I make sensorial work that is embodied, using minimal and radical choices in sound, movement and space.
My work is strongly influenced by my hearing disability a a young child. My work is based on the dramaturgy of somatics and in particularly Body Mind Centering, BMC. I research different bodysystems with my dancers and how these are directly related to presence and performance.

I have created over 30 site specific dance performances in the Netherlands and USA in churches, museums, streets and in a shoe shop to name a few.
Besides my organization Contemporary Dance Platform I have founded the Company since the production of INSTINCT. Since this production I have found my artistic voice together with the dancers.

CREATED WORK
2020 Fragments of sky - premiere autumn Theater Kikker
2019 Fragments of sky - short version - Delft Fringe Festival, Theater Kikker, Uitfeest SSBU
2018 NUCLEUS Stukafest / Sencity / AHK / Old School Amsterdam / Theater Kikker
2018 PULSE #1 Theater Kikker / Studio 3 / OT301 / AHK
2018 PULSE #2 Monsteren Theater Kikker, OT301.
2017 - present PULSE #1 Route du Nord Rotterdam, Vuurol Lage Vuursche, Monsteren Theater Kikker, OT301.
2017 ROEF Rooftopfestival Amsterdam, Buro Curious
2016 INSTINCT (60 minutes) Theaer Kikker Utrecht
2016 Dancefilm INSTINCT Cindedans shorts, Triskelian Arts Brooklyn, Jumping Frames Hong Kong, Moving Images Nicosia
, Sinema Danse Ankara.
2015 TIME IN OUR SPINE – Utrecht Down Under in former prison

2014 TRACES/LAYERS - CULTIVATE FESTIVAL USA

2014 TRACES AMSTERDAM (Studio Liaan/FMO)

2014 Collaboration Expodium NIGHTWALKERS 

2005 - present with Contemporary Dance Platform over 30 site specific dance performances such as: FORZA (largest Fort of NL), EUTOPIA (piece of wasteland), AT ALL TIMES (museum Sonnenborgh), BREAKING BRICKS (City hall square), BILLOW, EXPLODED VIEW(Centraal Museum), DINER (wasteland Hoog Catherijne)
2008/2009 SPIEGEL/MIRROR: research with visual artist Saskia de Brauw, Amsterdam

2006/2007 UNDERLAYER: Huis a/d Werf Utrecht, Melkweg Amsterdam, Theater de Regentes The Hague and Theater de Kolk in Assen

2004 STRANDDANS/BEACHDANCE: tour along the Dutch coastline 

2004 FALSE STEP: research and performance in studio 303 Montreal

2003 BEACHDANCE: Zuiderstrand The Hague

2001 NOISE 'N STUFF: research Dansateliers Rotterdam

PERFORMER 

2011 - present OT301 / STUDIO 3 / OORSPRONG / BIMHUIS / TIVOLI VREDENBURG
2016 WING Platform Hong Kong – duet with Jonathan Hung

2014 CULTIVATE FESTIVAL USA

2013 – present CURATOR THE BOILER ROOM,BIMHUIS MONDAY MATCH, OORSPRONG, OT301

2012 KATIE DUCK, ALFREDO GENOVESI (for Cultural Sundays)

2006/2007 EX NIHILO: Festival a/d Werf and France 

2004 RESONANCE collaboration with Marc Nukoop Amsterdam

1998/2002 toured with instant compositions on numerous theaters in Germany, London and Amsterdam



TEACHING

2019 Conservatory Utrecht, Musician 3.0
2017 Tehran Iran invited by Sara Behrad and Farhad Foroutanian
2016 - present guest teacher Conservatory Utrecht, faculty Musician 3.0 HKU, HKU Fashion & Design, HKU Music & Technology
2016 CCDC Hong Kong

2015 INSTANT PUDDING! PARIS

2014 100GRANDSTUDIO NYC & CULTIVATE FESTIVAL USA

2005 - present founded Contemporary Dance Platform (formerly Dansimprovisatie Utrecht) 

2012: monthly IC Practice founded with Marisa Grande

2008 - 2016: founded Mama danst: danceclasses for mothers with their newborn baby (2-12 months)

2001 – present teacher in composition, improvisation, release technique, movement research and coach in dance for Holland Dance Festival, Koorenhuis, International School The Hague, Dansdrift, University Utrecht, Dance Moves, Vrije Hogeschool Driebergen, AmsterdamJam

1992: Modern and Jazz for kids and adults at Haags ballet Centrum.

WORK(ED) WITH:

Marisa Grande, Katie Duck & Alfredo Genovesi, Tim O'Donnell, Michael Schumacher, Kenzo Kusuda, Makiko Ito, Marc Nukoop, Kim Hoogterp, Aida Guirro Salinas, Rosa van Walbeek, Hugo Ariens, Andrea Pisano, Bryan Atmopawiro, Ellen Knops, Jasper Dzuki Jelen, Jessica van Rueschen, Johanna Lemke, Paolo Fossa.



FOLLOWED WORKSHOPS AND INFLUENCED BY:
Katie Duck, 
Kathleen Hermesdorf, Michael Schumacher, Eileen Standley, Andrew L. Harwood, Vincent Cacialano, Julyen Hamilton, Susan Rethorst, Tim O'Donnell



CROWDFUNDING VOOR DE KUNST:
Iris van Peppen Crowdfunded the film of INSTINCT May 2015 at Voor de kunst: the crowdfunfing organisation for artists in the Netherlands. With her campaign she has succeeded 103 % of the budget with 88 sponsors. This film is made by director Marieke Helmus, editor Leo van Emden, Sounddesign Marc Nukoop, Dancers Makiko Ito, Kim Hoogterp and Aida Guirro Salidas and Choreography by Iris van Peppen. The film of INSTINCT is released in March 2016 at Cinedans Amsterdam.

IRIS VAN PEPPEN I CO
After INSTINCT developed her company with dancers Makiko Ito, Kim Hoogterp, Aida Guirro Salinas.
Musician and composer Marc Nukoop. Light designer Ellen Knops.

OTHER
2019 article 'Felt Knowing'by Vincent Cacialano published in Currents Magazine BMC Association, guest lecturer on Somatics in dance for HKU Media invited by Yotam Shibolet and Dr. Maaike Bleeker
2018 lauch of ELAP: Embodied Life Art Program, founded with Marisa Grande
2016 founded STUDIO 3 with Patricia Velasquez STUDIO 3
2001 part in panel debate 'women and modern dance' organised by Korzotheater
1998/1999 schoolcommission SNDO
1997/1999 deputy of SNDO for dancecommission theaterschool Amsterdam