I+I refers to: Iratxe plus Igor.

The duo collaborates on a variety of project since several years, choreographing, dancing, teaching, organising events and producing shows.



Iratxe is originally from San Sebastian, Spain where she attended the Conservatorio Superior de Musica before graduating from the John Cranko Schule Stuttgart, Germany. She danced with Basel Ballet and Ballet Gulbenkian before acting as muse to Nacho Duato in the CND, Spain, having many roles and pieces originally set on her. Iratxe danced with Lyon Opera Ballet before becoming a member of NDT under Director Anders Hellstrom. She has worked with choreographers such as Nacho Duato, William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Jacopo Godani, Johan Inger, Medhi Walerski, Crystal Pite, Ohad Naharin, Wayne McGregor, Alexander Ekman, to name a few. 

Iratxe won prizes and mentions in choreographic competitions such as the International Solo Tanz Theater Festival, Certamen Coreografico de Madrid and was awarded for her artistic trajectory by the Association of Dance Professionals (Spain) in 2007. 

Since 2009 after leaving NDT she became a freelance artist.

She has created and set original choreography on companies, such as Lyon Opera Ballet and as a freelance artist has choreographed, danced and given workshops in many projects and countries around the globe. 



Igor Bacovich is an Italian dancer and choreographer born in Torino, Italy.

Igor began his dance studies at the age of 16 at the ballet academy “Accademia Nazionale di danza” in Rome, Italy.

At the age of 22 moved to the Netherlands to Follow the “Rotterdam Danse Academie” (CODARTS) and specialise in the contemporary dance techniques.

In the Netherlands he worked with several choreographers such as Bruno Listopad, Krisztina de Chatel, Nanine Linning among others.

In the mean time he kept dancing and collaborating in several projects with Iratxe Ansa like performances or dance festivals around the globe such as “Cello Dance Festival” in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil and “Comunicación Interpretación Automatica”, Matadero, Madrid, Spain. 

Since 2014 Igor starts being full time Iratxe Ansa assistant in teaching, choreographing and dance partner in their multiple and diverse works all around the globe.



Intensive contemporary dance course and choreographycal residency given by  Iratxe Ansa and Igor Bacovich, focused on generating a process of exploration of movement and choreography, using a personal methodology: METAMORPHOSIS METHOD, built from the artistic experience of the choreographers, supported by an impeccable international career.

Within this process the participants from different nationalities are provided by a specific improvisation and creative procedure, all in order to result in a final creation.

This process aims to:

  • Working intensively and be part of a choreographycal creation with Iratxe Ansa and Igor Bacovich.​


  • Present the results to the public in various conventional and unconventional spaces.


  • Generate links between international artists.


  • Produce dance related works in collaborations with local artists.


  • Develop the artistic potential of each participant.


  • Motivating the institutional environment to grow the possibilities of promoting research and artistic exploration through such international meetings.


ENCOUNTER is the name of all the activities such as presentations, installations, and interventions that are made  in the cultural spaces of the city within the METAMORPHOSIS INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY frame.

In specific occasions the cultural spaces are used to create a video art specifically designed for the space.

Iratxe and Igor create the platform where the national and international artists get together, but also coordinates directly each of them, in the dance studio and on the spot.

Here we list few of them:






CENART -            MEXICO



Depending on what spaces we could access we could design a specific intervention. 

The happening could be in the same space or divided in multiple areas.


If the theatre could be available we could finish the session with a showing in the theatre.

The performance will consist in 2 parts:

  1. a guided improvisation based on our improvisation technique form the METAMORPHOSIS METHOD

  2. a showing of a part of the creation that we will be creating during the residency.

1 or max. 2 run in the same day.

Duration: 40 to 60 minutes each run.

Dancers: 15 to 25 nationals and internationals

Technical requirements: a sound system connectable with a mini jack cable and possibly a microphone.

Dates: 1 to 3 days in the period from 24/7 to 3/8



Iratxe and Igor could be performing themselves.

The performance could be divided in 2 parts:

  1. ​two solos in different areas of the museum.

  2. performance in the theatre (their last creation).

Iratxe and Igor latest creation will be based on classical music.

1 or max. 2 run in the same day.

Duration: 40 minutes each run.

Dancers: Iratxe Ansa & Igor Bacovich

Technical requirements: sound system, light designer, technicians to  operate the theatre.

Budget: to be discussed.

Dates: 1 to 7 days in the period from 3/7 to 16/7



As in the previous idea we could have a first part of the happening with various dancers placed in multiple areas of the museum.

In the main space (where the main dance will be) we could have a projector directed to a wall that could show visually the inputs and signs that we usually give  as improvisations tools from METAMORPHOSIS METHOD.

The inputs will be body parts, colors, images and sensations. The text accompanying the images will be in both English and Chinese.

One dancer will be on the space and will react to those inputs live.

The performance/installation will continue with only one dancer for 20 minutes or half an hour and than one by one  all the rest of the dancers will step in.

In this way we will see how the first performer will go in the beginning working on the tasks that the projection will instruct and as the time will pass the audience will see how this physical and mental work will lead him to a specific and creative state.

When the rest of the dancers will step in the audience will notice how adding inputs to the space will alterate the mechanism.

We could take care of the visual side (creating the images and text that will appear in the projections).

The sound and video could be operated from a technician under the instruction of Iratxe and Igor.

1 or max. 2 run in the same day.

Duration: 40 to 60 minutes each run.

Dancers: 15 to 25 nationals and internationals

Technical requirements: to be discussed.

Dates: 1 to 3 days in the period from 24/7 to 3/8


PMQ -            HONG KONG


POMPEII -            ITALY