Roman Van Houtven BE
Roman Van Houtven (Belgium, 1992) is a dancer, actor, choreographer and theatre maker, living in Antwerp (Belgium). From 2010 until 2014 he studied at P.A.R.T.S. After graduating, Roman was active as a dancer in Un Sacre du Printemps (Hiatus, Daniel Linehan), as a dance teacher (Rosas Education and Kunsthumaniora Brussel) and choreographer (It’s Frankenstein, studid! by Bronks and La Monnaie). Since 2016 he was part of the BRONKS-show ‘Us/Them’, which became a huge success after a sold out series at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and toured internationally until 2020. In 2019 he played the theatre monologue ‘Razen’ (Theater A tot Z) and he was active as a choreographer for Dance X Performance (Rosas Education). In 2020 he created the show Club Toulouse for Kopergietery (Ghent), which is still touring.
During and after his studies at PARTS, Roman worked closely together with Libby Farr (at f.e. Impulstanz and PARTS Summerschool) in an ongoing research on how a contemporary dancer can benefit, grow and take care of his body through practicing ballet. This research has let him to teach in various places, such as PARTS as a guest teacher in their audition series.