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Céline Bellut is a French choreographer and performer based in Cologne, Germany. Shortly after graduating from the Folkwang University of the Arts, in 2016, she performed her first work "Pop it!" at Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf as part of Now & Next, which offered an unbiased look at the sexualization of female* bodies in pop culture. In 2018, her solo dance-video performance "Ja est BI est BI est BI" was performed for PACT Zollverein's Ateliers, and several other festivals and venues around Germany. In late 2019, her performance "HOLD ON," which explores female sexual fantasies, was co-produced by Tanzhaus NRW and Tanzfaktur Köln and performed at other venues in NRW.
In 2021 she premiered her latest work "A performance is a long quiet river" at Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf. With a team of two dancers, two visual artists and a music composer, she questioned the supposedly clear distinction between activity and passivity in a production between visual art and stage performance, challenging Jean-Paul Sartre's understanding of the agency of human bodies. This piece was nominated for the 2022 Cologne Dance Prize and programmed in Favoriten Festival 22.
She is currently working on her next production "Suddenly a sloth crosses the street" on the topic of Disobedience, that will premiere in Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf in May 2023.
Céline also works as a freelance performer, most recently for the artist Alexandra Pirici as part of the main exhibition at the 59th Venice Art Biennale.