Benjamin Vandewalle studied at the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp and graduated at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels in 2006. Since early on, the central theme in his work is perception. He creates movement – not only in the performer’s body but also in the spectator’s. His work is about sharing new experiences and perspectives with a large audience .For the performances Birdwatching (2009) and One/Zero (2011), he worked closely with visual artist and scenographer Erki De Vries. In 2012 he stepped out of the black box into the public space. His mobile performance Birdwatching 4x4 was a festival favorite amongst audience and critics and toured for several seasons.Later on he created new works for the black box such as point of view ( 2013 ) and, in collaboration with Platform K, Common ground ( 2018 ), the last of which got selected for Het TheaterFestival. Another work that he created worth mentioning is HEAR ( 2016 ) which is a sound choreography performed by a choir of 30 volunteers for a blindfolded audience. At this moment Benjamin is touring with his traveling art-fair called Studio Cité (2019) which is a collection of 8 performative installations for the public space and he is working on a new project called Journal d'un usager de l'espace (2021).
Benjamin Vandewalle is interested in dance education and is a dedicated teacher for children, amateurs, students as well as professionals. He was guest teacher at the KASK and MUDA and also created a guest choreography for Passerelle (Kortrijk, BE). He collaborated with the dance school Nyakaza in South Africa, launched the project Comfusao in Mozambique and, on two occasions, accompanied a group of P.A.R.T.S. dance students during an exchange project in Senegal. Together with practical philosopher Jan Knops and a group of school children from Molenbeek (Brussels) he made the documentaries (un)usual and Movements.Benjamin Vandewalle is Artist in Residence at Kaaitheater from 2017 to 2021.