Tumbleweed is based in Brussels and a collaboration between the Swiss choreographer and dancer Angela Rabaglio and French choreographer/dancer and musician Micaël Florentz. Both were brought through different ways to the field of choreography and are completing each other in their backgrounds. 2017 they founded their company and started researching and establishing their proper artistic vision. THE GYRE is their first production and defines already extensively their choreographic interests and ambitions. Inspired mainly by their travels, the science and the philosophy, they develop step by step their own movement language.

Angela Rabaglio

(switzerland)

is a freelance dancer / choreographer and living in Brussels, with origins from Switzerland. She absolved her education as a dancer at the AHK in Amsterdam (de Theaterschool; MDT), and obtained 2013 her Bachelor diploma in contemporary dance. Upon that she created her first Solo (wind-up birds and polaroids) with which she performed at several festivals in Europe. Since several years she has been dancing wit the Company Alias in Geneva (Guilherme Botelho), as well as more recently with the Company Autre MiNa in Montpellier (Mitia Fedotenko) and in the new creation of the Company d’Ici Bas in Switzerland.

Micaël Florentz

(france)

is a freelance artist living in Brussels, born in France. He is coming from a musical background and dedicated himself over the last years to his proper music compositions (guitar, voice, electronic music). About four years ago he was introduced to the dance field through an informal and spontaneous way. Upon that he dived into a profound physical research and developed his background through autonomous training, following classes, workshops and the foundation of Tumbleweed. The same curiosity that he is manifesting for all kind of different sound creations, he brings along into the choreographic research and on top of that a solid knowledge of composition.

collaborating artists:

ARNAUD GERNIERS

(belgium) LIGHT DESIGN / SCENOGRAPHY Arnaud Gerniers studied at the National School of Visual Arts ‘La Cambre‘ (Brussels) and is based in Brussles. He developed a singular work mainly around the light installation and the photography. Throughout the years he showed several exhibitions as a Solo artist as well as in groups : Moving Images / Art Fair New York/ Pool Art fair, New York / BMG Gallery / In the mood for light 2.0, Brussels / OFF BIAC, Sevilla / Volta 5, art fair, Basel / Galerie Think 21, Brussels/ Lot10 Gallery, Brussels / Delire Gallery, Brussels / Pleonasm, Bordeaux. Arnaud is also active in the performing arts as a light and stage designer. He worked together with Ayelen Parolin (David), LOG (le terrier) and Jonathan Schatz (Elephant Rock). Since 2009 he is collaborating with Louise Vanneste / Rising Horses and participated in the creations of HOME, Black Milk, Gone in a Heart Beat and Thérians.

BENJAMIN VAN THIEL

(belgium) LIGHT DESIGN / SCENOGRAPHY Benjamin is a professional technician and light designer in the performing arts. Since some years he explored also the other side of his profession ; the creation. As the technical director of the Theatre Company Tilleul, he took on the role as a puppeteer and actor in their latest creations. He is regarding this parkour as singular, while continuing to collaborate closely with other forms in the performing arts. Benjamin discovered a great interest in contemporary dance and participated in different creations in Belgium and abroad as a light and stage designer : LOG asbl, Company Louise Vanneste, Cie Mauro Paccagnella, Company Orange Sanguine.

DANIEL PEREZ HAJDU

(belgium / cuba) MUSIC Born in Havana, he dedicated himself first to the visual art and in particular the work of images in films.This led him naturally to the universe of the sound through his fascination for musical experiments within in the creation of the film. 2005 he absolved a Master in ‘acousmatic composition’ at the Royal Conservatory in Mons (Belgium) and became 2010 a professor himself at the conservatory. His compositional works cover different fields of the art; concert, radio, dance, theater and film. 2017 he received the award ‘Andrés Souris’ of the Forum of composers.