Jonas Schildermans, Belgium

Jonas Schildermans is a Belgian dance writer, curator and producer. His education in art history at the Catholic University of Leuven furnished his broad visual vocabulary, which he puts to use today as a performing arts professional. After completing the exchange program in cultural studies at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, he remained in the city to make his first attempt in producing dance at the educational department of Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. In 2016, he returned to Belgium and settled in Antwerp to work with dancer, choreographer and director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. He is currently engaged in editing and coordinating a retrospective publication on Cherkaoui’s comprehensive oeuvre and works at his company Eastman in the fields of communication, press, documentation and education. Jonas closely observes the contemporary dance field in Europe and in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Image: Koen Broos

Media by Jonas Schildermans
Read Icon Three women in jeans and t-shirts on a stage backed by crinkled plastic curtain. Two front women in deep, unbalanced back bends. The woman at the back is on the floor already.


LEE\VAKULYA: Burnt [the eternal long now]

Read Icon In the darkness, one man looks through a window-like frame at another, as if in a mirror. Both are unclothed.


A necessary transformation: the performing arts and VR in Taiwan

Read Icon Spaced dancers in grey against a grey background in Jan Martens: any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones. Photo © Phile Deprez


Jan Martens: any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones