LeineRoebana, the modern dance company of the choreographer’s duo 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. The common denominator is the search for expressive art that challenges perception. For each production they work with renowned musicians or composers to create works in which a true symbiosis between music and movement takes place.
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).