Miquel de Jong NL
Miquel de Jong is the choreographic assistant and movement coach of Panama Pictures training the performers and working in close collaboration with choreographer Pia Meuthen. Next to this he works as a dancer, a rolfer and a teacher giving workshops in many countries such as Russia, Spain, Germany and China. His dance career started at Scapino Ballet, the Netherlands and then brought him to France where he worked as first soloist at the renown modern dance company L’Opera de Lyon and Ballet Preljocaj and later to London where he danced for choreographer Russell Maliphant. Through the inspiring work with Russell he came in contact with a variety of movement styles and techniques such as improvisation, contact improvisation, capoeira, acrobatics and body-mind techniques like yoga, thai chi, rolfing and meditation. His view on dance and movement changed entirely and led him to discover his own method for teaching improvisation and instant composition called improXchange.