Writing has been very important to me ever since I started dancing on a more advanced level. Not only do I enjoy it, but it also allows me to articulate artistic ideas and concepts more clearly, which, in turn, helps with creating work. Analyzing art and performance works is very enriching.
I have been lucky to have many of my shorter pieces published in magazines and newspapers. My articles, which range from performance and art reviews to more critical commentary and analysis, are usually in English, but I have also published French and German works of writing.
Building upon some themes from my PhD thesis, I am currently working on an academic paper, which develops my analysis of the elements of repetition and exhaustion as apparent in the early dances of the Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker.
Some published articles are:
- Seurats Meisterwerk im Musical, on the Broadway musical Sunday in the Park with George (2008)
- Traumartige Revolution, on the Surreal Things exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2007)
- Musik für die Augen, on the Kandisky: The Path to Abstraction exhibition at Tate Modern, London (2006)
- Eine Skizze der Geschichte, about the Front Page exhibition at the British Library (2006)
- The Problem With Reading Contemporary Dance, commentary (2006)
- La danse dans l'avenir, contribution to the book 100e anniversaire, Conservatoire de Musique de la Ville de Luxembourg (2005)
- Rambert Dance Company at Sadler's Wells, dance review (2005)