MEY-LING BISOGNO / BIO
Dancer, choreographer and actress born in Venezuela with Chinese and Italian ancestry and a French nationality.
She has built her career on a journey of several stages that includes the cities of Caracas, Miami, New York, Buenos Aires, Paris and Madrid.
She studied various techniques of dance, movement and theatre to feed her curiosity and appetite for the scene.
She has trained in classical ballet, contemporary dance, jazz dance, Mime-dynamics, wrestling, Grotowski technic, flying low, K1, among many others... She was granted a scholarship in the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York. She also studied theatre in Buenos Aires with the highly recognized director Ruben Schumacher and in Paris at L’Ecole Internationale du théâtre Jacques Lecoq.
Mey-Ling Bisogno has developed a very unique language of movement, her very particular aesthetic is one of the pillars of her work. Her choreographies reach an intensity and dynamics, that capture the interest of all audiences, including those who are not usually interested in the performing arts.
For the realization of her productions she has received grants from Foundation Antorchas, Rockefeller Foundation and the Community of Madrid. Her works have been coproduced by Suresnes Cité Danse, Theatre de l’Ouest Parisien and Maison du Théâtre de la Danse et Epinay sur Seine. She has received technical and artistic residencies at Centre Nationale de la Danse, Centre chorégraphique national de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne, Centre chorégraphique national de La Rochelle, ADDP Mica- danse, the Centro de Recursos Artísticos Nave del Duende, Centro Cultural Paco Rabal, Centro Danza Canal, Coreógrafos en Comunidad – Conde Duque, Centro Comarcal de Humanidades Sierra Norte (España) y Centro per la Scena Contemporanea Bassano del Grappa (Italiy).
The critics have highlighted, “Mey-Ling Bisogno provides a necessary dance” “vivid imagination” “full of inventiveness and energy” (Roger Salas, El País) “An Artist with the energy of rock&roll and the fragility of a flower “(Philippe Verrièle), her ability to” break the limits “(Les Inrockuptibles) and her ability to” reflection and self-ob- servation, through beauty and violence “(Alternative Theatre). "Mey-Ling Bisogno moves away from the conventions of dance and theater to become a hybrid, physi- cally oniric, that immerses the viewer into a singular universe halfway between David Lynch and Pina Bausch." (Miguel Gabal- dón, NOTODO. com).
Mey-Ling Bisogno is a founding member of the Collective “Choreographers in Community” including Sharon Fridman, Beatriz Palenzuela, Rafael de la Lastra, Camille Hanson, Manuel Rodriguez, Jesus Rubio, Janet Novas and Pablo Esbert.
Mey-Ling Bisogno has today a repertoire of 30 choreographies.