Dane Badal

Dane Badal combines hiphop elements with contemporary and theatrical performance skills. His work is strongly influenced by Indian mythology.

Dane Badal (1990, Rotterdam) is an allround dancer and choreographer specialised in urban and modern dance styles. He started dancing as a hiphop dancer, freestyler and did dance battles. His main focus was on the dance style Poppin’. He followed dance classes at Hiphophuis and was taught by Lloyd Marengo. Dane graduated from Codarts, where he got his bachelor in modern dance. During and after his study he worked o.a. with choreographers Lloyd Marengo, Vincent Vianen, Ed Wubbe, Lavelle Smith Jr., Kristina de Châtel and Jiří Kylián.

He competed in the Dutch television shows Move Like Michael Jackson, Everbody Dance Now en So You Think You Can Dance. He also danced in several theatre shows, o.a. West Side Story (Germany), 100% Selfmade and Liefde (Maas Theater & Dans).

Dane’s heart lies in choreography and creating dance for the theatre. He showed his first work during FRESH by Maas Theater & Dans. He also worked with the urban dancetheatre company XCLUSIV Company and choreographed the performance IMASQ together with Justine Campagnard and Jason Jeandor. He choreographed a solo for the Concertgebouw with harpist Lavinia Meijer. In 2019, he made the solo Tandava as a part of Dansateliers’ One Night’s Dance.

Image: Paul Sixta