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 (2000−2005). 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 (1995−1999) 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.