Connor Schumacher is a great conceiver and creator of wonderful and never obvious imagery. By searching for a balance between theatrical imagery, transparent use of objects, and composition Connor tries to bring awareness to the present moment.
Connor Schumacher first started dancing at Purchase College Conservatory of Dance in New York where he studied composition and performance. After graduating in 2010 he moved to the Netherlands to pursue his career as a freelance dancer and maker. The relationship with Dansateliers was established in 2012 when Connor was selected for One Night’s Dance. With the support of the house he created a.o Boy oh Boy (2013), Boy oh Boy 2: God’s first creature (2014), the performance I trust in this life we will have another moment alone (Performing Gender, 2014), The Fool (2015), Asset, Liability and Equity (2016, DANSLOKAAL, co-production Conny Janssen Danst), Exhibition (2017, part of Krisztina’s Keuze 2, co-production De Châtel sur Place) and OK Future the surreal silent disco for Festival De Parade 2017. In 2018 and 2019 he tours through the Netherlands with THREESOME, his first evening-filling performance.
He was one of the dance-artists that took part in the European project Dancing Museums; a two-year research- and development trajectory (2015-2017) with the purpose to explore new ways of interaction with audiences. For his work he was nominated for the Prize of the Dutch Dance Festival in 2017.