Philippe Lebhar was born in France. He is gratuated from the \"National Superior Conservatory for Music and Dance\" of Lyon (FR). He works for several companies in France, Spain, Belgium and Sweden, with choreographers as Andy Degroat (FR), Lena Josefsson (SE), Philippe Jamet (FR) , J-C. Gallotta (FR) or Angelin Preljocaj (FR). He joins Compagnie Linga and takes part in the productions No.thing and Falling grace.
Hyekyoung Kim is born in South Korea. She is gratuated from the SungKyunKwan University in Seoul and worked with Arzid Modern Dance Company (KR) and Eun Me Ahn Company (KR). She joins Linga in 2009 and takes part in the productions no.thing and re-mapping the body.
Dorota Lecka (Poland) graduated from the Institute of Dance Arts in Linz (AU). She collaborated with Rose Breuss - Cie Off Verticality in Linz (AU), Joe Alter Dance Group and teaches at the State University San Diego (US). She joined Linga in 2011.
Gérald Durand was born in France. He graduated at the school of the Paris Opera. He worked with Maurice Béjart and danced with several companies: the companies of Stadttheater Basle and Bern (CH), the Monte-Carlo Ballet (MC), the Gulbenkian (PT). He joined Linga in 2005 and takes part in the productions Go!, La kitchen, Speeed, Accidents et incidences (film for ARTE), Kissme goodnight, no.thing, Falling grace and the project Lampman.
Ai Koyama was born in Japan. She started Ballet at 5 years old with Tatuo Kasuya. She graduated from the Ochanomizu National University in Tokyo and from the School for New dance Development in Amsterdam. She worked for the Heddy Maalem Company (FR) and joigned Linga in 2007.
Michalis Theophanous (Cyprus / Greece) was born in Greece. He graduated from the Greek State School of Dance in 2009. He worked for the Hellenic Dance Company (with choreographers Hofesh Shechter, Rootless Root, Jasmin Vardimon, Richard Alston), Greek National Theatre, Carte Blanche (NO) and Konstantinos Rigos (GR). He cooperates currently with Dimitris Papaioannou (GR), Robert Wilson (USA) and Compagnie Linga.
Marie was born in France. She studied at the National Superior Conservatory for Music and Dance of Lyon and trained for the young ballet. She worked for Cie Arcosm (FR), Samuel Mathieu (FR), Grupo Tapias (BR) and Als / Cécile Laloy (FR).She joins Compagnie Linga and takes part in the productions Kiss me good night, No.thing, Falling Grace, Step1 and Tabula.
Raquel Miro Roca was born in Spain. She studied at the Institute of the theatre of Barcelona. She worked for the yound company of the theater of Barcelona (ES), Philipp Egli (CH), Titoyaya / Gustavo Ramirez (ES), Alicia Herrro Dance Company (ES) and Lanonima Imperial (ES) and Joshua Monten (CH).
Blenard Azizaj (Albania) graduated from the National State School of Dance in Athens (GR). He worked with the Hellenic Dance Company, the “Martha Graham Repertory” and Athina Vahla. He joined Linga in 2011 and took part in the productions re-mapping the body and Additional Tones.
graduated (Bachelor’s degree in technique of music and dance) from the Conservatoire de Bordeaux and continued his training at CNSMD in Paris and Lyon, where he worked pieces of Jiri Killian, Maguy Marin and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. He joins Compagnie Linga in 2019.
attended courses at the Conservatoire de La Rochelle before being admitted to CNSMD in Lyon. She worked for Nasser Martin Gousset, Pierre Pontvianne, Meyer Chaffaud Company before joining Compagnie Linga in 2019.
Katarzyna Gdaniec was born in Poland. From the age of 8 she dedicated herself to artistic gymnastics and won the Artistic Gymnastics European Junior Championships in 1974. Then she started her studies at the National Ballet School in Gdansk, where she graduated. In 1983 she won the 1st prize at the National Dance Competition of Gdansk, which enabled her to participate in the Prix de Lausanne and to obtain a Johnson Foundation Prize. Once her studies in Gdansk completed (baccalaureate), she was offered a scholarship at the Ballet School Princess Grace in Monte-Carlo. In 1985 she entered Maurice Béjart’s Ballet du XXe Siècle and danced with the company as principal dancer until 1991. Katarzyna Gdaniec has been a choreographer since 1987. She created her first piece for a young choreographers workshop of the Ballet du XXe Siècle. From 1992, she entirely devotes herself to the choreography leaving Béjart’s Ballet Lausanne to fund with Marco Cantalupo the Compagnie Linga for who she co signs more than forty choreographies. Several of them received important awards. Some of them, like Concerto, are part of the repertoire of the Opera of Ankara, Firenze and Lisboa.
Manuela Spera (Italy) graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower and worked at the Cannes Jeune Ballet (FR) before joining Compagnie Linga for the production Tabula.
