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Alexander SchubertAlexander Schubert
Brad LubmanBrad Lubman
Brigitta MuntendorfBrigitta Muntendorf
Christian JaksjøChristian Jaksjø
Cocoon DanceCocoonDance
Ensemble ModernEnsemble Modern
Friederike BrendlerFriederike Brendler
George BenjaminGeorge Benjamin
Gil Monteagudo RuizGil Monteagudo Ruiz
Hendrika EntzianHendrika Entzian
Hermann Kretzschmarhermann Kretzschmar
IEMA Ensemble 2023/24IEMA-Ensemble 2023/24
Jeaduk KimJeaduk Kim
Jim McNeelyJim McNeely
John HollenbeckJohn Hollenbeck
Lawrence PowerLawrence Power
Luke PoeppelLuke Poeppel
Matthias RiekerMatthias Rieker
Megumi KasakawaMegumi Kasakawa
Michael HopeMichael Hope
Niels KleinNiels Klein
Norbert OmmerNorbert Ommer
Po-Chien LiuPo-Chien Liu
Polina KorobkovaPolina Korobkova
Rafaele GiovanolaRafaële Giovanola
Rebecca SaundersRebecca Saunders
Ryoji IkedaRyōji Ikeda
Sofia GubaidulinaSofia Gubaidulina
Stefan AsburyStefan Asbury
Sunghyun LeeSunghyun Lee
Sylvain CambrelingSylvain Cambreling
Tania LeónTania León
Yann RobinYann Robin
Yannik MayaudYannick Mayaud
Yasuhiro ChidaYasuhiro Chida
Żaneta RydzewskaŻaneta Rydzewska
Rafaele Giovanola


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Rafaële Giovanola

Swiss-born Rafaële Giovanola, originally from Monthey, was born in Baltimore, U.S.A. From the age of six, she was introduced to ballet in her hometown, then continued and completed her ballet training at the Princesse Grâce Academy in Monte-Carlo, under the direction of Marika Besobrasova.

After a long career as a soloist at Teatro Regio Torino, at Ballett Frankfurt, under the direction of William Forsythe, where she remained for eight seasons, and at Pavel Mikuláštik's Choreographisches Theater in Freiburg im Breisgau and in Bonn, in 2000 she founded the CocoonDance company with dramaturge Rainald Endraß. Her projects have won her several prizes and awards, including the Prix Culturel Valaisan, and she tours on five continents. After a three-year residency at the Théâtre du Crochetan, she became associate artist at the Crochetan in 2020.

She is responsible for dance programming at Theater im Ballsaal Bonn, and has founded a Junior Company in Bonn and Monthey.