Lŏkke | Olatz de Andrés is a company which creates choreographic and pedagogic projects through the means of dance and movement. It works as a interconnected constellation gathering artists for each creation: dancers, lighting, sound and fashion designers, dramaturgs, sculptors and other professionals.
After 10 years working as a dancer and choreographer, Olatz de Andrés creates the company Lŏkke, a structure for choreographic development. Lŏkke is an imaginary place where possibilities live.
The research in her artistic proposals focuses on creating non-everyday choreographic situations, relating stillness with movement and playing with the tension that exists between the individual and the collective.
– Materialising ideas with the body and making these ideas readable by the audience.
– Group work where the individual is merged within the collective and leadership is a shared principle,passed on each member of the group.
– Detail and movers who have a personal way of aproaching dance.
– Science-fiction related thinking, atmospheres… and playing with the relationship between cinema with choreography.
– The tension between stillness and movement.
– Intricate choreographic structures with simple movements rather virtuosity in movement.
Some of the Works of Lŏkke are Doppelgänger (2019), The Big Game’(2019), Eu Sou Passageiro (2018), The Endgame (2016), The Game (2015), Bardo (2015), Esfera (2015), El Cielo Ahora (2014), Privolva Landing (2013), Privolva (2011), dA CAPO (2009), Yo soy una cosa que dura (2007). Lan hauek Euskal Herrian, Espainian, Frantzian Ingalaterran, Alemanian eta Italian aurkeztu dira. These works have been presented in the Basque Country, Spain, France, UK, Germany and Italy.
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, Natalia García Muro, Robert Jackson, Marc Cano, Octavio Mas, Jamie McCarthy, Xabier Mujika…
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.