(Ko·Ha)litionDANCE Is a project-based dance company co-founded by Laetitia (Ko)hler & Sarah (Ha)mmond as an intimate, creative channel for collaborative artistry. We facilitate the collective exploration, transformation and sharing of meaningful moments and ideas through movement and performance.
The company was formed in Spring 2019 when Kohler and Hammond premiered their first work, Now What?
Their vision for the company is to create works on a larger scale, with broader accessibility, which continue to offer intellectual and emotional odysseys for both the audience and collaborating artists.
Laetitia is a freelance dancer, choreographer and dance teacher in Basel (CH). She grew up in Delémont, Jura and studied at the Basel Dance Academy and the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste where she graduated with a Bachelor in Contemporary Dance.
Laetitia’s been awarded the Migros Kulturprozent study award scholarship twice and has danced with Dancers on Stage with Isabelle Beernaert (BE), Gross dance company (NL), the Mainfranken Theater Würzburg with Anna Vita (DE), Luca Signoretti, Theater Basel, Cie Lindh & Weingartner and others. She worked as choreographer’s assistant for Tabea Martin (2019) and as co-writer and co-director for Cirque Starlight (CH).
Laetitia co-founded KoHalition Dance in 2019.
Sarah is a Swiss/American performer, teacher and creator originally from Denver, Colorado (USA). She studied dance at Denver School of the Arts and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from Point Park University (Pittsburgh, PA).
Sarah has performed with Apex Dance Company (USA), Hannah Kahn Dance Company (USA), as part of Bruce Nauman's Disappearing Acts exhibition at the Schaulager Foundation (CH), in Alexandra Pirici's Aggregate installation as part of ART Basel 2019, and as part of Lillian Stillwell's SNOW Productions (CH). She has taught dance courses at UniSport Basel, creative dance for children at Globegarden Childcare, and dance-fitness through Inicio Fitness at Roche.
Sarah co-founded KoHalition Dance in 2019.
is an Italian dancer based in Zurich, Switzerland, since 2015. During her contemporary dance studies at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, she had her first internship program with Cie Linga. After graduating she started a collaboration with Anna Degen, presenting own creations in Switzerland and Germany. As a performer, she is currently working with Cie O and is part of the next production of Junges Staatstheater Braunschweig 2020-2021.
KoHalition productions with Alice:
completed her training as a contemporary dancer in 2015 at the Zurich Tanz-Theater Schule. She then spent several months training in New York before completing the five-month Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Journey Program in Israel. She currently works as a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher. She is the choreographer of the newly founded, project based MOViN Dance Collective Company. At the moment she is both in training as an actress, as well as working as an assistant director in various theater productions.
KoHalition productions with Anja:
is a contemporary dancer currently living in Basel. Amongst many other smaller projects she was a dancer in an inclusive dance piece with Alessandro Schiattarella in 2018 touring in Switzerland, Germany, Croatia and South Africa. Since 2019 Aline is teaching regularly classical Ballet in Basel. Currently she's working with the Theater Basel for the Opera Zauberflöte and on a dance project with Lillian Stillwell. Next to the freelance Jobs she's studying to become a naturopath specializing in traditional European medicine.
KoHalition productions with Aline:
was born and raised in Chur, Switzerland and received his BA Contemporary Dance degree from Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). He danced in the ensemble of Stadttheater Pforzheim with Guido Markowitz and then went on to work as a Freelance Dancer. As such, he worked with Oliver Dähler at Theater Chur, TanzOrtNord in Lübeck, Origen Festival Cultural, Denise Lampart and KoHalition Dance. He also teaches Contemporary Dance and Yoga.
KoHalition productions with Dario:
is Swiss and is based in Amsterdam. She studied at the Zurich University of the Arts in the department BA Contemporary Dance. In 2017 she completed her internship in the Dance Company Nanine Linning at the Theater and Orchestra Heidelberg in Germany. After another year of employment, she left the theater and continued to work with Linning touring one of her productions. In 2019 she worked with the Company Mafalda and the Ciemulator Dance Theater. In the same year she danced and choreographed with the Collective.6 in the Kulturhaus Helferei Zurich. In addition to her work as a freelance dancer, she is continuing her training as a movement therapist in the Ilan Lev method in 2020.
KoHalition productions with Naomi:
born in Switzerland, took part in the educational program Zurich-Dance-Theater-School. After that she continued to study and graduated from the college of higher education for contemporary and urban stage dance in Zurich. Sandy has been part of performances by various choreographers such as Béatrice Goetz, Jochen Heckmann, Denise Lampart, Janyce Michellod, Luca Signoretti and Marco Volta. Her diploma piece «What do you mean?» was also picked to be performed at the International Summer Edition 2020 at TANZWERK101 in Zurich. Furthermore she created a short piece called «360° realness» for lila. queer festival at the Rote Fabrik in Zurich. Sandy is working as a freelance choreographer, teacher and dancer.
KoHalition productions with Sandy:
from the Netherlands, has been a dancer all his life. Due to the inherent connection between dance and music, he took interest into the rich world of sound. During the years of his dance education, he choreographed several short dance pieces and started to compose the music for his works. Despite not having a formal musical education he taught himself to create and compose music. Ever since, he has been combining his two passions, that come together well in his work.
KoHalition productions with Thomas: