With this blog/website I wish to share my findings, questions and fascinations on my artistic research and personal practices of ‘meeting and connecting in authenticity’. For some years I have been deepening my self practice, and in continuation of that process I am now putting focus on the practice of sharing, by allowing and supporting other people’s journeys.
Feel welcome to reflect with me, respond, exchange, meet and / or … request a dance!
I love, dance, study, perform, create, cry, laugh, dream, fight, explore and experience wonderful opportunities in life and work… I worked hard
… And then there was this inevitable call from my guts. Followed by illness and a frightening sense of disappearing. As if there was a hole in me. My life-energy literally seemed to flood out of my body. I bathed in pain, faced fears and the possibility of my own death. What seemed to be a dark moment, enlightened me with a strong sense of gratitude and of feeling alive.
I traded in fighting for surrender, allowing the waves of pain and the movement of life to flow through me. From an unsustainable practice and focus on production, I shifted my focus towards ‘being’ and ‘the dance within’.
RESEARCH ‘ONT-MOETEN, PRACTICING MEETING’
How can we get rid of an outer form and of what should be? How can you meet people in this atmosphere and create another kind of collaboration or engagement? How do I embody that value and translate it into dance?
From a personal search for silence, these were the questions that led me in 2016 to an artistic research of ‘Ont-moeten, practicing meeting’. The outcome of this non-result based research was the development of tools for acceptance and strategies for psychological, emotional and physical self-reflection. From a purely artistic individual development to a broader collective socio-cultural engagement. A personal practice of ‘meeting’ and an artistic 1 on 1 meeting-ritual in which I ‘give’ a dance.
Arising questions and challenges are: ‘what does it mean to work / function ‘together’? How to cultivate external structures that meet our current need for support in order to allow ourselves to rest fully into that support, embody our true creative potential and be available for others?
Find here the ways in which I am currently able to share my practice.