Below you can find the biographies of the teachers for SummerSchool.
Laura Aris Alvarez (SP)
Laura has been leading contemporary dance workshops worldwide since 2001. She was a former dancer of Wim Vandekeybus/ Ultima Vez company for a decade (1999-2008). Previously she was part of Lanònima Imperial and associated with General Elèctrica artists collective, in Spain (1996-1999). Currently she combines her pedagogical skills with the creation and touring of her own works, collaborations and commissioned dance projects.
Douglas Becker (US)
Douglas Becker based in Brussels Belgium and is a freelance choreographer and teacher working in many idioms. A former dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, The Dallas Ballet and The Frankfurt Ballet, under the direction of William Forsythe of which he has reconstructed numerous works by the choreographer for professional companies, festivals, and institutions across the globe. His own choreography has been featured on the stages of Belgium’s Royal Flemish Theatre, Switzerland’s Grand Theatre de Genève, and the Choreographic Centers of Grenoble and Nancy in France. He has been visiting the faculty for P.A.R.T.S. School Brussels (since 1997), The University of the Arts Philadelphia, New York University, and the national conservatories of Paris and Lyon among many others.
Nordine Benchorf (FR)
Nordine Benchorf (°1963) has been dancing professionally for more than 25 years. A Frenchman, he trained at Marie Do Haas’s Studio de danse contemporaine and in the Centre national de danse contemporaine d’Angers. He has danced in the productions of renowned dance companies such as Rosas, Needcompany en Ultima Vez and has also been involved in the video projects of among others Peter Greenaway, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Wim Vandekeybus. Benchorf moreover has extensive experience as a teacher of modern dance with Ultima Vez, Rosas, Needcompany and the Institut del Teatra in Barcelona, het Centre de Développement Chorégraphique in Toulouse and the Hogeschool voor Dans in Antwerpen and others.
Stéphane Bourhis (FR)
Stéphane Bourhis is a professional dancer. He started his career at the Lucerner Ballet and worked as a soloist dancer in the Béjart Ballet Lausanne both in Switzerland. Stéphane practices Iyengar Yoga since 2008 and he has been certified since 2013. He's teaching Iyengar yoga at P.A.R.T.S., in primary schools and in the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Brussels. He constantly learns, researches and deepens his knowledge in relation to Iyengar yoga. Besides that, he regularly travels to India where he trains with the Iyengar Family.
Tale Dolven (NO)
Tale Dolven is a norwegian dancer living and working in Brussels. She has worked with Rosas for 12 years, performing in shows like FASE, Rosas Danst Rosas, Quatuor nr. 4/Bartok, Elena’s Aria, Drumming, and was part of the creation of D’un soir un jour, Steve Reich evening, Zeitung and Golden hours (as you like it). In 2018 Tale works with the theatre group Nature Theatre of Oklahoma, Fieldworks and Rosas, as well as making her own work in collaboration with actor Gabel Eiben and dancer Igor Shyshko.
Dominique Duszynski (BE)
Dominique Duszynki performed with Pina Bausch’s dance theatre from 1983 to 1992. She worked on such revered pieces as: The Rite of Spring, Kontakhof, Blaubart, Nelken, Arien, 1980, The 7 Deadly Sins, Auf Dem Gebirge, Two Cigarettes in the Dark, Viktor, and Ahnen among others. Since 1988 she has taught for institutions and companies in Europe and abroad. In 1992, she began to research and collaborate with different dancers and actors with whom she has created a number of works. She has also performed for JF Duroure and Pippo Delbono. She took part in the film Die Klage der Kaiserin by Pina Bausch, Berlin-Jérusalem and Golem by Amos Gitai. She has taught at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, Belgium since the school’s founding in 1995 until 2015. In 2007, she created the solo Fuga and the year after danced in the trio Barroco. The piece toured widely from France to Brazil as well as Belgium, Italy and Germany. In 2009, she composed a new solo entitled Luz for the 9th edition of the festival Voix de Femmes in Liège, Belgium. In 2010, in collaboration with the light designer I. Corten, she created a site-specific piece along the river in Liège entitled Sous les ponts. The same year she participated in Nina Beier’s concept piece ‘The complete works’, which was performed during the Stuk Festival in Leuven, Belgium. In November 2011, she presented her duo Riff for the 10th edition of the festival Voix de Femmes in Liège then in Brussels, Rio and Sao Paulo, Brazil. The next winter she performed in the piece Si je meurs by R. Hoghe in Liège. During the summer of 2014 she created the short piece Walkabout in 9 days with 9 dancers, which was performed in Belgium and Holland. Besides her own work she regularly collaborates artistically with several different choreographers. This year she is busy working on her latest creation Hymne and collaborating to Innocence, a circus show.
