Choreographer in residence Fang-Yu Shen was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1982. She studied contemporary dance at the “Chinese Culture University” in her hometown from 2000 to 2004, and has choreographed her own productions since 1998.
She studied dance at Folkwang University in Essen from 2005 to 2009, and from September 2009 to August 2011 was the first student to successfully complete the new Masters course in choreography at Folkwang University.
In 2011 she won the Critics prize at the International Choreographersconcours in Hannover. The year after she won de 2nd prize in Hannover.
In 2013 she made her debut at Scapino with a choreography for TWOOLS 15, Scapino's annual dancefestival. In the same year she was appointed as choreographer in residence at Scapino.
Choreographies for Scapino:
Countless In Reversing Gear (part of TWOOLS 15, June 2013)
Let it Spin (part of The Great Bean, September 2013)
Smashroom too (part of TWOOLS 16, June 2014)