich. Co-creator of Munich DancePAT with Katrin Schafitel, Ellis programs and facilities guest artist to teach monthly professional morning training in collaboration with Tanztendenz Munich e.V .
www.jasminellis.com / www.badpostureproductions.com
Oct. 15 & 16, 2018 | 8:30 p.m.
15 € / reduced 8 €
Oct. 11, 2018: ticket[at]rodeomuenchen.de
Oct. 15 & 16, 2018: tickets[at]ratundtat-kulturbuero.de
Choreography // Jasmine Ellis
Dance // Yael Cibulski, Merryn Kritzinger, Lukas Malkowski, Alex Soulliere
Music // Lukas Bamesreiter, Ralph Heidel, Maximilian Hirning
Dramaturgy // Martina Missel
Clothing Design // Sarah Kaldewey ATELIER KALDEWEY
Stage Design // Nicola Missel
Light Design / Photography // Ray Demski
Production Management // Rat&Tat Kulturbüro
Nov. 7-11, 2018 – ‘Cargo’ at Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York
Feb. 2019 – Release of short-film ‘unpacking’
May 2019 – showing of the dance piece ‘Toni is lonely’ in Munich – funded by the Canada Arts Council
June 2019 – Residency at DANCE ALL YEAR LONG in Odessa