masterclass series

OzAsia Festival Masterclass: Contemporary Dance in Visual Art & Film with Damien Jalet & Aimilios Arapoglou

The Mill in partnership with OzAsia Festival and supported by Dance Hub SA, present Masterclass with Damien Jalet, choreographer of ‘Vessel’ presented as part of the 2019 OzAsia Festival.

Masterclass Date: Sunday 27th October, 2019

Time: 10am - 11.30am

Venue: Dance Hub SA, Lion Arts Centre, Cnr Morphett St & North Tce, Adelaide SA 5000

Participant Level: Professional Level/Tertiary/Full time School Dance Student

Cost: $20

Bookings essential:


About the Artist/Masterclass

Choreographer of ‘Vessel’, Damien Jalet is at the forefront of contemporary dance. Damien Jalet is an independent Belgian and French choreographer and dancer whose work has been presented all over the world . Interested in the capacity of dance constantly reinventing itself by conversing with other media such as visual art, music, cinema, theatre and fashion; his works are often collaborative. He worked as a choreographer and dancer for companies such as Ballet C. de la B., Sasha Waltz and Guests, Chunky Move, Eastman, NYDC, Hessiches Staatballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Scottish Dance Theatre, Icelandic Dance Company , Gothenburg Dance company and many more.

Damien will share his experience as a choreographer in areas of visual art and film with his collaborator Aimilios Arapoglou.

As a teacher Jalet has also taught his specific technique using centrifugal force in many companies and institutions including Pina Bausch Company, ImPulsTanz Vienna, Atelier de Paris, Architanz Tokyo.

Damien Jalet has been entitled knight of the arts and letters by the French government in 2013.

Aimilios Arapoglou

Aimilios Arapoglou graduated from the Greek National Dance School in 2011. A few notable performances include, Bolero, YAMA, Gravity Fatigue and BABEL 7.16. He recently contributed to the creation of Skid, a piece by Damien Jalet and visual artist Jim Hodges. In addition to freelance touring throughout Europe, the United States and Japan, Aimilios was invited by Ceprodac Dance Company for an artistic residency in Mexico in August 2018. There, as a guest artist and choreographic assistant to Damien Jalet, he collaborated on Omphalos, which premiered in Mexico City that year.

Images: Damien Jalet and Aimilios Arapoglou - image by Koen Broos