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Christine De Smedt

The artis­tic work of Christine De Smedt is situ­a­ted bet­ween dancing/​performing, cho­re­o­grap­hing, coo­r­di­na­ting, orga­ni­zing and cura­ting artis­tic pro­jects. Being a mem­ber of the com­pa­ny Les Ballets C. de la B. (Gent, Belgium) from 1991 until 2012, she cre­a­ted her own work sin­ce 1993, a solo, La for­ce fait l’union, fait la for­ce; a tra­vel­ling pro­ject in the Balkans, Escape Velocity (1998) and a lar­ge sca­le mass cho­re­o­grap­hy, 9×9 (20002005). In 2012 she pre­mie­red a series of per­for­med port­raits of dif­fe­rent artists, tit­led Four Choreographic Portraits (‘I would lea­ve a sig­na­tu­re’, The son of a priest, A woman with a dia­mond and Self-reliance).

She col­la­bo­ra­ted for seve­r­al years with Meg Stuart — Damaged Goods (19951999) and enga­ged in various artis­tic col­la­bo­ra­ti­ons with Mårten Spångberg, Mette Edvardsen, Philipp Gehmacher, Vladimir Miller, Jan Ritsema, Xavier Le Roy amongst others. From 2005 until today she was enga­ged in pro­jects with Eszter Salamon, cre­a­ting Nvsbl, dance#1/driftworks, the group pro­ject Transformers and Dance#2. De Smedt was the cura­tor of an artist resi­d­en­cy pro­ject Summer Intensive. She was col­la­bo­ra­ting with and per­for­ming in Le Roy’s Project, Low Pieces and Temporary Title, 2015 and the cho­re­o­grap­hy by Mette Ingvartsen Artificial Nature Project.

In 2014 she pre­sen­ted, together with Bojana Cvejic spa­ti­al con­fes­si­ons’ in the Turbine Hall in Tade Modern. She was peda­go­gi­cal coo­r­di­na­tor for P.A.R.T.S. in 2013 – 2016.