Born in Brazil, Xavier has been living and working in The Netherlands since 1993 as a professional dancer, choreographer, dance teacher, in 2017 he was qualified by 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.
Currently, he works as a freelance choreographer, videographer, teacher, performer, and rehearsal director.
In 2002 he was awarded Swan Prize VSCD (Dutch Theater directions) Theater Dance Price because of his recognizablestyle: sharp, passionate and lyrical.
In 2009 he was awarded as Best Male Act with Duda Paiva Company (puppetry and dance) with” Malediction” at the festival Baj Pomorski, Torun (PL).
Xavier was a member of Scapino Ballet Rotterdam(NL), where he also became a choreographer(1998), Duda Paiva Company(NL), LeineRoebana Muziek&Dance(NL), Nanini Linning Dance Company(NL), Frankfurt Ballet (DT) as rehearsal director and assistant choreographer of Paul Selwyn Norton for the production Sub-Rosa, Djazzex(NL), and Quasar Cia of Dance(BR).
Besides his freelance work and collaborations with various artists in the field.
He had self-educated on dance in Brazil through various styles of dance including, Capoeira, Afro, Jazz, Modern, and contemporary techniques. After having only 2 years of Ballet, method RAD; re- gardless of no family or government support, he rails to Holland to study improvisation, release te- chnique and choreography at the SNDO Theater School Amsterdam (School for new dance deve- lopment).
Companies he worked for:
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
2021 - BETWEEN ONE HEAVEN
Male duet created for the Bale do Teatro Basileu e Franca (BR)
2018 - ABALONE
Collaboration installation with STMSND( designers Amersfoort)
2016 - SEARCHING
A male duet commissiooned by DasLos Dane Company (BR)
2016 - 12
Commissioned by TRANSITIONS DANCE COMAPNY (UK)
made for 12 dancers with music composed by Ben Pearson.
2015 - FAIRY TALES & NIGHTMARES
A collaboration between Shuann Chai & Ederson Xavier, with Shunske Sato(violin) & Masahiro Yanagimoto(dancer).
A 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. Creeated for 5 dancers adn live cello by Katharine Groos,
composition by Arnold Marinissen
2014 - THINGS ARE PERFECT
Commissioned by Scapino Ballet Rotterdam for the Progam 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?
A collaboration between Shuann Chai & Ederson Xavier.
A Co-production with Korzo Producties and Ciaconna Stichting Ciaconna.
choreografie Ederson Rodrigues Xavier | artistiek coördinator muziekensemble Shuann Chai | dans Kiyan Khoshoie, Michal Goral (Codarts), Audrey Apers (AHK), Ivan Ugrin (AHK), Nathalie van den Homberg (ArtEZ) en Inge van Huijkelom (ArtEZ) | muziek - pianoShuann Chai | sopraan Aleksandra Anisimowicz | fluit Marieke Franssen | slagwerk Juri Kuefner en Wen Hsin Chen | lichtontwerp Bas Vissers
2013 - SHASP
Commissioned for BOB FOLTZ+Company, program MAN.
2013 - DESENCONTROS
choreography Ederson Xavier
for the Cia of Dance CEP Basileu França (Brazil)
world premiere on 25th June 2013 Doelenzaal Theater ITS FESTIVAL 2013.
2013 - HUSBANDS
It is a co-production of Malandain Ballet Biarritz/Choreographic Lab without Frontiers and Korzo productions. The performance is financially supported by The City of the Hague.
Choreography and Dance/ Yvan Dubreuil, Jean Gérald Dorseuil, Ederson Rodrigues Xavier, Gaël DomengeLighting Design/ Yvan Dubreuil, Peter LemmensScenography/ Yvan DubreuilVocal/ Beñat AchiaryPercussion/ Ramon LopezAccordeon/ Philippe Ezcurra
2012 - NUDGE
Commissioned by Korzo Theater for the Voorjaarntwaken program.World preimere 12/04/2012 at Korzo Theater.dancers:Janyce Michellod, NInos Josef, Quentin Dehaye & Ederson XavierMusic 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. Presented at the Stadschouwburg Rotterdam, Korzo Theater and Its Festival in Amsterdam.
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
Comissioned by Thomas Noone Dance Company In Barcelona,.
A piece for four dancers with music composed by Tian Rotteveel.
2010 - BEYOND THE SKIN
A 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
A 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 on 2010.
2009 - STAVES
A18min 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
A 15min piece for 2 dancers and 1 musician. Performed by Ederson Xavier & Liat Waysbort. Music composed/live by Arnold Marinissen and set design by Pierluigi Pompei; presented ‘One Nights Dance’ Dansateliers Rotterdam, ‘Cadance’ Korzo Theater, ‘Dag in de Braden’ Korzo Theater and ‘Live& Frame’ Muziek Gebouw Amsterdam.
2006 - BLINK
A16min solo performed by Liat Waysbort and Iris Reyes. Commissioned by Cadance Dance festival ‘06, set to music composed by Arnold Marinissen. BLINK was also selected for the Cadance on the Road tour on March/April/May 2007 and Julidans on July 2007.
2004 - SHADOW
A 17min piece, male duet performed by Christopher Rizzi and Ederson Xavier. Commisssioned 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 Instituit Amsterdam and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam for the program Twools 1. A 17min, piece for3 dancers. Also forms part of the cultural exchange program between Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and the Netherlands, and was also performed during the 1999 Netherlands Dance Platform.
1999 - TIME IS UP
A 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. A 11min piece for 3 male dancers with music composed by Michel Greens.Dance.
1998 - FALL
Fall’ was his 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
It was his 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.
Filmmaker (Cameraman - Editor - director)
He has created videos for:
Scapino Ballet Rotterdam | Registrations (4 cameras)
Korzo Productions | Registrations (2 cameras)
Duda Paiva Company | Registrations ( 2 and 4 cameras)
Dance Puppetry Film (6 cameras)
Music&dance Company | Registrations (4cameras)
CODARTS Dance academy Rotterdam | Contemporary dance & improvisation
AHK Dance academy Amsterdam | Contemporary dance & improvisation
ARTEZ Dance academy Arhem | Contemporary dance & improvisation
Scapino Ballet Rotterdam | Contemporary Ballet
Henry Jurriens studios Amsterdam | Contemporary dance
Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance | 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 | Contemporary dance & improvisation
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