Connor Schumacher is interested in everything dance was, everything dance has become, and everything dance can be in the future. Because somewhere in there is a key to revolutionary thought. So let’s get moving.
Connor Schumacher is a dance artist and artistic leader of Stichting ARK, the foundation with which he organizes movement classes and raves and creates performances, with the goal to get people moving. Connor is convinced that the world would be a better place if we would dance every day.
Last season Connor toured with Funny Soft Happy & The Opposite, that was extremely well received in all theatres where it was performed. In the past he made o.a. the performances Threesome (2019), OK Future (2017), The Fool (2018) and Boy Oh Boy (2012). Next to this he took part in the European research projects Dancing Museums (2015-2017) and Empowering Dance (2018-2020), in which he searched for new ways of interaction with an audience and the soft skills people can develop through dance.
Connor studied dance and composition at Purchase Conservatory of Dance in New York, after which he developed himself from 2012 onwards as an independent dance artist at Dansateliers in Rotterdam. In 2019 he was awarded with the Prize of the Dutch Dance Festival, which offered him a production budget of 10.000 euros to invest in his new work Stillness Is A Concept.