From 16 to 28 February 2015, the Ukranian-Portuguese choreographer Alina Bilokon will be working in our studio on TYJ, a new performance created together with Léa Rault. The first work-in-progress won the third price and the audience award at the Danse Elargie festival organized by the Théâtre de La Ville in Paris and the Musée de la Danse in Rennes in June 2014. TYJ will premiere at Théâtre des Abesses in Paris in September 2015.

For TYJ, Alina Bilokon and Léa Rault will each create their own solo. The performance will bring both solos together, uniting the two artists in their search for a place to take a stand. They will examine and try out new ways of collaborating, in a language that combines metaphors and allegories, as well as live music by sound artist Jérémy Rouault. During her residency at wpZimmer, Alina Bilokon will be working on lyrics and melodies for her own solo. She will also start speculating on the possible forms of the new piece.

Alina Bilokon

Alina Bilokon started her artistic education in the nineties at the Choreographic Arts School 'Sonechko' in Ukraine before moving to Portugal in 2005. In 2010 she graduated at the Escola Superior de Dança in Lisbon and started a two-year program called PEPCC at Forum Dança, where she met French choreographer Léa Rault. In 2012, together they founded their company Pilot Fishes. Projects include as unidades mínimas do sensível (2013) by Alina Bilokon, Léa Rault and Urândia Aragão and Our Pop Song Will Never Be Popular (2014) by Alina Bilokon and Léa Rault. In 2015 the two artists will be working on their new creation TYJ, together with Jérémy Rouault. As a performer, Alina Bilokon has also collaborated with Mariana Tengner Barros, Ana Borralho & João Galante, Miguel Pereira, Loïc Touzé and Boris Charmatz.


Concept: Alina Bilokon & Léa RaultCreation & performance: Alina Bilokon, Léa Rault & Jérémy RouaultProduction: Pilot FishesCo-production: Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Musée de la Danse – Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne (Rennes), Le Triangle – Cité de la Danse (Rennes), Danse à tous les étages (Rennes)Supported by: wpZimmer (Antwerp), Gouvernement (Ghent), Teatro Municipal do Porto – Rivoli – Campo Alegre (Porto), La Métive – Lieu de Résidence de Création Pluridisciplinaire en Creuse (Limousin), O Espaco do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo), Collectif Danse Rennes Metropole (Rennes)