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BIO

CV

Born in Brazil, Xavier has been living and working in The Netherlands since 1993 as a professional dancer, choreographer, and dance teacher. In 2017, he earned a qualification from Middlesex University in the UK (BAH’s) and S.A.E Institute of Media Amsterdam as a digital filmmaker. Since 2020, he is a certified Fletcher Pilates instructor.

Professional Experience:

  • Freelance Work: Currently, Xavier works as a freelance choreographer, videographer, teacher, performer, and rehearsal director.

  • Awards:

    • In 2002, he was awarded the Swan Prize for Best Dancer VSCD (Dutch Theater directions).

    • In 2009, he received the Best Male Act award with Duda Paiva Company for "Malediction" at the festival Baj Pomorski, Torun (PL).

  • Company Memberships: Xavier has been a member of several prominent dance companies, including Scapino Ballet Rotterdam(NL), Duda Paiva Company(NL), LeineRoebana Muziek&Dance(NL), Nanini Linning Dance Company(NL), Frankfurt Ballet (DT), Djazzex(NL), and Quasar Cia of Dance(BR).

Education:

  • Xavier self-educated on dance in Brazil through various styles, including Capoeira, Afro, Jazz, Modern, and contemporary techniques.

  • After only two years of Ballet (RAD method) in Brazil, he traveled to Holland to study improvisation, release technique, and choreography at the SNDO Theater School Amsterdam (School for New Dance Development).

WORK EXPERIENCE

Choreographer

Filmmaker (director - editor - cameraman) 

Transitions Dance Company                    |  UK

Scapino Ballet Rotterdam                        |  NL  

Leineroebana Music&Dance Company    |   NL

Het National Ballet Junior                       |   NL

Korzo Theater Productions                      |   NL  

 

Thomas Noone Dance Company             |   ES

Bale do Teatro Basileu e França              |   BR

Amsterdam Dans Group                          |   NL

 

Samadhi Dance Company                       |   NL

 

Lindenberg Dance Company                   |   NL

 

Rochester City Ballet       ​                        |   US

Scapino Ballet Rotterdam   |  Registrations (4 cameras) 

                                              TV commercials 

                                              Dance Film

                                              Trailers

Korzo Productions              |  Registrations (2 cameras) 

                                               TV commercials 

                                               Trailers 

                                               Web promos 

Duda Paiva Company         |   Registrations ( 2 and 4 cameras)

                                               Dance Puppetry Film (6 cameras)

                                               Trailers

                                               Web promos 

Leineroebana

Music&dance Company     |   Registrations (4cameras)

                                              Trailers

                                              Web promos

 

VJ Neotango Festival         !  VJ International Neotango Bruges

Choreographic Creations:

2021 - BETWEEN ONE HEAVEN

  • Male duet created for Bale do Teatro Basileu e Franca (BR).

 

2018 - ABALONE

  • Solo in collaboration installation with STMSND (designers Amersfoort).

 

2016 - SEARCHING

  • Male duet commissioned by DasLos Dance Company (BR).

 

2016 - 12

  • Commissioned by TRANSITIONS DANCE COMPANY (UK) for 12 dancers with music composed by Ben Pearson.

 

2015 - FAIRY TALES & NIGHTMARES

  • Collaboration between Shuann Chai & Ederson Xavier, with Shunske Sato (violin) & Masahiro Yanagimoto (dancer). Co-production with Korzo Producties and Ciaconna Stichting Ciaconna.

 

2015 - A DREAM - FILM

  • Commissioned by Scapino Ballet Rotterdam & Boijman's Museum Rotterdam. Camera & Edit & concept by Ederson Xavier. Exhibition at Boijmans's Museum Rotterdam April till June 2015.

 

2014 - 2FOLD - YAH

  • Commissioned by Samadhi Dance Company for 5 dancers and live cello by Katharine Groos, composition by Arnold Marinissen.

 

2014 - THINGS ARE PERFECT

  • Commissioned by Scapino Ballet Rotterdam for the Program TWOOLS 16. Created for 4 dancers, with live cello by Katharine Groos, composition by Arnold Marinissen.

 

2014 - WHERE ARE WE GOING? WHAT ARE WE DOING?

  • Collaboration between Shuann Chai & Ederson Xavier. Co-production with Korzo Producties and Ciaconna Stichting Ciaconna. Choreography by Ederson Rodrigues Xavier.

 

2013 - SHASP

  • Commissioned for BOB FOLTZ+Company, program MAN.

 

2013 - DESENCONTROS

  • Choreography by Ederson Xavier for the Cia of Dance CEP Basileu França (Brazil). World premiere on 25th June 2013 Doelenzaal Theater ITS FESTIVAL 2013.

 

2013 - HUSBANDS

  • Co-production of Malandain Ballet Biarritz/Choreographic Lab without Frontiers and Korzo productions. Choreography and Dance by Yvan Dubreuil, Jean Gérald Dorseuil, Ederson Rodrigues Xavier, Gaël Domenge.

 

2012 - NUDGE

  • Commissioned by Korzo Theater for the Voorjaarntwaken program. World premiere on 12/04/2012 at Korzo Theater. Dancers: Janyce Michellod, Ninos Josef, Quentin Dehaye & Ederson Xavier. Music live/composed by Artemizs Polonyi.

 

2011 – MEME

  • Commissioned by Codarts Dance Academy Rotterdam. A piece for 14 students with music by Ravel, Piano Concerto in G Major: II. Adagio Assai - Hélène Grimaud.

