Since 2014 The100Hands (Jasper Džuki Jelen and Mojra Vogelnik Škerlj) create interactive dance-performances on location and in theatres. Their physical vocabulary comes from their background in modern dance, partnering, martial arts and architecture. The collective develops physical, tactile and acrobatic works that have a strong connection to the space. Their open and playful attitude is an invitation to the audience to become co-holder of the performance.
The100Hands have performed at International festivals and appeared to be succesful in Belgium, Egypte, Sweden, Denemark and Germany. 25Feet is the first official première of the company in Holland. The performance was previously performed at Festival Cement 2017. The100Hands is supported by PLAN Talentontwikkeling Noord-Brabant.Connor Schumacher
Connor Schumacher is an associated choreographer of Dansateliers, Rotterdam. With his work he shows to be a great conceiver and creator of never obvious imagery. With a transparent use of objects and compositions and a powerful and bold physicality he brings awareness to the present moment.
Connor first started dancing at Purchase College Conservatory of Dance in New York where he studied composition and performance. He has been developing his career under the umbrella of Dansateliers since 2012. With the support of the house he created Vessel: a portrait of the artist (2012) and Vessel 2: the Church (2013) in collaboration with Joris van Oosterwijk, Boy oh Boy (2013), Boy oh Boy 2: God’s first creature (2014), the performance I trust in this life we will have another moment alone(Performing Gender, 2014), The Fool (2015), Asset, Liability and Equity (2016, part of DANSLOKAAL /Conny Janssen Danst), Exhibition (2017, part of Krisztina’s Keuze 2) and OK Future a surrealistic silent disco for Festival De Parade 2017. He participated in the European project Dancing Museums; a two-year research- and development trajectory (2015-2017) with the purpose to explore new ways of interaction with audiences and got nominated for the Price of the Dutch Dance Days 2017.
“Schumacher’s weird esthetics is unique; plastic, fake and animation are words that pop in mind when seeing his characters.” De Volkskrant, 2017
Sophie Mayeux studied at ArtEZ Dance Academy Arnhem and Ballet du Nord in France. She creates pieces with an intense and a-typical physicality that is sometimes seen as ‘non-human’. Her hybrid creations are at the borderline between dance and theatre. She is inspired by the boundaries of the ‘real’ body and all the different ways the human body can transform. She explores these processes by researching movement and objects, like rescue blankets, with which se creates fantastic shapes.Jonas Frey & Joseph Simon
Joseph Simon and Jonas Frey met during their study at the ArtEZ School of Dance in Arnhem. Both makers have a shared passion for ‘breaking’ and combine urban, classical and contemporary movement languages in their work. In 2014 Joseph and Jonas created Je(ux)Tu(e)Torial for Schwindelfrei Festival in Mannheim, Germany. The piece demonstrates the expanding possibilities of online learning. In the duet they investigate their identities as dancers and their existence in relation to others in a digital era. Their new duet Infinite Games had its Dutch première in November 2017. Starting point of the work is the infinite possibilities of a hiphop-battle.Moreno Perna
Moreno Perna (1989) is een Italiaans performer met Amsterdam als thuisbasis. Hij haalde zijn diploma dans aan de Amsterdam University of the Arts en startte als performer voor Troubleyn/Jan Fabre in 2014. Hij speelt mee in Mount Olympus – to Glorify the Cult of Tragedy en De macht der theaterlijke dwaasheden. Hij werkt ook als nachtclubperformer onder de naam Vortex. In zijn werk focust hij op de research van identiteit als een culturele constructie.Fernando Belfiore
Choreographer and performance artist Fernando Belfiore (1983, BR) is a graduate and guest teacher at the SNDO, Amsterdam. His performances are intense and poetic, with references from theatre and visual arts. He explores performance art with the body as main medium. In every performance a delicate transformation is fulfilled, often with softness and vulnerability as downside. His work is well received in and abroad the Netherlands and supported by Dansmakers Amsterdam (since 2011).NEON
NEON is a choreographical collective that consists of Nanna Hanfgarn Jensen (DK) & Leon Emil Franzke (DE). The two dancers/makers met at ArtEZ Dance Academy. They started collaborating in 2015, and onwards their work accumulated. Körper | Körper was made during a residency at De Nieuwe Oost and was earlier shown at ITs Festival. NEON takes the audience out of their daily routines and gives them a physical sensory experience.Ido Batash & Anne de Hoog
The Masterclass Leadership through Movement is developed by Random Collision and a team part of the faculty of Psychology at the University of Groningen. The two organisations previously developed Experiment B +, an experiment and performance into that examined the effect of performances on social relations. Experiment B + was presented at Moving Futures festival in 2015-2016.
