Albert Albert

Albert Albert
Was born in 1968 in Nakhodka.

1993 - Graduated from the Music Academy in Riga, drama and cinema actors' faculty.

1995-1997 -attended Gennady Abramov's Classes of Expressive Body Movements in Vasilyev's School of Drama Art in Moscow.

Since 1995 - a permanent participant of master-classes of contemporary dance techniques, improvisation and contact improvisation taught by different teachers and choreographers of Europe, USA and Canada such as D. Zambrano, K. Simpson,  S.Waltz, M. Gerge, F. Poelstra, V. Montero, J. Langedaik,  A.Furukava, A. Harvud, F. Milward, F.Walkner and others.

Artistic biography
1993-1995 - Albert is the actor in different theatres in Daugavpils and Riga.
Since 1995 - has been living and working in Moscow.

In 1995-1999 - became a member of Abramov's Class of Expressive Body Movements group where he took part in creating and dancing in the performances Flock and Voice. The performance Flock was successfully presented in Russia, Germany and Italy.

Since 1995 - together with other dancers and performers he has been taking part in different projects by Moscow underground musicians, artists and designers. He collaborates with S.Letov, B.Berger, B.Gusev, O.Bogusevichen, Saira Blanch theatre.

1999 - Became one of the founders of PO.V.S.Tanze Dance Company, where he still works as a dancer and choreographer.
(Please see information about PO.V.S.Tanze Dance Company)  

1998-2001 - participated as a dancer in Russian-German project On the Earth by Sasha Waltz. The performance was presented in the first-rate Contemporary Dance Festivals in Germany, France, Switzerland, Denmark and Holland.

Since 2002 - has been participating in Russian-German project of Do-Theatre Bird's Eye View. The performance was presented in Saint Petersburg and cities of Germany, Italy and in Edinburgh Festival in 2003.

Since 2001 - a choreographer of drama performances in different theatres in Moscow and other cities in Russia:

2001 - Plasticine directed by K.Serebryannikov (Center of Contemporary Dramaturgy by Roschin and Kazanzev).
Antigone directed by V.Ageev (Pushkin's Theatre)

2002 - Revealing Polaroid Pictures directed by K.Serebryannikov (Pushkin's Theatre)
Terrorism directed by K.Serebryannikov (Chekhov's Moscow Art Theatre)
Fruity Youth Bird directed by K.Serebryannikov (theatre Sovremennik)
In the Pupil directed by U.Urnov (Pushkin's Theatre)

2003 -The Twelfth Night directed by Donnelan (Theatre Confederation project),  Lisistrata and Dostoevsky-Trip directed by U.Urnov (Krasny Fakel theatre in Novosibirsk), Self murderer (Penza theatre).

2004 -  Representing a victim  directed by K.Serebryannikov (Chekhov's Moscow Art Theatre), Masquerade  directed by V. Ageev ( Satirikon theatre).
Albert participated in  Two way traffic research project as a moderator and dancer. The project took place in august 2004 in Moscow and in September 2004 in New-York,
Made the dance piece Ibo Bo in collaboration with Alexandra Konnikova (282. Moscow - Yaroslavl project with dancers of Yaroslavl Dance Company Graffiti).

2005 - Made the dance piece Musimu wa tano (fifth season) in collaboration with Alexandra Konnikova in Nairobi, Kenya (Dance Traffic project of The Center for International Theatre Development (Russia/USA/East Africa).
Made the choreography for the piece Borrow me a tenor directed by E. Pisarev in Pushkin theatre.    

2006 -Made the dance-piece White Donkey's dreaming (for children and there parents) in collaboration with Alexandra Konnikova for the Theatre of Nations (Moscow).
Participated in Springdance Dialogue project in Utrecht (Holland).
Made the dance piece Past continuous in collaboration with Konnikova for Dialogue Dance Company in Kostroma (Russia).
Made the choreography for the piece Prima Donna directed by E. Pisarev in Moscow Art Theatre.

2007 - Working as choreographer and actor (Nik Valenty character) for the piece Bullets over Broadway directed by E. Pisarev in Pushkin theatre.   

2008 - Made the choreography for the musical piece The humpbacked Pony directed by E. Pisarev in Moscow Art Theater. (The piece's got the Golden Mask award in 2009)
Participated in Kedja international meeting in Copenhagen.

Teaching experience
Since 2000 - has been teaching master-classes on contemporary dance techniques and improvisation in Moscow, Kiev, Riga, Yekaterinburg, St-Petersburg, Samara, Tomsk, Kostroma, Krasnoyarsk, Yaroslavl, SEAD in Salzburg (Austria), Kirov, Tel-Aviv ( Israel)

2001, 2003-2009 - participated in TSEH Summer School as a teacher.