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Klaas Devos

Klaas Devos is choreographer and researcher. His work explores the intimate poetry of knowing and thinking bodies and the aesthetics of mis/understandings. Devos’ practice consists of studies on the instant of dance interpretation. The artistic output interweaves dance improvisation and electronic choreography, experimental music, digital arts, somatic practices and cognitive sciences.

Devos graduated at the Higher Institute for Dance in Lier, now the Bachelor dance of the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp. He deepened his education in dance practice with a Master in Theatre and Film Studies at the University of Antwerp and graduated with a master’s thesis on modern dance epistemology. His fascination for dancing as a specific mode of thinking and researching is the recurring thread throughout his post-graduate researches at P.A.R.T.S. and at a.pass.

'The Thinking Body in Dance' is the subject of his doctoral research in the arts at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp and the University of Antwerp. This research on live electronics as a dance and choreographic tool connects technology and the human nervous system in dance in order to produce new improvisation techniques.