The masterclasses during Moving Futures are taught by choreographer Ido Batash and psychologist Anne de Hoog. Ido Batash is a dancer, teacher and independent choreographer. As a performer he danced in a.o. work by les ballets C de la B / Alain Platel and collaborated in projects by Idan Cohen, Talia Back and Roy Assaf. Since 2012 he is regularly working together with Random Collision in Groningen. Anne de Hoog studied Psychology at the University of Groningen. She was involved with the Movement Research Classes at Random Collision for many years and worked as a volunteer as part of Experiment B+.
In Utrecht the masterclass is taught by dancer and choreographer Amos Ben-Tal. As a dancer he worked at the Nederlands Dans Theater for nine years. Since 2012 he creates versatile encounters with dance, text and music in the form of performances, events and installations with his own collective OFFprojects.Katja Heitmann
Katja Heitmann (Hamburg, 1987) graduated BA choreography at Fontys Dance Academy (NL) in 2012. She is fascinated by mankind’s struggle to get grip on existence. By creating systems to control our lives, we end up restricting ourselves. Questioning the definition of reality is the red line in her work. From there Katja is continuously exploring new themes, disciplines and performance-formats.
Katja is inspired by the influence of everydays’ digital technologies on society and with that the arising questions about the identity of our human body. She fuses everydays’ technology, the dancers’ body and the presence of the audience into unconventional performances. Who moves who?Igor Vrebac
Bosnian-Dutch artist Igor Vrebac (1986) has been living in the Netherlands since 1994 where he developed a passion for films and theatre. He studied Theatre-, Film- and TV sciences at the University of Utrecht but was accepted in 2008 at the Mime Academy at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten. during his studie he stood out because of his volnurable, organic and impulsive way of performing. This resulted in an internship with the upcoming Norwegian director Øystein Johansen.
In 2013 he created the short theatre solo ‘James’ Dream’ for Over het IJ Festival. He crowdfunded the production ‘Homo Sapiens.’ with which he traveled to ACT Festival in Bilbao where he won the prize for ‘Best Short Performance.’ In September 2016 he won the Dioraphte ‘Best of Amsterdam Fringe’ award with his direction debute “Macho Macho”. He is currently working on TRÆNS at Productiehuis De Nieuwe Oost.Guilherme Miotto
Guilherme Miotto (1979) was born in Brazil and is based in The Netherlands since 1998. He studied dance in Brazil, Russia, Germany and The Netherlands. He worked as a professional dancer with Krisztina de Châtel, Emio Greco / PC, Bruno Listopad amongst others. Guilherme made his debut as a choreographer in 2010 in collaboration with Kristel van Issum with the piece Disorderly Conduct. He was to co create two more performances with Van Issum, Safe Absence and Enchanted Room and the dance film For Tracey. His collaborations with Van Issum were twice awarded, in 2012 with the Magnolia Award and in2011 with Best Film Award (Cinedans).
In 2012, Miotto joined forces with choreographer Jack Gallagher to co artistically direct the foundation Bodies Anonymous. Miotto realised one professional dance production and two youth/talent development projects whilst at Bodies Anonymous. The production Unpunished’in collaboration with dancer/choreographer Johnny Lloyd and musician/composer Henk Bakker. And the youth/talent development projects Unpunished Youth and Unpunished Gefallen in collaboration with youth centre R-Newt in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
In 2013, Miotto choreographed the pieces: As Gone for the Dansgroep Amsterdam; Gefallen with the support from the production houses (Korzo / Dans Brabant / Podium Bloos / Maas theater & dans); Sluts of Possession in collaboration with choreographer Rosie Kay for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Minus / Minus 1 for Fricties Festival (Hasselt) and Cement Festival respectively and Viràgom for the Hungarian dance company MU terminal.
In 2015 and 2016, Miotto choreographed Rise Up, Schaun’se mal um die Ecke and In Memory of a Projection with the support from Dans Brabant, Korzo and Podium Bloos. Miotto received the André Gingras Award and The Culture Award from the City of Breda.
