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About the speaker

Conny Janssen is the talented mastermind behind the company bearing her own name, Conny Janssen Danst - a leading name in this field, which in 2017 reaches its 25-year anniversary. In her work, Conny harmoniously blends simplicity and frailty with theatrical and passionate elements, not as separate choreographic choices, but integrated in a wider setting, where everything ties together. The performances are set in surprising locations (ranging from a former industrial building, to a church or a parking lot), where the lighting, the sounds, the moves and the raw human touch of the dancers come full circle to create impressive productions. Often collaborating with different artists from connected branches like photography, architecture or film making, she succeeds in adding depth and an unexpected air to her work.

Conny studied at the Rotterdam Dance Academy and while she started as a dancer, her choreographic work started shining already in this early stage of her career. In 1992 she set up her own dance company and since then she has gained impressive national and international recognition for her contribution to modern dance.

Next Friday, we will take a look at MOMENTS from the standpoint of her creative force. We will find out more about creating moments, the design process of performances, about how dance differs or resembles other creative industries and other exciting aspects and parallels from a rather different creative branch.

photo source: www.connyjansendanst.nl

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