Pieter Ampe grew up in Ghent, Belgium, and studied at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, the Arnhem Dance Academy, and P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. Together with Guilherme Garrido, he has created and performed Still Difficult Duet (2007) and Still Standing You (2010). In 2006, Ampe took part in danceWEB, a scholarship program at Vienna’s ImpulsTanz-festival, and since 2009, he has been an artist-in-residence at CAMPO. Ampe has worked with stage director Jan Decorte, performance duo United Sorry, artist Roland Seidel, noise-rock quartet The Germans, and choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, among others. Guilherme Garrido is a Portugese-born artist, dancer, and musician. Between 2007 to 2009, he was the curator of Show Rooms within the frame of the annual Festival da Fábrica in Porto. He has performed as a dancer with Maria Clara Villa-Lobos, Ibrahim Quraishi, and Tommy Noonan/PVC company. In 2011, he premiered his first solo work, GO JOHN, at Fresh Festival in Croatia, and in 2012 he presented BEST BEAST, his first group piece as choreographer in HAU, Berlin. He has performed Still Standing You with Ampe at Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels, Festival Transamerique in Montreal, and PuSH Festival in Vancouver, BC.
Selected VideoArtist Website