Since 2000 Laurent Chétouane (France/Germany) has been working as a theatre director at various major theatres, among them venues in Hamburg, Munich, Weimar, Cologne, Stuttgart, Athens, Oslo and Zurich. Since 2006, he has been also been working as a choreographer, presenting his dance productions in France, Belgium, Austria, Turkey, Norway, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands and Russia. Alongside his artistic work, Laurent has been teaching at various art academies and universities, among them institutions in Frankfurt, Gießen, Hamburg, Leipzig and Oslo. In 2010, he received the Wild Card of RUHR. 2010 and in 2008 the sponsorship prizefor outstanding young artists awarded by the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.