Guy Cools

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Biography

Dr. Guy Cools is a dance dramaturg and has been the past years Associate Professor for dance studies at the research institute Arts in Society of the Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, Holland and at Ghent University, where he finished a practice based PhD on the relationship between dance and writing. Having previously worked as dance critic, artistic programmer and policy maker for dance in Flanders, he is now dedicating himself to production dramaturgy, contributing to work by choreographers all over Europe and Canada, amongst others with: Koen Augustijnen (B), Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (B), Danièle Desnoyers (CAN), Lia Haraki (Cyprus), Christopher House (CAN), Akram Khan (UK), Arno Schuitemaker (NL) and Stephanie Thiersch (D). He also regularly lectures and publishes, and has developed a series of workshops that aim to support artists and choreographers in their creative process. His most recent publications include the Body:Language series (published by Sadler’s Wells, London) and The Ethics of Art: ecological turns in the performing arts, co-edited with Pascal Gielen (published by Valiz, Amsterdam). With the Canadian choreographer, Lin Snelling, he developed an improvised performance practice Rewriting Distance that focuses on the integration of movement, voice and writing. See also: www.rewritingdistance.com