Joseph Simon (France, 1989) got into dance trough ‘breaking’. His wide interest led him to explore practices as gymnastics, tricking as well as some basic modern-jazz and ballet. In 2014, he graduated from the ArtEZ School of Dance, Arnhem. Throughout his education, he kept on investigating the relationship between urban and contemporary forms of movement. In Dansateliers he developed the concept Essais sur la danse classique, created the piece Allegory of a night as part of One Night’s Dance 2015 and developed the solo Third Culture Kid (2016).
In his work Joseph Simon investigates the relationship between urban, classical and contemporary forms of movement. He creates specific logics of movement based on set rules and restrictions.