Lŏkke | Olatz de Andrés is a company of artists who make choreographic and social projects, through the means of dance and movement.
Lŏkke works as a constellation, gathering dancers, dramaturges, light and costume designers, visual artists, sound artists and experts from all fields for each creation.
Lŏkke creates singular choreographic spaces, which aim to trigger the imagination. Five fascinations:
Materialising ideas through the body, making them clear and readable for the audience.
Teamwork, where the individual is merged within the collective and where leadership is a shared principle passed on to each of the member of the group.
Movement detail and movers who have a personalised way of approaching dance.
Science fiction related thinking, atmospheres and the relationship between cinema and choreography.
The relationship between stillness and movement.
Artists who have collaborated with Lŏkke: Pilar Andrés, Isaak Erdoiza, Gabo Punzo, Sinpatron, Idurre Azkue, Natalia de Miguel, Paula Serrano, Isabel Álvarez, Elena Lalucat Mabi Revuelta, Christos Xyrafakys, Pablo Gisbert, Tanya Beleyer, Ainara Ipiña, Pedro Salgado, Jesús Robisco, Aiala Etxegarai…
Olatz de Andrés
Followed an independent path, training in Contemporary Dance, Improvisation and Choreography in Bilbao, Granada, Barcelona, Geneva and London. BA in Translation and Interpreting, University of Granada, MA in DMT University of Barcelona, MA in Choreography LCDS-The Place (London).
Between 2000 and 2009 she worked with several companies and choreographers in Barcelona, including: Compañía Iliacan, Konic Thtr, Antigua & Barbuda, Deambulants, Benoît Lachambre, John Jasperse, Idoia Zabaleta, Leire Ituarte…
As a choreographer Olatz De Andrés has created the following pieces:
Yo soy una cosa que dura (nominated at Festival Maspalomas, G. Canaria), dA CAPO (2009) Zootropo (Antigua & Barbuda, BCN), Privolva (2011) (nominated at the Concours de Danse Contemporaine (R) econnaisance 2013, Grenoble) (France), Privolva Landing (2013, 1st Prize of the 27th Choreographic Competition of Madrid), El Cielo Ahora (2014), Esfera (2015), DSS2016, selected at Red A Cielo Abierto 2016), Bardo (2015, Atalak Dantzaz), The Endgame (2016, premiered en Amphytrion AZ) with the support in the research of The Place (UK).
These works have toured in Spain, United Kingdom, France and Germany.
Between 2010 and 2015 she has combined her choreographic practice with the co-direction of Muelle3, dance and creation space, a shared work with Igor de Quadra and Matxalen de Pedro. Muelle3 promoted Training, Research, Creation and Dance & Community projects. Some of the dance and community project developed have been Ametsak Dantzan (2014), Gorputz Ttanttak (2015) and Imitatzeak Merezi du (2015) with IES Ibarrekolanda de Bilbao.
Gizaphoniak: imitatzea merezi du/merece la pena imitar (pass: detres) con el IES de Ibarrekolanda de Bilbo.
Moreover, she has worked in the initial design of Dantzabiz (Dance House of Bizkaia), has been part of the ADDE board of members, and since 2015 has been a member of the Basque Council of Culture.
She is also currently working on the commission for Dantzan Bilaka as an artistic coordinator. Dantzan Bilaka is an initiative of the Basque Government to help the development of emerging dance artists and choreographers.