Nominee Innovatieprijs Nederlandse Dansdagen Maastricht 2023
Denden Karadeniz is a Kurdish dancer, dance teacher and choreographer who once started out as a Breakdancer. After graduating from dance school, he continued his training in Los Angeles and Australia, where he immersed himself in the combination of breakdance and contemporary dance. He has shown his innovative vision to the general public on The Ultimate Dance Battle, So You Think You Can Dance, Time to Dance and also in theatres with various urban/modern dance companies. Besides performing dance, he also teaches his technique at various dance academies worldwide.
With his roots in the urban battle scene, commercial experience on television and his love for theatre, he carries his vision forward with his own dance company "Zero Dance Theatre", bringing together a unique blend of various dance styles into a very physical movement idiom.