Jordi Ribot Thunnissen, Netherlands

As a multi-faceted dance-professional, Jordi feels hooked to this artform in many ways. Born in the Netherlands but raised in Catalonia, he studied journalism (BA), choreography (BA) and theatre studies (MA) in Barcelona before moving to Amsterdam in 2014. Still active as a performer and as a dramaturgical advisor for choreographers, he currently focuses on thinking, writing and talking about dance. He teaches dance history at ArteZ School for the Arts in Arnhem, is currently engaged in a PhD research on the poetics of Dutch choreographer Hans van Manen, and contributes to Springback Magazine and Movement Exposed Critical Space as a freelance critic. As a lecturer, he has provided introductions to dance performances and conferences on dance theory for, among others, El Mercat de les Flors de Barcelona, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, and Choreolab Europe.

Photo: Kim Doeleman

Media by Jordi Ribot Thunnissen
Read Icon Cherish Menzo and Camilo Mejía Cortés in Darkmatter. Photo © Bas de Brouwer


Cherish Menzo: Darkmatter

Read Icon Schweigman& and DOX: Eros Photo © Karin Jonkers


Schweigman& and DOX: Eros

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Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid: a chronicle from within

Read Icon A man and a dancer lie spreadeagled on the floor in the same position, in Katja Heitmann’s Motus Mori


SPRING Festival Utrecht: ‘Seen live, with love, Jordi’

Read Icon Two dancers on either side of a video screen place their hands to their ears, as does a third woman on the video screen. A moment in Ann Van den Broek's video performance Creating Joy, for her company WArd/waRD


Ann Van den Broek: Creating Joy

Read Icon Janet Novás and Mercedes Peón in Mercedes máis eu.


Earth moves: contemporary roots at Sismògraf festival

Read Icon Enrico Ticconi in Kat Válastur’s Rasp Your Soul


Julidans NEXT, Amsterdam: performers steal the show

Read Icon Rimini Protokoll’s Uncanny Valley at Spring Utrecht 2019


SPRING Utrecht 2019: ‘In many ways, the future is already here’

Read Icon Performance of Nicole Beutler’s Metamorphosis. Photo © Anja Beutler


Nicole Beutler Projects: 8: Metamorphoses

Read Icon Cherish Menzo: Jezebel. Photo © Bas de Brouwer


Talkabout: Urban dance languages at Peepshow Palace