Daniel Linehan previously worked as a dancer and choreographer in New York before moving to Brussels in 2008. In Brussels he completed the Research Cycle at P.A.R.T.S. As a performer, Linehan has worked with Miguel Gutierrez and Big Art Group, among other artists. He was also a 2007-2008 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence.
Linehan’s own choreographic work is intent on softly obscuring the line that separates dance from everything else. He approaches performance-making from the point of view of a curious amateur, testing various interactions between dance and non-dance forms, searching for unlikely conjunctions, juxtapositions, and parallels between texts, movements, images, songs, videos, and rhythms. In New York, he created text- and dance-based performances with a team of four other dancers, and also collaborated with Michael Helland on multiple duet projects. In 2007 he premiered the solo Not About Everything, which has since been performed in over 50 venues internationally.
His most recent projects include Montage for Three (duet, 2009), Being Together Without any Voice (quartet, 2010), Zombie Aporia (trio, 2011), Gaze is a Gap is a Ghost (trio, 2012) and The Karaoke Dialogues (septet, 2014). He also works on particular projects like he book A no can make space (2013) or Vita Activa, a workshop about time and work.
From 2012 to 2014 Daniel Linehan was Artiste Associé at deSingel International Arts Campus (Antwerp, BE), and New Wave Associate at Sadler’s Wells (London, UK). Since 2013 he is Artist-in-Residence at Opéra de Lille (FR).
From 2015 onwards Daniel Linehan is developing his projects within his own organisation Hiatus, that is structurally subventioned by the Flemish Government.