10th anniversary of bodhi project
SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance is the “home base” and production address of the international touring company BODHI PROJECT. The postgraduate contemporary dance company was founded by Susan Quinn in 2008, and is currently in residence at SEAD in Salzburg as an independent repertory company. Since 2018, BODHI PROJECT is part of the Blackmountain non-profit organization, an association to promote contemporary dance and performance in Austria and abroad.
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. The company gives them an invaluable insight into creating, rehearsing and touring work professionally. Guided by the artistic visionary Susan Quinn, BODHI PROJECT is a platform for new choreographic voices on the international contemporary dance scene. The choreographers are specifically selected for their varied approaches to choreography.
Since 2008, BODHI PROJECT has created 36 new productions and performed 200 times at European festivals in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Croatia, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, England, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovenia and Spain. Since 2016 the company also tours outside the European Union to Festivals in the USA, to South Africa, China and Israel.
a vibrant and brave project …
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.
The varied repertoire that showcases the artistic and technical excellence of the dancers features a complex movement repertoire, demanding theatrical elements, vocal skills and a strong stage presence. Internationally acclaimed choreographers Jarkko Mandelin (FIN), Cecilia Bengolea (ARG/FRA) and Lali Ayguade (ESP) have been commissioned to create new work for the BODHI PROJECT dance company 2017/18.
For Bodhi Project – an excellence project – SEAD calls many well-known contemporary choreographers to Salzburg, which in turn reflects internationally. (Salzburger Nachrichten, April 2015)
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.“ (Salzburger Nachrichten, February 2016)
„…Susan Quinn’s elite ‚cadre training unit’ for contemporary dance.“ (Salzburger Fenster, March 2016)