Lit Dance Company is a contemporary dance company in Kanton Aargau directed by Neel Jansen and Graciela Martínez Arribas.
Our goal as artists is to touch certain themes in life that are timeless, precisely because they are part of our essence, they can not be separated from our being. Sometimes it can even offend to deal with these subjects because they seem so basic to us, so ingrained in our world that it seems we don't need to talk about them. However, they are concepts that we learned or intuited a long time ago and if we don't talk about them, we often forget.
We use contemporary dance to express this processes, we seek the plasticity of movements, using the qualities of each dancer to enhance the expresivity of dance.
The project is, at the same time focused in promoting dance in Kanton Aargau and the artistic talent of this region.
Perceptions will also perform for the Bühne Aarau in January 2021. Check all the details!
Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a number of incredible projects, companies and with different contemporary choreographers, all of that have allowed me to grow and establish my own identity and my own style. I hope you’ll enjoy viewing my projects as much as I enjoyed working on them. Go ahead and explore, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like to learn more.
Neel Jansen was born in Belgium where he trained at the Royal School of Antwerp in Ballet and Contemporary dance.
He received a Scolarship to dance in the young company "Jeunes Ballet d’Europe" in Aix-en-Provence and later on, from the Stuzzi-Thomi
Stiftung Basel to join the Rudra School in Lausanne.
In 2003 he joined the Ballet Bejart Lausanne where he stayed until 2010 dancing the most of the repertory from Maurice Bejart and Gil Roman.
In 2010 he was engaged by the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz München, where he had the chance to work and collaborate with many contemporary choreographers such as Milo Fernando, Christian Spuck, Edward Clug, Marco Goecke, Alexander Ekman, Jo Stromgren, Marguerite Donlon, Antony Rizzi, Christopher Roman, William Forsythe, Georg Reischl, Cayetano Soto, etc.
He started creating his first works in choreography for the Expo Shanghai 2010. Since then his pieces has been danced in different theaters in Europe.
In 2017 he decided to become a Freelance Dancer/ Teacher/ Choreogapher based in Kanton Aargau.
Link to Presse:
- Expo Shanghai "Il eté une fois a Shanghai", 2010
-Madrigal Chor, Brackenheim "Die Schöpfung" 2015
-Kurtheater Baden-Tanz & Artistik "Trust", "Perceptions", "Judgements" 2017
- Madrigal Chor Brackenheim "The New World" 2017
-Tonhalle Zurich "Vivaldi Reloaded" 2018
-Bachelor Contemporary Dance
Zurich University of the Arts/ Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
-ASVZ Akademischer Sportverband Zürich - ETH University of Zürich
-Tanzwerk 101, Zurich
-Dancetown Tanzschule Wettingen