About

Alexandra Verschuuren looking up
© Daphne van de Velde

As far as I can remember, I have been fascinated by human behavior and the way it interacts with the world. This fascination brought me to starting classical ballet and gymnastics at a young age. I grew up in a lifestyle that impacted how I viewed a human body on a physical and emotional level. Being in a dance environment for 20 years therefore left an imprint on my life and artistic work. The body became a performative being, even within daily life.

I started to ask myself how I look at a body physically, emotionally, and relationally, and what happens to our body when we are being watched. These questions stem from my background within the performing arts and my continuous fascination for human interaction within daily life. Therefore, many people know me as an observer of humans.

My current work is focused on exploring human interactions in an artistic and educative manner. I am researching the interaction between the performer and the spectator, how human relationships play out when they are staged and how this affects the mind-body relationship. Thus, I hope to broaden the conversation and create awareness about how we interact with each other in the performance of life.

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I graduated from ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten as a professional dancer and choreographer in 2020. Currently, I am working as a freelance performance artist and movement teacher between The Netherlands and Belgium.