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Rob Hesp (they/them) is a performance artist, choreographer and dancer from Leeds, England currently living in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Rob is interested in the ways people come together, using their work to suggest alternate modes of being and feeling. Their performance work is constructed from a fluid and evolving queer perspective, often using viscous mess, material textures and sculptural object forms alongside the moving body. 


Rob seeks to be fully inclusive in their creative practice, frequently working in collaboration with other artists and makers across disciplines - using movement and bodily sensation as key starting points for work with film, written text and live performance. 

As a performer Rob has collaborated and worked with artists including Marina Abramović, Mehmet Sander, Farah Saleh, Mab George Sanders, Samuel D. Loveless, Luke Pell, and Kimberley Harvey (Subtle Kraft Co), performing at venues including the Royal academy of arts, Saatchi gallery and Tate Modern.


Rob currently works as a core performance member of award winning Danish performance group Sisters Hope, with key involvement in their regular Flowing inhabitation series as well as larger performance projects Sensuous City local (Copenhagen 2023), and Sensuous governing (Edinburgh fringe festival and H.C. Andersen festival, Odense Denmark 2023).


Rob has presented work at venues including the V&A Museum, Southbank Centre and Roundhouse, London as well as at high profile festivals and art platforms such as Latitude, Spill, and Buzzcut. 



Images from 'Soft fruit punch' 2019 by Rob Hesp, taken by Christa Holka. 

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