On the occasion of the inauguration of the arts district Plateforme 10, and the opening of the exhibition Train Zug Treno Tren - Voyages imaginaires, seven dancers from the company took over the space of the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts (MCBA) on June 18 and 19, 2022 in order to propose a dialogue with the works in the exhibition. Through this performance, the company invited the public to discover their artistic and choreographic universe inspired by social contradictions, enriched by the encounter with other cultures, and by the absorption of an increasingly vast otherness.
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.
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.
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.
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.