Jamie Lee & Stano Dobak

Jamie Lee & Stano Dobak / Motionhouse

Jamie Lee grew up in Perth participating in STEPS in her youth and later graduating from WAAPA in 2008. Stano Dobak is a Slovak artist and is a graduate of P.A.R.T.S in Brussels. They have been living in Brussels Belgium for over a decade and currently work as dancers, choreographers film directors, producers, film editors, cinematographers, and impact producers. Both Jamie and Stano spent years freelancing in Europe for companies such as Hans Van Den Broek/Compagnie SOIT, Rosas/Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Ultima Vez Hands, Pierre Droulers, Salva Sanchis – KUNTS/WERK, Iris Bouche and Retina Dance Company. Stano’s choreographic works One for you, two for meMuch more than nothing with Peter Savel and Super/naturals were selected for Aerowaves network and toured extensively within Europe and Internationally.

Motionhouse is their home base or ‘engine room’ for creativity, experimentation, dreaming, doing, exchange and most importantly connecting with people. Their goal is to make space for new conversations and work in a way that dissolves art form boundaries. Dreams an audiovisual installation was made possible with the support of Destelheide, Charleroi Danses and the Slovak ministries of art and culture which premiered in the basement of an abandoned power station during the Kiosk Festival in Zilina, Slovakia. Dreams was awarded a prize at the Choreographic Captures Joint Ventures competition in Germany and shown in cinemas across Switzerland. Motionhouse were commissioned choreograph Castle In the Air for Passerelle company in Kortrijk Belgium and in 2019 they created Dis-ease a performance in which light, sound and a moving body danced together, using motion tracking and body sensors and premiered at Art and Tech Days festival in Kocise. In 2020, they were commissioned to create a dance film Moteur Synchrone with 22 young people from all over Flanders co-produced by Danspunt, fABULEUS, Passerelle, and seven Flemish cultural centres premiering broadcast channel Podium19.

They both teach for the BA students at Artesis Hogeschool Desginel in Antwerp. Alongside dance creation, Jamie works as an impact producer and is Creative Director of Nexage a film production company that aims to intersect art and activism for NGOs and government organisations. Stano is the Director of Photography for Nexage and freelances in Belgium as the ‘dancing camera-man’ specialising in gimbal, drone and performance captures. They are currently in production of a long-term feature documentary and producing a podcast. They describe themselves as storytellers.

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