Jim Buskens

Jim Buskens (NL, 1996) received his propaedeutic certificate at the Codarts dance academy in Rotterdam in 2016, and later continued his education at the Maastricht drama academy. Here, it is that he will graduate in 2021 as a performer. Buskens danced in creations by Ryan Djojokarso, Olivier Dubois and Simone Forti, among others. He is also a performer in Jan Martens’ new creation, ‘Every attempt will end in shattered bodies and shattered bones’.

As a maker, he is known for using the body in motion as his starting point. He makes honest, clear visual performances with a clear design language. His work has become choreographic during his studies at the performance training in Maastricht rossen. This development has been researched intensively and in depth during his residency at Dans company Sally. Where he created his first graduation performance ‘SKIN’ together with Manouk Pluis. In 2021, he further developed his dance language and choreographic practice as he was one of the 8 participants of Dansateliers’ yearly talent trajectory. Together with his partner, Just van Bommel he created the piece “A rose is a rose is a rose”.

Image: Lore Mechelaere

Just & Jim v3 from Dansateliers on Vimeo.

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