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Beno's work is a constant exploration of personal experiences expressed through a strong physicality, mixed with sensitivity, fragility, power and exhaustion.

Teamwork and collaboration are essential in the process of creating his works.

 

Beno graduated from Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in 2016 and was later invited to upgrade his knowledge at the Tisch Dance Department (New York University) and at The Place Dance Academy (London).

 

He has danced for many different companies and with many renowned artists. In London, he has danced for the Gary Clarke Company, Jason Mabana Dance, and James Wilton Dance company.

He has danced for choreographers like Matej Kejžar, Alix Eynaudi, Paul Blackman & Christine Gouzelis, Ricardo Ambrozio, Zsuzsa Rozsavolgyi, Etienne Guilloteau and others.

 

Much of his work is done in collaboration with other artists such as the duet "400 Rabbits" with Marina Abib, the solo "Owe" by Junior Mufutau Jussuf, "::Narava::Dialog::" with Dragana Alfirovič, "Body Concert" with Ana Romih, and others.

 

In 2020 he premiered his first company group piece MATERIJA, performed by the youth company Š.I.K. Collective.

 

He is the artistic and executive director of the Summer Intensive Festival in Portugal as well as the Kolejdoskop festival in Slovenia.

 

One of his main commitments is the sharing/teaching and the development of his Zero Space method.

With his method, he is regularly training the En-Knap Group company in Ljubljana and is an annual professor at the Performact course in Portugal and AME dance academy in Ljubljana. Furthermore, he is sharing his method at many different dance festivals throughout Europe.

 

In 2020 he has received a research scholarship from the Ministry of culture in Slovenia to further develop his Zero Space method.