7 Solo pieces by students from ArtEZ Bachelor of Dance,
‘There is no fundamental difference between man and the higher mammals in their mental
faculties.’ ‘All the differences are of degree, not of kind.’ - C.Darwin
Dancer/choreographer: Ischa Statie
Music/credits: Bistro Fada - Stephane Wrembel, Trails - Trentemøller, Rainforest sound-effects
I am Ischa, from Dordrecht, the Netherlands. I did the pre-education for the Conservatorium (piano) as well as dance at Codarts Rotterdam. This is where I started with dance.
2. Old Future
Dancer/choreographer: Hanne Blomme
Music/credits: Boxing club - Lukid
I’m Hanne, I’m nineteen years old and I’m from Ghent in Belgium. In Ghent I studied dance for six years at MUDA Atheneum for podium arts, where I had lessons in ballet, contemporary, floorwork, improvisation and jazz. Now I’m living in Arnhem to study at the ArtEZ Bachelor of Dance, where I am discovering more and where I am establishing my own way of moving more and getting stronger in the different styles of contemporary. My main focus for the future is to be a dancer, more than a maker. I would prefer to dance in a company or in different projects.
3. Anatomy of transformation
“Human beings are works in progress who mistakenly think they are finished.” Dan Gilbert
Dancer/choreographer: Gabrielle Emily Aidulis
Music/credits: Chipchopninja - Isis Ninja Runway, Untitled - Dream a garder tribute - Vessel
I’m Gabrielle and I’m from Lithuania. I was dancing all around in my hometown Kaunas since I was 3 years old. I finished choreography school there, danced in a contemporary dance theater called Aura, as well as in different dance studios where I got some urban background. Now I am trying to concentrate on different contemporary dance techniques and movement practices
4. PEEP show
Dancer/choreographer: Alexandra Verschuuren
Music/credits: Unknown for the audience
I’m Alexandra, I grew up in the United States where I started with classical ballet and tap dancing. While living in Belgium for the past 10 years, I studied at a secondary education named de! Kunsthumaniora Antwerp where I discovered contemporary dance. Currently, I have become interested in finding my own personal way in making and improvising. Lastly I am learning how to apply the ways of neuroplasticity into my training and how to keep pushing my comfort zone and habits.
5. Coffee in the morning
Dancer/choreographer: Rowy Tebeest
Music/credits: Stomp - Ben Frost
My name is Rowy. I am 19 years old and I am from The Netherlands. Before I started my education at the ArtEZ Bachelor of Dance, I followed the pre-education in dance at ArtEZ for six years. I am interested in performing as well as creating and exploring my own way of moving. I appreciate contemporary dance performances that give me a full experience.
6. A box of oranges
Dancer/choreographer: Jesse Swartz
Music/credits: Greim 93 - AGF 6. Rowy
I’m Jesse Swarts, I’m from Hillegom, a small village close to Haarlem, the Netherlands. My background exists mostly of sports, martial arts and movement in general. At the age of 17, I started to do ballet, and became serious with dance training. I was always interested in the behavior of people. This is my inspiration for the solo.
7. Ignore the suffer
They all softly lull you. You’ll be fine.
Dancer/choreographer: Justin Patfoort
Music/Credits: Nothing’s gonna hurt you babe - Cigarettes after seks
Hi, I’m Justin, a Belgian dancer who has had a contemporary dance pre-education in Ghent. My specialties are floorwork and creating certain flows to mix it with different qualities, such as sharper movements, different styles or more theatrical movements. I also want to become artisticly stronger, that's why I chose for ArtEZ.