Manou Koreman is a dancer, performer and maker with a love for cross-discipline work. Born in the Netherlands, she trained in contemporary dance in New York, Berlin and London before venturing out into voice and theatre work. Currently based in Brussels (BE), she works across Europe.
Manou is currently dancing for Stichting Elisabeth Bas (The Hague, NL) and Asphalt Piloten (CH). She is a member of Anthologyofamess, a collective of performers who research performance by doing (London, UK). In the past, Manou was movement director and performer for Glass House Theatre (London, UK). She also worked with Ananke Theatre (London, UK), Antonio de la Fe (London, UK), Victor Fung Dance (London, UK) and Theater der Migranten (Berlin, DE). Since 2010 Manou has created a body of solo work, including Mirage (a solo which involves audience participation by smartphone) and the film Borders.
Both within improvised and choreographed movement, Manou is deeply curious about the body’s senses and how they cross over. As a performer, she is more interested in functionality of movement within the context of its piece than in traditional aesthetics. As a maker, she is currently grabbed by the media of film and the notion of choreography through edit. She also loves making movement with and for people from all walks of life.