Conny Janssen

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Conny Janssen (born in 1958) creates inventive, powerful and moving works of choreography. Each one is an unpredictable voyage of discovery for both her dancers and her audience. The big city – raw, contradictory, watchful – is an important theme in her current work. Janssen studied at the Rotterdam Dance Academy. She already began to develop into a notable choreographer during her career as a dancer. Her breakthrough came in 1991 with ELOÏ ELOÏ. In 1992 she founded her own dance company, Conny Janssen Danst, which has Rotterdam as its home base. It is one of the Netherlands’ leading modern dance companies.

Janssen enjoys working on location, in factory buildings or car parks, and she collaborates regularly with artists and organisations from the world of photography, film, architecture, theatre and music. Conny Janssen Danst is also an incubator for up-and-coming talent.

In addition to her work for her own company, Conny Janssen also choreographs works for other Dutch dance groups. Her work has won numerous honours and is performed at Dutch and international festivals.