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Vera Tussing
Dozentin "Dance & Music"

Vera Tussing graduated from London Contemporary Dance School, and has worked as a dancer, director and choreographer throughout the UK, Belgium, Canada and across Europe. In 2011 she premiered Trilogy with Albert Quesada, based on an initial commission from ROH2 at the Royal Opera House, London. This was followed by the stage pieces You Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet (2012) and T-Dance (2014), as well as the movement-sound installation Sound Bed. The performance, The Palm of Your Hand premiered in 2015, followed by Mazing (2016).

In 2017, a recreation of The Palm of Your Hand, making the work accessible to blind and partially sighted audience members, was undertaken as part of The Humane Body Project, a collaboration between ImPulsTanz (Vienna), Kaaitheater (Brussels) and The Place (London). This recreation was premiered at CND, Paris. Both, Two, a duet in collaboration with Esse Vanderbruggen premièred at Kaaistudio’s (Brussels) in 2018. The duet cycle begun with Both, Two is further explored in the online digital/photographic project @duetthecity, a collaboration with the photographer Stine Sampers, and in an emergent sculptural practice, featured as part of Performatik 19 (Brussels). In October 2019, Tactile Quartet(s), a stage piece created in collaboration with Quatour MP4 was premiered at Kaaitheater, Brussels.

A central theme of Tussing’s work is how different senses combine to structure our perception, and the creation of unique, inter-personal encounters between audience and performer. She is currently artist-in-residence at Kaaitheater (Brussels), and formerly Workplace Artist at The Place (London), IN/FINITY Artist, Research Associate at South East Dance (Brighton) and KAAP-maker (Oostende/Brugge). Besides her work for stage and galleries, she runs workshops and acts as a researcher and coach in various professional institutions in across Europe.

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