Robin Dingemans is a choreographer, performer and teacher who works primarily in Sweden and the UK, he has many years experience as an artist in innovative and experimental work in contemporary dance and performance. His work is centred around playing with creative processes and outputs which are often sociologically informed. He has been supported, commissioned and presented by many different organisations in the UK, Sweden and internationally including Weld, Sadler’s Wells, ArtsCross Beijing, The Place, Dance4, Laban Theatre, Dansateliers Rotterdam, Pavilion Dance, Escalator Dance and many more. He has performed in works of Weld Company, Fevered Sleep, Station House Opera, DV8 Physical Theatre, Requardt & Rosenberg, Ricochet, Protein, Theatre Rites, Yvon Bonenfant, les gens d’Uterpan and many more. He has created works, supervised, taught improvisation, composition and creative practices at many Conservatoires, Universities and a broad spectrum of other contexts internationally. Originally from New Zealand Robin has been based in Europe since 1998.
WHAT DOES THE SITE RESIDENCY ENABLE YOU TO DO?
I always enjoy working in collaborative environments and very much prefer shared working spaces, it’s more fun and generally fits with my perspective that dance is an innately community orientated art form.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT?
I am continuing working on The Assimilation Project, a one on one performance in collaboration with PETER, which we are expanding into a group work, putting finishing touches on a book The Virtuosity of Exposure, continuing touring Dörren my work for 2 to 6 year olds, researching and producing several new works, two for young audiences and one very much not for young audiences. I will generally continue my path of making work in multiple iterations such as video, writing, illustration and more but almost always also including live performance within a given concept.
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO FURTHER DEVELOP DURING YOUR RESIDENCY AT SITE?
Make the managerial and administrative aspect of my work as ergonomic as possible. I want to develop how I communicate the cohesiveness that underlies my seemingly divergent projects. Artistically I want to keep extending playing with what results or products are part of my work as a choreographer, by continuing expanding making multi iteration work – especially in the pieces I have planned for young audiences, I want to play with the formats that can take much more.
The residency aims to enable artistic and organizational development, through free access to office space and studio time as well as counselling. Please contact Anne-Sofie Ericsson for more information.