Pascal Bayart (France) graduated from the Ecole de l’Opéra de Paris and the Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, and worked at the Cannes Jeune Ballet (FR). He joins Linga and takes part in the productions Concerto and Tabula.
Marti Güell Vallbona (Spain) graduated from the London Contemporary Dance School The Place. He worked in Holland with United-C and and with De Kiss Moves (DKM), as well as with different choreographers in England before joining Linga in 2014.
Jean-Yves Phuong (France) graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower and worked at the Cannes Jeune Ballet (FR). He joins Compagnie Linga and takes part in the productions Concerto and Tabula.
Cindy Villemin (France) was an architect before becoming a dancer. She began training at the age of 25 at the CNR of Bordeaux. She quickly joined Claude Brumachon's CCN of Nantes. She then collaborated with various choreographers such as Ole Khamchanla (FR), Lisa Magnan (AT), Dorian Kaufeisen (CH), and Samuel Mathieu (FR) before joining the Linga company for the creation ONA.
Clara studied at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Danse et Musique of Paris and at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Danse of Marseille. She worked for the Nederland’s Dans Theater2 (NL), Hofesh Shechter Company (UK), Korzo Theater (NL) and as indipendant artist in Argentine. She joined Linga in 2015 for the new production ONA.
German Schwab is an independent lighting lesigner and musician. He works currently as technician at the Octogone Theatre. Since 15 years, German is the tour technician of the Compagnie Linga for whom he has created the lighting design of many productions (Step 1, We are not I, Solographies, Tabula and ONA).
Igli Mezini born in Tirana, Albania. He studied at the National Ballet School of Albania. In 2011 He joined Cannes Jeune Ballet in Cannes, France. In 2014 he joined Hessisches Staats Ballet Wiesbaden/Darmstadt in Germany. In 2018 he joined Ballet Preljocaj where he danced different pieces from Angelin Preljocaj. He was part of the artistic team for the opening of the museum Audemars Piguet in Le Brassus. Igli was part of the cast of a short movie from the European Commission in Marseille, France. He joins Compagnie Linga in 2019.
Csaba Varga (Hungary) studied at the Experimental Dance Academy Dance of Salzburg (AT) and at the Contemporary Dance School of Budapest (HU). He worked for Kubilai Kahn Investigations (FR), Kaori Ito from Les Ballets C de la B (BE), Anton Lachky Company and GN/MC (Guy Nader and Maria Campos), before joining Compagnie Linga for Line up. In parallel, Csaba is currently working with HODWORKS (HU).
Aude-Marie Bouchard (France) graduated from the CRR of Boulogne-Brillancourt and continued her training by joining the Junior Company Le Marchepied. After having been an intern at the Linga Company and having followed the Bachelor's degree in contemporary dance at the Manufacture (Lausanne), she joined the company for the production Flow. At the same time, she collaborates in various in situ projects, notably for the company San.TooR in Performances at the Montreux Art Gallery, for the improvisation festival at the Grange de Dorigny Theater, or in the space of the Vanves train station as part of the Grand Paris Express project won by the Crème fraiche collective and Beatandbeer.
Andor Rusu (Hungary / Romania) is graduated from the University of Art Târgu Mureș (RO) and the Hungarian Dance Academy. He worked for the Duda Eva Company (HU) and the Hungarian National Ballet before joining Linga in 2017.
Zoeline (Switzerland) (Mezzo soprano) completed her voice master at HEMU in Stephan Macleod's class in 2018. She regularly performs as a soloist with ensembles from the French-speaking region, including the Vocal Ensemble from Lausanne. She likes to link distant universes to each other, in order to share her committed vision of art. She inaugurates her first collaboration with AVSR for Sottovoce.
Marine (France) completed her training in Switzerland, at the HEMU (Master of Lyrical Singing & Excellence Award, 2015), after a BA in Modern Letters from the University of Caen. Soprano and double bass player, she is particularly involved in transversal forms. She joined the Academie vocale de Suisse romande (AVSR) in 2012 and has since participated in several projects including Sottovoce with Compagnie Linga.
Francesco (Switzerland), bass-baritone, is passionate about the theatrical dimensions of singing and regularly devotes himself to hybrid or experimental forms, from street operetta to lyrical shadow theater. He trained vocally after his literary studies with Nicolaï Gedda and Heidi Raymond. He joined the Académie vocale de Suisse romande in 2009 with which he participated in Sottovoce with Compagnie Linga.
Dominique (Switzerland) is a true jack of all trades. He has the ability to transmit his passion in all forms of choral singing. As comfortable in the interpretation of ancient, classical or romantic music as in the pop, jazz or musical repertoire, Dominique is not afraid of mixtures. In 2009, with his colleague Renaud Bouvier, he set up a professional chamber choir: the Académie vocale de Suisse romande. He is one of the performers of the piece Sottovoce in 2020.
French musician born in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) Mathias Delplanque is a multi-faceted artist, both electronic music composer, producer, performer, improviser, sound designer, music critic, composer for dance and theater, pedagogue.
