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Richard van Kruysdijk

Since 2010, Richard composes and creates music for modern dance pieces. He mixes, produces and plays all music himself, except in a few collaborations. He also performs the music live on stage regularly, playing a variety of instruments.

His colourful work juxtaposes elements of electronic dance music, musique concrete and ambient. With his dadaistic "audio-collages", Richard seeks to create an intrinsic logic that not only supports the dance, but also adds another layer to the performances.

This page lists a selection of his work, displaying the diversity of sound and instrumentation. From pure electronica to live string quartet,from manipulated drums to solo baritone guitar.

The full list of productions (40+) he scored can be found in the subpages.

Richard is a freelancer who works mainly with choreographer Itamar Serussi (IL/NL) for companies around the world:

Scapino Ballet (NL), Edge (UK), Ballet de Lorraine (F), Balletto di Roma (I), Hessisches Staats Ballett (D), Pennsylvania Ballet (USA), Fanclub (DK), Oper Ballett Graz (A) and others.


He also works with other choreographers:

Ginette Laurin (CAN

Ed Wubbe (NL)

Jens van Daele (BE)

Kiyan Khoshoie (CH)

Taige Ahmed (TJ)

Einat Tuchman (IL)

Jesus de Vega (ES)

Jacqueline Hamelink (NL)


LOVE GUN - Scapino Ballet - 2017
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Part of the triple bill New Adventures

FALL part 1 - Hessisches Staats Ballett - 2017
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FALL part 2 - Hessisches Staats Ballett - 2017
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Part of the double bill Rough Lines with Hofesh Shechter's In Your Rooms

Richard's music for productions with Itamar Serussi have been released on Music for Speakers:

(Click cover for details)

His music for two productions with Jens van Daele's Burning Bridges and Ensemble Batide have been released on CD also:

SYCHO - Balletto di Roma - 2016
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For a solo by Siro Guglielmi. Part of the triple bill Paradox

HENRY part 1 - Scapino Ballet - 2015
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HENRY part 2 - Scapino Ballet - 2015
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Full evening 

THE WORST THING I COULD DO - Scapino Ballet - 2015
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Part of the program Rollercoaster

WOLF - Scapino Ballet - 2014
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Part of the triple bill ICONS

LUST - Station Zuid - 2012
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Richard's has also created exclusive works for presentations by students of several dance academies:

- Fontys, Tilburg (NL)

- Codarts, Rotterdam (NL)

- ArtEZ, Arnhem (NL)

- Theaterschool, Amsterdam (NL)

- The Place, London (UK)

Part of the program LUST


A SPRING TIDE - Jens van Daele's Burning Bridges - 2013
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Written for and with Ensemble Batida (CH). Live recording, extract


SWANthem - Sounding Bodies - 2018
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Part of the performance SWAN [REMIX]


KIYANCÉ - Kiyan Khoshoie - 2018
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BONKIE - Kiyan Khoshoie - 2018
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Part of the show GRAND ECART

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