Daniel Linehan

United States

Portrait of Daniel Linehan

Daniel Linehan works as a dancer and choreographer in New York before moving to Brussels in 2008, where he completes the Research Cycle at P.A.R.T.S. He is Artist-in-Residence at Movement Research from 2007 to 2008. With a team of four dancers in New York, Linehan conceives performances based on text and dance. In 2007, he premieres the solo Not About Everything, which has since been presented at over seventy-five venues internationally. 

His most recent works created in Belgium include Montage for Three (2009), Being Together Without any Voice (2010), Zombie Aporia (2011), Gaze is a Gap is a Ghost (2012), The Karaoke Dialogues (2014), Un Sacre du Printemps (2015), dbddbb (2015), Flood (2017), Third Space (2018), Body of Work (2019), sspeciess (2020) and Listen Here: These Woods & This Cavern (2021). 

Linehan also produces more distinctive projects: Vita Activa, a workshop for forty unemployed participants, co-directed with Michael Helland, which addresses the functions of time and work; A No Can Make Space (2013), a book created in collaboration with the graphic designer Gerard Leysen, which retraces Linehan’s ten years of choreographic practice; and, the project untitled duet (2013), live-streamed as part of the Performance Room Series at Tate Modern in London. 

From 2012 to 2014, Linehan is Associated Artist at deSingel International Arts Centre in Antwerp and New Wave Associate at Sadler’s Wells. He is Artist-in-Residence at the Opéra de Lille from 2013 to 2016. 

Photo: © Danny Willems