4th of August Performance project by Ian Robinson “Syzygy”
Choreography: Ian Robinson
Assistant to the choreographer: Rachael Osborne
Music: Various artists
Performance: Aarts Demi Carlin, Ceesay Sandy, Cozzolino Clara, Dafnou Eleftheria, Demirtzioglou Elina, De Santos Anibal, di Costanzo Carmela, Fan Ting-Yu, Jameson Kassichana, King Lilly, Lau Kammyy, Nappi Sofia, Oroz Lea, San Lo King, Stucko Lauren, Yu Hau Yi Carmen
Description: Like an organized mess we play.
Ian Robinson was born in Bangor, Maine USA. He trained with the Robinson Ballet and graduated from New York University Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA. Early in his career Ian danced with various companies and projects including Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Hells Kitchen Dance, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Sydney Dance Company and Aszure Barton & Artists. From 2009 through 2017 Ian danced full time with the Batsheva Dance Company under the artistic leadership of Ohad Naharin. Ian continues independently to develop himself as a dancer, creator, teacher and videographer. He is a certified Gaga teacher, setting Ohad’s works on companies and leading classes and workshops for dance communities around the world.
Rachael Osborne was born in Canberra, Australia, and trained at the National Capital Ballet School under Janet Karin OAM. She holds an Associate Degree in Dance from the Queensland University of Technology. In September of 2000 she encountered the Batsheva Dance Company for the first time and met with Ohad Naharin. Rachael joined the Batsheva Dance Company later that season, and has a close, working relationship with Batsheva and Ohad until today. During her time with BDC, Rachael met and danced alongside Sharon Eyal, eventually becoming a formative member of Eyal’s own company L-E-V, in 2012.
Rachael is a dancer and certified Gaga teacher, teaches workshops and stages Ohad Naharin’s works around the world.