ONT MOET finds its root in the Dutch word ‘ontmoeten’, which means ‘to meet’. Splitting up the original word, it fundamentally changes meaning. The word game reveals the hidden ‘not having to’ at the heart of the encounter.
ONT MOET was initiated by Nelle Hens in 2018 and is both an artistic practice and a partnership. At the core is a shared passion for movement and dance, as well as reflections on artistry, self-care and exchange. We see ONT MOET as a fertile ground on which we, as autonomous artists, can collaborate.
Current team players are Nelle Hens, Stephanie Van Aken, Steven Michel, Sarah Lederman, Rasa Alksnyte, Jasper Delbecke and Michel Robberechts.
ONT MOET works together with Sparkling Solutions, Verenigde Producties vzw and Artist Commons, and can count on the appreciated support of C-TAKT (Nobody and No body), CCDeSter (social artistic project Bouge Bouche) and De Veerman (No body).
NEWSLETTER on 29/05/2019
Dear reader,We are happy to inform you about the activities of ONT MOET during the last months and about our plans for the near future.In September 2018, “Nobody”, the first part of a diptych, premiered during C-TAKT#2 at the C-Mine in Genk. And in February 2019 we were invited to Beyond the Black Box, at De Brakke Grond in Amsterdam.
The end of April, Nelle was one of the driving forces behind “Wat raakt ons / What moves us”, the 4th performance of the social-artistic project Bouge Bouche, in collaboration with CC De Ster and CBE Open School Willebroek.
All these events were picked up by the press: Rekto Verso wrote about our performance at Beyond the Black Box and Wablieft about Bouge Bouche. Nelle also had a conversation with Kevin Fay in the Fair Arts Almanac 2019!
We are grateful that C-TAKT is supporting ONT MOET in the development of the second part of the diptych. During the residencies in Artist Commons Brussels and CC Dommelhof Neerpelt, the second part, “No body”, has taken on its preliminary shape.
Would you like to know more about our residencies? Do you wish to be more involved in the development? Do you want to know more about ONT MOET and experience a sharing moment, contact Nelle.
Thank you for your interest in our project!
Do not hesitate to contact us with questions, suggestions, …
With warm regards,
The ONT MOET team
Nelle, Stephanie, Sarah, Steven, Rasa, Michel, Jasper