____________Arts and academic studies_________
2020 - …
Royal Conservatory Antwerp and University of Antwerp
Ph.D. in the art, dance and choreography
Research: “Thinking Bodies in Dance. A Somatic R.E.A.Ch. (research in electronic and algorithmic choreography)”
2018 - 2015
University of Antwerp; Fac. Language & Philosophy
Master in Film, Theatre and Dance Studies (degree: great distinction)
Thesis: Dance Practice Studies. A research on the epistemology of modern dance practices.
2017 – 2015
Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (P.A.R.T.S.)
Postgrad. In Dance Research: ‘Intermedial Flirtations: somatic practices and electronic scores’
2012 – 2009
University of Antwerp; Fac. Language & Philosophy
Bachelor in Film, Theatre and Literature Studies
2008 – 2007
Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies (a.pass)
Postgrad. In Advanced performance training (Apt)
Research project: ‘Sensory deprivation & editing sensations’
2007 – 2002
Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, Higher Institute for Dance
Bachelor in Contemporary- and Classical Dance Studies, minor in Choreography.
____________ Other courses_________
University of Antwerp, Introduction to programming Python and C++
University of Antwerp, Philosophy of Arts
2018 – 2019
School of Arts, Conservatory Ghent, Experimental Composition and Live Electronics, Max.msp
____________Teaching and workshop facilitator_________
Affiliated as teacher with independent organizations (EDC, TDF), secondary art education (MUDA, Conservatory Gent and Bruges), and the higher education in arts (School of Arts, KASK, Gent). A mentoring practices for research (a.pass, Brussels). Workshops and master classes have found their way to international dance festival: Aperto, Como (It.), Camping Centre National de Dance Contemporains, Paris (Fr.), Tipperary Dance Platform dance, Cork (Ie.), Ibsen Laboratoria, Havana (Cu.).
____________Researcher in the arts and interdisciplinary movements_________
… Through Practices (2018-2019)
Invited researcher, in collaboration with Heike Langsdorf, Alex Arteaga, Anouk Llaurens, Miriam Rohde, Laetitia Gendre, Fransien van der Putt, Lilia Mestre, Bilal Kamilla Arnout and Irene Lehmann, produced by Rad. Hope.
A research project that explored the ecology of one’s personal attention and sense for participation. One year of artistic and theoretical collaboration lead up to an event that presents a variety of guided and hosted scores and protocols that make tangible how our mind’s presence is influenced by how we move and take part in things (and vice versa).
Phenomenology in ‘Nervous Systems’ (2018)
Invited researcher, writer and performer of a performative lecture for How Do We Do It? A multi-day event on artistic research in KASK, Gent.
The embodied practices in the studio are only a small facet of how dance and choreography develop. This performative lecture deals with how to verbalize practicing and composing dance and focuses on irregular rhythms, contradictions, and the irrationality in dance practices.
EXtended REsonances (2016-2017)
Initiating choreographer, research in collaboration with C. Siega, C. Prampolini, and Q. Meurisse, supported by Arts Centre Vooruit, Gent, Gent Advanced Music Ensemble, and Ictus Ensemble Studios, Brussels.
An experimental practice – shared between somatic dance, live electronics, guitar, and piano – that inquires the oscillation between technology and the organic body. It leads to a radical choreography of sounding bodies in an unstable analog and digital environment.
Can We Dance Together? (2016)
Initiating choreographer, research in collaboration with Liza Baliasnaja, Stefan Govaart, Patrik Keleman, Azahara Ubera Biedma, Talia de Vries, and music Ensemble Fractales, Supported by P.A.R.T.S., Brussels.
What happens when we improvise together? I managed a group of 10 international dancers and musicians in order to investigate ‘flirtation’ as an artistic technique in improvised composition. This strategy is not about controlling, winning or gaining the other but rather about the pure play of desire without end.
Sounds: Like 90 Problems (2015)
Initiating dancer, research supported by P.A.R.T.S. & Ictus Ensemble, Brussels.
An extensive study of music in a somatic practice that focuses on the relation between sounds and the equilibrium of the moving body. Each test case presents an improvisation on a music composition, in total there are 90 music compositions.
Don't miss myself anymore (2019)
Media dance installation in co-creation with T. Soti, supported by I.portunus European Arts program.
Dance installation constructed by video projections, original music composition and movement performance. It is a proposal to re-think the dynamic spaces between video-screens, projected self-imagery, and identity.
Solo for Nervous System (2018)
Technol. choreography in collaboration with Q. Meurisse & M. Buyl, supported by Les Ballets C de la B, Gent and BUDA, Kortrijk.
The performer is dictated an accumulative series of neurological demands. It is a public exploration of thinking as dancing and vice versa. A generative electronic composition that puts the movement of dance interpretation at stake.
