Faculty, Instructional Staff and Collaborations

  • Artistic Leader: Jeroen Fabius
  • Tutor: Konstantina Georgelou
  • Seminar Mentor: Alice Chauchat
  • Seminar Mentor: Setareh Fatehi (او)
  • Production and Administration: velvet leigh

Jeroen Fabius, artistic director and tutor of DAS Choreography since 2002, and a such member of the board of DAS Graduate School since 2016.

He was head of department of the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) from 2000-2002, and has been teaching Dance History and Art and Society among other subjects since 1991 at SNDO.

He is doing his PhD with the University of Utrecht (working title: Micropolitics of Choreographic Address: Closely watching moving bodies).

He has been involved as an advisor in artistic projects of Lina Issa, Mette Ingwartsen, Aitana Cordero, Pere Faura, Keren Levi and Andrea Božić. He is member of the board of BAU, an organization/platform for the independent dance and performance scene of Amsterdam.

Konstantina Georgelou is an Amsterdam-based performing arts theorist, dramaturg and researcher. She teaches in the Department of Media and Culture at Utrecht University where she also received her PhD in 2011, and in DAS Theatre, while she collaborates with a number of theatres, dance production houses and Universities for the Arts in the Netherlands and abroad.

Her research spans over the areas of dramaturgy, choreography, political philosophy and artistic research, inquiring ways to be, move and act together. She studies artistic, discursive and activist practices as articulations of the political, and researches in-practice collective modes of production in theory and in the arts.

Her publications have appeared in several journals and books, such as with Performance Research Journal, Performance Paradigm, Maska, LADA, Routledge, Palgrave MacMillan; she co-authored The Practice of Dramaturgy: Working on Actions in Performance (Valiz, 2017) and co-edited the issue ‘On Names’ (Performance Research Journal, 2017). She has worked together with several artists including Zhana Ivanova, Danae Theodoridou, Janez Janša, Efrosini Protopapa, Mladen Alexiev, Katja Heitmann, Ingrid Berger Myhre and Apostolia Papadamaki.

Konstantina considers her work across institutions in which both academic and artistic research takes place rigorously and often with suspicion towards one another, as a dramaturgical and political practice.

Alice Chauchat, seminar mentor of DAS Choreography, lives in Berlin and works as a choreographer, performer, teacher, editor and other activities related to choreography. She created performances in collaboration with a.o., Anne Juren, Frédéric Gies, Alix Eynaudi and performed with a.o. Jennifer Lacey, Juan Dominguez, Xavier le Roy, and Mårten Spångberg.

She has been working mostly in collaborative set-ups, developing numerous choreographic projects and platforms for knowledge production and exchange in the performing arts (everybodystoolbox.net, special issue, praticable, ...) as well as regularly teaching and leading research processes (New York, Stockholm, Berlin, Vienna, Giessen, San Sebastian, Zagreb etc).

In 2010-2012 she was in the artistic co-direction for Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, a centre for artistic research in the Parisian suburbs.

Collaboration (and so negotiating distance, alterity, de-centering etc.) has been a recurrent reality and growing concern of her work. Over the last few years, her choreographic practice has focussed more and more directly on processing the knowledge and complexity of collaborative practices into aesthetic setups.

The Production and Administration officer of DAS Choreography is in charge both of the administrative support of the educational activities of the program as well as the production support for the student projects of DAS Choreography. She is involved in planning of residencies and seminars, supporting the selection procedure, and financial administration of the program.

Overview of guest artists and lecturers

Bracha Ettinger, Matteo Fargion, João Fiadeiro, Dora Garcia, Nicoline van Harskamp, Louise Höjer, Tehching Hsieh, Isabela Imasato, Janez Janša, Katarzyna Kozyra, Jennifer Lacey, Benoit Lachambre, André Lepecki, Xavier LeRoy, Tine Melzer, Aernout Mik, Lisa Nelson, Steve Paxton, Victoria Pérez Royo, Alexandra Pirici, Stamatia Portanova, Maria La Ribot, Irit Rogoff, Norberto Llopis Segarra, Timur Si-Qin, Iris van der Tuin, Samuel Vriezen, Adva Zakai, Adam Zaretsky.

Overview of mentors

Mehraheh Atashi, Simone Aughterlony, Antonia Baehr, Anke Bangma, Katarina Bakatsaki, Andrea Božić, Daniel Blanga Gubbay, Christoph Brunner,  Alice Chauchat, Guy Cools, Yael Davids, Igor Dobrićic, Markus Dross, Jeanine Durning,  Nadia Ellis, Bracha Ettinger, Elisabete Finger, Jule Flierl, Phillip Gehmacher, Konstantina Georgelou, Christina Greiner, Mia Habibi, Jack Halberstam, Marion Hamard, Maria Hasabi, Myriam van Imschoot, Jennifer Lacey, Benoit Lachambre, Isabel Lewis, Bruno Listopad, Camille Louis, Arantxa Martínez, Bettina Masuch, Lilia Mestre, Ana Mira, Bojana Mladenović, Martin Nachbar, Lisa Nelson, Jeroen Peeters, Victoria Pérez Royo, Peter Pleyer, Will Rawls, Susan Rethorst, Felix Ritter, Natasha Sadr Haghighian, Maria Scaroni, Ashkan Sepahvand, Lisa Skwirblies, Christine de Smedt, Isabelle Spengler, Peter Stamer, Robert Steijn, Dianae Theodoridou, Litó Walkey, David Weber-Krebs.

Collaborations with other institutions

DAS Choreography has collaborated with Veem House for Performance, Frascati WG, Brakke Grond, Spring Festival in Utrecht, the Masters of Choreography Dance Unlimited Arnhem, Laban London, and various MA programmes in the Netherlands (the Piet Zwart Institute, DAS Theatre and the HKU among others).

There have also been collaborations with HaRaKa, the SEE Foundation, 2 B Continued Festival in Cairo, Egypt, InTransit Festival in Berlin, Bains Connective and APT, Brussels, CNDC, Angers, France and HZT, Berlin.

Her research-based practice encompasses lenses, bodies, wifi connections, screens and projections. Setareh finished her BA in choreography in SNDO and her MA in DAS choreography in Amsterdam in 2019. In her current research, Setareh works with Parallax as an ability to see two or more images at once, to provoke a feeling of absence or confusion in what is actually present.