Ferenc Fehér

Ferenc Fehér a dancer/choreographer. Ferenc has created a unique, inimitable style influenced by free style dance, martial art and his work with Anikó Juhász (O. Caruso).  He worked with Company Finita la Commedia from 1999-2007.  He has also worked with great Hungarian artists like Márta Ladjanszki, Bea Gold, Krisztián Gergye, Agens, Eva Duda and Dániel Szász; these experiences have shaped and developed his artistic perspective. Ferenc has received numerous national and international awards, recently Rudolf Lábán Prize for the Best Contemporary Dance Performance in Hungary in 2010.

Julyen Hamilton

Julyen Hamilton is a world renowned, highly respected teacher of performance, movement and dance. His commitment to understanding performance is standout and most unusual. He has been making dances, performing and teaching throughout the world for 30 years.  Julyen was born in England, worked in Amsterdam and is now based in Girona, Spain. In 1984 he was awarded the ‘Zilveren Dansprijs’ from the Association of Theaters and Concert Halls in Holland. Trained in the 1970’s, a time of artistic experimentation in London, Julyen is a longtime exponent of innovative performance. Elements found in his work are instant composition, improvisational structures as choreography, and a highly cultivated relationship of text and movement. Julyen’s dances embrace refined formal work while allowing response in the moment to experience and audience. His work has been presented at some of the foremost festivals, theaters, and dance centers around the world.

Vitali Kononov

Vitali Kononov is a movement artist, bodyworker and somatic movement educator, working with improvisation as a performance discipline, therapeutic tool and a contemplative practice. He was born in St-Petersburg, Russia, in 1966. He has been teaching contact improvisation since 1997 in Russia, Europe, USA and Mexico. Vitali studied contemporary dance, physical theater, contact and ensemble improvisation, Somatic Movement Therapy. He has taught at Moving On Center School for Participatory Arts and Somatic Research since 2002. He was a faculty member of ADF in 2003 and 2004. He has a private bodywork and ArtSomatic movement therapy practice in Berkeley, California.

Valda Setterfield

Valda Setterfield danced with Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 1961/1965–1975 and is a founding member of the Pick Up Performance Co(s). She received two New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Awards, the most recent one for outstanding achievement. Setterfield played Marcel Duchamp in Bessie/Obie award winning The Mysteries & What’s So Funny?, and toured with Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project. In addition to Cunningham, Valda has worked with JoAnne Akalaitis, Woody Allen, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Boris Charmatz, Caryl Churchill, Graciela Daniele, Richard Foreman, Maria Irene Fornes, Carmen de Lavallade, Brian de Palma, Ain Gordon, David Gordon, Ivo van Hove, Don Mischer, Marie Rambert, Yvonne Rainer, Donald Saddler, Gus Solomons Jr., Jeanine Tesori, James Waring, Robert Wilson, and Mark Wing-Davey, among others.