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Manon Santkin - research

maa 31/08/2015 > don 17/09/2015

Manon Santkin (1982) is a free-lance artist based in Brussels. Within the field of the Performing Arts, she operates as an dancer, choreographer, advisor, rehearsal director, after-talk moderator and writer. She graduated from P.a.r.t.s. in 2004 and has been collaborating with choreographers Mette Ingvartsen, Salva Sanchis, Xavier Leroy, Sidney Leoni, Eleanor Bauer, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche and Leslie Mannès. She also develops projects with sound artist Peter Lenaerts and with designer Nicolas Couturier. Manon regularly takes part in the processes of other artists as a mentor, advisor or dramaturge and sees her role as an interpreter morphing into that of a facilitator of collaborative processes. Since 2013, Manon develops new works in the frame of the Master program in New Performative Practices, at the Stockholm University of the Arts. Her research, entitled « Since all choreographers are dead... », focuses on ecology of practices, collaborative networks and complex narratives.

In Unexplained Dances (2014), Manon Santkin performed, with and for the audience, one of the many exercises compiled in the Atlas of Incomprehension. She engages in an ad-hoc dialogue, simultaneously embodied and spoken, about how to care for a dance which persists without explanation.