Cora Bos–Kroese (1967, Netherlands)
Artistic leader C-scope, dancer & choreographer
Cora Bos-Kroese started dancing at the age of 7 in South‐Africa.
She followed her ballet education with the Lynne Harisson School
of Dance when living in New Zealand.
At the age of 16 she won a scholarship to go to the Royal Ballet
School in London. In 1985 she went to the Koninklijk
Conservatorium in Den Haag, where she graduated in 1986.
Cora started her professional dance career with Netherlands Dance Theatre 2 in 1986 .
In 1988 she continued into the main company, Netherlands Dance Theatre 1, where she danced
for the next 13 years.
In this period she worked with choreographers Jiří Kylián, William Forsythe, Mats Ek,
Ohad Naharin, Edouard Lock and Hans van Manen.
In 1993 Cora Bos‐Kroese received the 'Aanmoedigingsprijs' (encouragement) prize from the
Dutch National Dancers fund.
Jiří Kylián created pieces on her, to name a few: 'One of a Kind', 'Falling Angels', 'Petite Mort',
'Wings of Wax', 'Last Touch First' and in 2011 'Anonymous'.
In 2001 Cora joined Ballet Frankfurt and worked for two years as a dancer with the renowned
choreographer William Forsythe.
In this period she danced leading roles- 'In the Middle -somewhat elevated-',
'Vile Parody to Address' and 'Duo'.
For C-scope Cora created her own choreographies: 'Trespass', 'Mizu', 'Under my feet',
'Heimat', 'Mr.Sandman', 'Glass' and her most recent works 'Ex::posed', 'Amor'.
But also leading community art projects 'Loket 25' together with Dogtroep.
In 2009 she opened the CaDance festival with 'Signals' and she made a choreography for
'Vishartslag' a location-project in the harbour of Scheveningen.
Every summer since 2003 she creates an arts festival named 'BIARTECA' together with
Roberta Mosca in the Italian mountain-region of Piemonte.
In 2011/ 2013 she created AMOR a project with Kamerkoor Kwintessens, dancers Aurelie Cayla,
Yvan Dubreuil, Sabine Kupferberg, David Krugal, Codarts dancers, actress Lindertje Mans in
churches through Holland. In 2014 she created a new work for NYU Two-ways Towards.
In 2015 she create 'WOMAN' a duet for the Orgelpark in Amsterdam with dancers Valentina
Scaglia and Aurelie Cayla.
From 2005 -2007, Cora has worked as a ballet master at the Netherlands Dance Theatre.
Presently she works mostly abroad, setting Kylian works like ‘Bella Figura’, ‘One of a Kind’,
‘Psalms Symphony’ to companies like Netherlands Dance Theatre, Lyon Opera Ballet,Basel
Ballet, Dresden Opera Ballet, Vienna Opera Ballet, Oslo Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and La Scala.
As artistic director of C-scope projects since 2004 has created many diverse projects mainly on
location involving dance and combining different art forms together.
C-scope is an initiative of Cora Bos-Kroese, creating projects combining
dance and multi-disciplinary artists on diverse locations and theatres.
C-scope has an openness, raw energy and aims for a high quality around
using its large network of dancers, musicians, artists from around the world.