Connor Schumacher is an associated choreographer of Dansateliers, Rotterdam. With his work he shows to be a great conceiver and creator of never obvious imagery. With a transparent use of objects and compositions and a powerful and bold physicality he brings awareness to the present moment.
Connor first started dancing at Purchase College Conservatory of Dance in New York where he studied composition and performance. He has been developing his career under the umbrella of Dansateliers since 2012. With the support of the house he created Vessel: a portrait of the artist (2012) and Vessel 2: the Church (2013) in collaboration with Joris van Oosterwijk, Boy oh Boy (2013), Boy oh Boy 2: God’s first creature (2014), the performance I trust in this life we will have another moment alone(Performing Gender, 2014), The Fool (2015), Asset, Liability and Equity (2016, part of DANSLOKAAL /Conny Janssen Danst), Exhibition (2017, part of Krisztina’s Keuze 2) and OK Future a surrealistic silent disco for Festival De Parade 2017. He participated in the European project Dancing Museums; a two-year research- and development trajectory (2015-2017) with the purpose to explore new ways of interaction with audiences and got nominated for the Price of the Dutch Dance Days 2017.
“Schumacher’s weird esthetics is unique; plastic, fake and animation are words that pop in mind when seeing his characters.” De Volkskrant, 2017