Serena Wuytack (°1984) graduated in contemporary dance and choreography at the Hoger Instituut voor Dans, Antwerp. She took several masterclasses, among which with Akram Kahn and Constanza Macras. She danced in several dance and theatre companies in Venezuela.
She has created several contemporary dance and theatre productions, among which Ser Perdu, El Deseo and Sangre Salvaje. At the moment, Serena is still touring with Urban Nomads. In this dance show, she mixes her contemporary dance vocabulary with the ancient dance art of flamenco. In october 2011, Urban Nomads was awarded ‘The Director’s Show’ at the International Festival of Arts in Canterbury, UK.
As a choreographer, Serena is fascinated by transformation and dance as an intuitive force of life. Following the path of Ausdrucktanz and physical acting, she created several pieces for and with her students at the conservatory (department of dramatic art) in Ghent, Belgium. She has long been a visual artist and thus often makes cross overs with the dance World. She created ‘Ser Perdue’, a performance in which dancers bursted out of a wax cast of themselves.
Serena perfected herself in Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bachata, Tambor and Flamenco. She manifests her visual power in the books, photographs, leaflets and posterdesigns of POST.TRAUM COLLECTIV.
In 2006, Serena cooperated in the dance film “Consider the Birds”, which was selected for several international dance film festivals. As the Assistant Director she contributed to the short documentary Beyond Borders, which won 5 awards at international film festivals.. She also assisted in the direction and editing of a film and concert performance Vlernika and the film Persona Non Grata.
Serena learned the sculptural techniques of her father, artist Frans Wuytack, and repeatedly exposed with him. At 16 she completed her first classic portrait of the Greek poetess Sappho. Then she developed a unique style with her bronze sculptures. With these, she won the gold medal at the international festival in Basse-Normandie in 2001, in 2003 she won the gold medal in the national contest of Spectral and in 2005 she won the gold medal at the international competition of the Académie Européenne des Arts. In 2008 she completed her first jewelery collection in bronze, silver and gold,…………..
With her sister Maya Wuytack she wrote the book “Persona non grata, Frans Wuytack” about her father’s unique life , along with her sister Maya Wuytack. The book was in the top ten non fiction list in Belgium.