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The Company

The Founders

The Artists

 

KoHalition dance is a project-based dance company co-founded by Laetitia (Ko)hler & Sarah (Ha)mmond as an intimate, creative channel for collaborative artistry. We facilitate the collective exploration, transformation and sharing of meaningful moments and ideas through movement and performance.

The company was formed in Spring 2019 when Kohler and Hammond premiered their first work, Now What?.

Their vision for the company is to create works on a larger scale, with broader accessibility, which continue to offer intellectual and emotional odysseys for both the audience and collaborating artists.

 

 
Laetitia
KOHLER

www.laetitiakohler.com

Laetitia is a freelance dancer, choreographer and dance teacher in Basel (CH). She grew up in Delémont, Jura and studied at the Basel Dance Academy and the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste where she graduated with a Bachelor in Contemporary Dance.

Laetitia’s been awarded the Migros Kulturprozent study award scholarship twice and has danced with Dancers on Stage with Isabelle Beernaert (BE), Gross dance company (NL), the Mainfranken Theater Würzburg with Anna Vita (DE), Luca Signoretti, Theater Basel, Cie Lindh & Weingartner and others. She worked as choreographer’s assistant for Tabea Martin (2019) and as co-writer and co-director for Cirque Starlight (CH).

Laetitia co-founded KoHalition Dance in 2019.

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Sarah
HAMMOND

Sarah is a Swiss/American performer, teacher and creator originally from Denver, Colorado (USA). She studied dance at Denver School of the Arts and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from Point Park University (Pittsburgh, PA).

Sarah has performed with Apex Dance Company (USA), Hannah Kahn Dance Company (USA), as part of Bruce Nauman's Disappearing Acts exhibition at the Schaulager Foundation (CH), in Alexandra Pirici's Aggregate installation as part of ART Basel 2019, and as part of Lillian Stillwell's SNOW Productions (CH). She has taught dance courses at UniSport Baselcreative dance for children at Globegarden Childcare, and dance-fitness through Inicio Fitness at Roche. 

 

Sarah co-founded KoHalition Dance in 2019.

 

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Alice D’ANGELO

is an Italian dancer based in Zurich, Switzerland, since 2015. During her contemporary dance studies at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, she had her first internship program with Cie Linga. After graduating she started a collaboration with Anna Degen, presenting own creations in Switzerland and Germany. As a performer, she is currently working with Cie O and is part of the next production of Junges Staatstheater Braunschweig 2020-2021.

productions with Alice:

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Anja NEUKOMM

completed her training as a contemporary dancer in 2015 at the Zurich Tanz-Theater Schule. She then spent several months training in New York before completing the five-month Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Journey Program in Israel. She currently works as a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher. She is the choreographer of the newly founded, project based MOViN Dance Collective Company. At the moment she is both in training as an actress, as well as working as an assistant director in various theater productions.

KoHalition productions with Anja:

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Aline SERRANO

is a contemporary dancer currently living in Basel. Amongst many other smaller projects she was a dancer in an inclusive dance piece with Alessandro Schiattarella in 2018 touring in Switzerland, Germany, Croatia and South Africa. Since 2019 Aline is teaching regularly classical Ballet in Basel. Currently she's working with the Theater Basel for the Opera Zauberflöte and on a dance project with Lillian Stillwell. Next to the freelance Jobs she's studying to become a naturopath specializing in traditional European medicine.

KoHalition productions with Aline:

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Dario THEILER

was born and raised in Chur, Switzerland and received his BA Contemporary Dance degree from Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). He danced in the ensemble of Stadttheater Pforzheim with Guido Markowitz and then went on to work as a Freelance Dancer. As such, he worked with Oliver Dähler at Theater Chur, TanzOrtNord in Lübeck, Origen Festival Cultural, Denise Lampart and KoHalition Dance. He also teaches Contemporary Dance and Yoga.

KoHalition productions with Dario:

Now What? | Face it.

David HOHL

is a music composer based in Basel Switzerland. He has a  master's degree in film scoring from the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). His work has been nominated for the Peer Raben Award 2017 in Cologne and his score for the film “Sunnemilch” won the Prix Taurus Award at the Animatou Festival in Geneva. 
 