Laia Escandell (ES)
Laia Escandell was introduced to yoga as a parallel practice to her dance career in 1998. However, it wasn’t until she took a Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training in 2008 in South India that her real initiation into Yoga started, with growing passion. Since then, she has been practicing regularly asanas, pranayama and meditation, reading the yogic philosophy/spirituality and trying to understand and apply all that in her daily life, as she continues to take trainings. She learned a lot from joining the Sivananda organization to translate Teachers Trainings or to do service in their Ashrams. She teaches Yoga classes at P.A.R.T.S., Rosas and around Brussels to all levels, and parallel to that she gives Ayurvedic massages and treatments, Yoga retreats and workshops.
Alix Eynaudi (FR)
Alix Eynaudi lives and works in Vienna. She was trained as a ballet dancer in the Opéra of Paris. She worked in various ballet companies before entering P.A.R.T.S. when the school first opened. In 1996, Alix joined Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker’s company Rosas where she worked for 7 years. Since 2005 Alix has been creating her own pieces: Crystalll, in collaboration with Alice Chauchat (2005), Supernaturel (2007), Long Long Short Long Short (2009), in collaboration with Agata Maszkiewicz. In 2011, she leads, together with Kris Verdonck, an artistic research on sleep which turns into Exit (2011), a solo still touring to this date in which she puts the audience to sleep. Then comes Monique (2012), a dance duet with Mark Lorimer which finds its inspiration in bondage and in 2015 Edelweiss, a danced rebus that oscillates between abstract and figurative art. In 2017 Chesterfield is born. Chesterfield results from applying a collection of leather manipulation techniques to bodies and wares, it develops a maze of signs where dance tends towards the infinitely soft, infused with irreverence and affection. She is currently developing working on a Salon/Studio a dance and writing atelier, Noa + Snow, that will happen monthly from September 2018 at the Volkskundemuseum in Vienna.
Besides creating her own work, Alix makes a point of continuing to develop projects with other artists, both as a collaborator and a performer. She takes part in pieces by Superamas, Kris Verdonck, Anne Juren, Boris Charmatz, Jennifer Lacey. Alix’s artistic practice also involves teaching workshops a.o. in P.A.R.T.S., Brussels, ImPulsTanz, Vienna, Reykjavik, Panetta Movement Centre, New York, HEAD, Geneva.
Libby Farr (US)
Libby Farr began her training in Texas and then continued her education at Ballet West in Colorado and the School of American Ballet in New York. She performed in several Companies including San Diego Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet, Dallas Ballet in America, then Zurich Ballet and Deutsche Oper Berlin in Europe. Afterwards she joined Theater des Westens in Berlin and Tanz Theater Skoronel as well as teaching in several schools and directing the dance department at Die Etage in Berlin. She became training director and dancer at Deutsches National theater Weimar for 2 years and thereafter, ballet mistress and assistant to Amanda Millers Ballet Pretty Ugly. She has been a regular guest teacher in P.A.R.T.S., Brussels, and SEAD, Salzburg, as well as teaching companies throughout Europe. She is also a certified Gyrokinesis teacher.
