Dan Mussett is a dancer, maker and organiser based in Antwerp. He graduated in 2017 with a BA in Dance from the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, having previously studied English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. He currently works as a performer with, among others, Jan Martens / GRIP and Ayelen Parolin. In 2018 he received a research grant from the Flemish Government, to conduct research into new techniques and methodologies to stimulate collaborations in an artistic context. He conducted this research together with dancer Laurent Delom. One of the outcomes of this investigation was the performance ddddddddddduetttttttttttttttttttttttt, which premiered on C-TAKT#3 Festival 2019.
Following on from this, Dan set up MURMUR in April 2018, a reading and discussion group for people active in the performing arts sector in Antwerp, with the intention of sharing knowledge within the artistic community, talking to and listening to each other. In 2019, Dan began working on THE DATING PROJECT, an ongoing series of experiments into how technology manipulates behaviour. The first outcome of this research was shown at KRANK Festival (organised by Tuning People) in June 2019. In the coming years, Dan will make further experiments.