Erik Kaiel / Arch 8

A dance duet that pushes the limits of physical possibility

Making dance performances for ages 6 and up, Arch 8 views theatrical traditions as a resource, using them to create new forms, then sharing these new forms in public, architectural and theatrical spaces.

Choreographer Erik Kaiel has been making dances for many years. In subway stations, sculpture gardens, empty swimming pools, city streets and occasionally on stage. In 2003, after a decade in New York City, he moved to the Netherlands. He performs, choreographs and teaches throughout the Netherlands, Europe and the world. Erik is the artistic director of Crosstown Den Haag, a choreographic fellow at Danslab and a faculty member at the Artez Dance Academy in Arnhem. In 2010, he won the Dutch national prize for choreographic talent and the No Ballet Competition in Germany.

“The fascinated stares and open mouths in the audience said it all.” Scotsman

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Lied Across Kansas

Erik Kaiel/Arch 8 will be sharing their craft with our fellow Kansans as part of
Lied Across Kansas.

Artist Links

Erik Kaiel Website


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