Having a background in fine art and design, Esther is a choreographer (graduated at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam), researcher and movement research teacher. Since the beginning of her practice as choreographer, she has been working in collaboration with architects, filmmakers, visual artists, writers, besides other dance makers. To work in collaboration means for Esther to create platforms for understanding relations and unfolding perspectives. Platforms where to bring methodologies from different fields to fluctuate, proposing every entity to become porous, multifaceted.
Her movement practice, both as maker and as teacher, is currently focused on understanding bodies and movement within the philosophical frame of thinking/doing. This frame proposes to look at the constellations of human and no-human bodies, trespassing and pre-staging their semantic registration. To understand the body as a place for potentiality, a place for study before thought and impression are formed. Her practice is mainly based on durational corporal questioning, exploring qualities of perception from the very local to the abstrac, embodying impossible ideas and playing with not knowing.