Jonas Schildermans, Belgium
Jonas Schildermans is a dance writer, curator and producer based in Antwerp, Belgium. His education in art history at the Catholic University of Leuven furnished his broad visual vocabulary, on which he draws his practices in the performing arts today. After completing the exchange programme in cultural studies at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, he remained in the city to make his first professional attempt into producing dance at the educational department of Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. In 2016, Jonas returned to Belgium to work with dancer, choreographer and director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – an artist who had hugely influenced him long before their collaboration. He is currently engaged in editing and coordinating a publication on Cherkaoui’s comprehensive oeuvre and works at his company Eastman in communication, press, documentation and education. Jonas closely observes the contemporary dance field in Europe, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
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