 

2010 - AROMA

  • Commissioned by DansGroep Amsterdam. Music by Colleen, performed by Natasha Rodina & Francesca Monti. Premiered in September 2010 at the First Amsterdam Dans Festival.

 

2010 - LAPSE

  • Commissioned by Thomas Noone Dance Company in Barcelona. A piece for four dancers with music composed by Tian Rotteveel.

 

2010 - BEYOND THE SKIN

  • Duet commissioned by Leine&Roebana Dance Company, performed by Tim Persent & Heather Ware, with live music composed by Maria Oliynik played by Mae Assemble. Presented at the Orgel Park Amsterdam.

 

2009 - GUTS

  • Male duet with music composed by Arnold Marinissen. Performed by Ederson R. Xavier & Samir Calixto. A DansMakers Amsterdam production.

 

2009 - DEVILISH

  • Commissioned by Korzo Producties, a full evening, combining 3 pieces: TUNED - STAVES - BLINK. Tour in 2010.

 

2009 - STAVES

  • 18min piece for 3 dancers and 1 musician (Ivo Jansen live piano), with composition from Simeon Ten Holt. Commissioned by Muziek Gebouw Aan’Ij for the minimal music Festival and by Korzo Producties.

 

2008 - TUNED

  • 15min piece for 2 dancers and 1 musician. Performed by Ederson Xavier & Liat Waysbort. Music composed/live by Arnold Marinissen, set design by Pierluigi Pompei. Presented at 'One Nights Dance' Dansateliers Rotterdam, 'Cadance' Korzo Theater, 'Dag in de Braden' Korzo Theater, and 'Live & Frame' Muziek Gebouw Amsterdam.

 

2006 - BLINK

  • 16min solo performed by Liat Waysbort and Iris Reyes. Commissioned by Cadance Dance Festival '06, set to music composed by Arnold Marinissen. Selected for the Cadance on the Road tour on March/April/May 2007 and Julidans on July 2007.

 

2004 - SHADOW

  • 17min piece, male duet performed by Christopher Rizzi and Ederson Xavier. Commissioned by Candace Dance Festival ’04, set to music composed by Michel Grens and accompanied live guitar by Erik Rutjes.

 

2004 - UNZIP

  • Commissioned by Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. A 40min piece for seven male dancers, with live music performed and composed by Greg Smith (electronics and percussion), and singer Linda Bloemhard.

 

2003 – YO-YO

  • Commissioned by Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. A 10min piece, 2x 5 mins, for 10 dancers, created for the program Twools 5.

 

2001 – ORNITHOPTER

  • Commissioned by Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. A 40min piece for 16 dancers, set to music composed and accompanied by David Dramm accompanied by live Assemble.

 

2000 - TWO LOOK 4

  • Commissioned by Codarts, Dance Academy Rotterdam. A 10min piece for 4 dancers, with music composed by Greg Smith.

 

2000 - INSOMNIAC

  • Commissioned by Artez Dance Academy Arnhem and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam for the Twools 3 program. A 10min piece for 4 dancers, with music composed by Greg Smith.

 

1999 - THE HANGING GARDEN

  • Commissioned by Theater Instituut Amsterdam and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam for the program Twools 1. A 17min piece for 3 dancers. Also part of the cultural exchange program between Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and the Netherlands, and performed during the 1999 Netherlands Dance Platform.

 

1999 - TIME IS UP

  • 15min piece for 6 dancers, for the Workshop of Scapino ballet Rotterdam, ‘Made in Rotterdam’. Music composed by Michael Greens.

 

1998 – ONE

  • Commissioned by Cadance Festival ’98 and Theater Institute Amsterdam, NL/NRW Link. An 11min piece for 3 male dancers with music composed by Michel Greens.

 

1998 - FALL

  • First production for the standard repertoire of Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. A 38min piece for 12 dancers set to the music of drummer/composer Michel Grens.

 

1997 - QUARTET

  • First choreography for the Scapino Ballet Rotterdam Workshop. A 12min piece for 4 dancers. Quartet was also selected for the International Choreographer’s Concourse in Groningen and the Enghien-les-Bains Dance Festival in France.

Teacher:

  • AHK - EDC Dance Academy Amsterdam

    • Contemporary Dance

    • Fletcher Pilates

    • Improvisation

  • Quasar Cia de Dança (BR)

    • Contemporary Dance

  • CODARTS Dance Academy Rotterdam

    • Contemporary Dance

    • Improvisation

  • ARTEZ Dance Academy Arhem

    • Contemporary Dance

    • Improvisation

Professional Experience:

  • Scapino Ballet Rotterdam

    • Contemporary Ballet

  • Henry Jurriens Studios Amsterdam

    • Contemporary Dance

  • SEAD - Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (AUS)

    • Contemporary Ballet

    • Composition

  • Ballet Biarritz (FR)

    • Contemporary Ballet

  • Scapino Ballet Rotterdam (NL)

    • Contemporary Ballet

  • Henry Jurriens Studios Amsterdam (NL)

    • Contemporary Ballet

  • Bale do Teatro Basileu e França (BR)

    • Contemporary Dance

    • Improvisation

  • Rhema Cia de Dança (BR)

    • Contemporary Dance

    • Improvisation

Professional Roles:

  • Personal Fletcher Pilates Instructor and Dance Trainer

  • Personal Artistic Coach

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