Mooni Van Tichel is a performer and maker from Belgium. Her first contact with dance was in hip-hop and breaking, and while dancing with her crew she learned as much as she could about street styles and the culture around them. Later she discovered contemporary dance, which eventually led her to P.A.R.T.S.. There she completed both the Training and the Studios Cycle. Currently, she wants to further develop both her role as a performer and as a maker. In creating work, Mooni searches for motives through restrictive, difficult tasks to find a high specificity of movement and quality. She starts from movement, with an interest in a certain virtuosity and connection to music, but then lets other images and ideas seep into the work, often from a feminist point of view, actively working with the female body. Fun in movement, the social aspect of dance, a level of complexity and the specific relationship of the performer to her body are currently important in Mooni's work.
She showed her work in Tanzwerkstatt Munich (2018), Open Your Mind (2019), Platform 6a (2021). For her new solo, she recently received the 'De Troffel' award, to further stimulate the development of her work.