Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten

Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten created their first collaborative work in 1995; the solo Bianco, which became the first part of the trilogy Fra Cervello e Movimento (Between brain and movement). In these early solos, Greco expressed a curious, searching body and gave the impression of being surprised by what happens to his own movements, at how his muscles tense and relax. Their thoughts were summarised in a manifesto with 7 dance principles, The Seven Necessities (1996), and its influence on the body and the viewer. In 1996 they founded the dance company Emio Greco|PC. In 2009 Greco and Scholten merged all their activities into the International Choreographic Arts Centre (ICK Dans Amsterdam). For their internationally successful dance productions, Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten twice received the “Zwaan Award” in the category of the Most Impressive Dance Production: for La Divina Commedia: HELL (2006) and ROCCO (2011). In 2021 they received a third “Zwaan Award” (“Gouden Zwaan”) in appreciation of their great contribution to Dutch dance.