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Shailesh Bahoran

Associate Artist

ICK's associated artists are not the usual suspects of dance, but rather creators who distinguish themselves in wild freshness and ruthless idealism, with the body as their main source of inspiration and power.  

Choreographer Shailesh Bahoran / Illusionary Rockaz Company (IRC) has a background in Urban and is looking for a cross-pollination with contemporary dance. He is inspired in his work by his Hindustani roots and from there brings a non-Western perspective on the motives that live at ICK. In 2023 Bahoran will create new work for the dance ensemble in collaboration with the Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra. His expertise will also be used in educational projects that include the dialogue between urban and contemporary dance.

Shailesh Bahoran (1983) is a versatile dancer and choreographer who distinguishes himself by his strong technique, originality and expressiveness. Although firmly rooted in hip-hop, Bahoran does not hesitate to work out-of-the-box and is inspired by his Hindu background. With his own collective Illusionary Rockaz Company he has been making performances since 2003. He has previously worked with the Dutch National Ballet, Don't Hit Mama, Conny Janssen Danst, the Dutch Symphony Orchestra, the Amsterdam School of the Arts, Korzo and ISH Dance Collective.

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