Solo 4 two
SOLO 4 TWO / Creation 2001
Choreographed and performed by Niels « Storm » Robitzky
« The poetry is within the story, the pictures, the music and the motion. Also I think that "Solo 4 two" is getting more mature, the older I get. It has a lot of passages where I can improvise at certain parts in the story. That gives me the possibility to update it constantly. Me Storm and me Niels are both leading through the piece, sometimes Storm is on the screen in the back and Niels is on the dancefloor and sometimes it`s the other way around. They both search for another, try to get along, search for themselves and are dealing with all kind of situations of life in the streets of Berlin. I do a lot of interactions with the video, which gives this creation a different richness. »
Choreographed and performed by Niels Robitzky
Musiccomposition and edition Niels Robitzky
Lights Jean Yves de Saint Fuscien
Video Lesh style production and Niels Robitzky
Film direction Charles Picq – April 2001
Updating : January 2014
Robitzky, Niels "Storm"
Niels Robitzky, alias Storm, was born in northern Germany. A self-taught hip-hop dancer, he began touring the world with his group Battle Squad, making his stage debut in 1992–95 with another group, Ghettoriginal. Settling in Berlin in 1993, he founded The Storm & Jazzy Project company in 1996 with Nathalie “Jazzy Lee” Robitzky. In the following years their original dance performances were a feature of the European theatre and festival scene. Among Storm's many choreographic works is X-Pos-Yos-Elf, composed for the Expo 2000 opening ceremony in Hanover. He works regularly with directors like Alain Milianti (Le Festin), hip-hop dancers, musicians such as Ray Lema and choreographers from Brazil, Ivory Coast and many other countries. Since 2000, he has been touring and working on international artistic development projects with the Goethe Institute network and France's cultural centres around the world. Thus in 2001 he collaborated with the Brazilian company Discípulos do Rítmo on Ta Limpo, which toured in Argentina and Europe. It was in the same year that he decided to take a look at himself, the result being "Solo For Two" at the Suresnes Cités Danse festival, just outside Paris. Since then the piece has been presented in various European countries as well as in Latin America, Asia, Australia and North America. In 2003 he joined forces with Pyro, a company that includes his French partners Kane-Wüng and Nasty, to create "Slippin' & Slidin'", a combination of hypertechnical dance and video. In 2003 he directed eight dancers from three European countries in the collectively devised Art of Urban Dance, a mix of virtuosity and the instructive that has already been seen in Holland, Germany, and France, and has toured in Vietnam, Egypt and the Near East. After the new work Virtuelevation, Storm will be back with Discípulos do Rítmo in São Paulo for Geometronomics, scheduled to tour in Germany and Holland in March–April 2006. In 2010 he starred in the dance movie "Berlin dance Battle 3d" and played himself.
Sources : Biennale de la Danse pres file ; Stormdance 's website