Ehsan Hemat (Iran, 1980) is a Brussels-based choreographer, performer and theater maker. Dance on glasses by Amir Reza Koohestani marks the beginning of his dancing career in 2000.
He has worked with a number of various artists from different disciplines such as: William Forsythe, Anke Blonde, Felix van Groeningen, David Zambrano, Goele van Dijk, Mokhallad Rasem, Eric Kaiel ...
He taught at:
Fontys Academy(Tilburg), LCDS/The place(London), CCDC(Cairo), ICCD(Tehran), Dance academy of Bahia Blanca(Argentina), whisper(Belgium).
Ehsan’s debut piece I put a spell on you (2018) is an ambitious exploration of the effects of discipline and control on the human body. It was awarded the Best Choreography from Tehran International Fadjr Theater Festival in 2019 and received the Grand Prix Mila Trailović award from the Belgrade International Theater Festival in 2021.
The Hole (short dance movie 2021) is a collective creation in which Ehsan was a part of and was awarded for the best experimental short film from the Short Encounters International Film Festival.
He joined Moussem as resident maker in 2021 and is developing two projects in a co-labo residency;A self choreographed solo and a group piece, where he will be collaborating with four Iranian theater artists including his uncle.