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Jasper van Luijk (1987) studied dance at the ArtEZ Dance Academy. When he was only 24 years old he was selected by Korzo to participate in the event Voorjaarsontwaken 2011 to create a choreography. This resulted in the piece Too many new beginnings, which was very well received.
Commissioned by Korzo productions he created the duet About There and Here which premiered during the Holland Dance Festival 2012. In the same season he created pieces for Brand New #3 (co-production Conny Janssen Danst and Dansateliers) and Festival a/d Werf. In 2012 Jasper received the ITs Choreography Award, a price for graduating talent in choreography. After his graduation, he decided to focus on choreography full-time. With Korzo, he created work for Here we live and now 2012, 2013, and CaDance 2013 and 2015. Quite Discontinuous originated at Generale Oost and Dansateliers and was selected for the Dance Roads tour to places such as Canada, Turin, and Bordeaux. At the moment Jasper is supported by De Nieuwe Oost, Het Huis Utrecht, MAAStd en Korzo producties. Highlights from the past year are the solo performances Yonder and The Definition of Now.
Movements generated by society are a central theme in Jasper’s work. He also places great emphasis on performing ‘in the moment’, the creation of situations on stage where the performers make decisions on-the-spot with which they can influence and surprise both themselves and the audience.