Pascal Rekoert has choreographed commercially for companies like Levi’s, Dockers, PTT Dutch Royal Communications, L’Oreal Paris, and Dutch celebrity designers Mart Visser and Dick van der Vlies. Rekoert has presented his own work in theaters in Switzerland, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and throughout the United States. In the Tri-State area Mr. Rekoert's most influential project was the hilarious Burger Nation, presented May 2004 at the Flea Theater NYC, and MaSs, performed at the 2006 International Wave Rising Festival (NY). Described as “magnetic and intricate” (the Dutch Volkskrant, 2001), Mr. Rekoert’s work is known for its high artistic standards and innovative movement vocabulary.
Rekoert has also worked with various filmmakers since the beginning of his career in 1994. In 2000, he choreographed for the Dutch short dance film Erasmus Spitzen, Crossing a Bridge on Points, which premiered at the International Rotterdam Film Festival and is currently part of various northern Europe art video collections and museums. In 2008, Rekoert autonomously ventured out into cyber-space with the first Portable Art dance film festival bringing 35 short dance films to portable devices, such as iPhones, and iPods.
Rekoert has received generous support from the Westbeth Artists Residents Council (2009/ 2010 & 2010/ 2011). In addition, Rekoert received support from The Field for a two-week residency at the dance facility of celebrity dancer Mikhail Barysnhikov at White Oak Plantation in Florida (2008). Prizes and awards include: the Chashama “Best Short Film Award” in 2008, and the Prix d’auteur du conseil général de la Seine-Saint-Denis in Paris, France (1998). Recently, Mr. Rekoert was a recipient of a study grant from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.
Mr. Rekoert was a premier dancer and Associate Artistic Director with Jennifer Muller/ The Works, a contemporary dance company that has toured 39 countries on four continents, and has appeared in theaters from Hong Kong and Tel Aviv to American initiatives like the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and a performance at the Museum of Modern Art. He has assisted Artistic Director Jennifer Muller for choreographies with New York City Opera, but also performances at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall and in countries like Bolivia, Thailand, China and Brazil. Highlights with JMTW include a performance at the United Nations (June 2006), a performance for US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Downtown for Democrats (October 2004), and a feature in the Capezio Dance Clothing Catalogue.
Flexicurve is a New York-based multi-facetted dance company directed by Pascal Rekoert. Through exuberant and witty choreography, the audience is engaged in dialogues of social issues and values. Refusing to stay “inside the box”, Rekoert has created an exciting repertory which has been performed in theaters and dance spaces in the Tri-State area, and has toured the US and Western Europe. Described as “magnetic and intricate,” Flexicurve is known for its high artistic standards and innovative movement vocabulary.
"Coy, energetic, and over 6 feet of striking movement. His whimsical character keeps the audience engaged and excitedly alive."
- Candice Michelle Franklin, iDANZ Critix Corner, 2009