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.
They trained in performance art at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and have since completed intensive training with Anne Bogart and SITI Company (New York) and Sisters Hope exploring sensuous learning and poetic society (Denmark).
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. Rob has also presented work internationally, in countries including Germany, Finland and Norway.
As a dancer Rob has collaborated and worked with artists including Lauren John Joseph, Luke Pell, Kimberley Harvey (Subtle Kraft Co) and Farah Saleh, performing at venues including the Saatchi gallery and Tate Modern.
Images from 'Soft fruit punch' 2019 by Rob Hesp, taken by Christa Holka.