Ederson Rodrigues Xavier

Ederson Rodrigues Xavier was born in Brazil, where he was introduced with the styles of Capoeira, Afro Jazz, modern danc and classical ballet. In 1993 he came to the Netherlands to continue his education. Here he immersed himself in the release technique and improvisation at the SNDO (Amsterdam School of the Arts). Since then Ederson has lived and worked in the Nederlands and worked with companies such as Leine&Roebana, Paul Selwyn Norton, Djazzex, Quasar Company of Dance (Brazil) and Frankfurt Ballet (Germany). From 1997 until 2004 he was part of the Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. With this company he also made his debut as a choreographer with Quartet, a work for the Scapino Ballet Workshop. Since then Ederson regularly works as a choreographer for this company. In 2002 he won the Silver Theatre and Dance Prize from the VSCD. The jury praised his recognizable style: sharp, passionate and lyrical. In 2009 he was again winner in the category Beste Male Performance, with the DudaPaivaCompany (puppet theatre and dance), for  the piece Maledicton. 

Ederson currently works as an independent choreographer, dancer and teacher in Amsterdam. He creates performances for Korzo producties, Dansmakers Amsterdam and other companies in the Netherlands and Europe, where he integrates elements of improvisation in his choreographies and shares his knowledge with other dancers in open performances and workshops. Ederson worked with artists from all disciplines of the art world: composers, visual artists, film makers, actors, sculptors, designers and painters, such as Felipe Perez Santiago, David Drum, Greg Smith, Simeon ten Holt, Arnold Marinissen, Helena Rasker, Pierluigi Pompeii, AZIZ and Eef van de Graaf.

John Milton Cage was born in Los Angeles one hundred years ago. He emerged as a pioneer in the field of experimental and electronic music. His revolutionary ideas about music and his involvement in modern dance are a lasting influence in the world of dance; all reasons for a special celebration. Brazilian choreographer Ederson R. Xavier, renowned for his sharp and passionate style, and the much sought-after pianist Shuann Chai from China present a multimedia music and dance performance. They explore the work of John Cage with dancers from different dance academies and the professional musicians of the Cage Ensemble. Music, dance and light come together in this overwhelming ode to a unique man.

With this yearly dance event Voorjaarsontwaken, Korzo lets in the fresh air by flinging the doors wide of the theatre for burgeoning choreographic talent. Noteworthy pieces are combined into a varied program in which you can discover your favourite talent. This year Korzo offers a look, not only at the future of choreographic talent, but also a look at its own future, filled with new projects and partnerships. Every evening you will see six pieces made in the Netherlands by internationally known choreographers.

Swan winner Ederson Rodrigues Xavier created the performance Nudge with live music and dance in partnership with Artemisz Polonyi. In Vis-a-vis, the inventive Anna Réti experiments with various forms of ‘presence’. In the Midst of Confusion is the is the first collaboration project by the acrobatic Jasper Džuki Jelen and movement artist and architect Mojra Vogelnik-Škerlj. Trapeze artist and modern dancer Melissa Ellberger commences her artist in residence period with Korzo during this festival with the duet Re - - act.

Korzo looks forward to a closer collaboration with the Nederlands Dans Theater in the form of a project with two choreographers from the NDT program Switch: Beatween by Ema Yuasa & Miguel Olivera (in cooperation with Marco Santos), and Last Image by Menghan Lou. In I do not hear my voice, Syrian choreographer Eyas Mokdad explores the relationship between man and media. We have a voice, but does it really count? Choreographer Kristel van Issum choreographed a 'one woman show' for a woman of African origin who finds herself in a constant state of metamorphosis. 

Nudge Ederson Rodrigues Xavier / Korzo producties
Vis-a-Vis Anna Réti  / Random Collision
Re - - act Melissa Ellberger / Dansateliers
Last Image Menghan Lou / NDT (Switch program)
Beatween  Ema Yuasa, Miguel Oliveira & Marco Santos / NDT (Switch program)
In the Midst of Confusion  Jasper Džuki Jelen & Mojra Vogelnik-Škerlj (only 13 and 14 April)
I do not hear my voice  Eyas Mokdad Korzo productizes, Dancing on the Edge (only 17 and 18 April)
Girl29   Kristel van Issum / T.R.A.S.H. (only 12 April)


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