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Personal profile

Biography

Heike Salzer is a performer and choreographer, screendance artist and curator, lecturer and researcher having lived and worked in several countries.

Her interdisciplinary practice comprises screendances, installations and choreographies with an interest in artistic collaboration and somatic and embodied research methods, focusing on philosophies of space and place, emotional geography, site-specific inquiry, romanticism and visual and aural rhythmic structures. This interdisciplinary work crosses the genres of sequential narratives, digital media, dance and performance and reaches audiences in traditional venues, public spaces, live and online. 

Under the name of Salts she collaborates with international artists and her work has been invited to numerous international venues and festivals, such as the International Videodance Festival Burgundy (FR), Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema (US), Bang-VII Barcelona Videoart Festival, (SP), Athens Video Dance Project (GR), Aesthetica Film Festival (UK), Screen Moves (DK) among others. 

Together with Mexican/American artist Ana Baer she founded the screendance company WECreate in 2014, producing collaboratively site-specific screendances, inspired by their travels to extreme landscapes.

In 2018 Heike was invited to join the Board of Directors of the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, Boulder, CO. She co-directed and produced Tees Dance Film Fest (UK) in 2015+16 including tours to Mexico and United States.

Heike has had a varied career teaching in vocational and Higher Education. She joined Roehampton in 2017 having previously been a faculty member at the conservatoires Fontys Dance Academy, ArtEZ Dance Academy, Stedelijk Lyceum (NL) and The Icelandic Ballet School (IS). She set up and chaired the dance department at Teesside University (UK) from 2008-2017. As a visiting lecturer, she has been invited to teach and choreograph at international dance institutions such as Dancehallerne (DK), University of Malta (MT), Texas State University (US), Slippery Rock University (US), and Stichting voor Art and Culture Gelderland (NL).

Qualifications

PhD by Publsihed Works, University of Roehampton (UK)

MA Choreography, University of Leeds (UK) /  Fontys Dans Academie (NL)

Dance Education / Dance Performance, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Arnhem (NL)

Certified Gymnastic Teacher (Gymnastilehrerin), Anna Herrmann Schule (GER)

Teaching

Dance Technique, Screendance, Mediated Choreography, Dance and Embodied Practice, Dance Practce

Professional affiliations

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Secretary of the International Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema (USA)

Links

Website: www.salts.nl

Vimeo: vimeo.com/salts

Fb: @saltsart

instagram : saltsart


Education/Academic qualification

PhD

20172019

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External positions

Secretary, Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema

2018 → …

External Examiner, University of Worcester

20152019

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Projects

Exploring Interdisciplinary World Building in Games Design

Salzer, H., Williams, D., Jensson, I., Gunnarsson, Z. & Burton, R.

10/07/19 → …

Project: Research

Research Output

Framing and reframing screendance: A site specific practice

Salzer, H. & Baer, A., 26 Feb 2020, (Submitted) In : Videodance Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

From Physical Sensation to Digital Presentation: Exploring Interdisciplinary World Building

Salzer, H., Jensson, I., Williams, D. & Gunnarsson, Z., 20 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

From Physical Sensation to Digital Presentation: Exploring Interdisciplinary World Building

Salzer, H., Jensson, I., Williams, D. & Gunnarsson, Z., 15 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

Latent Spaces Reframed - Ukraine

Salzer, H., Baer, A. & Burton, R., 2 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

WECreate Memories

Salzer, H., Baer, A., Nance, M. & Burton, R., 2 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press)

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Prizes

Dance Magazine.Video of the Month award January 2020

Heike Salzer (Recipient) & Ana Baer (Recipient), 5 Feb 2020

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

D'Olhar Festival - honourable mention award 2017

Heike Salzer (Recipient), May 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Frostbite International Indie Film Festival - Winner of Best Original Score

Salzer, Heike (Recipient) & Ana Baer (Recipient), 20 Feb 2020

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Frostbite International Indie Film Festival - Winner of the Dance Cinema Award & Best Original Score/Music

Heike Salzer (Recipient) & Ana Baer (Recipient), Mar 2020

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

JEJU Drone Film Festival - Winner of INNOVATION award

Heike Salzer (Recipient) & Ana Baer (Recipient), 2 Nov 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

Hosting Filmmaker Marlene Millar and Quartiers Danse Festival

Heike Salzer (Organiser)

11 Mar 202012 Mar 2020

Activity: Public engagement and outreachOther

Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema (External organisation)

Heike Salzer (Reviewer)

10 Apr 20205 Sep 2020

Activity: Public engagement and outreachFestival/Exhibition

Percolate Residency

Heike Salzer (Recipient), , Ana Baer (Recipient), , Rob Burton (Contributor), & Michelle Nance (Contributor)

26 Aug 20196 Sep 2019

Activity: Public engagement and outreachOther

Screen. Dance - One minute Commissions

Heike Salzer (Reviewer)

6 Aug 201915 Jan 2020

Activity: Public engagement and outreachMembership of peer review panel or committee

Hosting University of Malta Dance Tour

Heike Salzer (Organiser)

21 Nov 2019

Activity: Public engagement and outreachOther

Press / Media

WECreate Spaces - In Betweenness,” Winner of Our January Video of the Month Contest

Heike Salzer & Ana Baer

5/02/20

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

PRODUCTIVO Y EXITOSO EL CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL DE ARTES ESCÉNICAS

Heike Salzer

2/07/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview - Artist residency Appalachian State University

Heike Salzer

12/03/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Bailando por Espacios Latentes de Ana Baer Carrillo

Heike Salzer

30/11/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Thesis

Wanderlust in screendance: the body in landscapes

Author: Salzer, H., 18 Jan 2020

Supervisor: Claid, E. (Supervisor), Protopapa, E. (Supervisor) & Whalley, B. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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