Beppie Blankert / Choreographer's Lab
beginning her career as a dancer in The Netherlands, Denmark
and Wales, including Dansproduktie, the pioneering modern Dutch
company, Beppie Blankert quickly gained renown for her choreography.
Since the early nineties she has led her own company, Beppie
Blankert Danceconcerts. Besides performances in the Netherlands,
this company has toured extensively internationally and has
been presented at major festivals and important venues in the
United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium
and Italy. Since music plays an integral part in Blankert’s
work, much of her repertory is set to new music or commissioned
scores, and she has collaborated with Louis Andriessen, Harry
de Wit, Henk van der Meulen, Steve Martland, and Ron Ford. Blankert’s
multi-layered work is often inspired by literature, from Samuel
Beckett, to Homer, James Joyce, and Yukio Mishima) and by the
visual arts (Francis Bacon, Alberto Giacometti, Dan Graham).
At Jacob’s Pillow this summer—Blankert’s third
stay on the venerable grounds—she will lead the annual
Choreographers Lab, a training program for emerging dance artists.