Yentl de Werdt


Yentl de Werdt graduated from the Royal Balletschool of Antwerp and in 2006 from the contemporary dance school P.A.R.T.S. under the direction of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. She danced for Anurekha Ghosh & Co in the UK, Rosa Mei/Cie 13 in Belgium/China, SiWic-Ensemble Zurich, Randi De Vlieghe (fABULEUS), Bassim Altayeb in Antwerp, Birdwatching 4x4 by Benjamin Vandewalle and Akram Khan for the Openingsceremony of the Olympic Games in London. She choreographed: ‘Et maintenant on va où? On va ensemble’ together with the Ionah Trio for Europalia India, ‘Dagbreek’ with Judith Clijsters, ‘Svarta Rosor’ with opera singer Mieke Segers, ‘Mapping’ for MAF festival Antwerp, ‘de Kids’ with hearing impaired youngsters from Belgium and touring at the moment ‘Teen Taal’ with tablaplayer Sattar Khan (Sidi Larbi/Babel).

At the moment she creates performances with youngsters organised and supported by Platform K, de Batterie and her own ngo AYU vzw. Besides performing her video work is shown in the expo Slum Kids Ki, with children from the slums in India. Her shortfilm What if..? won the Particular eye/World outlook Prize from IDILL and a special award at MEET film Festival. She teaches dance workshops for Rosas, Dancing Kids, de Veerman, MUS-E, Danspunt, CANON Cultuurcel, MOOSS, Platform K, Lasso and internationally at the Summer Intensive in Georgia, Terence Lewis Academy, Twins Dance Art Studio, Danceworkx, India Brooklyn Dance Academy Delhi & Play practice Residency in Bangalore.