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Kobalt Works

On his artistic journey choreographer Arco Renz likes to sail against the current, between disciplines and cultures. As a child he followed dance training in Bremen, yet went on to study theatre in Paris after completing his secondary education, to make the transition once more to dance, training at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. He was among the first generation of graduates in 1998. In his choreographic work he concentrates on a 'third space' between Eastern and Western forms of movement and energy. His interest in the East was triggered during his studies in Paris when he saw Japanese Noh theatre and Chinese opera and became acquainted with martial practices such as Qigong and Tai Chi. During his first journey through Asia in 1994, he became fascinated with the energy of Indian Kathakali dance theatre – it could enthral him for hours. It triggered his search into how to generate energy and communicate with it on stage.


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