Peter is more than one of the artists in this collective. When I held my little speech at the Hotel Arena I actually introduced him as one of the founders of Furthur Labelz. Although this may technically seem untrue (it was Matthew and myself, combined with musician Thijs Havens, who started the collective) Furthur Labelz really only exists the way it does today because of Peter joining. Within Furthur Labelz he is always the one asking questions about what it is we are doing, how we are doing it and why. He keeps us sharp. He is the balance between Matthew and myself and in many ways just the piece that was missing when we started this collective.
Peter is a hard worker who has a very unique and I would say poetic vision. Check out his website and you will know what I mean. He is a very, very talented choreographer. He has one piece, called Black Sea Still, that gives me chills every time I see it. Although he doesn’t really think so, Peter’s work is interdisciplinary in it’s own way. He often collaborates with other artists, and incorporates stories and disciplines in his pieces. He also made a few dance installations, which are stunning. Pearls was shown in De Lakenhal for a few months last year, and Personal Space was also shown at Nuit Blanche.
In directing and choreographing Peter has a way with playing, giving ‘assignments’, with pushing boundaries and confronting the awkward, which gives his pieces such natural poetry.
Aside from being a dancer/choreographer he is also a photographer, with a very strong style.
Most of all, however, he is wonderful friend. Needless to say, we are very lucky.