Marcus Baldemar (1985) is a Brussels-based dancer and choreographer. His work include movement, text and voice. Author Leslie Feinstein once wrote: “Gender is the poetry we make of the language we are taught”. Marcus likes to expand on this and add that body is the poetry we make of the language we are taught, dancing is the poetry we make of the language we are taught. His deep love and affection for pop culture is expressed through aesthetics, movement and language. This as a way of paying tribute to its potential as a platform for democratisation of visibility and language- and knowledge production.
Besides engaging in a variety of choreographic collaborations and performing in numerous choreographers’ work he has made two dance performances of his own:
“Reading Rhyme - A poetry reading, an anthology and a dance performance” (2014). “Reading Rhyme” is a duet with set- and costume designer Daniel Akerstrom Steen.
“Love Shrine & Your Majesty - Part 1 - A collective healing session through self-lovING but also a lap dance of sorts” (2016/2017). This piece was made together with Stockholm-based artists Linnéa Martinsson and Viktoria Andersson.