Bruno Heynderickx

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After concluding his training at the Stedelijk Instituut voor Ballet in Antwerpen in 1986, Bruno Heynderickx embarked on an international career. He danced for some of the most notable dance companies in Europe, including Scapino Ballet, Ballet du Nord, Euroballet, Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève and Rui Horta Stage Works, with a repertoire spanning classical and contemporary works. He has also created original works alongside Amanda Miller, Nils Christe, Ed Wubbe and Thierry Malandin. In 1998, Heynderickx became acquainted with Portuguese dance visionary Rui Horta and danced in many of his productions. He eventually became his assistant and trained numerous companies in Horta’s works. At the same time, he remained active as guest instructor for various other European dance companies. As tour manager and person in charge of public relations, he assisted Rui Horta with setting up the multi-disciplinary art and residencies centre O Espaço do Tempo in 2000. Under Horta’s leadership, he also worked as coordinator of ECL COLINA, the largest European inter- disciplinary research project in conjunction with Dance City Newcastle, Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf, Kanuti Gildi Saal Tallinn, Granhøj Dans Denmark, O Espaço do Tempo and Théâtre les Bernardines Marseille. In 2005, he founded CAMPAI vzw, an international production agency for contemporary dance and theatre, based in Belgium. Heynderickx was Artistic Director of the Norwegian contemporary dance company Carte Blanche from 2008 to 2014.