Erik Kaiel is a choreographer originally from Innsbruck, Austria. He grew up in Oregon, studied in Canada and the U.S and has been living in Brooklyn (N.Y.) for 10 years before he moved to the Netherlands. Erik Kaiel has been making dances for many years. In subway stations, sculpture gardens, empty swimming pools, city streets, and occasionally on stage. He performs, choreographs and teaches throughout Netherlands, Europe, and the world. In 2009 he won the Dutch national prize for choreographic talent, and the No Ballet competition in Germany.
In 2006 Erik created the duet No Man is an Island as part of Dansateliers’ annual makersproject One Night’s Dance.
“In a cross-over of acrobatics and dance, one climbs on top of the other without loosing contact; which is seemingly impossible due to the gravity. It starts of as a trick and slowly develops into art.” (NRC Ingrid Frankenhuyzen).
In the framework of Dansateliers’ 25th anniversary Erik Kaiel will present the duet during the first weekend of One Night’s Dance from 6 – 9 December 2018.