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.

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De Châtel Award

During the Dutch Dance Festival Gala at 12 October Florentina Holzinger received the De Châtel Award 2018 from Krisztina de Châtel. De Châtel commented on her choice: “Florentina’s work is gutsy, courageous and crosses boundaries and I want to encourage her to keep making what she wants. I only wish that more theatres would have the courage to show her performance.”

The award is an initiative of the Imperium Foundation. Apart from the honor of winning Florentina Holzinger will share the 10,000 euro prize with a visual artist of her choice and have the opportunity to contribute to the Dutch Dance Festival 2019.

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De Châtel Award - Florentina Holzinger


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.