BODHI PROJECT was founded in 2008 by Susan Quinn as a postgraduate contemporary dance company in residence at SEAD in Salzburg, Austria. The company is designed for talented students who have successfully completed a professional dance program or are in their last year of studies. The year is conceived to bridge the student with the professional field. Its focus is on creation and performing and therefore divided into periods of creation, rehearsing and touring.
The project supports young professional dancers who gain extensive stage experience in a professional company and get the opportunity to work with acclaimed dancemakers. The company gives upcoming artists the opportunity to research and develop their work for a postgraduate company and present the work as part of the company’s touring repertoire.
BODHI PROJECT is a showcase for new choreographic voices in the international contemporary dance scene. The choreographers are specifically selected for their varied approaches to choreography. The repertory is stylistically diversified. During the last years, the company has worked with Nigel Charnock, Martin Nachbar, Zoë Knights, Maya Lipsker, Matija Ferlin, Anton Lachky, Jozef Frucek, Linda Kapetanea, Magdalena Reiter, Matej Kejzar, Diego Gil, Jelka Milic, Robert Clark, Stella Zannou, Marco Torrice, Bostjan Antoncic, Moya Michael, Étienne Guilloteau, Eldad Ben Sasson, Jukstapoz / Christine Gouzelis and Paul Blackman and Sita Ostheimer and toured the newest works of the repertory throughout Europe and internationally.
BODHI PROJECT has built a reputation for embracing a range of different styles of contemporary dance, performed by outstanding young dancers at a key stage of their artistic development. Within this period they earn their postgraduate diploma in dance at SEAD, and gives them an invaluable insight into creating, rehearsing and touring work as a professional company.
BODHI PROJECT has been internationally presented in more than 100 performances in venues ranging from festivals and theatres. These performances took place in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, England, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovenia and Spain, with more invitations offered. In 2016 the company is invited for the first time to present pieces in the US and South Africa.
For Bodhi Project – an excellence project – SEAD calls many well-known contemporary choreographers to Salzburg, which in turn reflects internationally. (Salzburger Nachrichten, April 2014)
With high-quality productions and a international well-known dance academy and company, the “town of Mozart” is becoming an all-the-year hub and ‘place to be’ for contemporary dance. (Zeitgenossen Magazin, February 2016)
„Last time, this group totally convinced at the international DIALOGE-Festival of Stiftung Mozarteum and the dance festival Performing New Europe.“ (SN, February 2016)
„…Susan Quinn’s elite ‚cadre training unit’ for contemporary dance.“ (Salzburger Fenster, March 2016)