Belgian dramaturge lectures, collaborates on performance in Kelowna

Guy Cools is the UBCO Faculty of Critical and Creative Studies Artist in Residence.

Guy Cools is the UBCO Faculty of Critical and Creative Studies Artist in Residence.

He is in Kelowna to visit local performance classes, giving a public lecture.

He will also be collaborating with Ame Henderson in the creation of a public performance by students in the Creative Studies program at UBCO, which will be presented at the Kelowna Community Theatre April 2, 3 & 4.

Artist Talk: 15 March, 7 pm: The Mythic Body @ Kelowna Art Gallery

Collaborative work: 2, 3 & 4 April, 8 pm with Ame Henderson @ The Kelowna Community Theatre.


Guy Cools °1964, Antwerp (BE)
 After having trained as a dramaturge, Guy Cools became involved with the new developments in dance in Flanders from the 1980’s, initially as a dance critic and from 1990 onwards as theatre and dance director of Arts Centre Vooruit in Ghent. As vice-president of the Dance Council he contributed to the cultural policy towards dance of the Flemish Community. He curated dance events in Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Venice and Montréal. 
In 2002, he left Vooruit to dedicate himself fulltime to production dramaturgy with amongst others Koen Augustijnen – Lisi Esteras (Les Ballets C. de la B.), Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (B), Anabel Schellekens (B), Lia Haraki (Cyprus), Danièle Desnoyers (Montréal), Akram Khan (London), Christopher House (Toronto Dance Theatre). From April 1st, 2010, he is the house dramaturge for Danshuis Station Zuid, Tilbug, the Netherlands and since October 1st, 2011, associate lector at the Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten.
With Lin Snelling and Ginelle Chagnon he developed a series of workshops to support the creative process of artists,  choreographers in particular. He regularly gives lectures and publishes in Belgium, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Holland, Greece and Cyprus.