Beppie Blankert

Bianca van Dillen and Beppie Blankert

Beppie Blankert / Choreographer's Lab

After 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.











Jacob's Pillow

August 28, 2007



Photo by Ben van Duin

Beppie Blankert and Louis Andriessen