Ischa Statie (1998) is a choreographer and dancer from Dordrecht, active in Rotterdam and Malmö. In addition to his dance training at ArtEZ University of the Arts, Ischa has a musical background at Codarts Rotterdam and the ArtEZ Conservatory. He is also following a master’s degree in Contemporary Theater, Dance and Dramaturgy at Utrecht University. His work has been shown at festivals such as Cadance, ITS festival, Cinedans and Musica Sacra and has been supported bij de Gemeente Rotterdam and Droom en Daad: Makersloket. He was artist in residence at Danscentrum Syd, Malmö, and will be making a research production at Milvus Artistic Research Center this autumn. Ischa danced with Skånes Dansteater and worked with, among others, Örjan Andersson, Marina Mascarell, Marieke den Dulk, Lidia Voss. For BeVoice Berlin he worked as a pianist, composer, assistant choreographer and rehearsal director, and led several workshops for Skånes Danstheater.

Ischa is interested in transforming thoughts and concepts, into physicality and motion. Poetic and light, but with a social reflection.