Nadine Ganase (FR)
Nadine Ganase was trained in England at the London Contemporary School - The Place - and later with Peter Goss in Paris. In 1983 she joined the Rosas Company of Anne-Teresa de Keersmaeker, for a period of 7 years and performed in Rosas danst Rosas, Elena’s Aria, Bartok Aantekening, Ottone Ottone. She participated in the following films of the Company - Hoppla and Ottone Ottone, Rosas danst Rosas, Répétitions. She is a permanent staff member at the Dance Humanities in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium teaching contemporary technique and composition. She teaches movement for actors at the Performing Arts School-INSAS in Brussels. In the past she has taught for: RITS-Brussels (Flemish school for acting and cinema), le C.N.D.C. d’Angers (Centre National de la Danse Contemporaine), France, Koninklijke Balletschool, Anvers, Hoger Instituut voor Dans, Lier. She is a certified Pilates teacher. Nadine Ganase has been choreographing works for her company and various institutions for the last 20 years.
Cassiel Gaube (BE)
Born in Brussels, Cassiel Gaube is a Belgian dancer and choreographer. He graduated from P.A.R.T.S. and is currently developing his work at the intersection of the Contemporary choreographic field and of Hip hop and Clubbing dances. In 2017, he is allowed the VOCATIO fund – a Belgian grant awarded every year to fifteen promising young artists, scientists or social entrepreneurs – in order to develop further his work as a choreographer. As a performer, Cassiel collaborates with Benjamin Vandewalle for his new creation Walking the Line, as well as with the visual artist Fabrice Samyn and the choreographer Manon Santkin for the creation of the performance of A Breath Cycle. As a pedagogue, he is regularly invited to teach professional classes and workshops, in studio’s such as DansCentrumJette, La Raffinerie, in Brussels, and, in P.A.R.T.S., La Ménagerie de Verre.
Rob Hayden (US)
Rob Hayden was born in the USA, Robert was a nationally competitive gymnast for 13 years and in 1989 enrolled in the BFA curriculum for theatre and dance at the University of New Mexico. Upon moving to Brussels in 2002, he joined Ultima Vez and for 7 years, he worked as an actor and dancer with them before going on to start his personal work. Since then, he has collaborated as a performer and composer with various other artists both in Belgium and abroad. His own work combines over 20 years of performance, choreographic and theoretical research and experience into dance, theatre, sound/music, voice and movement. He regularly teaches workshops internationally and is based in Brussels.
David Hernandez (US)
David Hernandez was born in Miami, Florida where he studied 'studio music & jazz’ and opera at the University of Miami and dance at 'New World School of the Arts’. Subsequently he moved to New York to work as an apprentice with the Trisha Brown and company and begin researching with Meg Stuart. He left New York to follow Meg Stuart to Belgium to help begin the company Damaged Goods where he worked for almost seven years as a dancer and collaborator. David remained in Europe basing himself in Brussels where he continued creating his own work in the form of dance performances, installations, happenings and many other sorts of multidisciplinary projects. Next to his own projects he continued performing and collaborating with many other artists such as LaborGras, Brice Leroux, Anouk Van Dijk, Michel Debrulle as well as directing, performing and researching as an improviser with artists such as Steve Paxton & Katie Duck, among many others. He was one of the three initiators of the improvisation project 'Crash Landing' along with Christine Desmet and Meg Stuart. David participated in a choreographic collaboration with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker for many years for projects including "Zeitung", "Keeping Still" and “D’un Soir un Jour" and danced and sang in the production “Cesena" which premiered at the Avignon Festival in 2011.
As a pedagogue, David gives classes and workshops worldwide while maintaining a position as a main teacher at P.A.R.T.S. since 1995. Previously he developed and managed his own education programme, 'PEP' (The Performance Education Program) for several years in the framework of Klapstuk festival in Leuven, Belgium where he was also in residence. David continues to work as a singer and joined the early music vocal group Graindelavoix, led by Bjorn Smelzer and Reve d'Elephant Orchestra jazz band, performing in concerts, recording and touring with several different projects. David continues creating his own work within the organisation dh+, David Hernandez and collaborators, whose most recent performances, “For Movement’s Sake”, “Hullabaloo” and “Sketches on Scarlatti” are presently touring. In addition, he is doing commissioned work as a guest choreographer for several companies including Zagreb Dance Company, and Stadtsteater Trier/Susanna Linke’s Company in Trier, Germany, LaborGras, Berlin and a new Creation for Skanes Dance Company and the Malmo Opera in 2018.
