Guest Lecturer

Dancer and choreographer
BAD-E Dancer and choreographer

    Vera Tussing

    Born in 1982 in Germany, Vera Tussing now lives and works in Brussels. She graduated from the London Contemporary Dance School, and has worked as a dancer, director and creator throughout Belgium, the UK, Canada and across Europe over the last 14 years.

    In 2011 she premiered Trilogy with Albert Quesada before going on to make the stage pieces You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet (2012) and T-Dance (2014), and the movement-sound installation Sound Bed. The performance, The Palm of Your Hand premiered in 2015 and Mazing in November 2016. In 2017 a recreation of The Palm of Your Hand, making the work accessible to blind and partially sighted audience members, premiered at CND in Paris. This piece is part of The Humane Body Project with ImPulsTanz (Vienna), Kaaitheater (Brussels) and The Place (London) as its partners. Both, Two, a duet in collaboration with Esse Vanderbruggen premièred at Kaaistudio's (Brussels) in 2018.

    Esse Vanderbruggen and Vera Tussing currently continue this duet cycle in which they explore the forms of the duet. For the occasion of Dag van de Dans 2019, they presented @duetthecity, a collaboration with photographer Stine Sampers, on Instagram. The IN/FINITY project was part of Performatik 19 (Brussels). In October 2019, Tactile Quartet(s), a performance in which she expands her research into tactility to the discipline of music, will premiere at Kaaitheater. A central theme of Vera's work is how the different senses combine to structure our perception, and the creation of unique, inter-personal encounters between audience and performer. Being a former Research Associate at South East Dance (Brighton), Workplace artist at The Place and KAAP-maker (Oostende/Brugge), she is currently part of IN-FINITY (Brussels) and artist-in-residence at Kaaitheater.