15.7.19 — Teatro de la Paz, Mexiko
16.7.19 — Plaza de la Muerte, Mexiko
30.7.19 — Neumünster City
hdc is a professional dance company, and is affiliated with the Contemporary Dance School Hamburg. It was founded in 2011 on the occasion of a tour through Mexico. With as many as ten permanent members, it is a means of presenting the work of our resident and guest choreographers on international stages and outside of the school context.
As a professional dance company, hdc contributes to keeping alive our considerable repertoire, and offers selected graduates a means of immediately starting their career as a professional dancer.
The concept of the company is based on the principles of the CDSH. The dancers work together with various choreographers and are accordingly familiar with a wide range of styles and working methods. Our dancers distinguish themselves with personal initiative and creativity as well as technical skills in contemporary and modern dance techniques.
Since July 1st we're in the final preparations for our Mexico tour, where we’re going to be in San Luis Potosì, Merida, Aguascalientes and Guadalajara.
In San Luis we’re holding a workshop and a choreography competition and will give EurAsia Dance project scholarships to the most talented participants for Contemporary Dance School Hamburg and for the Dance Haus Milano!
For further info check Dates.
Javier Báez, born in Mexico, began studying ballet and modern dance in San Luis Potosì at the Escuela Estatal de Danza. He graduated from the school of the Ballet Independiente in Mexico City. He performed on numerous national and international tours and gave many guest appearances.
As a dancer, Javier worked with the Ballett Independiente, at the State Theater Lübeck, the Metropol Theater Berlin and with the Tanzcompany Lübeck as well as TanzOrtNord and gave guest performances at the Hamburg State Opera.
In 1996, Javier began teaching at the Irene-Olk School in Lübeck where he taught Graham technique and ballet, as well as at other private contemporary dance institutes and various dance companies. He has been in charge of the CDSH since 2005 where he also works as a choreographer.
Raul Valdez was born in Santo Domingo and studied classical ballet and contemporary dance in the Dominican Republic, at the Dance Theatre Harlem in New York and at the Escuela Nacional de Danza in Cuba.
Raul danced in Europe and Central America with Oscar Araiz, Antonio Gomes and Anna Maria Stekelmann, as well as with the dance ensemble “Danzahoy” with Jeremy Nelson, David Zambrano, Clover Roope and Risa Steinberg. Raul performed on numerous tours all over the world. As a choreographer and dancer he worked at the state theatres in Braunschweig and Karlsruhe, and also gave guest performances at the state theatre in Bern. In 1999, he was awarded the »Prix Dom Perignon« choreographic prize by the Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier.
Raul has worked as a contemporary dance and choreography instructor in vocational schools all over the world for many years.
Tomislav Jelicic was born in Croatia. He studied classical and contemporary dance in Zagreb, in Belgium (Vlaamse Dance Academy) and in Switzerland (Rudra Béjart).
He was a member of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne and toured Japan with Sylvie Guillem. Tomislav also performed with the Micha van Hoecke dance company, the Rennessance de la Dance company, in the musical CATS, at the state theatres in Lübeck and Karlsruhe. He was invited to the Solo-Tanz-Festival in Stuttgart as well as the »Young Choreographers Platform« in Zagreb.
In his years of experience as an instructor of vocational dance training he has taught ballet and contemporary dance. He is a founder of the company project »Into« in Hamburg. Tomislav has worked as a guest dancer, choreographer and artistic director for numerous productions in theatres and fringe projects in Germany and abroad.
Erika Silgoner Erika was born in Catania in 1975, where she began studying ballet at the age of 6.
At the age of 14 she moved to Paris with a scholarship and continued her studies in London, New York and L.A. As a dancer and choreographer with as well ballet as contemporary and Hip Hop backround she was principal dancer and assistant of the choreographer in the “Spellbound Contemporary Ballet”, had an artistic collaboration with Fortebraccio Teatro for the production METAMORFOSI and founded the company “Esklan Art’s Factory” as artistic director and choreographer in 2015, which is touring all over the world.
Her creations are winning prices on international dance festivals and as choreographer and teacher she is guest in numerous institutions and companies all over the globe.
Die Italienerin Gioia de Piccoli begann im Alter von zehn Jahren in Venedig intensiv im Bereich Ballett und zeitgenössischen Tanz zu trainieren. Als sie 16 war, begann sie ihre Ausbildung zur Tänzerin für das LaChance Ballett in Rom, in deren Rahmen Gioia ihre Kenntnisse in modernen, zeitgenössischen und klassischen Techniken vertiefen konnte.
Nachdem sie 2015 ihren Abschluss gemacht hatte, beschloss sie noch ein Jahr anzuhängen, um ihre Ausbildung zur Tanzpädagogin in 2016 abschließen zu können. Während ihrer Arbeit beim LaChance Ballett war sie unter anderem auch als Assistentin für Rosanna Musci und Giorgia La Chance tätig.
Seit 2016 studiert Gioia zeitgenössischen Tanz an der CDSH – Contemporary Dance School Hamburg und hat während ihrer Ausbildung, die sie im Sommer 2019 abgeschlossen haben wird, stets parallel im Bereich Tanzwettbewerb gearbeitet, unterrichtet, sowie als Gasttänzerin 2018 bei der Produktion LEAVING der Sticky Trace Company mitgewirkt.