Robert Stejin

(Oh Magic...): Dramaturgy

Robert Steijn (1958), based in amsterdam and mexico city as a choreographer, director, dramaturge, performer and writer.  He founded together with frans poelstra the company united sorry, based in vienna, they make work for theatres, galleries and the public space. their latest projects were the location event the forest project during Steirische Herbst Festival 2014, and the concertperformance “No nothing”( Vienna 2015).  He made two solo performances in the format of lecture performances, as   “facing the invisíble” about the death of his father (2003) and “a reborn smoker”, a dance solo testing the magic beliefs of himself and the audience based on shamanic strategies. Now he starts to develop a snake dance and teaches this solo to others.He likes to work in duet form with other choreographers from different backgrounds. He worked with choreographers as Latifa Labissi (Rennes), Anne Teresa de Keersemaeker (Rosas/Brussels), Maria Hassabi (New York), Georg Blaschke (Vienna) Christina Rizzo (Bologna)and Laura Rios (Mexico City) He made his last duet with the Mexican choreographer Ricardo Rubio, called “prelude on love” that premiered in Sao Paolo in november 2015. Now he prepares a duet with Angela Schubot, what will premiere in februari 2017 in Berlin.Within the field of visual art he worked with frans poelstra ( a.o. Lentosmuseum Linz, Fondation Cartier in Paris) and Christine Laquette ( pioneers in New York)  He is a   teacher in choreography and teaches at the SNDO in Amsterdam, p.a.r.t.s in Brussels, Apass in Brussels, Hzau in Berlin, Doch in Stockholm and sometimes during Impulstanz in Vienna.