Siamese Cie is the new artistic name adopted by Koen Augustijnen and Rosalba Torres Guerrero. For more than 20 years, they have both been part of the Belgian and international dance landscape. Out of this shared artistic history, they will continue in the future to support each other’s creations as well as develop new projects which they will co-create and co-direct.
'Siamese' means conjoined, unified, melted together. They make independent productions that are intended to celebrate diversity and plurality and have a preference for cross-overs between different genres, cultures, languages and traditions.
Gloed vzw is the incubator - to nurture - and the facilitator - to support - the artistic projects that Koen Augustijnen and Rosalba Torres Guerrero want to develop, both individually and together.
Gloed is Flemish for ‘glowing’, stands for the ‘glowing and smoldering’ cinders of the artistic desire to create. Gloed will provide the necessary support and oxygen to blow the potential of the artistic dialogue between Koen Augustijnen and Rosalba Torres Guerrero into new creations.
The two choreographers of Siamese Cie are associated artists with
La Comèdie de Clermont-Ferrand - scène nationale, for the period
Born in 1967, Mechelen (BE)
Koen Augustijnen studied history at Ghent University (1986-1988) and enrolled for theatre workshops at the Antwerp Conservatoire (1989) as well as workshops hosted by Jan Decorte in Brussels (1990). In addition, he attended dance workshops by Wim Vandekeybus, Caro Lambert, Min Tanaka, Laurie Booth, Suzanne Linke, Francisco Camacho, Christine Quoiraud, Frank van de Ven, David Zambrano and others (1990-1999). His principal training and work experience, however, has been firmly rooted in his staging of performances as a member of les ballets C de la B.
ROSALBA TORRES GUERRERO
Born in 1974, Geneva (CH)
Her training as a dancer started at the Conservatoire de Genève until she joined the CNDC Esquisse in Angers (France), where she collaborated in the creation of Bernardo Montet’s Marguerites de l'oubli, and on the reruns of Dominique Dupuis’ Les Visages de femmes and Dominique Bagouet's Les petits pièces de Berlin.
In 1995-96, she began her professional career with Philippe Decouflé and her company DCA with the crazy creation of Décodex.
Attracted by dance-theatre, she joined the Deutsche Nationaltheater company in Weimar (Germany) in 1997-98 under the directorship of Ismaël Ivo and created Medeamaterial.
In 1997, she returned to France and worked with the Keli company on Cinderella otherwise with Indian dancers from South Kerala.
In the same year, she began a 9-year adventure with Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker's Rosas company for the creations of the now famous Drumming and Rain, to music by Steve Reich, I said I, In real time, Bitches brew / Tacoma Narrows, Kassandra, Raga for a rainy season / Love supreme and the repertory pieces Achterland, Woud, Mozart / Concert arias-a motorcycle di gioia.