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Femke Gyselinck BE

Femke Gyselinck (b. 1983, Belgium) is a dancer and choreographer. After completing her studies at P.A.R.T.S in 2006, she worked as a freelance dancer with Eleanor Bauer, Andros Zins-Browne and Esther Venrooy, among others. She worked for 9 years as artistic assistant to Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas and is part of the faculty of P.A.R.T.S.
In her own work, Femke searches for a dance language that is closely intertwined with music and that combines a bold
performativity combined with a fine form of expressiveness.

- Flamer (2018), duet with her brother Lander, drummer with STUFF. and LABtrio, among others. 

- Lachrimae or Seven Teares (2018), i.c.w. Romina Lischka & the Hathor Consort, with music by John Dowland & Annelies Van Parys 

- L'Echo Du Danube (2018), i.c.w. Romina Lischka & the Hathor Consort, with music by Johannes Schenck 

- Pigmalion (2019), a mini opera, i.c.w. dancers Bryana Fritz & Jasmin Gins Posada, with live music by Apotheosis conducted by Korneel Bernolet 

- ERATO (2019), a short intimate solo, with music by Palmistry, Gwilym Gold and Hiatus Kaiyote 

- Moving Ballads (2020), with music by Hendrik Lasure, performed by performers Bryana Fritz, Hendrik Lasure, Sue-Yeon Youn and Femke herself 

- Letters 2 Dance (2022), a choreographic elaboration of Gymnastics of the Mind (2020), a study inspired by the book ABECEDA (1926). 

- Change of Plans (2023), a musical dance performance co-produced by GRIP and Platform-K, in which Femke shares the stage with dancers Zanne Boon and Oskar Stalpaert and musicians-composers Hendrik Lasure and Adia Vanheerentals. 

- 324 mountains between us (2023): a collaboration with Georgian composer-musician Anushka Chkheidze at the invitation of europalia georgia. 

Femke enjoys responding to collaboration requests from theatre makers, dance organisations and musicians. 

- Choreographies for music performances Court of Choice part I: PLAY (2019) and Court of Choice part II: ENTRE-CÔTES (2021), by Liesa Van der Aa & One Trick Pony 

- Choreography for Faust Szenen (2022), an opera directed by Julian Rosefeldt, by Opera Vlaanderen & Montpellier Opera 

- Project week with the dancers of Weld Company, Stockholm (2022) around epic science-fiction poem Aniara (1956) by Harry Martinson 

- Choreographic advice for Analoog (2022), by theatre makers Louis Janssens and Willem de Wolf at DE HOE.

Femke Gyselinck is one of the four artistic directors of dance organisation GRIP, together with choreographers Jan Martens, Cherish Menzo and Steven Michel.