Adriaan Luteijn

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AboutAdriaan Luteijn

If there’s one thing that Adriaan Luteijn definitely isn’t, it’s a standard choreographer. He doesn’t really regard himself as a major innovator of dance language, but more as someone who creates theatre with dancers. Luteijn enjoys ‘serendipities’, special opportunities that cross his path and that also inspire people with whom he creates choreographies for special occasions. These can be actors, urban dancers, older people, people with a physical and/or mental handicap, all of whom he places alongside professional dancers, and almost always with remarkable results. As the artistic manager of INTRODANS, Luteijn feels it’s important to build bridges. And in his view of things, dance is a superb, non-verbal way of doing that. In 1998 he ended his career as a dancer at INTRODANS, and from this time on he began to develop his choreographic activities for a diverse range of dancers and institutions in the Netherlands and abroad. Over the years he has created various works for INTRODANS. One important element of Luteijn’s work with other target groups is formed by ‘De Ontmoeting’ (The Encounter).