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Ania Losinger

Ania Losinger

Ania Losinger


Born in Bern (Switzerland) in 1970, Ania Losinger is following her dream, that of finding a creative form of expression that unites dance and music, in equal measure, in a single person. She acquired basic athletic training in the National Rhythmic Gymnastics Squad. Afterwards she practiced various dance forms until she became acquainted with flamenco dance. Many years of flamenco training in Switzerland followed, as well as several trips to learn flamenco in Spain. Read more on Last.fm
Born in Bern (Switzerland) in 1970, Ania Losinger is following her dream, that of finding a creative form of expression that unites dance and music, in equal measure, in a single person. She acquired basic athletic training in the National Rhythmic Gymnastics Squad. Afterwards she practiced various dance forms until she became acquainted with flamenco dance. Many years of flamenco training in Switzerland followed, as well as several trips to learn flamenco in Spain. She studied rhythmics at the Conservatory in Zurich, worked as a rhythmics and piano teacher, accompanied modern dance classes on the piano and gave flamenco lessons. From 1997 to 1999 she was engaged as a dancer in the dance company "Flamencos en route".

Together with instrument maker Hamper von Niederhäusern, she developed the floor xylophone XALA, an instrument that could be danced on. Thus she fulfilled her desire to find a sensually abstract synthesis of music and movement. She developed her first solo programme "Soneto" (Director: Christian Mattis), and travelled throughout Europe with it. In 2001 she produced her first solo CD, "Ania Losinger XALA" (Tonus-Music-Records), together with composer and producer Don Li.

National and international guest performances of the “Ania Losinger XALA” CD live concert followed. A selection of additional productions with Xala: Tonus-Music for Xala and symphony orchestra / 2003; Live projects: "The Longest Journey" / 2003 and "Time-Experience" / 2003; DVD "New Ballet For Xala" / 2004 (Compositions: Don Li, Tonus-Music-Records). Thanks to continuous research in collaboration with Hamper von Niederhäusern, the new xala with a more refined sound and tone came into being. Together with Matthias Eser, Ania Losinger composed the piece "The Five Elements" for the new xala and marimba/percussions (composition commissioned by Pro Helvetia). This performance is being presented since 2006 at festivals, in theatres and concert halls throughout Europe and Russia. In 2007 Ania Losinger and Matthias Eser developed a concert performance for children and young adults which was commissioned by the Stadtheater Winthertur. The title of this composition is "Colorful Times" and first elements of musical-theartre are to be found in it. Together with actor and director, Clo Bisaz, the well-rehearsed duo Losinger-Eser staged the famous fairy-tale, "Cinderella".

The instruments, which were specially created for this piece, are part of the stage design and are composed of of sounding objects as well as the danceable, electro-acoustic sound-floor TM-Xala (TM derives from the German "Tanzmeter" and means Dance Meter). Ania Losinger and Matthias Eser recorded the musical score for the documentary film "Diarios Cineticos de una escultura de Angel Duarte" by Carlos Lügstenmann. A CD-Production with the Xala floor-xylophone is in the works. In 2008 in Burgdorf (BE) Ania Losinger and Matthias Eser will present the Project "Tonus-Music für Xala, Marimba und Orchester". Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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