Fumiyo Ikeda (JP/BE)
In 1979, she entered MUDRA, Maurice Béjart’s dance school in Brussels, where she met Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. In 1983 she was one of the founding members/dancers of Rosas. Between 1983 and 2008 she contributed to the creation of and danced in almost all the productions and defined the face of Rosas. She has also contributed to several of Rosas’ films and videos. Since 2007, Fumiyo develops her own artistic parcours. In 2007 she created "Nine Finger" with Benjamin Verdonck and Alain Platel. This performance was selected for the Festival d’Avignon 2007, and knew an extended international tour. Her next step was the solo "In pieces", a collaboration with the British theatre writer and frontman of Force Entertainment, Tim Etchells. She performed in "Life and Times, Episode 2", a performance in collaboration with Nature Theater of Oklahoma (2010). In 2013 she created along with the Japanese choreographer Un Yamada "amness". In 2014 she created "Cross Grip" with three Japanese dancers and the percussionist Kuniko Kato. In 2015 she choreographed and performed "Absence" with Frank Focketyn, directed by Peter Verhelst (NTGent) and Eric Joris (CREW). In 2016 choreographed and performed "De Sleutel" directed by Josse De Pauw. In 2017 choreographed and performed her solo piece “Piano and String Quartet” of Morton Feldman with live music by Ictus. Besides choreographing and dancing, she teaches numerous workshops for Rosas and her own work. She taught a few times at KASK and She is the rehearsal director of the early pieces of Rosas.
Mette Ingvartsen (NO)
Mette Ingvartsen is a Danish choreographer, researcher and performer, living and working in Brussels. Her work is characterized by hybridity and engages in extending choreographic practices by combining dance and movement with other domains such as visual art, theory/discursivity, social and political practices. An important strand of her work was developed between 2009 and 2012 with The Artificial Nature Series, in which she focused on reconfiguring relations between human and non-human agency through choreography. By contrast her latest series, The Red Pieces (2014-2017) inscribes itself into a history of human performance with a focus on nudity, sexuality and how the body historically has been a site for political struggles. She established her company in 2003 and has since then been showing her work internationally both in Europe and the rest of the world. She has been artist in residence at the Kaaitheater in Brussels, Volksbühne in Berlin, as well as associated to the APAP network.
Ingvartsen holds a PhD in choreography from Stockholm’s University of the Arts and graduated prior to that from the performing arts school P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. Besides performing, writing and lecturing, her practice includes teaching and sharing her research through workshops with students at Universities and Art schools throughout Europe. She has collaborated and performed with Xavier Le Roy, Bojana Cvejic, Jan Ritsema and Boris Charmatz, as well as invested in collective research projects such as the artist platform EVERYBODYS (2005-2010), the educational project Six Months, One Location (2008) and the performative conference The Permeable Stage (2016-ongoing).
Anneleen Keppens (BE)
Anneleen Keppens (°1986) studied at the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp and at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, where she graduated in 2010. Since then, Anneleen works with Daniel Linehan/Hiatus (US/BE). She was a dancer in his productions Gaze is a Gap is a Ghost, The Sun Came, The Karaoke Dialogues, dbddbb, Flood and Un sacre du printemps. Together with Linehan, she performed at the Tate Live Performance Room of Tate Modern, and she accompanied several editions of the social-artistic project Vita Activa. In 2014 Anneleen danced in Rétrospective by Xavier le Roy (FR) at Centre Pompidou in Paris. From 2014 to 2016 she toured with Drumming, the repertoire piece by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas (BE). In 2016 she obtained a grant from the Flemish government and started the research project Transparency in abstract dance. This research was the base for her first piece “The Moon is the Moon is the Moon”, which premiered in October 2017. Anneleen works as an outside-eye for choreographers Alexander Vantournhout (BE) and Vera Tussing (DE/BE). She gave improvisation and composition classes at P.A.R.T.S./SummerSchool, Artesis Hogeschool Antwerp and the Secondary Art School of Brussels. Currently, Anneleen is following a Body-Mind Centering training at SOMA (FR) and EMA (UK).
