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Femke Gyselinck (Belgium, 1983) is a dancer and choreographer based in Brussels. She graduated at P.A.R.T.S in 2006. After her studies she worked as a freelance dancer with Eleanor Bauer, Andros Zins-Browne, Esther Venrooy. She participated in the Solo Commissioning Project of Deborah Hay in 2007. From 2010 till 2018 she worked as artistic assistant of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas. She worked as ‘outside eye’ for Alexander Vantournout, Karel Burssens, Andros Zins-Browne. In her own work she focusses on relating expressive movements closely to text/ music in combination with a bold but humble performativity.
In 2017 she collaborated with her brother, Lander Gyselinck, a drummer on Flamer. Together with Romina Lischka, renowned gamba player, she made Lachrimae or Seven Tears to the music of John Dowland & Annelies Van Parys and L’Echo Du Danube to the music of Johannes Schenck. She collaborated in 2019 with musician Liesa Van der Aa for the piece Play. Also in 2019, together with Bryana Fritz & Jasmin Gins Posada she created the piece Pigmalion, with music by Rameau and performed live by Apotheosis Orchestra. Moving Ballads, a musical dance piece is her most recent work that will be performed in 2020/2021.
At this moment she is working on the choreography for the opera Faust Szenen to the music of Schumann and directed by Julian Rosefeldt, a production of Opera Vlaanderen and Montpellier Opera. She is a member of the faculty of P.A.R.T.S and is teaching at the bachelor Performing Arts at KASK & Conservatorium in Ghent.