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Alix Kuijpers is an emerging freelance choreographer, dancer and sound designer whose queer based work has garnered a strong reputation for creating contemporary dance in South Australia. Graduating from Adelaide College of the Arts in 2020, Alix worked with notable choreographers and directors such as Paulo Castro, Jo Stone, Michael Gettman, Niv Marinberg, Gabrielle Nankivell, Garry Stewart, Kialea-Nadine Williams and Peter Sheedy. Kuijpers’ notable achievements include becoming the first dance honours student at a South Australian institution, receiving first-class honours for his work IMMATERIAL. Most recently, Kuijpers was awarded a Best Dance weekly award for his Adelaide Fringe debut ‘i know the end’ and later received the coveted Emerging Artist Award for Fringe 2023. Through recognition of his work as a freelance artist collaborating with independents such as Motus Collective, Wolfie Genesis, Amanda Phillips and Meredith Kitchen, Alix has received roles such as 2023 Associate Artist at Dance Hub SA and 2023 Sharehouse Resident at Carclew. Through his time in these roles, Alix has launched a community focused class series Groundskeeping: Moving Bodies at Carclew and the performance project At a Mansion in the Dark with collaborator Fern Mines. In 2023, Alix will also embark on 2 months of professional development across the USA and Europe participating in major dance festivals such as B12, Impulstanz and Orsolina 28, working with notable companies such as Los Angeles’s Jacob Jonas the Company and Helsinki’s Thar Be Dragons.

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