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I, Jannine Rivel produce and choreograph my own work and I am continually working within different constellations and artists. I enjoy working and dancing in collaboration with other choreographers and dancers which have an individual and personal artistic point of view/interest or starting point. I am interested in the endless movement possibilities the body offers and the relationship between stillness and movement. In teaching I share my knowledge and learns.

Currently, 2016-2017, I am studying at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. There I am attending the program  Move it- directing and dramaturgy for movement-based performing arts. Hopefully I will receive a degree of Master of fine Arts.

My education

I started dancing as a young child in my fathers dance school until I reached the age of 15. I then proceeded to Balettakademien in Stockholm and their Dancer Program. After a year there I started at The Royal Swedish Ballet School and got my degree as a dancer and performer 1996. It was a classical dancers degree. After working a couple of years as a classical dancer I started to think about why? and how?
Between 1999-2002 I studied at the University of Dance and Circus where I received my second degree in Dance pedagogy, modern profile. At the University of Dance and Circus I meet Karin M Jameson and Mira Mutka. Karin was my main teacher in contemporary dance and she introduced me to Klein Technique™, which had a major impact on me. Mira and me became good friends at the University and a few years later we founded kompani 2 together. The year after my exam I worked with Barents Dance Ensemble, taught at dance high school programs and started to choreograph my own solos to do it in my way.

Klein Technique™
After my exam from the University of Dance and Circus Klein Technique™ had a deepen influence in my work and me. During the years of 2003-2004 I participated in many workshops with Susan Klein (founder) and Barbara Mahler (major contributor of the work), which they held in the Nordic countries and in Europe. When I was in Sweden I took classes for Karin M Jameson. I realised that for every workshop I took there was more depth and more knowledge and I started to understand what process is and can mean. Why would I want to keep this work for my self? I want to share and give the possibilities to others to experience Klein Technique™, its fundamentals, underpinnings and philosophy.
Karin M Jameson was a part of the first Klein Technique™ Teacher Certification Program, (TCP). and became Certified Teacher of Klein Technique™ 2001. The winter of 2004 Susan Klein decided to start a second group of TCP. I was full of joy and meet up with Susan Klein that summer in the north of Sweden where she was giving a workshop in Nyland. Mira Mutka and me joined the program in august 2004.
Since that I have travelled to New York, USA in several intensive periods to participate in TCP meetings, TCP weeks, to take classes and give classes. I have parallel to these intensive periods reaching from 2 weeks to 3 month continued to participated in workshops given by Susan Klein and/or Barbara Mahler in Europe and taken Karin M Jamesons classes as often as possible.
January 2009 I received my Certification from Susan Klein and I am Certified Teacher of Klein Technique™. I have taught Klein Technique™ in Berlin, New York, Barcelona, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. At places like LaborGras, La Caldera, Danscentrum, The Gothenburg Opera, RTV Dance company. For professionals and dance education programs. I have also assisted Susan T. Klein in workshops in cites like Berlin, London, Barcelona, Vienna.
Since the fall of 2010 I give regular classes in Gothenburg and continue to travel nationally and internationally to teach classes and workshops in Klein Technique™.

kompani 2
I and Mira Mutka founded kompani 2 in 2004. Kompani 2 produces and tour with 1-2 productions a year and travels nationally and internationally.
Our pieces has been danced in theatres, parks, stairways, bridges, food stores, shopping malls, to name a few.
Within kompani 2 we are sometimes one, or two or more. We change who is what and does what depending on the production and it’s needs, methods and structure. The productions of kompani 2 have been danced in big cites and small cites, in between Vingåker in Sörmland to Brooklyn in New York.
kompani 2 tours with Pop up Dance

Since my move to Gothenburg 2011 I started vinterProduktion. Within vinterProduction I produce and co-produce dance or work with issuse connected to dance. I have collaborated and worked intensively with Minna elif Wendin, Susanna Leibovici, Moa Matilda Sahlin and Viktor Wendin. I also work as projekt manager with NewOpera CO and Niklas Rydén and with VARIA Improvisation Festival, Lisa Larsdotter Peterson. In Gothenburg my productions and co-productions  have been dance in different venues such as Atalante, Skogen, Storan, Dansbyrån, Studio Oskar, Ärlegården, Stigbergstorget, Kulturkalaset and more.

Visual Interpreter – Dance, Badco- Whatever Toolbox, Joao Fiadeiro – Real Time Composition at Dansbyrån, Coachning Katja Kettner Dansalliansen, Writing applications for arts founds and grants KulturKraft Väst, Scott Wells- Jumping and flying Varia2014, Sten Rudström & Satu Palakongas Improvisation VARIA2014, Andrew Morrish. Improvistation VARIA2013, Julyen Hamilton – Improvisation Varia2011, Martha Rodezno – Improvisation Varia2011, Frédéric Geis – Practible at Weld, Community Dance Trappan, Erin Manning at Dansbyrån and more…..

W.I.S.P., Un-Women, Associated Artist at Dansbyrån, Danscentrum Väst

Grants and awards
I have received several grants and awards for my dance and choreography such as The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Göteborgs Stad Kulturförvaltning, Eskilstuna Kultur och fritidsförvaltning, Sparbanksstiftelsen Rekarne, Carina Ari, Landstinget Sörmlands Culture price and I have been the Town artist in Eskilstuna.

CV-Jannine Rivel