ACE Dance Concept is a unique program offering a fresh approach to dance training and performance using world-class dance education, immersive exhibition performances, and the creation of a global narrative dance film.

Where: Éléphant Paname, Centre d’Art et de Danse, Paris, France

When: July 6-13, 2018

First come, first serve. Only 40 spots available.

ACE Dance Concept was born out of long term creative collaborations between Eriko Iisaku, Willy Laury, Scott Schneider, and Łukasz Zięba. We noticed there was a lack of exposure for dancers participating in dance workshops and conventions. Besides innovative training, ACE wants to provide preprofessional and professional dancers with unique performance opportunity. The live art installation concept emerged from our passion for immersive performance, theatre and dance.WORKSHOPS at ACE Dance Concept are an essential part of the project. They include classes in ballet, contemporary, improvisation, partnering, composition and creative process. By sharing the diverse performance experience of our faculty, ACE Dance Concept is offering not only the best training but also the most creative opportunities for our participants.
This unique combination provides a “professional company” environment with an authentic sense of commitment and realistic ‘product delivery’ mentality, while also touching on the creative process. This combination mentally and physically prepares our students for the variety of demands within today’s professional dance world.

Selected dancers will take part in a rehearsal process that will culminate in a professional installation performance. Besides daily ballet, contemporary, improvisation and partnering classes dancers will be involved in a creative process developing a site-specific performance in a unique venue. The live performance will be filmed and become part of an international film production happening between New York, Paris, Kraków and Tokyo. This professional company experience and unique performance opportunity allows selected dancers to participate as guest artists alongside our creative faculty.

Each city’s INSTALLATION performance will be a unique experience. In Paris we are thrilled to be collaborating with fashion designers, producers, and artists including Julie Rohart and Calliz Creative Images.

FEATURE FILM will premiere as part of each city’s Installation Performance.
ACE Dance Concept Presents


“AURUM I” follows four telepathic humans as they are called from their everyday lives to participate in a sacred dance to choose the next living vessel that will preserve the collective memory of humankind.

A Wild Obscura Films Production
Starring Eriko Iisaku, Willy Laury, Scott Schneider, Łukasz Zięba, and Emma Caymares
Choreography by Willy Laury
Directed by Max R. A. Fedore
Original Score by Nathan Prillaman
Production Design by Griffin Stoddard
Cinematography by Oren Soffer

Executive Producer Willy Laury
Produced by Devin Shepherd, Nora Unkel
Copyright MMXVIII Willy Laury

How to apply
Please go to to apply. Only 40 spots available. First come, first serve.

Costs for participants: 35 € – 950 €

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