Anton Lachky (SK)
Born in 1982, Anton started to dance at the age of five, in the folk-dance company Maly Vtácnik. He continued his dance education at the J.L.Bellu Conservatory in Banská Bystrica, where he collaborated with friends and also participated in M.A.P.A. (Moving Academy for Performing Arts). From there he went on to train at the University of Bratislava in 2001, followed by further training at P.A.R.T.S., leaded by Anne Teresa de Keersmeaker (Belgium). Anton became a member of Akram Khan Company in March 2004 and performed in the long international tour of "MA" (48 countries all over the world) over the course of two years. His teaching activities are wide ranging. He has been invited to most european countries as well as Asia, North - and South America. Anton Lachky is co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective. They created their first piece "Opening Night" in 2006 and premiered it in October 2007. As a choreographer, Anton Lachky created different pieces. "Mind a Gap" (2013) was his first autonomous creation and it toured all over the world. As a guest choreographer he made "Softandhard" - Helsinki City Theater, "Heaven is the place" - Prague DOT 504, "Perfect Day to Dream" (which won best choreography of 2012 in Iceland) - Iceland Dance Company, "Kids in a play" (nominated for the best choreography) - Zagreb, "Sens Interdit" - Bodhi Project (SEAD), "Magical Road" - St-Gallen. In 2014 he will create "wonderland" for the Gottenborg Ballet and choreographies for the Biennale of Venice, and for the Scotish dance theatre.
Colas Lucot (FR)
Colas Lucot studied ballet and contemporary dance in France in the CNSMD of Lyon. After his studies, he joined the CCN Nantes, directed by Claude Brumachon for a short time before being part of the company of Angelin Preljocaj in Aix-en-Provence for the reprise of Snow White and for touring worldwide. Six years ago, he moved to Bruxelles and began to work with David Hernandez. Since then, he has been collaborating with David for several creations inside and outside the company: Thirst, For Movement’s Sake, Hullabaloo, Passage, The devil’s Garden, Sketches on Scarlatti… He also has been assisting David for several workshops and classes in many schools, events and festivals: P.A.R.T.S., DOCH, Impulstanz, Folkwang, Coline… In 2012, Colas worked with Akram Khan and took part of the opening ceremony of the Olympic games in London. He also has been involved in other dance projects, mostly in Germany and England. Since 2013, Colas has been teaching in several venues and established studios in Belgium and abroad.
Jan Martens (BE)
Jan Martens (°1984) studied at the Fontys Dance Academy in Tilburg and graduated in 2006 from the dance department of the Artesis Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp. Since 2010 he has been making his own choreographic work which, over the years, has been performed with increasing regularity before a national and international audience. Jan Martens’ work is nurtured by the belief that each body can communicate, that each body has something to say. That direct communication expresses itself in transparent forms. His work is a sanctuary in which the notion of time becomes tangible again and in which there is room for observation and emotion as well as reflection. To achieve this result, he creates not so much a movement language of his own, but shapes and reuses existing idioms in a different context so that new ideas emerge. In each new work he tries to redraw the relation between public and performer.
Jan Martens' first show I CAN RIDE A HORSE WHILST JUGGLING SO MARRY ME (2010) was a portrait of a generation of young women in a society dominated by social networks. It was followed by two love duets that he made at Frascati Amsterdam. A SMALL GUIDE ON HOW TO TREAT YOUR LIFETIME COMPANION (2011) was selected for Aerowaves 2011 and SWEAT BABY SWEAT (2011) for the Dutch Dance Festival 2012 and Circuit X 2013. He then created three shows about unconventional beauty, with performers whose bodies you do not expect in the context of contemporary dance: BIS (2012) for the 62-year-old Truus Bronkhorst, LA BETE (2013) for the young actress Joke Emmers, and VICTOR (2013), a duet for a boy and a grown man that Jan created with director Peter Seynaeve. In 2014 Jan Martens focused attention on the jump as movement in the group performance THE DOG DAYS ARE OVER (2014). The show was selected for the Flanders Theatre Festival and is still touring, just like Jan’s solo ODE TO THE ATTEMPT (2014) and the project THE COMMON PEOPLE (2016), a performance, social experiment and workshop in one, created in collaboration with film director Lukas Dhont. Jan Martens’ latest show RULE OF THREE, a collaboration with the American sound artist NAH, had its premiere at deSingel in Antwerp on 28 September 2017. Jan Martens makes regular guest performances, such as MAN MADE (2017) for the Dance On Ensemble.
