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DOCH Open Lectures: Sigal Zouk

Welcome to DOCH Open Lectures with Sigal Zouk!

Dancer/artist Sigal Zouk will speak about three main choreographer that she had the opportunity to work with and that strongly influenced her and enriched her experience physically, artistically and personaly:

  • Sasha Waltz
  • Meg Stuart
  • Laurent Chetouane.

Sigal Zouk will also share some practical examples of their work and be available for open discussion.

Sigal Zouk

Sigal Zouk is a dancer/artist working in Berlin since 1997. She received her training at the Emek Izrael Dance School and joined the Bat-Sheva Ensemble from 1994-96. After moving to Berlin and working with artists such as Luc Dunberry and Juan Cruz Dias de Esanola, she became a member of  Sasha Waltz and Guests from 1999-2004. In 2005, she began her collaboration with Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods; first as a dancer and then as choreographic advisor/outside eye for the work of Stuart and Gehmacher as well as Stuart’s following works. In 2007, she began her long time collaboration with Laurent Chetouane in which she created 10 dance and theatre works for the stage.

She has worked with other artists such as Boris Charmantz (Musee de la Dans), AWST & Walter, Zeirkratzer, Simone Aughterlony, Ian Kaler et al.

During the past few years she has begun to develop her teaching practice where she guides professional dancers to locate their feeling body to a  presence that has the potential to navigate in and through any situation. She teaches in several European dance departments and institutions including Tanzfabrik Berlin, HZT and Ponderosa.

Zouk accompanies artists and choreographers such as Jared Gradinger/Angela Schubot, Meg Stuart and Sheena McGrandles on their artistic journey, helping them to work with their limitations and their potentiality.

She was awarded the best performer in Dortmund Festival 2010 as well as dancer of the year from Tanz Magazine 2011.

DOCH Open Lectures

Dance artists, theorists and teachers linked to DOCH share their work and thoughts in different shapes and formats. DOCH Open Lectures are open to the public, free of charge and require no place reservation. Welcome!