KoHalition productions with David:

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Debi KIENER
Maëva KOHLER

KoHalition productions with Maëva:

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started jazz dance and show dance at the age of 4. Hip-hop, breakdance and ballet soon followed, as well as participation in championships. After three years of musical training in Hamburg, she worked as a musical actress at le théatre Lucerne, as a dancer in Italy at Show & Art srl., at Europapark and at the Bühne Aarau and as a presenter at regional television. At the moment she works as an Allrounder in film production and as a choreographer for Kulturbogen.

KoHalition productions with Debi:

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Mara PEYER

is a freelance dancer, choreographer and cofounder of Namotion Dance Company.​ She was born in Baden, Switzerland and mainly grew up in Locarno, Switzerland. She got her Matura diploma at the SCC Bellinzona were she had been part of the elite sports program. During this time she had additional weekly training with the DanseSuisse Talent classes. In 2020 she won the "Migros Kulturprozent" dance competition with her solo "Veritas". In 2021 she graduated in contemporary dance from the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste.​ In 2020 she joined the Ballett des Stadttheater Bremerhaven under the direction of Sergei Vanaev.

Since then she has worked with choreographers such as Marcel Leemann, Lisa Lareida, Alvin Tran and Ilaria Rabagliati.

 

KoHalition productions with Naomi:

Now What?

Naomi KAMIHIGASHI

is Swiss and is based in Amsterdam. She studied at the Zurich University of the Arts in the department BA Contemporary Dance. In 2017 she completed her internship in the Dance Company Nanine Linning at the Theater and Orchestra Heidelberg in Germany. After another year of employment, she left the theater and continued to work with Linning touring one of her productions. In 2019 she worked with the Company Mafalda and the Ciemulator Dance Theater. In the same year she danced and choreographed with the Collective.6 in the Kulturhaus Helferei Zurich. In addition to her work as a freelance dancer, she is continuing her training as a movement therapist in the Ilan Lev method in 2020.

KoHalition productions with Naomi:

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Naomi Ruixia ROTH

is a Swiss based freelance dancer, choreographer and cofounder of Namotion Dance Company. In 2021 she graduated in contemporary dance from the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. ​In 2016 Naomi completed her dance education at CFP Arts Appliqué in Geneva, followed by a year of professional training at the Beijing Dance Academy in China. Additionally to her dance education she obtained her Matura diploma in 2018.

She toured as soloist dancer with Orelie Chen Fuchs's dance production "Argile" in multiple cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and around Switzerland. Since then she has worked with choreographers such as Karin Hermes, Alvin Tran  and was part of several Swiss dance festivals.

KoHalition productions with Naomi:

Now What?

Sandy ALBRECHT

born in Switzerland, took part in the educational program Zurich-Dance-Theater-School. After that she continued to study and graduated from the  college of higher education for contemporary and urban stage dance in Zurich. Sandy has been part of performances by various choreographers such as Béatrice Goetz, Jochen Heckmann, Denise Lampart, Janyce Michellod, Luca Signoretti and Marco Volta. Her diploma piece «What do you mean?» was also picked to be performed at the International Summer Edition 2020 at TANZWERK101 in Zurich. Furthermore she created a short piece called «360° realness» for lila. queer festival at the Rote Fabrik in Zurich. Sandy is working as a freelance choreographer, teacher and dancer.

KoHalition productions with Sandy:

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Thomas WALSCHOT

from the Netherlands, has been a dancer all his life. Due to the inherent connection between dance and music, he took interest into the rich world of sound. During the years of his dance education, he choreographed several short dance pieces and started to compose the music for his works. Despite not having a formal musical education he taught himself to create and compose music. Ever since, he has been combining his two passions, that come together well in his work.

KoHalition productions with Thomas:

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from Switzerland, has finished her apprenticeship as a photographer in 2010. Working for different companies she also has been working as a freelance photographer for over seven years. Being involved in different community projects and being co founder of different projects such as MOViN Collective Company and Studio21, video became her main focus. Currently she’s training and working as a filmmaker at CRUNCH, a filmproduction company.
 

KoHalition productions with Sarah:

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