Giving a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘sofa surfing’, check out these production images of Ayenai’s dance piece Living Here? which runs at the VAULT Festival next month. Book your tickets now!
Ayenai’s inaugural work runs at The Vaults from 7-8 March 2020.
The company’s first work as a collective is deeply rooted on the personal experience of living in a foreign country. Their work tries to answer questions such as, What does it take to make yourself at home in a hostile environment that is constantly shifting?” Conquering their own personalities and the space that holds them is an ongoing journey where often obstacles become a support and, most importantly, the motor that keeps them going.
Living Here? is a collaboration between four personalities. Aurore Vigneron trained in Contemporary, Jazz and Classical at the Artistic Center EPSEDANSE in Montpellier. Having worked with La Licorne Company and collaborated with Emilie Calcagno, she took her first choreographic steps in 2016 with her piece Breathe, and moved to London where she began the Ayenai Project.
Valencia-born Isabel Álvarez studied Classical Dance at the Professional School Mari Cruz Alcalá before joining the Ballet Classico de Valencia. Her career has seen her work with Gerard Collins Company, Company Cienfuegos Danza, New Movement Collective, Henri Oguike Dance and more. She joined the Ayenai Project in 2018.
Peter Thomas is a double bass player who has worked across the UK and Europe. He recently toured with Argentinian guitarist Gonzalo Bergara, where he met Ayenai guitarist, composer and regular on the Gypsy Jazz London scene Andrea Todesco.
Living Here? production gallery