About Karel Tuytschaever
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Karel Tuytschaever (°1985) graduates from the Royal Conservatory Antwerp in the Drama, an acting education led by Dora van der Groen. A great importance to him is the interaction between his executive work as a performer, his own research traject and work as a maker and his professorship. His background in drama and dance as well play a key role in this triangle. As an actor Karel contributed to plays at theatre houses such as De Tijd, Toneelhuis, Schauspielhaus Wien, HETPALEIS, Detheatermaker, Lab. Troubleyn/Jan Fabre, De Parade, Kaaitheater, Barre Weldaad, Frascati, HertogsHaest and Over het ij. On tv he appears in series such as Witse, Zone stad, Aspe, Binnenstebuiten, Crimi Clowns, Familie, De Vijfhoek, De Kroongetuigen, Professor T, Code 37, Tom & Harry, Tytgat chocolat, Zie mij graag and De Ridder. He plays in films like Rotkop, Do you know what love is and De handel in emotionele goederen. In September 2015 BARRY is founded based on the necessity to create an environment where Karel’s hybrid work can be supported, created an spread. Since 2009 Karel is a regular instructor at the Royal Conservatory Antwerp. He mentors, coaches in acting for the dance department and motion for all drama students. From 2015 on, he started as coordinator of the yearly interdisciplinary research week between all departments of the School of Arts, Common ground. As a core member, he is part of the Erasmus+ research project Rethinking bodies: the tranferable skills of the dance artist (2014 - 2017), which was initiated with the partners in higher education Fontys (Tilburg), Duncan Centre Conservatory (Prague) and NSCD (Leeds). This research redefines the vision of the body in contemporary dance, with themes as Inclusive Dance and Movement practice and Re-designing spaces. As a researcher, he is also involved in a interdisciplinary project with the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Growinggifs. Bodies are registered and placed in the shared space between analog and digital, craft and high-tech, with new visuals as output. Karel is regularly solicited as a coach and has hosted workshops and masterclasses organized by Toneelhuis, HETPALEIS, KunstZ, theatre studio Nest, OPENDOEK, University of Antwerp and the Amsterdam School of the Arts.