Benjamin Vandewalle BE
Benjamin Vandewalle studied at the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp and graduated at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels in 2006. Since early on, the central theme in his work is perception. He creates movement – not only in the performer’s body but also in the spectator’s. His work is about sharing new experiences and perspectives with a large audience .
For the performances Birdwatching (2009) and One/Zero (2011), he worked closely with visual artist and scenographer Erki De Vries. In 2012, he stepped out of the black box into the public space. His mobile performance Birdwatching 4x4 was a festival favorite amongst audience and critics and toured for several seasons. Later on, he created new works for the black box such as Point of view (2013) and Common ground with platform-K (2018) which got selected for the theaterfestival. Another work that he created worth mentioning is HEAR (2016) which is a sound choreography performed by a choir of 30 volunteers for a blind folded audience. At this moment Benjamin is touring with his traveling art-fair called Studio Cité (2019) which is a collection of 8 performative installations for the public space which he has been creating the past 6 years.
Benjamin Vandewalle is interested in dance education and is a dedicated teacher for children, amateurs, students as well as professionals. He was guest teacher at the KASK and MUDA and also created a guest choreography for Passerelle (Kortrijk, BE). He collaborated with the dance school Nyakaza in South Africa, launched the project Comfusao in Mozambique and accompanied on two occasions a group of P.A.R.T.S. dance students during an exchange project in Senegal. Together with philosopher Jan Knops and a group of school children from Molenbeek (Brussels) he made the documentaries (un)usual and Movements.
Benjamin Vandewalle is Artist in Residence at Kaaitheater from 2017 to 2021.