MN DANCE COMPANY
Young innovative dance company that researches the unique ways of moving and places dance in the new light of expression.
The company, led by artistic directors Michal Rynia and Nastja Bremec Rynia, was founded at the end of 2008. The MN Dance Company are playing a vital role in a popularisation of dance among all generations. Their performances and workshops are moving the borders of various dance styles. They are trendsetters who inspire a lot of dancers all over the globe. The group perform at many international dance festivals and theatres in Slovenia, the Netherlands, UK, Germany, Italy, Serbia, Israel …
Lately the company has been creating pieces for Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, Cankarjev dom Ljubljana, Opera Graz, De Gouvernestraat Theatre Rotterdam.
Choreographers Michal Rynia and Nastja Bremec Rynia, both graduates of CODARTS – Rotterdam Dance Academy, are creating their own recognisable dance style and body language. Their training methods are based on new ways of body movement and expression. Influenced by their backgrounds they create pure, powerful and expressive dance.
“We express ourselves through dance. We feel a need to create and to tell an abstract story through the movement. Inspired by daily live situation and our intuition we express beauty and chaos of the world we are living in and the world that we imagine.” (MN)
Company is active at many fields concerning performances, production, promotion and dance education.
CHOREOGRAPHY AND CREATION
Constant creating is one of the main aims of the company. Intuitive dance creation, mixed with different dance techniques and supported by objects of research, brings unique expression and vocabulary to their dance works. Company work involves choreographing new pieces as well as teaching existing repertoire pieces to other dance companies, dance academies, theatres or music artists.
MN Dance Company are not only performing but also producing a whole evening dance and theater performances. Company’s creative team and studio facilities are making it possible to create in a nice and creative environment. Collaboration with Slovene National Theatre of Nova Gorica supports the production with their organisation team, theatre venue and other facilities.
The MN Dance Company was created back in 2009 by:
Nastja Bremec Rynia began her career in ballet and modern dance when she was six years old. She has won many awards at competitions in both ballet and modern dance. After graduating from high school (Secondary Preschool Education School and Gymnasium Ljubljana – specializing in modern dance) she was chosen by the Italian choreographers Mauro Astolfi and Erika Silgoner to receive a scholarship for training with their dance ensembles (Spellbound Dance Company and Esklan). After finishing this six-month course she successfully passed entrance exams at CODARTS – Rotterdam Dance Academy. Among 900 candidates from all over the world she was admitted directly into 3rd year of study. She graduated in 2008. During her stay in the Netherlands she worked with numerous choreographers such as Nacho Duato, Mauro Bigonzeti, Michele Poglini, Neel Veerdorn, Jerome Meyer and Isabelle Chaffaud. In addition, she was a member of Scapino Ballet Rotterdam dance ensemble.
Nastja has presented some of her choreographic miniatures at various choreographers’ competitions. She worked as a choreographer in Classics and Tango at the Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet of Ljubljana and collaborated with the Slovene National Theatre of Nova Gorica as movement director or choreographer on multiple occasions. In 2009 she founded MN Dance Company together with Michal Rynia. They call their dance style ‘Contemporary Fusion’… more
Michal Rynia began his career as a hip hop dancer. He was very successful in dance competitions and won the world-championship five times. It was actually as a hip hop dancer that he was first invited to collaborate with the theatre in Wrocław, this collaboration inspired him to continue his studies at CODARTS – Rotterdam Dance Academy, where he graduated in 2007. During his stay in the Netherlands he worked with numerous well known choreographers such as Ed Wubbe, Club Guy & Roni and Andre Gingras. In addition, he danced at Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, where he collaborated with artistic director Ed Wubbe to create the choreography B.A.M. His first solo project Dream of Electric Sheep was presented at the Royal Opera House in London and at iTs Festival in Amsterdam. Moreover, he created the duo Switched, which was performed at Lucent Theatre under the organzation of Nederlands Dans Theatre. He was endorsed by some of the large production houses such as Korzo Theatre Den Haag and Theater Lantaren Venster Rotterdam. These two theatres produced his firs performances “Made in Rotterdam”, as well as dance productions “Dust in the Wind” and “The Myth”..
He has been living and working in Slovenia since 2009. Together with Nastja Bremec he has created the Slovene-Polish duo known as MN Dance Company. His work as artistic director and choreographer is focused primarily on creating feature-length dance performances which are being shown in Slovenia and Europe… more