Dancer, choreographer

I am a dancer and choreographer. I graduated at the School of Arts Amsterdam in urban/contemporary dance and music-theatre. I was trained as a dancer and also to create movement in my own way. Next to dancing in European and Israeli companies like Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company and Fresco Dance Company, I did projects with choreographers like Emanuel Gat and trained in classes and intensives with Batsheva Dance Company.

I was always very interested in the combination of film and dance, and I now have choreographed cinema films and videoclips for Dutch and international artists. “White rooms” (Factor B) won the International Music Video Underground award (Los Angeles). “Sisters” (EYE film museum Amsterdam) won both the TopKapi Fiction Prize (Berlin) and the Eye Audience Choice Award (Amsterdam). I created several stage dance pieces like “Let me under” (TedTalks Amsterdam) and “River with me”, which won the First price choreography, AmsterDans 2018.

Emma Evelein - Choreographer and Dancer

Work philosophy

In my work I am always looking for honesty, connection and dialogue – between people or within an individual. The urge to dance is almost more important than the movement itself. Musicality in movement is very important to me and I am searching for different inputs to create a broad language. I like to work with the characters of my dancers, so the dancer can be as honest as possible in her/his performance, and therefore the audience or the spectator has the possibility to connect with the creation.

Works 2017-2018

PROJECT/PIECE                                 FUNCTION                        CHOREOGRAPHED BY
Stage
Tedtalks Amsterdam Performance Dancer & choreographer
Mantra Dancer Liran Michaeli (IS)
Dragonit Dancer Fresco Dance Company (IS)
Sounds like yourself Dancer Michael Getman (IS)
Let me under for Dance Connects Dancer & choreographer
Both your hands for Het vergeten kind Dancer & choreographer
Solo Quinten (various festivals and events) Dancer & choreographer
Solo Postman (Vondelpark theater) Dancer & choreographer
Solo River with me – a solo part Dancer & choreographer
River with me for Amsterdans Choreographer
Puccini for 2 Choreographer
Pre-programm Scapino Ballet Dancer & choreographer with Lucien Denny
(Short) Film
A flood remains Choreographer
Sisters for Nederlandse Film Academie Choreographer
Bloed, zweet & tranen Choreographer
Sofie (tribute) Dancer & choreographer
Starring for Dansblok Leiden Dancer & choreographer
I’ll be changed by then (various festivals) Dancer & choreographer
Escaping Tara for escape room Dancer & choreographer
Daphnis & Cloe – Cinematic Orchestra Dancer Reve Terborg
Videoclips
Omri Tindal – AlphA Choreographer with Vincent Vianen
BENR – Zonder haar Dancer & choreographer
Oliver Heldens – Ibiza ’77 Dancer Nathalie Hombergh
JBC, commercial Dancer Roy Julen
Short docu for ELLE Magazine Dancer & choreographer
Armin van Buuren – You are (unreleased) Dancer & choreographer
Xsense, commercial Dancer & choreographer
LEEF – Terence Dancer Anne Suurendonk
Company work
Fresco dance company
Emanuel Gat – Montpellier Dance Festival
Training with Batsheva Dance Company
Teaching
Amsterdam Dance Centre
Masterclasses
Children Classes
Competitions
AmsterDans – Winner best choreography 2018
Juste Debout 2018 experimental
Workshops
Batsheva Intensive 2017
Hofesch Shechter Intensives 2017
Hasadnah Workshop Israel 2017

Education

Dance
2014/2015 MASA Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company
2011/2015 Urban/contemporary dance and music theatre at Amsterdam School of Arts (AHK)
2013 New York – Broadway Dance Centre, Alvin Ailey, Steps
2009-2011 5 o´clock dance pre-education School of Arts Amsterdam
2005-2010 High School/HAVO – Gerrit van der Veen College Amsterdam
Singing
2010-today Lessons by Ad van Dijk, Marco Braam, Liesbeth Gresnigt and Roel VanKerckhoven
Acting
2010-today Lessons by Glenn Faria, Agnieta den Hartog, Wensley and Sara Piqué a Wiktorowicz

Experience 2006-2016, selected performances

Danced/choreographed for:
Martin Harriague
Heidi Vierthaler
What is fashion festival
Jan Martens
Open Air Amsterdam
Jamie de Groot
Emanuel Gat Venice Biennale
NIKE
Percy Kruijthoff
ISH Dance
MTV The Netherlands
Kristina DeChatel
Ripelife.com
Don’t hit mama

Other

Special skill: skating, acting
Voice: Mezzo-soprano
5 years of experience of modelling for NIKE, Ready2wedd, Ripelife, Gindi Tel Aviv, Ariel Tidhar Designs and many others
Experience in producing for film & stage and hosting work

Languages

Dutch – fluent; English – proficient, German – advanced, Hebrew – basic