Dance company Emio Greco | PC organically gave rise to the International Choreographic Arts Centre Amsterdam (ICKamsterdam), which was officially launched by Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten in 2009.
In February 2014, the two choreographers were appointed artistic directors of the Ballet National de Marseille - Centre Chorégraphique National.
Emio Greco & Pieter C. Scholten
Choreographers Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten have been working together since 1995.
Emio Greco (IT) received his dance education at the Centre de Danse International Rosella Hightower in Cannes, and danced with the Ballet Antibes Cote d’Azur. From 1993 until 1996 Greco danced in works by visual artist and director Jan Fabre and from 1996 until 1998 he collaborated with Japanese choreographer Saburo Teshigawara in various productions.
Pieter C. Scholten (NL) studied drama and initially directed theatre productions about historical characters like Oscar Wilde, Yukio Mishima and Pier Paolo Pasolini. He worked with several choreographers as a dance-dramaturge. In 1995 he developed the Dance Instants, short “work-in-progress” projects for choreographers and dancers. For both artists the search for a new dramaturgy of the body is an important motivating factor.
Out of curiosity for the body and its inner motives they created their first joint work in 1996: the solo Bianco, which became the first part of the trilogy Fra Cervello e Movimento (between brain and movement). In that same year they wrote a manifesto setting out 7 principles of dance and their impact on the body and the spectator.
They founded dance company Emio Greco | PC in 1996. From the beginning it has been more than a dance company: it promotes a broader attitude towards the consciousness of the body. It initiated a series of Salons on Dance & Discourse, established a section devoted to research on recording and notation of body movement and developed an educational programme under the name of Academy. Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten regularly invite artists from their own and other disciplines to take part in a valuable dialogue.