Anneleen Keppens
Thibaud Dezyn

Anneleen Keppens


Born in Kortrijk in 1986, Anneleen Keppens graduated from P.A.R.T.S. in 2010. She works as a choreographer, dancer, artistic collaborator and teacher. From these different positions, she creates experiences that place the body at the centre and honour the profoundly communicative and connecting potential of dance as a language.

In 2016 she started a choreographic research project called Transparency in Abstract Dance, which aimed to make the language of dance more accessible by developing compositional keys that allow an audience to unlock and ‘enter’ a dance.

This research was the basis of her first creation, The moon is the moon is the moon. This performance shares the ‘sketches’ that precede the making of a choreography, while seeking a balance between legibility and poetry.

In 2019 Anneleen created the solo Movement Essays. This work consists of three ‘movement essays; On Tempo, On Shape and Multitudes, each of which highlight a fundamental element of abstract dance.

Since 2020 she develops Body Dialogues. Through this practice she aims to revalue the artistic process and cultivate space and time for contemplation. Occasionally a dialogue is shared with an audience, inviting them to step into a process rather than a work of art. 

Currently, Anneleen is preparing Blue Moon Spring, a performance for three dancers on jazz music.

Since 2012 she is a core member of Hiatus, the dance company of Daniel Linehan (US/BE). She is a certified somatic movement educator and taught a class called Poetic Embodiment during the SummerSchool at P.A.R.T.S., at Charleroi Danse and at INSAS amongst others.