Author of multiple solo projects, founding member of several musical ensembles, he has released more than twenty records on various international labels (France, Belgique, Suisse, Angleterre, Canada, Grèce, USA...) and performs frequently on stage, alone or with other musicians. Mathias Delplanque was the winner of several creation grants (Cultures France, DRAC Pays de La Loire, DRAC Midi Pyrénées, Embassy of France in India...), and regularly benefits from residences in France and at the foreign. He runs the label Bruit Clair.
Lucien Zumofen, a native of Valais (CH), trained at the Dance Academy of Sion, then the Alvin Ailey School in New York at. Following a Bachelor's degree in French literature and history at the University of Fribourg, he worked with the Budapest Dance Theatre, the Tanztheatre Ulm and the Apostrophe theatre company. He joined Company Linga in 2020 for COSMOS.
Erwin Le Goallec, born in Paris (FR), trained at the Académie de Danse Internationale de Paris and at the CNSMD de Lyon. Black belt in karate, choreographer for several pieces, Erwin then collaborates with Hervé Robbe and the Maioui Company. He joined the Linga Company in 2020 for COSMOS.
Clélia Mercier (Belgique) trained at the Rudra Béjart School and worked with the Béjart Ballet Lausanne. Then she collaborated with Julio Arozarena, the Marchepied Lausanne and the Cisco Aznar Company. She joined the Linga Company in 2020 for the production Flow.
François Robin (France) “Veuze” piper (bagpipes from Nantes), doudouk and violin, passionate and inventive, explorer of sounds, François Robin has forged a place all his own on the scene of today’s traditional music. His approach consists in a constant exploration of the instrument, to divert it from its primary use, from its reality, and to play with all the elements that make it up. To make it a “multi-purpose” instrument. For that, all the means are good, the objective being to expand the field of sound possibilities of this bagpipe, and in finality, to change the glance which one can carry on this instrument so typified, so connoted. One of the great faculties of traditional musicians of all times is their ability to adapt to their changing environment.
Martin Angiuli (Puglia/Italia) trained at Tersicore and Accademia delle danze in his hometown, then in Florence at Balletto di Toscana. He starts his career in 2012 in Italy with Compagnia Fabula Saltica, Compagnia Le Supplici, Compagnia Abbondanza/Bertoni, RBR Dance Company, Teatro Reggio di Torino and many others. Since 2014 he resides in Germany and works with Landesbühnen Sachsen, Theater Nordhausen, Tanztheater Erfurt, Staatstheater Wiesbaden/Darmstadt and Theater Dortmund. He also works for various European independent productions. Martin is the director of ConTrust Collective M.A. and is also a teacher, choreographer, video artist/editor and professional writer. He joined Compagnie Linga in 2021.
Enzo Blond (France) trained in contemporary dance at the CNSMD of Lyon. He was part of the Jeune Ballet du CNSMD de Lyon before working with the Franco-Luxembourg company Eddi Van Tsui, the Samuel Mathieu company and the choreographers Eva Aubigny and Noé Soulier. He joined the Linga company in 2023.
Bonni Bogya (Transylvania) studied at The Place London School of Contemporary Dance, gaining a BA (Hons) and MA in Contemporary Dance. She worked with Scottish Dance Theatre and various dancers in the UK, before joining Linga in 2023.
Lia Ujčič (Slovenia) completed her studies at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (BA (Hons) and MA). Artistically she collaborated with Laura Witzleben, Tanz Company Gervasi, Mark Bruce Company and on film in Paul Thomas Anderson, Thom Yorke and Damien Jalet's ANIMA. She joined our company in 2023.
A versatile French musician, Philippe Foch is a “crosser of territories”: from traditional, improvised and electroacoustic music to theatrical and performative experiences.
Originally a drummer, he is one of the rare French percussionists to have a close relationship with the tablas, which he learned from Pandit Shankar Ghosh. The study of Indian music has influenced his approach and gives his playing and writing a rich palette combining traditional playing and contemporary sounds.
His path is marked by intense collaboration in jazz and free music, while his work with electron- ics has developed with Eryck Abecassis, Kasper Toeplitz, Philippe Le Goff and Christian Sebille. He created a solo Taarang (15 tablas and electronics) which gave birth to the album TAARANG (with guests) released by Signature in January 2015. He also works around the lithophone (Stone in- strument) and the solo LAAND. Since 2012, he has been collaborating with Mathias Delplanque, with whom he has released a record under the label Parenthèses.
András Engelman (Hungary) started dancing at the age of eight in Madách Artistic School, and then finished his studies in the Hungarian Dance Academy, contemporary department in 2022. During his academy years he already had the opportunity to work as a freelance dancer in Hungary. From 2021 he is member of the Willany Leó Improvisational Dance Theatre and joined Compagnie Linga in 2023. Beside that he has his own musical group project, under the name of Éghasadás.