Brian Tjon Tjauw Liem
brian studied Cognitive Artificial Intelligence (B.SC.) and Theatre, Film & Television Studies at the University of Utrecht. At the age of 22 he started training ballet and modern dance at Codarts, Rotterdam.Besides the school repertoire he did two movement research projects with Dylan Newcomb focusing on how subtle energies in the body are mapped to large-scale social developments, two productions with company Vloeistof and was invited in 2008 for a creative residency in Japan
In 2009 he won the audience prize at SzólóDuó Festival in Budapest for his solo That… between myself and me. The same year Brian received his B.A. in Dance, was one of the residents for Dance Omi and became a company member of Retina Dance Company (Belgian/England), performing, teaching and choreographing location projects. In 2010 his duet … in the stillness between two waves of the sea … won the jury award for best duet of SzólóDuó Festival.
Furthermore he pursued his Yogic training in India/Thailand where he completed a 3-month teacher training in Tantric Hatha Yoga after which he traveled back to India to start his teaching experience. Recently he has worked as a freelancer in Amsterdam with Groundbreakers, Gabriella Maiorino & Joaquín Sánchez Guerrero.