Bachelor Dance

PROJECT

Bachelor Dance

Within the frame of the Choreography and Improvisation Research courses, Michel Yang brings the 3rd year dance students of the Koninklijk conservatorium to work off-campus. The aim is to bring the participants into new relationships with their environment via artistic practices and research. Through individual and collective workings, the practitioner opens her ways of perception and processes of materialisation. 

This year at wpzimmer, the group will explore body-voice practices linking movement, sound, interiority and meaning. Approaches and inspirations will be based on practices from the Oracle collective as well as Michel’s own practices.

Michel Yang

Michel Yang is an American born, Brussels-based performance artist. Her work explores notions on identity and cultural hybridity. Her own creations have involved rewriting scars, brick-laying her body, fashioning heels out of candle holders, teaching French while speaking fake Chinese… Such works root from her practices on tracing resistance, framing identity, and embodying objects, spectres, and nothing. Michel’s primary medium is the body, however, video and photography have recently begun to enter her work as extensions of her body practice. Presently Yang is following an audio-visual post-graduate with Sound Image Culture.

She received a Master of Fine Arts in Dance at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and has followed post-graduate studies with a.pass and Sound Image Culture. As a performer she has worked with Lilia Mestre, Stefan Dreher, Pierre Droulers, Mia Lawrence, and Walter Verdin to name a few.

As a teacher Michel’s subjects are contemporary dance, improvisation, and forms of materialization. She is teacher and mentor at the dance department of the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp. As well she is a member of the CORPoREAL research group. Other companies and schools where she has taught include Ultima Vez, Summer Studios, Charleroi Danses, D.A.N.C.E. Apprentices, Washington University… .