Krisztina de Châtel

Krisztina de Châtel

Hungarian-born choreographer Krisztina de Châtel has made around 70 choreographies and two dance films. She is driven by a rare urge for innovation, while remaining true to herself. She is open to new cultural developments and frequently seeks to collaborate with other artists. She has also initiated projects with new media and virtual space, skate boys, garbage men, dervishes and various other striking combinations.

Archive website


Krisztina de Châtel has since 1977 made more than 70 choreographies and three dance films. Contrast, confrontation and especially space are important elements in Krisztina de Châtel’s work. The result is a “coherent oeuvre of choreographies in which the effect of plus and minus sometimes seems to be cancelled out; a wonder of balanced dance”, writes critic Isabella Lanz in the anniversary book ‘Dwars door de ruimte’ (2001).

Information about all the choreographies can be found on this website. There is also a special archive website with more photos, videos and reviews. This archive is only available in Dutch.

This is our audience

Thanks to our the public at Theater ins Blau in Leiden. After (Im)Pulse you climbed the stage with us as a protest against the proposed cutbacks at the Performing Arts Fund. That fund is likely to lose 15 of the 35 million euros, possibly causing 50 to 60 smaller companies to lose their subsidy. We can’t let that happen!