How not to just show anything, but rather share the embodied. With my practice, I hope to create a platform to offer dance, to reach people and inspire self-reflection. I wish to create a safe environment for surrender, to create a potential mystical experience of a moment. A meeting where you can meet, interconnect and become bigger than yourself.
Below are the ways in which I am currently able to share my practice so that it can be most beneficial to each person I meet:
Not the dancing ‘for’, but with the intention of ‘giving’ a dance. From dancer to dance; from body to movement; from shape to energy; from being untouchable to vulnerability; from showing to allowing yourself to be seen. In this 1 on 1 ritual meeting, I invite you to let go of the expectations you have towards yourself. With a duration of one hour and upon request.
Nobody is a site-specific performance which takes place in a hotel. In a rotation system, built around a ritual structure, the performers welcome visitors in a hotel room.
Nobody is a 1 on 1 ritual meeting and performance in the context of a hotel. Two rooms, two dancers. Each of them practices “meeting” and giving a dance to someone from the audience. Not dancing “before”, but with the intention of “giving” a dance. From dancer to dance; from body to movement; from form to energy.
‘No body’ is the second part of the diptych based on the practice of ONT MOET. We are currently in the development phase for ‘No body’. The inspiration for this work was a long-term dance practice of which breath, voice and touch form the foundation. The performers invite the public to actively participate in the sharing moments as much as they wish to; being a participant or being a witness has the same value for us.
Inscribe yourself for a sharing moment
Bouge Bouche is a social engaged arts practice with immigrants, illiterate and 4th world people. Supported by CCDeSter Willebroek, Open School Mechelen. Together we focus on how to create a safe environment for free movement, voice and no expectations.
Since 1995, Persephone Vzw, has been working towards full citizenship for WOMEN with disabilities. The shorfilm ‘Bewogen Dromen’ came into being in meeting the inspiring WOMEN of Persephone Vzw with filmartist Sarah Lederman and choreographer Nelle Hens.
I offer guidance, tools and workshops of Ont-Moeten. Dance and Vijnana Yoga. Individual and in group.
“My mission is to inspire people to reconnect to their personal and bodily space in which movement can flow effortlessly in exchange with their environment. I offer anchor points and tools to trust movement and motion. Embedded in softness, subtlety and clarity, I encourage people to move from within.” – NH