Choreography in collaboration with N. Fukuoka, production by Ibsen Laboratoria, International Dance and Performance Festival in Havana, supported by the Flemish Government, the Norwegian Government, Festival Espacios Ibsen, Residency Zona Ibsen and Artes Escenicas.
A recreation of the 2016 performance, based on waiting, it zooms-in on the unstable moments before interacting with a stranger. This project proposes flirtation, as indirect social practice, a way of relating in ambiguous situations.
Technol. choreography in collaboration N. Fukuoka, Ensemble Fractales, Q. Meurisse, supported by P.A.R.T.S.
In this performance the dancers and the musicians are challenged to relax when dealing with slowness and sensitivity in fast-paced and loud electronic environments. Generic footage on video screens organize the music and dance performance, these inform the performers of an algorithmic score that continuously stabilizes and destabilizes their electronic environment.
The Windwalker Series (2015-2016)
Dance video developed during a month-long residency in rural Ireland, production by Tipperary Dance Platform and Excel Arts and Cultural Centre in Ireland.
The Windwalker Series investigates the effects of meteorological forces on instant choreography. This dance research focuses on aerodynamics and its thrust of energy that guides our movements along its generative sensual choreography.
Dance improvisation on location, production by and artist in residence at Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como.
In 1916, Italian Futurist Luigi Russolo wrote L’arte dei Rumori (The Art of Noises), a manifesto for a sonic palette that required new instrumentation and a different approach to composition. Muovirumori revises this manifest in order to reinterpret its aesthetics in an improvisation of organic and inorganic bodies.
Barely imaginable being (2015)
In situ dance & video in collaboration with Maarten Buyl, supported by Les Ballets C de la B, Gent and TAKT Dommelhof, Neerpelt.
A saturating solo dance. The project stems from one-year artistic research that looked into the dis/embodiment of movement by using random auditory score that announce movements for the dancer.
•“Dancing in spite of Nervous Systems.” in: Choreography as Conditioning 5. A. Arteaga & H. Langsdorf (eds.), APE, Gent, 2020.
•Publication XXI CSAV - Artist Research Laboratory. Materials for Performance. Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Mousse Publishing, 2015.
•Bookreview ‘The Choreopolitics of Alain Platel’s les ballets C de la B. Emotions, Gestures, Politics. Christel Stalpaert, Guy Cools and Hildegard De Vuyst (eds.), Bloomsburry Academic, Series: Dance in Dialogue, 2021.’ in European Journal of Theatre and Performance, issue 3, 2021.
____________Dancer and performer in productions by other artists _________
Breathcore by Michael Schmid (2016)
Supported by Paf, co-production with Ictus Ensemble and Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels.
Franken vs. Franken by Patrik Keleman (2016)
Supported by P.A.R.T.S., Brussels.
Ieper 1915 by Quan Bui Gnoe (2015)
Assistant choreographer, production for 250 dancers, produced by Les Ballets C de la B, Gent.
Enchanting Scores by Julien Bruneau (2013)
Dance research, supported by Bains Connective, Brussels.
Experimental Anatomy Part I & II by Ula Sickle (2012-2013)
Improvisation dance, supported by Workspace Brussels and Les Brigittinnes, Brussels.
Nr. 10: B & C by Gertjan Biasino (2012)
Site-specific media-performance, produced by Oerolfestival and Over T’IJ, Amsterdam.
____________Dramaturg and coach supporting other artists _________
A Diluted State of Mind, Liesbet Hermans (2019-2020)
Interactive performance, supported by TAKT Dommelhof, Neerpelt and Vooruit Arts Center, Gent.
Halfway Days by Juan Duque (2017-2018)
Visual arts & performance, supported by a.pass, Brussels and Center for Contemporary Art Ujadowski, Warsaw.
Valies by Naomi Kerkhove (2012)
Multimedia performance, production by WPZimmer, Antwerp.
Het Raam by SKaGen Direction J. Scheepers (2011)
Site-specific film, co-production SkaGeN and VillaNella, Antwerp.
____________Other job experiences_________
Production ass. for queer performance festival Homography/Homographia, 2020-2021.
Stage Manager for queer performance festival Homography/Homographia, 2020-2021.
Digital archiver for Meg Stuart/ Damaged Goods, 2019.
Edits. A Series of relational drawings, 2018-…
Assessor for the Dance Jury on Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017-…
Florence Augendre, Badco., Maarten Buyl, Bojana Cvejic, Timmy De Laet, Kattrin Deufert & Thomas Plischke, Alain Franco, Thomas Hauert, David Hernandez, Andrea Kleine, André Lepecki, Vera Mantero, Lilia Mestre, Martin Nachbar, Tom Pauwels, Alain Platel, Stefan Prins, Yvonne Rainer, Pierre Rubio, Martin Spangberg, Min Tanaka, Marc Vanrunxt, Elke Van Campenhout.