Om te Bouw
- Concept and Choreography: Moya Michael
- Stage setting: Ann Weckx
- Dance: Luiza Braz Batista, Uwe Brauns, Shan Gao, Chang-Wen Hsu, Jan Möllmer, Blanca Noguerol Ramirez, Tsai Wei Tien, Chih-I Wu, Chih-Ming Yu
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa where she trained in ballet under the direction of Dianne Sparks. She went on to study to obtain a national diploma in Contemporary and African dance at the Tswhane University in Pretoria between 1994 and 1997. She was then awarded a full three year scholarship to study at P.A.R.T.S the School Of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker ROSAS. She met Akram Khan in the year 2000 and moved to London to become founder member of his company. Moya toured various of his works for a period of five years. She was nominated for a best dancer award at the “ITS” festival in 2003. In London she was commissioned to make her own work. She created ‚Hatch‘ which premiered at the South Bank in London in 2003. That same year she was awarded the Standard bank Young Artist Award for dance at the National Arts festival in Grahamstown South Africa. In 2005 Moya was invited back to Belgium by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and became a member of the ROSAS Dance company. In 2009 Moya was invited to create a duet for two dancers of the Attakallari Dance Company for the India Biennale in Bangalore. That same year she was invited to create a work on the graduate students at Arizona State University. Moya has also been member of “Eastman” and part of the creation of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s „Babel“ (Words) 2010. In 2011 she performed her first solo (for two performers) “At this Moment…” in Dance Umbrella Johannesburg, together with musician Fritz Welch. Her latest work is a duet ‘Darling’ in collaboration with Igor Shyshko which premiered in Stuk Leuven. Moya has been invited by the JinXing Dance Theatre in China to create a work which will premiere in October 2013. Moya lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.
Ann Weckx is a costume designer, scenographer and visual artist. She has created costumes and sets for several productions by and including the KVS, Rosas, Josse De Pauw and many other artists. For the last few years Ann has been working in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo) where she turned the most dilapidated theatres into marvelous performance venues as if by magic.