Jasper van Luijk

Jasper van Luijk - Netherlands

JASPER-VAN-LUIJK-HEAD-SHOT-01-WEBJasper van Luijk (1987) studied dance at the ArtEZ Dance Academy. He was selected by Korzo dance house to participate in the event Voorjaarsontwaken 2011 to create a choreography. This resulted in the piece Too Many New Beginnings, which was well received.
Commissioned by Korzo productions, he created the duet About There and Here which premièred during the Holland Dance Festival 2012. In the same season he created pieces for Brand New #3 (a collaboration between Conny Janssen Danst en Dansateliers), Festival a/d Werf (co produced by Generale Oost/De Dansers) and for the Seminar Hakibbutzim in Israel. In 2012 Jasper received the ITs Choreography Award, a prize for graduating talent in choreography.

After his graduation, he decided to focus on choreography full-time. With Korzo, he created work for the festivals Here We Live And Now 2012, 2013, and CaDance 2013 and he toured with work through ten cities in the Netherlands during the Moving Futures Festival.
Interpersonal relationships are always central to his work. Jasper also lays a great emphasis on performing ‘in the moment,’ the creation of situations on stage where the performers make on-the-spot decisions with which they can influence and surprise both themselves and the audience.


Jefta Tanate (1992)

Jefta Tanate (1992)
Jefta Tanate graduated in 2013 at the ArtEZ Art Academy in Arnhem. Jefta has a wide ranging background. Techniques such as classical, modern, improvisation and contact-improvisation but also hip-hop orientated techniques such as breakdance, krumping and tricking. This is the reason why he was selected to do his internship with Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, to enrich the piece by showing a new kind of dimension between the aesthetic and sensation. Furthermore, Jefta wants to keep on freelancing to keep catching the freshness of each project and keep on renewing his vision.

Credits: Jasper van Luijk for choreography, lighting and music
Jefta Tanate: dance