Choreography: Alexander Miller
Dance: Felix Rossberg, Philip Lehmann
Music: Michele Strobino
Two friends meet up on stage to share their life-long friendship with the audience. From intimacy, trust and joy till loss, distance, and rejection. Based on those experiences, „BROTHERHOOD“ represents this friendship in its purest way. The big variety of emotions and specific moments presented on stage is so universal that everybody can relate to it through similar life experiences. The movement language is an extraordinary fusion of powerful elements of breaking (breakdancing) and contemporary dance aesthetics.
Collective/ The Saxonz
THE SAXONZ was founded in 2013 as a collective of the most ambitious dancers of Saxony, with the focus on international breaking competitions. In 2014 and 2015 THE SAXONZ won the “Battle of the Year Germany” – the unofficial national qualification for the world final championship in breaking. Ever since, THE SAXONZ is pushing the boundaries of breaking in various artistic projects. This open minded approach led to cooperations with Hellerau - European center for the arts, the Semperoper Ballett and got them guest performances in France, Czech Republik and the Arabic Emirates.
Alexander Miller / Choreographer
Alexander “Kelox” Miller is a Kazakh born multidisciplinary artist based in Dresden, Germany. He started breaking at the age of twelve. Over the past years, he developed his remarkable style which combines flexibility, acrobatics, and traditional breaking with contemporary dance. Following his curiosity Alexander explored the theatre stages while dancing for companies such as the Nobulus company in „Out of the Shadow“ (2013), for the the Staatsschauspiel Dresden in “Reckless 2 - Lebendige Schatten”(2012-2013) or for the Dresden based company Go Plastic in „Go west young men“ (2015). In early 2013, he was one of the founders of THE SAXONZ, an ambitious collective of extraordinary dancers focusing on international breaking competitions.
In 2014 and 2015 The Saxonz won the “Battle of the Year Germany” , the national qualifier of the world final breakdance championship in Braunschweig. Through his continuous work in Dresden a close relationship to HELLERAU - European Center for the Arts developed as a continuous source for inspiration.
In 2015 Alexander was part of the creative team that developed “Floor on Fire - Battle of Styles” which is a unique dance format that combines classical, social and urban dances taking place in regular intervals in HELLERAU. In this context Alexander shared the dance floor with dancers from the Semperopera Ballet, The Forsythe Company, Constanza Macras/ Dorky Park & Ballet Prejocaj and had guest performances in France, Austria and Czech Republic. Besides his activities as a dancer, he finished his Master of Arts degree in Visual Communication at the Bauhaus-University Weimar in 2017. Driven by his passion for dance, the next natural step led him to the Palucca University of Dance Dresden, where he started his Master in Choreography in August 2018. Currently he is working as a freelancer in the artistic fields of dance, choreography, and design.
Felix Rossberg / Dancer
Felix Rossberg has been dancing breaking since 2003. His main focuses are highly complex physical movements (powermoves). Beside his national and international success with the crew „The Saxonz“, Felix was also involved in several dance theatre projects. He was dancing in „Viking Runes“ by Lene Boel / Next Zone Company Copenhagen, „Das Lebens ist meins“ at the „Theater der Jungen Welt“ in Leipzig, in „Reckless II - Lebendige Schatten“ at Staatsschauspiel Dresden, and in „Out of the Shadow“ with Nobulus company in Austria and UK, to name a few.
Philip Lehmann/ Dancer
Philip Lehmann has been dancing breaking since he was fourteen years old. His versatile and dynamic floor work and his strong expression made him win various competitions such as the Battle of the Year Germany, True Movement Battle in San Diego, the Ren Arts Festival in Brest, France and many others. Beside his activity with The Saxonz, Philip was dancing in several dance theatre productions such as „Der kleine Prinz“ at the Theater Dessau, or in „Klaus im Schrank oder das verkehrte Weihnachtsfest“ at the Staatsschauspiel Dresden.