"Archive" by Arkadi Zaides. © Ronen Guter
Arkadi Zaides, (b. 1979, Belorussia) is an independent choreographer based in France. He holds a Master's degree from the AHK Academy of Theater and Dance in Amsterdam, and is presently pursuing a joint practice-based PhD degree at Antwerp University and Ghent University. He is a member of CORPoREAL research group at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp and a member of S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts & Media) at Ghent University. Zaides' work examines the ways in which political and social contexts effect the physical body and constitute choreography. He is a recipient of numerous prizes, among them a prize for demonstrating engagement in human-rights issues, awarded to Zaides by The Emile Zola Chair for Interdisciplinary Human Rights Dialogue (IL).