ShantiLoco Retreat Järvsö 3.0 

Biographies

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Originally from Houston, Texas, Sarah Stanley is a dance artist, Reikist and Ilan Lev Method practitioner based in Stockholm, SE.  She received her training from SUNY Purchase (USA) and Taipei National University for the Arts (Taiwan).  During her professional career Sarah has worked with Punchdrunk’s Immersive production Sleep No More, Kat Válastur, Moritz Majce+Sandra Man, Sigal Zouk, Gloria Höckner, Tiago Manquinho, MJ Harper, John Heginbotham and Andrea Miller among others. As a teacher, Sarah has led workshops in Sweden, Germany, The USA and as a cultural ambassador with the US Department of State in Laos, Indonesia and the Philippines.  Sarah has been developing her own work since 2011 including Inscriptions (New York), Folia (Texas) and Wayward Wind (Wyoming).  Sarah completed her Reiki studies with Romana Cottee in Berlin and studied Ilan Lev Method with Yaniv Mintzer and Ilan Lev at ILM Poland under the mentorship of Tzéela Rinsky in Berlin.

Born outside of Stockholm, Erik Lobelius received his formal training at the Royal Swedish Ballet School and graduated from the classical department in 2009. After participating in the youth project Nudans at the Gothenburg opera, he moved to Switzerland to join Ballet junior de Geneva. In 2010 he began working with Alias-Cie under artistic director Guilherme Botelho, which led to a 10 year long engagement ranging from dancer and creative collaborator to rehearsal director. During this time, he also worked with companies including Companhia Instável, WOMAN'S MOVE, Cie-Burnout and La Rift Compagnie. In addition to working as a performer and leading workshops in Fieldwork, a movement methodology created in collaboration with ShantiLoco collective, Erik is a certified cranio-sacral therapist, Hatha Yoga teacher and is currently studying Osteopathy at the Swiss International School.

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Daniel Staaf is a Swedish/Filipino dance artist who graduated from the Royal Swedish Ballet School and received his BFA at Codarts. His first professional experience was a co-production with Batsheva Dance Company where he was introduced to Ohad Naharin’s movement language, Gaga. He has worked with Bern:Ballet under the direction of Cathy Marston, Gallim Dance with the artistic director Andrea Miller and been a cast member of Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More in New York. He is now based in Stockholm working with ShantiLoco Collective on the development of the method Fieldwork as well as a collaborating artist with Compagine Tabea Martin in Basel.