Karel Tuytschaever (°1985) graduates in 2007 from the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp in the Drama, and acting education led by Dora van der Groen. He works as a freelance actor for theatre, (short) ﬁlm and television series, and does voice-over work for TV and radio.
He is a lecturer in the acting and contemporary dance bachelor’s degree program at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp since 2008 and is a member of the dance training mentor team. He is regularly solicited as a coach and hosts workshops and masterclasses organized by theatre studio Nest, OPENDOEK, University of Antwerp, deDansPunt, Let's Go Urban Academy, scenography education KASKA, Zuidpool, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and The Amsterdam School of the Arts.
In 2015 he founded BARRY, out of necessity to create an environment where he can make, develop and distribute his own hybrid work. Since 2019, BARRY (BE) has a long-term collaboration with DansBrabant (NL).
Of great importance to him is the interaction between his performing, his lecturing, his research and his work as a maker. His fascination for embodiment and physicality within the arts plays a key role in this triangle.
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