Evangelos Biskas (GR) is a freelance dance artist working as a choreographer, performer, dramaturg and teacher based in Tilburg (NL). All facets of his work are directly connected to the immediacy of presence and the process of expressive freedom. The nature of the human body is the heart of his creations which aim to make space for its adaptability, its intuition and its vulnerability. His curiosity to explore new possibilities of working with the body brings an interdisciplinary essence in his projects that challenge the boundaries of dance, physical theatre, contemporary circus, sound design and new media.

Evangelos graduated from the choreography department of Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts (FHK), and received the ‘Moving Forward-Young Dance Makers Award 2016’. Some of his most notable performances are Eternal Chilling (2016), In Search of a Title (2017), In Between (2020) and Immortal Game (2022). His choreographic work has been invited to numerous theatre venues, and played in festivals such as Ardanthé (FR), Moving Futures (NL), Boulevard (NL), Circolo (NL), Dutch Dance Days (NL), Age of Aquarius (BG) and CapoTrave / Kilowatt (IT).

Evangelos’s work has been supported by a variety of organizations, venues and fundings, such as Makershuis Tilburg (2016-2017), Dansateliers Rotterdam (2016-2017), Dansmakers Amsterdam (2016-2017), Dans Brabant (2017-2020), Performing Arts Fund NL through PLAN (2017-2020), Dutch Dance Days (2021), Theater De Nieuwe Vorst (2021-2022) and Corpo Máquina Society (2020-2023) among others.

Here is a showreel to get an impression: https://vimeo.com/518200427

As a performer, Evangelos has made both national and international appearances in festivals such as Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (CZ), Julidans (NL), New Baltic Dance (LT), Hop (ES), STRP (NL), Gender Bender (IT) and Internationale Tanzmesse (DE). He is currently performing in ‘We are in this together’ by Vloeistof (2023) and ‘Crowdkill’ by Anthony Van Gog (2023). Some highlights from previous works are ‘Even Worse’ by Guilherme Miotto (2017), ‘Loophole’ by Charlotte Goesaert (2017) and ‘iTernal PlayGround’ by Katja Heitman (2014).

As a dramaturg he has collaborated with Josse Vessies (2022-2023) and Bill and Fred Productions (2021-2023), and participated in the European research project ‘Micro and Macro Dramaturgies in Dance’ (2022). Evangelos is working as a guest teacher and mentor at Fontys Dance Academy (2018) and the Academy of Circus and Performance Art (2022).

*Evangelos Biskas/ V – PLAN Talentontwikkeling Brabant (plan-brabant.nl)

Credit photo: Bart Stevens