In 2017 Dansateliers selected choreographer/performer Johanna Tengan (1996, BE) to participate in a new exchange program between the Rotterdam dancehouse and Azkuna Zentroa in Bilbao, Spain. Since 2014 Johanna is a student at the ArtEZ Dance-academie in Arnhem, NL. She was selected because of her versatile abilities and devotion as a maker and performer and her poetic approach towards dance. For her new solo Johanna is inspired by the poetry of Belgium writer/poet Herman de Coninck (1944-1997). In the creation of her solo she tries to translate his words on a physical, intuitive and direct way.
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"Johanna Tengan is original in the way she translates her ideas into movement: sensitive and poetic. She is a beautiful, transparent and almost fluid dancer with a strong personality and with a sharp eye for detail."