David Hernandez

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David Hernandez

born in Miami, studied Studio Music & Jazz and Opera at the University of Miami and dance at the New World School of the Arts. He later moved to New York to continue his education at the Trisha Brown Dance Company and went on to work with Meg Stuart. He left New York and followed Meg Stuart to Brussels, where he helped set up ‘Damaged Goods’ in Belgium, spending almost seven years there as a dancer and collaborator. Alongside his own projects, he has performed with lots of artists, including LaborGras, Brice Leroux, Anouk van Dijk and Michel Debrulle. David worked with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker for a few years on the pieces ‘Zeitung’, ‘Keeping Still’ and ‘D’un soir un jour’, and also danced and sang in the production ‘Cesena’, which premiered at the Avignon Festival in 2011. David teaches classes and workshops across the globe and has held a regular post as an instructor at P.A.R.T.S. – Performing Arts Research and Training Studios since 1995. David creates his own pieces in the organisation dh+, David Hernandez and collaborators. He also realises commissioned projects as a guest choreographer for various companies, including ‘The Devil’s Gardens’ for the Zagreb Dance Company and creations for Susanne Linke’s Company in Trier and the Skanes Dance Company from Sweden. From October 2020 to October 2021, David Hernandez was a guest professor at the Institute for Contemporary Dance at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, where he created pieces for the Folkwang Dance Studio and the third year of the BA Dance programme.

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