love at first sight #6

festival van (nieuwe) makers 16 — 25 2021 antwerp

Nina Plantefève-Castryck & Alex Akuete

Alex Akuete (b. 1996) is a dancer, visual artist and content creator with Nigerian roots. As a dancer, he has worked with choreographers such as Fanny Heutens and Jan Martens; he is collaborating on Tupac, a production by Junior Mthombeni at KVS. Alex is also a youth coach. In collaboration with Fameus, he coaches fifteen young people in various forms of art, helping them to discover their potential and build mutual collaborations.

Nina Plantefève-Castryck (b. 1992) studied at the Royal Ballet School Antwerp. She has worked as a dancer with various dance companies in Germany and the Netherlands. Apart from that, she has collaborated with the Korzo theatre, Irene Kalbusch and Zuhause Groningen. Her own choreographic work attracted strong interest at the international Solo Tanz Festival (Stuttgart, 2019). Nina also develops choreographic work for children between the ages of eight and twelve. The children's dance performance Rond and her solo All in One were on the summer programme of De Carrousel in Antwerp.


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