He also coaches young makers with their own creations. Jan Martens has won the North Brabant Prize of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds (2014) and the prestigious Charlotte Köhlerprijs (2015) for his oeuvre. He is ‘Creative Associate’ at deSingel international arts campus from 2017 until 2021 and ‘Artiste Associé’ at CDCN Le Gymnase in Roubaix, Nord-Pas-de-Calais from 2016 until 2018.
In 2014 Jan Martens founded, together with business manager Klaartje Oerlemans, the choreographic platform GRIP in Antwerp / Rotterdam, from where they jointly produce and distribute his work as well as support the work of Bára Sigfúsdóttir, Steven Michel and Michele Rizzo.
Jason Respilleux (BE)
Jason Respilieux (°1991) studied at the fine arts academy in Brussels and Codarts in Rotterdam before graduating from P.A.R.T.S., Brussels, in 2014. He then joined the Re-zeitung tour (a rewritten version of the Rosas piece Zeitung), organized by P.A.R.T.S., and started working as a freelance dancer for several choreographers, including Salva Sanchis (the Islands project), Ted Stoffer, and more recently Claire Croizé (Evol). Currently working on the new creation of Rosas (Anne Teresa De Keersmaekers) which will premiere in September 2018. Respilieux is also active behind the scenes as an advisor for performances and has been mentoring students for several dance institutions. He actively combines his dance career with dance education by teaching regular classes for teenagers, semi-professional and professional dancers within institutions such as Rosas, P.A.R.T.S., Kunsthumaniora Brussels, and other organisations.
Zsuzsa Rozsavolgyi (BG)
Dancer, choreographer and body-worker Zsuzsa Rózsavölgyi studied in Budapest Contemporary Dance School, SEAD and P.A.R.T.S. In 2003 she worked with David Zambrano in the Rabbit Project and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in First Take. In 2004 she joined Rosas and performed in “Bitches Brew, Raga for the Rainy Season, Rain, D' un Soir un jour, Reich Evening. Since 2009 she creates her work in collaboration with visual artists, musicians and scientists. The multimedia performances: Deep Blue (2012), Old Pond (2016) and Meduse (2017) were nominated for Laban prize in Hungary. She worked for Thierry De Mey as a choreographic assistant in the creation of Simplexity, la beauté du geste. She started to work on her solo choreography 1.7 in the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York in 2016. At the moment she is touring with the piece in Europe. She is currently enrolled in the Applied Arts Academy in Vienna in the Art and Science Department. She is developing a radical approach to bodywork on the studies of the nature of the human body from a post-humanist perspective. She is holding a master’s degree in dance Pedagogy, in her thesis she developed the method Soft Tissue Balancing to harmonise alignment and synchronise movement patterns.
Manon Santkin (BE)
Manon Santkin (°1982) is a Belgian performance artist. She works as a dancer, maker, artistic advisor, teacher and writer. She graduated from P.A.R.T.S. in 2004 and completed a Master in New Performative Practice at DOCH (Stockholm) in 2015. Amongst numerous collaborations, she performed with Mette Ingvartsen, Salva Sanchis, Sidney Leoni, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, Eleanor Bauer and Xavier Leroy. She is part of the Stockholm based group Together Alone. She is the author of ‘A Glossary of the Atlas of Interpretation’ and hosts the ‘We Happen Things’ series with Tove Salmgren and Moa Franzen. In her current works Manon revisits the notion of ‘interpretation’ in terms of an ecology of practices and intelligences, self-organization and interactive agencies.
