choreography and performance: Vincent Riebeek
advice: Florentina Holzinger
commissioned by Artspace, Auckland – New Zealand)
“He was destined to be ill, quite ill, though it was not apparent. Youth alone would seem to account for his feverish spirit, the fever was becoming more and more demanding. The romantic garden within him raged with wild bloom, which he plucked and carelessly tossed in every direction. For he was no naturalist-more the archer, spraying arrows in a clearing suddenly sprouting status. He had conjured a pedestal for his own amusement and he sat upon it and spun around. Art, not nature, moved him. Nature, he had boasted, was meant to be redesigned.
Photo's of older work by Vincent Riebeek:
Vincent Riebeek started dancing hip-hop and street dance in his pre-teens. While finishing his high school education he went to the pre-education dance program at the AHK Amsterdam where he is currently studying at the School for New Dance development. During his education he had a chance to work with a.o. Benoit Lachambre, Simon Aughterlony, Ibrahim Quraishi, Hooman Sharifi, David Zambrano, Gabriel Smeets, Robert Steijn, Renee Copraij, Bettina Masuch, David Zambrano, Jeremy Wade, Meg Stuart, Deborah Hay and Janine Durning. He was a recipient of the DanceWeb Scholarship at Impulstanz Vienna in 2010 where he followed workshop with a.o. Igor Dobricic, Ivo Dimchev, Benoit Lachambre and Jennifer Lacey. His dance-web mentors where Sarah Michelson and Yasuko Yokoshi.
His own work is shown at various theatres in Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Switserland, Slovenia and New Zealand and he has received residencies at Impulstanz Vienna, Workspace Brussels, Frascati Amsterdam and PACT Zollverein.
The duet he made with together Florentina Holzinger Kein Applaus fuer Scheisse was called one of the revelations of the Batard festival for young makers in Brussels October 2010, got produced by kcNona (B) and is currently touring at various international performance festivals around Europe. Their newest piece Spirit will premiere in October 2012 at Campo/Genth. For that creation they are currently exploring new structures in their collaboration, shifting the roles of dancer/choreographer by creating solo’s for each other. A research you're welcome to witness at the Springdance Marathon 2012.