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2018 HATCH Residencey YOURI de GUSSEM


Youri De Gussem started hip hop dance at school, then learned contemporary and ballet at the Athénée Royal des Beaux Arts of Brussels. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Dance from the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. In Antwerp, he had the chance to experiment several dances styles like Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Wim Vandekeybus, Pina Bausch and William Forsythe. He chose to finalize his formation at P.A.R.T.S., school founded and directed by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker in 2013. As a professional dancer, Youri worked with many choreographers. He took part in Body Design in Urban Spaces of Willie Dorner in Antwerp for the opening of the MAS museum. He played in Dodo Groot of Land Zonder Ei, theater piece directed by Dimitri Leue in HETPALEIS in Antwerp. He danced an extract of Babel by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui at the Louvre museum in Paris under the direction of Damien Jalet and the company Eastman. He also worked in the Grand Théâtre of Luxembourg for the creation and the interpretation of Flock by Jean Guillaume Weis. Currently, he is working with the choreographer Ricardo Ambrozio, under the name of Untamed production (since 2014), with the company Jordi Vidal Lopez for his new creation La Rencontre (2016-2017) as well as with the choreographer Sarah Baltzinger for the company Mirage for her new creation FURY (2017). In the last few years he put all his attention to the development of his own artistic projects (solos and group piece). Two of his solos were part of several international festivals in Lisbon, Brussels, Antwerp and Stuttgart.His last creation, ZEMIATA premiered in the Belgian theater Cité Culture in Brussels, January 2017.