Johanne Saunier (FR)
Johanne Saunier danced with the Rosas Cie of Anne Teresa De Keersmaker for 12 years with whom she is still a rehearsal master and an assistant. In 1998, she creates JOJI INC with Jim Clayburgh. Awarded in 2000 of the Bagnolet price. Her project Erase-E (X) is in collaboration with diverse artists: The Wooster Group (NY), Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Georges Aperghis, Kurt d’Haeseleer, Isabella Soupart toured for 4 years. She has been teaching at P.A.R.T.S. since its creation as well as for the SummerSchool. With the French director Jean Francois Sivadier she works on 4 classical operas staging singer such as Nathalie Dessay. Her work with voice is in different contemporary operas with Guy Cassiers Lear, Francois Sarhan and the Diotima Quartet, Line of Oblivion with Arturo Fuentes, Luna Park with Ictus Ensemble, Aperghis in IRCAM and Musée en Chantier for JOJI INC. Her Ballets Confidentiels with Ine Claes was given a carte blanche at the Festival Paris Quartier d’Eté 2016. She assists on Rosas’ Cosi fan Tutte in Opera Garnier and J. F. Sivadier‘s Don Giovanni de in Aix en Provence festival. And she is the interprete in the new project of Georges. Aperghis.
Peter Savel (SK)
Peter Savel has a Bachelor in Dance Pedagogy from the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Bratislava. He finished his further studies at P.A.R.T.S. in the summer of 2010. He is recently based in Brussels. Since 2011 he worked with the belgium based choreographer Pierre Droulers at Charleroi Danses, dancing in the re-enactment of "De l'air et du vent", dancing and assisting him in "Soleils". In May 2013, he started working with the belgium based choreographer Salva Sanchis in projects "The phantom layer", "The organ project", "Islands" and in his last creation "Radical light". And in 2016year Peter became a dancer with the founder of the Belgian company Kunst/Werk Marc Vanrunxt, dancing in his "Prototype" and collaborating with his company Kunst/Werk. Peter is creating his own works in Belgium and abroad. Teaching his class Letting go around Europe to both professionals and amateurs.
Igor Shysko (BY)
Igor Shyshko studied ballet and modern dance at the University of Culture of Minsk between 1993 and 1997, then he moved to Brussels to become a student at P.A.R.T.S. and graduate in June 2000. At P.A.R.T.S., Shyshko performed in ‘Donne-moi quelque chose qui ne meure pas’ by Claire Croizé, Milky Way by Thomas Hauert, and Selfwriting by Jonathan Burrows. In 1998, he worked as a trainee with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Rosas during the creation of "Drumming". In 2000, he contributed to the creation of "Rush", a choreography by Akram Khan as a dancer. The same year, he became a member of Rosas, dancing in the revival of "Drumming". He also contributed to the creation of "Rain", "April Me", "The Repertory Evening", "Bitches Brew" "Tacoma Narrows", "Kassandra", "Zeitung", "The Song", “Vortex Temporum”, "Work/Travail/Arbeid " and to the revivals of Mozart/Concert Arias, "Raga for the Rainy Season", "A Love Supreme", "D’un soir un jour", Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg: Repertory Evening, and Steve Reich Evening. In 2010 he created “Minutes opportunes” with Michèle Noiret. In that same year he worked with Arco Renz for the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Kaaitheater and to the creation of "Dust". He made "Darling" a creation in collaboration with Moya Michael. He also worked on " De Fietsendief" theatre creation by Bart Van Nuffelen as well as the creations of "Zeit", "L'art touche au ciel et la terre " and "Prototype" by Marc Vanrunxt who also made “Abstraction” a solo for him.
Clinton Stringer (SF)
Clinton Stringer was born and raised in South Africa. After studying for an Arts Degree there, he moved to Belgium to attend P.A.R.T.S. where he spent two years. In 2000, Clinton joined Rosas (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker). Over the course of nine years he was involved in many creations and restagings of repertoire pieces including Rain, Drumming, April Me, Raga for the Rainy Season, Mozart Concert Arias, Bitches Brew… He left the company in 2007 to study graphic design at Sint-Lukas (Brussels). Since graduating, he has divided his time between freelancing as a graphic designer and contemporary dancer. In 2011 and 2014, he was involved in the re-staging of Rain at the Opéra de Paris. Freelance dance projects include Dancesmith (2013) with Mark Lorimer and Cynthia Loemij; Volcano (2014) and You Can’t Take It With You (2017) with Liz Kinoshita; and Gerhard Richter (2017) with Mårten Spångberg. Clinton has also taught technique and Rosas masterclasses at P.A.R.T.S., the Opera de Lyon, the Opéra de Paris, the Danish National School of Performing Arts and the University of the Arts (Philadelphia).
