Debora Maiques Marin
(1982, Barcelona, Spain)
Debora has worked as a professional dancer in Madrid, Valencia (Spain) and in Basel (Switzerland) for over 15 years. During this time she worked with many famous Choreographers such as (Richard Wherlock, Johan Inger, Jiri Kylian, Stephen Thoss) and thus learned the most diverse dance languages.
In 2011, she developed her own first work as a choreographer - “Alleine zu zweit” - for Dancelab at the Ballet Basel. Soon, further successful dance pieces followed: “Ugly Fact” in 2013, “Tea Time” in 2015 both for Dancelab as well as “Can I say?” for Filter4danc3.
In 2016 Debora started a new project under the name LOOP Tanz, together with the two choreographers, Sol Bilbao Lucuix and Javier Rodríguez Cobos, performing at Neues Theater in Dornach (Switzerland).
Debora finds her inspiration in dance theater: the mixture of typical film language and theater language combined with dance has become Debora’s signature as a choreographer. Music also plays a very important part in her creation process and Debora sees the creation of a dance piece as a journey she takes with the dancers. Almost always her dance pieces are a reflexion of Debora’s real life and personal experience. With her story-like pieces, Debora has the gift to transport the audience into an imaginary world.
Debora’s wish for working as a choreographer developed over time. She sees it as a natural maturation process and now feels full of ideas and ready to express them in her own dance creation. Choreography became her passion and Debora loves the possibility it offers her to combine dance and theater, that’s where she feels at home.
In 2016 Debora started a new project under the name Loop Tanz, together with the two choreographers, Sol Bilbao Lucuix and Javier Rodríguez Cobos performing once a year at Neues Theater in Dornach (Switzerland).
Javier Rodríguez Cobos
(1983, Madrid, Spain)
At the age of 10 Javier started his professional dance education at the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza in Madrid. Soon he won international awards such as "Reus International Ballet Competition" and "Princesse Grace Award" which was the start of his international career as a professional dancer: he was part of the Compañia Nacional de Danza II in Spain, Ballet de l’Opera National du Rhin in France, Introdans in Holland, before joining the cast of the Theater Basel in Switzerland (since 2008).
Javier developed his first choreography in 2008 for Introdans, since 2009 he was invited five times to create his choreography at Dancelab in Basel. For the Theater Basel season 2017/2018 he choreographed and performed "Das Ende von Eddy" a theater-dance production. In 2014 his dance play “Splitt Fighter” achieved the greatest popular success. In 2013 he created two dance pieces, “Keep on dreaming” was performed at Art Basel and “La Piazza” (collaboration with Sol Bilbao) at Gare du Nord. “Sweet Dreams” premiered in September 2015 in filter 4, it had the greatest reception from the audience. Over the years Javier gained a wide experience as a choreographer, further developing his own style. His pieces are full of emotions, sensibility and very often humour. He is not afraid to show vulnerability, thus leaving no one in the audience untouched.
As an spectator Javier loves the moment just before the courting opens and the magic starts. That same emotion of surprise is his motivation for each new choreography. He loves the unexpected moments during the process of creation that end up being crucial parts of the piece.
In 2016 Javier started a new project under the name LOOP Tanz, together with the two choreographers, Debora Maiques Marín and Sol Bilbao Lucuix, performing once a year at Neues Theater in Dornach (Switzerland).
Sol Bilbao Lucuix
(1981, La Linea de la Concepción, Spain)
Sol studied dance and choreography in Spain. Since 2007 she has created various dance performances, starting at Introdans. This first contact with dance creation motivated her to study Choreography and Interpretation in the Real Conservatorio Superior de Danza María de Ávila in Madrid. There Sol discovered her passion for creating, researching and developing her own choreographic language. She found great inspiration from the many choreographers she worked with in workshops during the time of her studies. Soon after Sol arrived at the Ballet Basel, she started choreographing for the production "Dancelab" in 2009, an annual laboratory of dance. Besides she has created her own pieces in the freelance scene of Switzerland and collaborated with other artists in different interdisciplinary projects. She has been part of Interdans, a contemporary dance festival in Belgium in 2014 and 2015.
According to Sol’s philosophical view, movement can open new critical aspects to actual social and cultural themes. Starting from conceptual ideas arriving from current impulses, she connotes a research strategy that crosses many disciplinary boundaries in order to create a holistic approach to her actual work.
In 2016 So started a new project under the name Loop Tanz, together with the two choreographers, Javier Rodríguez Cobos and Debora Maiques Marín, performing once a year at Neues Theater in Dornach (Switzerland).
Photos: Kostas Maros