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Justin de Jager


Justin de Jager started out as a breakdancer, but his interest in other forms of movement introduced him to contemporary dance. He specializes in the concept of threading, which originated from breakdance. In threading, you create an opening by connecting several body parts and then passing through it with another body part.

Theatrically, Justin is a pioneer who is pushing the artistic boundaries of threading. In 2019, he won the audience award of Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition (RIDCC), first prize at AmsterDans in the category ’emerging dance duets’ and hit the semi-finals of Hollands Got Talent. In 2020, he received the Leo Spreksel Award. He also worked extensively with Canadian choreographer Emma Portner, culminating in the movement film Sit Bones.

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