a platform for film, video and dance by Hans Beenhakker


Hans Beenhakker (b.1964) is a graduate from the Rotterdam Dance Academy.(HBO-BA modern & classical dancer)

Works as commercial/industrial and movies choreographer.
He regularly assists on the sets of Dutch films.

Director of Project Development for USA choreographer Trajal Harrell

His short movie 'Shake Off' sells to broadcasters worldwide.

The initiator and founder of Cinedans (Annual Dance Film Festival Amsterdam)

Jury Winner (1st prize) at the 30th annual Dance on Camera festival NYC 2002, for his short film ‘Wiped’.

International concert dancer. (including starring roles at Pina Bausch Tanzteater Wuppertal from 1992-1996 and soloist for composer Philip Glass 1997)

2007 Golden Leo Award Best Artist Performance for Shake Off at 3rd Golden Lion Festival, Swasiland
2007 nomination Best Film Debut, 27nd Nederlands Film Festival-Utrecht
2002 1st prize 30th Dance on Camera Festival-New York City
2001 nomination Deutsche Video Tanz Preis-Köln

Hans Beenhakker has danced and choreographed extensively for industrial sale and fashion shows, commercials, film and television since 1984. Including choreographies for major brands like Bosch, Wälzhölz/Volkswagen, Voith, SEW, H&M, Hönkemuller, Fraunhofer Institute, Hugo Boss.
> some impressions

Bankier van het Verzet (choreographer)
Hotel de grote L (choreographer)
De Ontnapping (choreographer)
Alles is Familie (2nd2ndAD)
Dolfje Weerwolfje (2nd2ndAD)
Black Out (choreographer)
Mijn Opa de Bankrover (choreographer)
Mees Kees (2nd2ndAD)
Hoe Overleef ik Mijzelf (2nd2ndAD)
Ja Zuster Nee Zuster (dancer)

Gebak van Krul (choreographer)
Ollie Hartmoed en het gordijnpaleis (2nd2ndAD)
Joop den Uyl (2nd2ndAD)
Van God Los II (2ndAD)
Annie MG Schmidt (2nd2ndAD)
Hoe overleef ik Mezelf (2nd2ndAD)

Hans Beenhakker is recipient of numerous grants and scholarships from Nederlands Filmfonds, ThuisKopie Fonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, VSB Fonds, Scholingsfonds, Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten.


2007 Shake Off | HDcam | 35 mm, DigiBeta, Beta SP

2004 No Waiting on an Angel | 16 mm | DigiBeta, BetaSP

2003 Zweiheit | DVcam | DVcam

2001 Wiped | DVcam | 35 mm, Digibeta, Beta SP

2001 Come to Tandem | 16 mm | Beta SP


2007 Move
Shake Off (installation version) | flat screen

2006 Workerscrown

2004 Time Steps | flat screen

2001 Holland Dance Festival Faces | flat screen