We are celebrating our 25th birthday this season, which we kicked of last October with an intensive inspiration atelier and beautiful programming of old and new work in the theatre. We have realized that it is so important to sometimes mark moments in time and celebrate what we do so well. It is quite stunning what we are able to do and produce given the tiny little organization we are. We look back with warmth and pride on the many past projects, but look ahead at the same time.
We will start two new European projects in the new year. Empowering Dance is an investigation into the use of soft skills through dance practice. Our weekly movement class will be subject of the research and Connor Schumacher will be connected as the artist.
Dancing Museums II is the succeeding project of the previous Dancing Museums, which was a very successful partnership project between dance artists, dance organisations and museums, revolving around the theme of audience engagement. This new project has a duration of three years. Dansateliers will collaborate again closely with the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. Ingrid Berger Myhre will be connected as the dance artist and she will be researching around the question what it means to be a museum without a building and how that affects the public.
Furthermore, we are moving towards several premiers happening soon. In Threesome Connor Schumacher brings together three works and will premiere on January 15th, after which it will be touring through Holland. As part of Moving Futures 2019, on February 20th, Ingrid Berger Myhre and Lasse Passage will premier there collaborative work Panflutes and Paperwork and Joseph Simon his solo Chameleon.
These are some highlights in what is to come, in the meantime all the researches in the studio are continuing as well. There is enough to do. We are constantly moving!
Dansateliers keeps moving
And talking about moving, ‘our’ Lody has decided to move on. She has been with us in the past almost six years and has developed herself into a versatile and knowledgeable communication expert, with a big sense of humour. She has thought along with us and has eye for what is needed. With warmth and gratitude, we look back on the time we spent working with Lody, which has been an important time for the organization to be re-invented and to be put back strongly on the dance map. We will miss her and wish her all the very best.
In the meantime Carolien Verduijn has started working as our new communication responsible. You will most certainly be able to meet her in the new year. From December 24th on, we will take a little break to come back in the office starting on January 7th. For now we wish you a lovely winter break, a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
On behalf of the artists and the organization,
Kristin de Groot