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Jens Bjerregaard (DK)

Artistic director Mancopy Dansekompagni

Trained in dance and choreography at the Laban Center (UK), Jens Bjerregaard established in 1998, the award-winning experimental dance ensemble Urban Elves. In 2005, he founded Mancopy Dansekompagni and in 2007, he founded Archauz, the first Choreographic Centre in Denmark.

Bjerregaard quickly developed an unconventional structure for Mancopy welcoming collaborations with artists from all over the world, convinced that through international exchange, art finally becomes instrument of free expression.

Alongside his teaching in Denmark (previously at the National School of Contemporary Dance, currently at Dansehallerne…), he has been giving successful workshops at festivals around the world. He has also been choreographing for different companies, curating and creating international outreach programs for young artists, and been jury member on several international competitions.

For the past 5 years, Bjerregaard has been spending time in the Middle East, performing (Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Jordan), teaching, coaching, researching and creating projects.










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