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

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

Dance studies, Dans Academie Arnhem (NL)

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

Teaching

Dance Technique, Screendance, Mediated Choreography

Professional affiliations

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Board member Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema (USA)

Links

Website: www.salts.nl

Vimeo: vimeo.com/salts

Fb: @saltsart

Twitter: @SaltsArt

instagram : saltsart


Research outputs

  1. WECreate Spaces - London

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

  2. Thule-Beyond the borders of the known world

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

  3. Splitsville

    Research output: Non-textual formPerformance

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