Jazmin Chiodi trained at the Taller de Danza San Martín in Buenos Aires, she has performed with companies in Argentina, France and Ireland, including Cie Hélène Cathala, Mathilde Monnier, Fabrice Barthès. In Ireland, she has worked with Liz Roche Company, Dance Theatre of Ireland and Catherine Young. Jazmin holds a MA in Festive Arts and is co-director of the Tipperary Dance Platform programme and TDP’ international festival with Alexandre Iseli.
After graduating MSc in biology in Switzerland in 1994, Alexandre Iseli has worked with renowned dance companies in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Ireland, among which: Régine Chopinot (National Choreographic Centre, Fra), Philippe Saire (Swi), Joanne Leighton (National Choreographic Centre, Fra), Liz Roche Company (IE). He performed in nearly 40 countries in Europe, America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Creation, repertoire, performances
Initiated in 2009, the creative journey of Iseli-Chiodi company aspires to generate physical and theatrical choreographic textures through collaborative processes.
The company has collaborated with artists such as choreographers Hélène Cathala (Fra), company Lux Boreal (Mex), Mariana Bellotto (Arg), video artists François Cesalli (Swi) and Catalina Fernandez (Ger), music composer Oscar Mascareñas (IE), visual artist Martin Mele (Arg).
Iseli-Chiodi have created their own choreographic works and performed repertoire from other artists including Liz Roche (IE) and Hélène Cathala (Fr). The company’s work was performed a dozen pieces over 120 times across eleven countries (Ireland, Switzerland, France, Germany, USA, Mexico, Venezuela, Korea, Brazil, Bolivia, Russia, Tunisia, and UK). The conceptual input into the company’s work is strongly influenced by collaborative processes, and by Alexandre Iseli’s initial scientific training.
2017 | Merlin is the company’s new ensemble piece to be premiered at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin the 28 March 2019.
2016 | Revolver, a piece created in collaboration with Argentinean visual artist Martin Mele and music composer Oscar Mascareñas, and funded by an Arts Council project award. Revolver was performed in Ireland, including Project Arts Centre, Firkin Crane,TDP’17 festival, festival Isadora (Krasnoiarsk, Russia), Festival Mouvements sur la Ville (Montpellier, France), Festival le Neuf Neuf (Toulouse, France), Festival Cuadros Escénicos (Garachico, Spain). Revolver stages a woman on a barricade, and her struggle to materialise good intentions into physical change.
2016 | The endless story of trying to make new out of a single self. Dublin Dance Festival commissioned the company to create a solo as part of the Embodied commissioned performed at Dublin GPO for the commemoration of the Irish Declaration of Independence.
2016 | A thing is a thing is a thing is something else is a stop motion video created for PROCLAMATION, a series of lens-based works curated by visual artist Andrew Duggan that gathered a group of prominent visual artists and choreographers. PROCLAMATION was presented in several venues including, the Irish National Gallery, in Centre Culturel Irlandais (Paris), at the Irish Centre (New York) and TDP’17 (Tipperary).
2014-2017 | The Moor / Moorland. Iseli-Chiodi was commissioned several version of this modular piece, each times re-created for dance ensembles ranging from 6 to 20 dancers. These ensembles include the MA dance students at the University of Limerick, Junior Company Le Marchepied, and the students from Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Toulouse. Versions of Moorland were performed in the UK, Switzerland, Ireland, and France.
2013 | Fit/Misfit is one of the company’s flagship piece. This quartet created and co-produced in close collaboration with company Lux Boreal (Tijuana, Mexico) was performed more than 35 times in a number of countries, including Dublin Fringe Festival, numerous festivals and venues in Mexico, Brazil, USA, France, Germany, Switzerland, Bolivia. In 2013, Fit/Misfit was selected to be part of Düsseldorf Tanzmesse’s performance programme.
Supports | The company is supported on a regular basis by the Arts Council (dance artists in residency awards since 2011). Tipperary County Council and The Excel Arts Centre have supported the company continuously since 2008. Iseli-Chiodi has established links with venues, artists and events in numerous countries. In recent years, the company was awarded three Arts Council project awards and one commission award, and regularly tours with the support of Culture Ireand.
A platform for the community and the dance sector
Since 2009, Tipperary Dance Platform is a pioneering programme for arts development in a rural environment.
The Platform works towards the development of dance across county Tipperary with a year-round programme that engages with the community and the professional dance sector:
Community | Dance in schools programme, dance school groups, workshops, performances, flash mob, etc.
Professionals | Resources for professional artists: masterclass programmes, laboratories, TRY! residences, Mentoring, International exchange programme, etc.
TDP’ international dance festival
Since 2010, TDP’ - the annual international dance festival brings the best of dance from the world to County Tipperary, staging a curated programme of shows and events in the towns of Tipperary, Nenagh, Thurles and Clonmel.
A cutting edge programme for a vibrant festive gathering - and the best of Irish hospitality for audiences, participants and artists.
A week of dance showcasing the latest works of choreographers and film makers, including live performances, screendance projections, master class programs, symposiums, laboratories for dancers and choreographers, community classes, exhibitions, and installations.
Alexandre Iseli and Jazmin Chiodi are also involved in the transmission of dance. They have been teaching regular classes and intensive workshops as lecturers at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (University of Limerick) for the BA and for the MA in dance.
They have also been invited by professional training centre Coline (Istres, France), by Junior company Le Marchepied (Lausanne, Switzerland) and by the Cal Lab Kitchen at the University of California San Diego (USA). They regularly teach workshops in International festivals worldwide (Switzerland, France, Brazil, Spain, Venezuela, Russia, Mexico, etc.).