CHOREOGRAPHER / DANCER / ANTHROPOLOGIST

Ilja Geelen

CHOREOGRAPHER & ANTHROPOLOGIST

Ilja Geelen

present

currently touring

Sensing Rooftops

[choreographer, performer] Sensing rooftops explores Moroccan & Dutch urban culture by dancing on rooftops. It’s an interdisciplinary collaboration… Read more

RE:set

[choreographer, performer] RE:set is a solo dance research inspired by anthropological fieldwork. It investigates what it means to reset and rewire our individual, social and cultural… Read more

future

work in progress

Underneath our Feet

[choreographic + research assistent]  تحت رجلينا (underneath our feet) addresses the resilience of women in Egyptian society. It’s particularly based on true stories. It also highlights… Read more

Why aren’t you saying anything?

[choreographer] “Why aren’t you saying anything?” is a duet about the words that don’t come out. What happens to the words that we repress? What kind of monsters can they morph… Read more

background

about me

As dance entrepeneur I teach, organise projects and create performances. I believe everyone is capable of experiencing dance according to their own strengths and qualities. My performances are intimate, interdisciplinary, aimed at experience and connection. Within anthropology I focus on the moving body in society. I am fascinated by the body and its senses as an instrument for knowledge about human and more-than-human sociality.

writer / editor / researcher

written work

blog

Blog

For the time being I have published only Dutch blog posts. If you want to read some of my English writings, please contact me.

 

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