Cast and crew of STIMULATION OVERLOAD by Kirstine ilum. Premiere January 30. 2013. Dansstationen, Malmö, Sweden.

Ross Martinson
Rumiko Otsuka
Martin Gæbe
Emma Ribbing

Dancers & creative collaborators


Concept, Creation, Choreography  &  Direction:

Kirstine ilum

Co-Creator, Composer / Sound Designer, Producer,

Co-Director, Costume Design, Graphic design, Web Design  &  PR:

Daniel Eriksson

Light & Stage Design:

Loes Schakenbos

Dramaturgical consultant:

Martin Sonderkamp

Rehearsal director:

Marie Sol Sandberg

Technician Dansstationen:

Filip Vilhelmsson


Daniel Eriksson & Katarina Lilliequist

Produced by Somatic Noice

Co-produced by Dansstationen

Thanks to

Dansstationen; Lars Eidevall, Katarina Lilliequist, Madeleine Lind Hoppe,

Filip Vilhelmsson, Svetlana Rix, Christel Molin & Peter Sunesson.

PAF –Performing Arts Forum France, Constanze Schellow, Marianne Ilum Sørensen, Danscentrum Syd, Dansehallerne, Projektcentret & Hugo Tham

Supported by

Swedish Arts Council, Region Skåne, Malmö Kulturstöd, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden, Augustinus Fonden & Dansk Skuespillerforbund

Research supported by

Dansehallerne /Spot on 2010, Laboratoriescenen, Konstnärsnämnden, Dansstationen, Dansk Skuespillerforbund, World Theatre Project

Ross Martinson was born in Barry, South Wales. He recieved his entire education at The Royal Ballet School, London.

Since graduating he has worked with Cannes Jeune Ballet and Ballet de l'Opera National du Rhin in France , Introdans in The Netherlands and Ballett Mainz in Germany.

He has performed works by, and created with, many well known choreographers, most notably William Forsythe, Mats Ek ,Jiri Kylian, Nacho Duato, Didy Veldman, Jo Stromgren, Georg Reichl, Hans van Manen, Maurice Bejart, Lucinda Childs, Nils Christie, Fernando Magadan, Andonis Foniadakis, Patrick Delcroix, Patrick de Bana, Davide Bombana, Bertrand d'At and Pascal Touzeau.

In 2012 he created , in collaboration with Veronica Segovia, a duet for Ballet Mainz which was very well recieved by the audience and critics.

He is now a freelance dancer based in Germany.



Rumiko Otsuka was born in Tokyo, Japan.

After graduating Arnhem Dans Academie in Holland 2001 she started her professional career in Norrdans [SE] where she was 2001-2005.

She joined Skånes Dansteater between 2005-2008.

Since 2009 she has worked as a freelancer with Recoil performance group/Tina Tarpgaard [DK], SkånesDansteater [SE], Zappala Danza [IT] and Khamlane Halsackda [SE/UK] among others.

Rumiko was last seen in Malmö performing her own solo Milky Way Railway at Smak på Dans / Konsthallen 2012.

Martin Gæbe is in his final year of his four year education at The Danish National School Of Contemporary Dance and has an internship with Somatic Noise for the production Stimualtion Overload.

Martin has previously worked with choreographers such as Kenneth Kreutzman, Jeremy Nelson, Toniah Pedersen, Nicolai Jespersen, Arcchauz U-kompagni, Daniel Roberts and Charlotta Öfverholm.

In 2009 he reached second place in So You Think You Can Dance Scandinavia.

Emma Ribbing freelance as a contemporary dancer, choreographer and teacher since 2000.

She graduated with distinction in contemporary dance and choreography at the London Studio Centre in 1999. Since then she has been touring Europe, Asia, Australia and Mexico in everything from avantgard theatre to pop concerts, notably for choreographers such as: Rafael Bonachela, Henri Oguiqe, Gilles Jobin och Arthur Kuggeleyn.

Together with Khamlane Halsackda she has formed the company RIBBING/HALSACKDA. They are based in Malmö but work extensively internationally. In 2010 they premiered aliAs- på tungan.

In 2009 she became a member of the cooperative Rörelsen- koreografer i Skåne.

Emma is a dancer in ilum´s 2012/13 cast of PAUSE and has been part of some of ilum´s reasearch leading up to Stimulation Overload; Fobia Studies#1 (DK, 2010) and #2 (France, 2011).

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