NUOVA X welcomes Astrid as one of our resident choreographer during our second period.
“Nuova X”, a novel program directed by choreographer Tom Weinberger, in collaboration with NOD
Where: NUOVA X at NOD Via Mantova 34 – Torino Italy
When: Nuova X – 2nd period – February 20th – March 24th
Each quarter, the program will involve a preselected group of dancers in two different creations with two different choreographers, each lasting five weeks .
This structure has the specific objective of providing dancers with the necessary tools to become a more skilled collaborator within a creative context and to develop a flexible mind as well as a creative one.
The program’s emphasis is on giving ample time for a meaningful process, providing the opportunity to dive into and learn from the choreographers’ methodologies and creative practices.
Our goal is to cultivate an environment for a mindful educational journey, creating room to raise questions and space to challenge our physical and performative skills, while encouraging vulnerability and growth. At the end of each trimester a studio showing will be held, giving the participants a platform to share the works in progress with the community.
Astrid Boons (1988, Belgium), is a choreographer and performer based in The Netherlands.
Since 2017 she is a resident choreographer at Korzo Theatre in The Hague.
Getting known in the European dance scene for her emotionally demanding pieces and her strongly
embodied states, Astrid Boons’ creations offer a space to deeply experience the body as the site of
boundaries and expansion between us and the world. She creates work with a distinctive female
perspective foregrounding the subjective connectivity as a form of resistance, together with the
continuous search for personal agency.
Astrid received the BNG Bank Dance Award 2017 and Piket Art Award 2017 for her duet Rhizoma (2016). In 2020 she was named artist to watch by NRC newspaper. In 2021, she was nominated for the prestigious Prize of The Netherlands Dance Days for choreography.
Her work has been produced by Korzo Theatre, Nederlands Dans Theater, Dance Theater Heidelberg, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Conny Janssen Danst, Dans I Nord, among others.
As a dancer Astrid worked with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch (2017-2018), Nederlands Dans Theater 1 (2017), GöteborgsOperans Danskompani(2013-2016), Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (2009-2013), Dansgroep Amsterdam(2009) and Dansgroep Krisztina De Châtel (2008).
Alongside her work as a choreographer, Astrid is developing her movement practice which is derived from her choreographic research. She has taught in companies and schools such as Nederlands Dans Theater, Dance Theater Heidelberg, Contact Contemporary Dance Festival Singapore, Dans I Nord, Codarts, Artez among others.
Astrid graduated from The Royal Ballet School of Antwerp (BE). She holds a BA Dance from Codarts (NL) and a BA of Arts (Honours) in Humanities (Art History and Philosophy) from the Open University (UK).
How to apply: In order to apply, please send your CV together with two separate links, one showcasing yourself in an improvisation session (1 minute – 1 take) and one where you execute a set piece of choreography (max 2 minutes).
Only Vimeo or YouTube links to email@example.com
All are welcome regardless of ethnicity, gender or sexual preference
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