A new project on the works! Anthology is a dynamic skipping piece.
A group of skippers ventures on stage to create an energetic vortex that warps more than a decade’s popular images, dance styles and musical genres. With songs straight out of YouTube and athletic choreographic scores, they propel audiences into a vigorous transit and a celebratory ride. For more info check Anthology
Warping Soul is part of Dansplan Sverige and will tour in four cities in Sweden during October '23. Catch this little diamond on the road in the following cities:
13 Oct ’23 | Norrlandsoperan, Umeå, SE
17 & 18 Oct ’23 | Dansens hus, Stockholm, SE
21 Oct ’23 | Falkhallen, Falkenberg, SE
24 Oct ’23 | Dansstationen, Malmö, SE
Sway revolves around the common movement of swaying – the carefree energy and motion of tipping in and out of balance. In this rhythmical and adventurous solo, the protagonist aims to sway between landscapes, mythical stories, musical timelines and invented histories. This new solo is based on the warping practice and will premiere during Julidans '23 on July 13 & 14. More info here: Sway
Commissioned by ICK Dans Amsterdam and with the ensemble of the company, Reverberated Emissions premieres on the 27th of November at Meervaart Theater in Amsterdam. This new piece on the warping practice, follows the dancers in a journey through exhilarating and sometimes comical environments. Part of the double bill KNOWN & TO KNOW that includes the revival of Nero by Emio Greco and Pieter Scholten (ICK).
Warping Soul got selected as one of the twenty pieces/makers in Europe for Aerowaves!
We will present it at the Spring Forward Festival on 28 April - 1 May '22, hosted by the European Capital of Culture in Elefsina. Warping Souls is a commission by Conny Janssen Danst in collaboration with Dansateliers and Korzo. For more information: AEROWAVES
Ripple Current brings the skipping practice back to the urban space. Commissioned by Dansjacht - Being There in Tilburg and with a close collaboration with seven graduating dancers from the Fontys Academy, Ripple Current can be seen multiple times at the Piushaven in Tilburg during the 17th of October.
We are very excited to bring back Tremble, after all the corona restrictions that could not allow us to tour! During Julidans Festival, Tremble will be presented at the
Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art in Amsterdam, 9-11 July. Tremble will return with more shows in 2022 so check the Calendar for more updates!
Within aerodynamic landscapes, a group of 14 dancers from the 3rd year of the Fontys Academy, are pulled and pushing in an interplay between submission and dominance. Premiering on the 11th of June at Theater de Nieuwe Vorst, Tilburg and will continue with a small tour of presentations. More info: Whizz Whoosh
Rattled Heart was a short study on the potential tensions between collective bodies and converging forces through a transformative relation to gravity. Commission by ICK Dans Amsterdam for the young company (ICK Next), Rattled Heart was unable to meet an audience due to the restrictions for Covid-19. Hopefully in the future!
In Yawing (=having a motion about the vertical axis), two dancers, from the Modern Theater Dance department of the AHK Academy of Theater & Dance Amsterdam, are exploring and re-configuring themselves and the space, through the basic principles of fall, catch and bounce. Premiere: 25-11-2020.
Warping Soul is part of DANSLOKAAL 8, a commission by Conny Janssen Danst in collaboration with Dansateliers and Korzo. The premiere will happen on September 18th and a tour will follow. For more information: DANSLOKAAL 8
On Thursday January 23, the BNG Bank Dance Prize 2020 was presented in Korzo Theater in The Hague. The award funds a national tour for the piece to travel to more than 15 cities. For more info and the jury report: BNG Dansprijs 2020 and Jury Report
A group of dancers embarks on a journey without a destination. They move across the stage by drawing geometrical patterns and falling in and out of rhythm. Tremble highlights a space that is in transit. The premiere of the piece will take place 28-29 November 2019 at Dansmakers Amsterdam and tour will follow in 2020.
For more info & tickets: TREMBLE
A new sketch show for Come Together #4 is coming up, Friday 25th 21:30 in Frascati 1. CLOUD COLLISION is made together with colleagues and performers: Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen, Tea Teaaru, Antonia Steffens, Karina Villafan, Marina Orlova & Tim Faraus. In collaboration with light designer and scenographer Paulina Prokop.
For more info: Cloud Collision
The City received the Moving Forward Trajectory award! The trajectory offers residencies, network, support and making a new performance. For more info take a look at Moving Forward Trajectory.
The City received a nomination for the Moving Forward Trajectory, together with artists Antonia Steffens and Piet Van Dycke. After a Makers Intensive, all artists will present their performances on the 9th of November at Dansmakers Amsterdam. For more info take a look here: Moving Forward Trajectory
As a final graduation project, "Larger than life" is a collaboration with choreographer and performer Charlie Laban Trier. This performance is a dialogue with and an examination of the phenomena of fandom-ness. We immerse ourselves in the experience of fanning, attempting to become fans of fans and making visible a space of uncensored emotional expression. Premiere in Frascati, Amsterdam, 16-17 June 2018. For more information: Larger than life
My first graduation project "The City" will premiere on 22-24 March 2018 in Veem House for Performance in Amsterdam. For this project, I'm introducing the practice of continuous skipping. "The City" will also be presented in Uferstudios in Berlin on 12 April, under the exchange between SNDO and HZT. For tickets look here: SNDO 2018 Graduation Show. For more information on the project look here: The City
The research on the unit of skipping is still in progress while I am heading towards my graduation from SNDO. For the first graduation production in March 2018, I will be focusing on the creation of a performance that unfolds the potential of skipping at its core. The City is a project that attempts to create a systemic universe that blinks in existence, with the use of continuous skipping. For more information about the preliminary stages of the project, take a look here: The City - in development
November - December 2017
With presentations in Columbia University and the School for Visual Arts in New York, this new work of Phoebe Osbourne opens the discussion around the concept of intentional flaking. Performed by Charlie Laban Trier, Talya Epstein and me, along with Phoebe Osbourne and Kristine Eudey, who also worked on the soundscape. For more info and a sneak peek take a look here: FLAKING
WHY NOT Festival will have its 6th edition this year and a new venue. On the 28th of October 2017, a whole day of performance will take place at De School in Amsterdam. We are excited that The Idle Wish will be part of this year's line-up, with two shows at 15:30 and 19:30.
Take a look at the new trailer of the performance and for more information and tickets check The Idle Wish and WHY NOT #6
July - August 2017
I'm very happy to announce that I was selected to be part of the scholarship program "DanceWEB" of the Impulstanz festival in Vienna. From the 12th of July till August 16th I will be immerged in a huge variety of workshops, performances, encounters and exchanges. My participation would not be possible without the generous support of OUTSET Greece that agreed to cover the last part of the scholarship. Time for some serious fun.
May - July 2017