Vera Tussing (DE)
Vera Tussing graduated from the London Contemporary Dance School, and has worked as a dancer, director and creator throughout Belgium, the UK, Canada and across Europe over the last 10 years. In 2011 she premiered Trilogy with Albert Quesada (partly commissioned by FIRSTS at the Royal Opera House, London) before going on to make the stage pieces You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet (2012) and T-Dance (2014), and the movement-sound installation Sound Bed. The performance, The Palm of Your Hand premiered in 2015 and Mazing in November 2016. In 2017 a recreation of The Palm of Your Hand#2, making the work accessible to blind and partially sighted audience members, premiered at CND in Paris. This piece is part of The HUMANE BODY Project with ImPulsTanz (Vienna), Kaaitheater (Brussels) and The Place (London) as its partners. She is about to premiere Both, Two (2017/2018) at Kaaistudio's in Brussels. A central theme of Vera's work is how the different senses combine to structure our perception, and the creation of unique, inter-personal encounters between audience and performer. She is a KAAP Maker, Research Associate at South East Dance, part of IN-FINITY and an artist-in-residence at Kaaitheater. Besides this, she has been supported by The Place.
Alexander Vantournhout (BE)
Alexander Vantournhout (°1989) studied single wheel, juggling and dance acrobatics at ESAC (Ecole Supérieure des Arts du Cirque, Brussel). Due to an injury in his wrist in 2009 Alexander begun to dance more often. From 2010 till 2012 he studied contemporary dance P.A.R.T.S. of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. Alexander has created a couple of solos including Caprices (2014), a choreographic solo to the music of Sciarrino, ANECKXANDER (2015) (cocreated with Bauke Lievens) that won Circus Next 2014, the public and young theatre price at Theater Aan Zee, Oostende 2015 and was selected for Aerowaves Network and for ‘Het Theaterfestival Belgium’ (most remarkable belgian performances 2016). For the creation Raphaël (2017), became Alexander and Bauke artist in residence at Kc Nona, Mechelen (BE). Alexander is Cultural Ambassador of the city Roeselare (BE). From 2017-2021, he will be Vooruit-resident, Gent (BE) and also from 2017-2019 associated artist at PERPLX, Marke (BE). Alexander taught regularly at, ESAC and ACAPA (Academy for Circus and Performance Art, Tilburg, NL) and was a guest lecturer at Codarts (NE), Verigo(IT), P.A.R.T.S., Danscentrum Jette. After P.A.R.T.S. Alexander continued his studies; travelling to Vermont (US) to study (contact) improvisation with Steve Paxton and Lisa Nelson. Recently Alexander has become connected to “Movement Culture”, and has exchanged information with, and studied under, Martin Kilvady, Ido Portal and Fighting Monkey. Alexanders teaching is inspired by the Figting Monkey practise. His movement language is influenced by different educational processes and by working in several fields within the arts. There are two constant factors in the work: his search for creative and kinetic potential in physical limitation, and the relationship or boundaries between the performer and the object.
David Zambrano (VE)
For over 32 years, David Zambrano has been a monumental figure in the international dance community, and his passion for cultural exchange continues to influence his work. Teaching and performing internationally, Zambrano is an ambassador and liaison across many borders, bringing together artists from all over the planet for his projects. An inspiring teacher, thrilling performer and innovative choreographer, Zambrano has contributed generously to the field of dance in ways that have influenced many and impacted the dance world from several angles. His development of the “Flying Low” and “Passing Through” techniques are among his recent innovations that have helped to lead improvisational dance into an exciting future.