LeineRoebana’s work has been awarded several prestigious prizes including: Cagliari (Italy), Bagnolet (France), Lucas Hoving Prize, Philip Morris Art Prize (Netherlands) and has been performed in the Netherlands, as well as throughout Europe and in Indonesia, Canada, Tanzania, Russia, Brazil and the United States. The dancers have also been awarded with the most important Dutch dance prizes by the VSCD (Dutch Association of Theater and Concert Hall Directors): the Silver Theaterdanceprize 1993 and the Golden Swan 2004 (award for his complete body of work) for dancer Tim Persent and the Swan for the ”most impressive dance performance” of 2010 for Heather Ware in 172 suggesties aan een lichaam (172 suggestions to a body).
LeineRoebana, the modern dance company of Andrea Leine and Harijono Roebana, has occupied a prominent place in the Dutch dance world since 1990.
They have developed a unique, idiosyncratic dance idiom based on a novel approach to symmetry, rhythm and composition. The relationship between dance and music is at the heart of their work.
Their musical bias range from renaissance to contemporary composers and mirrors their quest for authenticity.
For each production they work with renowned musicians or composers to create works in which a true symbiosis between music and movement takes place.
These performances are ‘not only a treat for the eyes, but also a real feast for the ears’ as the press described Merg, a Danceopera about Love (‘07).
Every year Andrea Leine and Harijono Roebana make a new work; a premiere followed by a tour in the Netherlands.
February 6, 2010 is the premiere date of 172 Suggestions to a body with music composed by 48nord from München.
LeineRoebana’s work has been performed throughout Europe and in Canada, Brazil and the United States.
From April 13 until May 11, 2008 was the 6-city Sporen USA tour. In each venue “the surprising and unpredictable choreography kept viewers on the edge of their seats” (The Washington Post).