OLGA COBOS

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Born in Palamos, Spain. Honours in Dance from the Royal Academy of Madrid. Awarded with the ‘Grand Prix’ and gold medal at the ‘VI Concours International de Dance de Paris’ unanimity, in 1994. Nominated as the ‘Best Young Dancer’ by a German critic in the ‘Ballet International Tanz Aktuell’ in 1995. Nominated as ‘Best Dancer’ by a German critic in the ‘Ballet International Tanz Aktuell’ in 1999. In 2011 she was nominated as Best European Dancer by Dance Europe Magazine. In Lisboa (Portugal), she worked with the company ‘Rui Horta and friends’, in Germany, she was a member of S.O.A.P. Dance Theatre Frankfurt for 6 years. Here she also created her first piece. In 1996 she was invited as a first dancer to join the ‘Ballet Gulbenkian’ in Lisboa.

There she also worked as an assistant of the Portuguese Rui Hort, which led her doing assistance for his pieces for several theatre companies, like Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve, Stadttheater Dortmund, Ballet Gulbenkian, Ballet Gulbenkian Lisboa, Stadtheater Gärtnerplatz München, Stadttheater Saarbrücken, Stadtheater Linz, etc. She has made films with Lutz Gregor (Solo) for the German channel ZDF, and with Marcus Behrens (Duet) for the program ‘Traks’ on the channel ARTE. In 1999 she became a member of Rui Horta stage works. Lately she has been working as free dancer with Russell Maliphant in London, and performing a special chamber piece with the dancer Peter Mika.

As a guest teacher she has been invited in a many prestigious International dance centers like: at Hochschule (Frankfurt) University of Drama and Arst, Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, at the Iwanson Tanzschule (München),

Olga Cobos together with the choreographer and pedagogue Peter Mika started a new phase, to convey his philosophy and experience to a new generation of people who feel and live the dance deeply.

PETER MIKA

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He received his education at the University of Music and Drama Art in Bratislava. Awarded by the prize of the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation at the ‘8th International Concours de Dance de Paris’ in 1998. Nominated as ‘Best Dancer’ by a German critic in the ‘Ballet International Tanz Aktuell’ in 1999. Dancer of the Torzo Ballet in Bratislava, Bruno Genty in Paris, S.O.A.P. Dance Theatre Frankfurt, Robert Pool Dance Company in Essen, Rui Horta stage works in Munich and Russell Maliphant Company in London.

As a teacher he has been invited in a many prestigious International dance centers, stages, festivals and companies: Institut del Teatre in Barcelona, Centre James Carles in Toulouse, Epse Danse in Montpelier, University of Art in Frankfurt, Studio Harmonic In Paris, etc… He has created choreographies for several dance companies like Stattheater Braunschweig, Ballet Theatre Munich, Landesteater Linz, Bratislava Dance Theatre. For the TV station Arte he made with Marcus Beherens a dance movie ‘Mareas’. Peter has been performing in Western and Eastern Europe, the USA, Canada, South America, and Japan, in Theaters like: Teatre de la Ville (Paris), Joyce Theater (New York), Royal Opera or The Place (London) among others…

In 2000 he created CobosMika Company with Olga Cobos.