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graduated from the Brussels Rits school of theatre as an actress (2011). Though she has played several times in creations by Manah Depauw and Michael Bijnens, she identifies herself mainly as a theatre maker.
In her master year at the Rits she creates two solos exploring identity versus the body (coach was Bernard Van Eeghem), in order to ‘scientifically’ know oneself from inside to outside. What is my body? Am I the result of my body or is the body my object? Who am I? What makes me me?
In her research she looks for materials to accentuate this friction between the body and how and what you feel in this body, always starting from autobiographic elements. In her solo ‘insert picture here’ (2010) about anorexia she uses tape to literally make a second skin, in ‘Song from the childhood’ (2011) she uses cardboard to make a second self. In ‘i am some body parts’ (2012) fabric instead of clothes help her to deconstruct a striptease.
‘I am looking for the face I had before the world was made’ (2012) talks about the gender question and more specifically ‘the male gaze’ and in ‘DSM-IV-TR 307.1’ (2013) she works on the correlation of body and disease.
Last updated : 12/09/2014
obtained his degree of Master in Dramatic Arts (theatermaker-spel) at the R.I.T.S. (Brussels) in 2003.
In 2000 his play "Postvietnam" was selected for Theater aan Zee (Oostende). "Postvietnam" is a play about the beast of war still being present , secretly, at the turn of the century in a European city, Brussels. Over the years he has created various performances like "janzondervlees" (2003) with Vivianne Demuynck -about a man prisoner of numbers and words and wanting to reinvent new words-, "Stillevenaturemorte" (2004)- a play about the stillife being present in our every day relations with others-, "there is room but" (2005) -about making room in a world overflowed with corruption, excess and consumerism-, "frontsteen" (2007) -about the nomansland-peace between to cultures who are in confontation-, "zwaenepoepezang" (2009) -about a sculpturer who decides to quit creating-and "immigrate/god" (2010)- the story of an immigrant learning the new language and remembering-.
All these creations where played on location without subsidies. He also directed "Forte"(H. Barker, 2010) for the theatre, "et seis amis" (Beursschouwburg, 2010)- a music performance- and "KEIM" (2010) - dance performance. He is currently preparing a initiation-performance with Peter Jacqmain "BEENU"(2014), and preparing a ritual-performance with Soetkin Demey , "Dagger Us"(2014).
During those years he started working with Michaël R. Roskam (Carlo, The one thing to do), which cooperation culminated in the widely acclaimed "Rundskop". He played an important part in "De Smaak van de Keyser" (F. Van Passel), and had parts in "Oorlogswinter", "Zwart Water", "Blanc comme Neige" ,"Clan", Code 37", "Salamander" and "Swooni".
Other interventions were played in Nicolas Provost first feature "The Invader" for which he was nominated as Best Supporting Actor at the 2012 Ostend Film Festival.
He has been touring for two years with "Tanzung" from Jan Decorte and was also on stage with theatre productions from Dito'Dito, Transquinquenal, TgNun, K.V.S., De Parade and Ostermeier (Festival de Liège,2007).
He is currently (2013) in production for 'In Vlaamse Velden', 'Les hommes d'argile', 'Cordon', 'De Behandeling' , a theatre play by Michael Bijnens (Kaaitheaterstudio's- june 2013, Theaterfestival Oostende 2014) and a new creation with Rosas based on "Die Weise von Liebe und Tod" van R. Rilke (2015).