Rochelle Gatt, Maltese, DOB: 18/07/1989, Height: 1.68m, Eye Color

Rochelle Gatt, Maltese, DOB: 18/07/1989, Height: 1.68m, Eye Color: Dark Brown,
[email protected],(00356)99648669
TURBULENCE may be a direct way to describe the way I generate movement. Inspirations are
usually the arousal of indirect and deviated thoughts linked to listening to others speak, or
watching movement and reactions to variations in stimuli particularly in animals. I often loose
myself in studying personal flaws, possibly pivoting them to problem solving challenges. I have a
strong belief in the existence of polarity and the counterpoints that often repel each other. As a
dancer I strive to experience both extremes in their farthest range.
Training and Qualifications
[09/2012 –2015]
Graduated with First Class Honours Ba Dance Studies at UOM (University Of Malta). Trained in contemporary Ballet, Graham,
Cunningham, Release, Flying low, Contact Improvisation alongside other devising, theoretical frameworks: dance and the
Camera, Perf. Theory, Choreography, Choreological Perspectives, Movement Analysis and Dance Criticism. Under the
supervision of Prof. Jo Butterworth (UK- previous Chair of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance Board, Mavin Khoo (Malaysia/UK)Artistic Director ZFin Malta Dance Ensemble, Francesca Tranter (Malta) – Artistic Director of Contact Dance Company), Prof.
Malaika Sarco Thomas (USA) & Lucia Piquero (Spain)
Several workshops and courses with professional teachers visiting UOM & ZfinMalta - Iván Pérez Avilés (Spain) Peter Agardi
(Hungary) Celia Amade (France) Nico Monaco (Italy, Akram Khan) Patsy Kuppe-Loew (Stuttgart) Ricardo Vitello (Italy) Paolo
Mangolia (Italy- Random) Athanasia Kanellopoulou (Greece) Louis McMiller and Jessica Wright (UK- Random)
BSc Radiography (Diagnostic) University of Malta
Workshops and Intensives
[2007- 2013]
Freiburg Contact Dance Festival – one week intensive with 5 leaders including Martin Keogh & Eszter Gál & Peter Pleyer
Dance Hybrid July, 14th Edition, one week intensive with Anton Lachky (Brussels) and Yen- Ching Lin (Taiwan) –Vertical Road
Repertoire (Akram Khan Company)
Batsheva – Dance Hybrid July, 13th edition
Gaga intensive learning repertoire from Batsheva Dance Company and creating a work in progress for Contact Dance
Company with Idan Porges. (Israel- Batsheva Dance Company/ Barak Marshall, Inbal Dance Theatre Company) also
completed with Idan another intensive in 2013 and learnt excerpts from Batsheva repertoire. [Mamootot, 2009]
Limon and Cunningham released based classes with Volkard Samuel Guist, (Germany, Cocoon Dance Compnay) having
elements of yoga and gyrokinesis.
Dance Hybrid 10th Edition Roberto Oliván (Spain/Belgium- Enclave Dance Company) one week intensive
Professional work
Taught Contemporary Sessions for the Summer Intensive at Dance Conservatoire – JDCD [Malta]
‘Kantuniera’– Solo Work choreographed by Rochelle Gatt (Malta)
Nocaut Joshua Cienfuegos (Spain – Cienfuegos Danza) UOM Dance Tour 2014
Did the sheep eat the (white) rose?- Lucia Piquero (Spain) UOM Dance Tour 2014
The bitter lightness of falling- Athanasia Kanellopoulou (Greece- Pina Bausch, C de la B, Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company)
Rat in a box- Idan Porges (Israel- Batsheva Dance Company/ Barak Marshall, Inbal Dance Theatre Company)
-(-) Astarti Athanasiadou (Greek_/Netherlands)- An assemblage that explores restriction, unavailability and ambiguity of
‘Sync in progress’ - A collaborative process with RedTape Dance company, actors & visual artists as Part of the ZIguzajg festival
for teenagers, using Kinekt Device and Java programming to create live projections corresponding to movement of dancers.
‘Open Waters’ Irina Pauls (Germany) – – Site Specific perf. at St. Georges’s Square Valletta
‘Excuse me, May I’ (RedTape Dance Company) Commissioned by London Live Arts for Olympics 2012, in collaboration with Big
Band Brothers’.
Links and Other Portfolios -Solo by Lucia Piquero - Solo Part by Athanasia Kanellopoulou -Trailer for The Bitter Lightness Of Falling Kantuniera’ Solo by Rochelle Gatt