Danny Willems

Benjamin Vandewalle studied at the Royal Ballet School in Antwerp from the age of 8 to 18, graduating from Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s contemporary dance school P.A.R.T.S. in 2006.

During the ten years following graduation, he has often worked with recurring themes which he constantly approaches in different forms: from more technological dance productions such as Point of View (2011) for which cameras were attached to the bodies of the dancers, to small-scale installations in the public space for an audience of one.

Ever since his early work, ‘Perception’ has been a central focus. He creates movement – not only in the body of the dancer, but also in that of the viewer. In his work, he wishes to share new experiences and perspectives with a broad audience. Which is why, in 2012, he stepped out of the black box and into the public space.

He regularly works together with local participants, such as in the intimate installation Inter-view (2013) and the audio choreography Hear (2016).

In addition, he is involved in dance education, teaching children, amateurs, students and professionals. He has previously been a guest teacher at KASK and MUDA, created a guest choreography for Passerelle (Kortrijk) and through MUZE has worked in various primary schools in Brussels. He has worked with the Nyakaza dance course in South Africa, set up the Comfusao project in Mozambique and supported P.A.R.T.S. dance students on an exchange in Senegal.

Benjamin Vandewalle is Artist in Residence at Kaaitheater from 2017 to 2021

Benjamin Vandewalle is supported by Stichting SoAP, Maastricht