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Heike Salzer

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20102019
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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

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

20022004

19972000

19941997

External positions

Secretary, Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema

2018 → …

External Examiner, University of Worcester

20152019

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Research Output 2010 2019

Espacios Latentes Replanteados - Latent Spaces Reframed

Salzer, H. & Baer, A., 30 Jun 2019

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Splitsville

Salzer, H., 20 Mar 2019

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance

Thule-Beyond the borders of the known world

Salzer, H., Baer, A. & Jensson, I., 8 May 2019

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Open Access

WECreate Spaces - London

Salzer, H. & Baer, A., 10 May 2019

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Open Access

Wild-er-ness: Screendance

Salzer, H., Baer, A., Burton, R., Hall, R. & Nance, M., 27 Feb 2019

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Open Access

Prizes

D'Olhar Festival - honourable mention award 2017

Heike Salzer (Recipient), May 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

JEJU Drone Film Festival

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

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2014 2019

Appalachian State University

Heike Salzer (Visiting researcher)
15 Feb 20193 Mar 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (UMSNH), Morelia, Mexico

Heike Salzer (Visiting researcher)
18 Jun 2019 → …

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Dance Shorts on Film

Heike Salzer (Speaker)
22 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Women Cinemaker's - Independent Woman's Cinema: Krummi - Interview

Heike Salzer (Organiser)
30 Aug 2018

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

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