Miotto’s choreographies are filled with intentions and deprived from meaning. His work is substantial instead of conceptual. Miotto is always investigating physical intensities and its effects on different dance styles. His pieces are not carriers of messages they are instead vessels of experiences unique to each process and each person involved in those processes.
photo © DansBrabant – Renate BeenseCie. Massala/Fouad Boussouf
Born in Morocco in 1978, he arrived in France in 1985 where he learned hip-hop dance and where he took his first class jazz dance. Choreographer and dancer Fouad Boussouf followed various courses in dance, including contemporary dance. His eclectic career included a choreographic research in a modern approach. Curious and stubborn to labels, Fouad Boussouf is not limited to a single register of dance in particular.Hilde Elbers
Hilde Elbers we know as sizzling dancer in the work of a.o. Conny Janssen, Itzik Galili and Constanza Macras. The last few years she also makes and dances her own work. As a choreographer she makes radical choices and has an endless fascination for the workings of the human psyche. As a dancer she carries out an intense physicality. With dance developer DansBrabant (NL) Hilde already made The Animated (2014) – an extremely rhythmically duet with Lea Martini), A Manual for Walking (2016)- a loving, confronting solo performance scanning the borders of vulnerability, and Yeah but no but Yeah (2017) – an oceanic duet together with dancer Judit Ruiz Onandi, who also performs next to Hilde in Slippery slopes for golden heels.
photo © DansBrabant – Renate Beense
With her company Sandman, Sabine Molenaar creates imaginative performances in which the associative logic of dreams rules. The world she creates is wonderfully unusual, but always recognizable. Sabine develops her performances from a specific state of mind. The body, in which she combines supreme mental, physical and emotional concentration, is her tool and gives her characters and associations profoundness and expressiveness. She connects the concrete and the etheric. The body is the point of departure and compassion: painfully virtuous and mercilessly personal.
Sandman was founded by Sabine Molenaar in 2012 and has it’s base in Brussels. Working cross-disciplinary with performance and film, Sandman produced four physical theatre performances: That’s it (2013), Touch me (2015), Almost Alive (2017) and A Moment (2017 this is a short adjusted version of Almost Alive) and three experimental short dance films: Wish her ill (2012), That’s it (2013) and Kali (2016). The first solo performance, That’s it, won a major award at the ACT festival in Bilbao (SP), as well as the prize for best female talent at the Theater Aan Zee Festival, in Oostende (BE) and a Special Mention award at BeFestival in Birmingham (UK).
Sandman works with Belgian partner Kosmonaut Production and with Dutch partner DansBrabant.
Picture: copyright DansBrabant-Renate Beense.Karel Tuytschaever / BARRY
Karel Tuytschaever (°1985) graduates from the Royal Conservatory Antwerp in the Drama, an acting education led by Dora van der Groen. A great importance to him is the interaction between his executive work as a performer, his own research traject and work as a maker and his professorship. His background in drama and dance as well play a key role in this triangle.
In September 2015 BARRY is founded based on the necessity to create an environment where Karel’s hybrid work can be supported, created an spread. As of September 2017, BARRY works under the wings of Makershuis Tilburg.
Taking as it’s leading principle a passion for the body, BARRY shows creations that find a balance between performative and exhibitive work, always acknowledging the auditive and the visual. The resulting hybrid body of works contains (dance) performances, next to installations, theater texts, a publication of research results, and films.
Image: copyright Louise De Groef.Annemijn Rijk
Annemijn Rijk (1993) completed her Bachelor of Choreography at the Fontys Dance Academy in 2016. With the body as a point of reference and as a base for connection, dance is the optimal medium for communication for her. Annemijn her work is both physical as theatrical, causing her work to have multiple layers. Currently she is working as a freelance choreographer with Noord-Brabant as her base.Jija Sohn
Jija Sohn (1982, JP, KR) traded her applied linguistic studies (us) for a choreography training at the SNDO in Amsterdam. With the use of dance and movement she is looking for the common denominator between all ethnic-cultural differences of people. She is interested in the question of how cultural diversity can be transformed into a universal value. Form and emotion are purified till the public obtain a physical experience of the performance. In 2016 she won the Moving Forward trajectory which resulted in Geisha Miracle (Theaterkrant****), a production of Dansmakers Amsterdam.Joseph Simon
Joseph Simon (France, 1989) got into dance trough ‘breaking’. His wide interest led him to explore practices as gymnastics, tricking as well as some basic modern-jazz and ballet. In 2014, he graduated from the ArtEZ School of Dance, Arnhem. Throughout his education, he kept on investigating the relationship between urban and contemporary forms of movement. In Dansateliers he developed the concept Essais sur la danse classique, created the piece Allegory of a night as part of One Night’s Dance 2015 and developed the solo Third Culture Kid (2016).
