Photography by Tom Rowland

Humanoove/Didy Veldman

Meaning: Human, move, you, manoeuvre

Founded by Didy Veldman in 2016.

After a professional dancing career spanning 14 years with Scapino Ballet, Geneva Ballet, Alias Company and Rambert Dance Company. An international freelance choreographic career which started in 2000, creating works for renowned companies amongst others Rambert Dance Company, Cullberg Ballet, Goteborg Ballet, Icelandic Dance Company, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Scottish Dance Theatre, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Cedarlake, Introdans, Royal New Zealand Ballet and many others. Didy Veldman is ready to use her expertise to build her own company 'Humanoove'. 

Didy Veldman

Didy Veldman

With 'Humanoove' Didy wants to explore and discover. Develop her theatrical and movement language, collaborate closely with different art forms, work with dancers specifically for each production, avoid to many compromises and create work that is touching, engaging, physical, theatrical, humorous and accessible. She is interested in performing her work in theatres, site specific places, museums and always connect on a visceral level with the audiences. She wants to work with highly trained dancers, pushing their boundaries and challenging them to explore each detail. Creating a generous and honest atmosphere in the studio so as to facilitate personal creativity.

Didy finished touring her new production 'The Knot' throughout the UK, Jersey and Copenhagen. She is very excited to start some research and development at DanceEast in Ipswich in May for her new work ‘The Room’ with two dancers and composer Sabio Janiak. All this is made possible with support from ACE and DanceEast. She has been selected to pitch her new work at Surf the Wave in Bournemouth on 17 May

Didy is supported by Studio Wayne McGregor through the FreeSpace programme, The Linbury Trust, an anonymous donor,Beth Krasna, DanceEast, South East Dance and The Master Charitable Trust-The Marina Kleinwort Trust.

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Photography by Gregory Battardon.  '360º' For Luzerner Theater.