(b Mechelen, 11 Jun. 1960)
Belgian dancer, choreographer, and director. She studied for two years at the Mudra school where she created her first work Asch in 1980. After a year at the New York University's School of the Arts she returned to Belgium to complete the four-part duet Fase (mus. Reich) and in 1983 launched her all-woman company Rosas in Rosas Danst Rosas (mus. de Mey and Vermeersch). Her original influences were minimalists like L. Dean and Childs but in Bartók/Aantekeningen a more theatrically expressionist vein emerged, developed through text and film. During the 1980s she was supported by the Kaaitheater in Brussels, but in 1992 became resident choreographer at the city's Monnaie Opera House with an expanded company of men and women and in 1995 founded the school P.A.R.T.S. Most of her works have been created for herself and her company, including Ottone, Ottone (1988), Un moto di gioia, (mus. Mozart, 1992), Verklärte Nacht (mus. Schoenberg, 1995), Amor constante más allá de la muerte (mus. Thierry de Mey, 1995), Just Before (mus. several, 1997), Drumming (mus. Reich, 1998), I Said I (1999), Rain (mus. Reich 2001), Desh (2004, revised 2005), and Sister (2007), although she has recently collaborated with members of the theatrical collective Stan. In 1998 she made her debut in opera, directing Bartók's Duke Bluebeard's Castle at the Monnaie. Peter Greenaway directed the film Rosas of her work in 1991.
http://www.rosas.be Website for Rosas