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DOCH Open Lectures Manon Santkin

Welcome to DOCH Open Lectures series of autumn 2018! Meet Belgian dancer and dramaturge Manon Santkin.

Reports from the field II by Manon Santkin

Manon Santkin will walk & talk to speculate on the idea that thinking, an ever-situated activity, happens outside of the body. Drawing from her dancing experience and fed by concepts of ecology, she will reflect on the activities of perceiving and venturing in an environment, the work of becoming sensitive and the relation of reciprocity between perceiver and world.


New Measuring Rites 2018 - photo by Luc Depreitre


Manon Santkin (1982) is a dancer and dramaturge living in Belgium. She works as a dancer, maker, artistic advisor, teacher and writer. She graduated from P.a.r.t.s. in 2004 and completed an MA in New Performative Practice at DOCH (Stockholm) in 2015. Amongst numerous collaborations, she performed with Mette Ingvartsen, Salva Sanchis, Sidney Leoni, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, Eleanor Bauer and Xavier Leroy. She is part of the Stockholm based group together alone amongst Pavle Heidler, Samuel Draper, Mira Mutka, Ilse Ghekiere and more dance artists. She is the author of A Glossary Of The Atlas Of Interpretation and hosts the We Happen Things performance series with Tove Salmgren and Moa Franzen. In her current works, as in the performance New Measuring Rites she created in February 2018, Manon investigates the act of paying attention and its implications for moving in an environment. Since 2018, she works as pedagogical coordinator for the training Cycle at P.a.r.t.s. (BE).

DOCH Open Lectures

Artists, thinkers and teachers connected to DOCH's Dance Department share their works and thoughts in various forms. DOCH Open Lectures are open to the public, free and don't require a reservation. Welcome!

Autumn program

  • 12 September Manon Santkin
  • 19 September Rudi Laermans
  • 26 September Alice Chauchat
  • 3 October Maria Chehonadskih*
  • 17 October Gabriel Schenker
  • 18 October Sonya Lindfors
  • 24 October Frank Bock
  • 30 October Andros Zins-Browne/Juliette Mapp
  • 31 October Anna Enström*
  • 7 November Tere O’Connor
  • 8 November Bojana Cvejic

*Philosophy in the Context of Dance
-The lecture series Philosophy in the Context of Dance is a part of the BA-program in Dance Performance and is included in the Department of Dance’s Open Lectures at DOCH.

All of the DOCH Open Lectures series autumn 2018 will be held at DOCH Brinellvägen 58 room G at 5.30 pm except 30 October and 8 November when they will be held at Danscentrum, Jungfrugatan 7, 6 pm.