Jasper van Luijk
In his work Joseph Simon investigates the relationship between urban, classical and contemporary forms of movement. He creates specific logics of movement based on set rules and restrictions.
Jasper van Luijk (1987) studied dance at the ArtEZ Dance Academy. In 2012 Jasper received the ITs Choreography Award, a price for graduating talent in choreography. After his graduation, he decided to focus on choreography full-time. Under the umbrella of a.o. Korzo and Generale Oost he created various works. His piece Quite Discontinuous developed at Generale Oost and Dansateliers was selected for the Dance Roads tour to places such as Canada, Turin, and Bordeaux. With his latest works Yonder (2015) and The Definition of Now (2016) he focus on the shaping of the relationship between man(kind) and time.
Movements generated by society are a central theme in his work. Jasper also lays a great emphasis on performing ‘in the moment’, the creation of situations on stage where the performers make on-the-spot decisions with which they can influence and surprise both themselves and the audience.
“A piece by Jasper van Luijk is something to look out to.” Theaterkrant
Johanna Tengan, a choreographer at the very early stages of her career, is invited by Dansateliers to participate in the Residency Trajectory in collaboration with Azkuna Zentroa in Bilbao. Johanna is inspired by the Belgian poet/writer/journalist Herman de Coninck (1944-1997), who was known as the one who taught the people to read poetry. In her solo creation, Johanna wishes to embody his words, to physically and viscerally translate a direct experience to the viewer. De Conincks’ poetry allows a lot of space for the readers’ imaginary world. Likewise, Johanna wants to create work that gives room to the viewers own imagination. In the choreographic work Johanna creates, she wants to evoke a feeling of story that seems abstract, but can hold many layers.Arnhemse Meisjes
Arnhemse Meisjes is a group of professional dancers, based in Arnhem. The members are Anna Fransen, Aida Guirro Salinas, Fernanda Silva, Yeli Beurskens, Kim Tuerlings and Inbal Abir. They are all alumni from ArtEZ Dance Academy. New Seeds is their platform for contemporary dance. The Arnhemse Meisjes offer workshops for professional dancers, Performance Nights and other events in the city. They aspire to create an active base of contemporary dance for professional dancers and makers. Dance collective de Arnhemse Meisjes like to move together outside of the theatre setting. They get inspired by the different locations they work in and try with their moving bodies to affect the space they are in. De Arnhemse Meisjes wish to provide the audience of the Moving Futures Festival in Arnhem with a different point of view on spaces they are used to see.Natalia de Miguel
Natalia de Miguel (1986, ES) was selected by Kristin de Groot (Dansateliers), Olatz de Andrés (choreographer) and Clara Montero (Azkuna Zentroa) to take part in the Residency-program of Azkuna Zentroa and Dansateliers (2017-2018). She studied Audiovisual Communication and Dance in Barcelona and London. She worked for companies like the Caracalla Theatre in Beiroet and Punchdrunk in London. As a choreographer she created The Cut (2010), Exposure (2011), Distorted Frustration of Distant Communication (2012), The Life of the Oaks (2013), White Lies (2016) and One Way Ticket (2017). During the exchange-projeect she develops a dance-installation in which she transforms the physical body into a visual artwork. By approaching the body as a canvas, she researches the ways the audience relates to something that finds itself between a painting and a living figure.Evangelos Biskas V & Elysia Mc Mullen
Evangelos Biskas V: With his surrealist angle, choreographer and performer Evangelos Biskas V (1994, GR) brings its own color in the dance landscape. In his performances he does a proposal for more openness to the world of dreams, the magical or metaphysical. Evangelos studied dance and choreography (FHK dance). With his graduation performance, he won the Moving Forward Trajectory 2016, with In Search of a Title as a result. Right now he is one of the promising artists of PLAN-new makers.
Elysia Mc Mullen: Performer en choreographer Elysia Mc Mullen (1991, IR) is a graduate of the Fontys Dance Academy in Tilburg. Her work was shown at international festivals like Mundial, Boulevard and Brocante. ) She takes the audience through different realities, where body and spirit no longer work together.