Pecha Kucha Zagreb/Merel (May 2015)


Merel Heering

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Due to family circumstances, the year started slowly. Lots of reading and time to digest.

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The year started great with the publication of my article on choreographer Amos Ben-Tal in Theatermaker, the main magazine on theatre and dance in The Netherlands.

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February and March were dedicated to the creation process of Senses, the new performance of choreographer Loic Perela, with whom I’ve been collaborating as a dramaturge for almost 2 years now.

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In this collaboration Loic and I found a clarity in our dialogue that we hadn’t reached before. That was a blessing and it translated into a great work.

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While touring with NDT to give introductions on their programmes in the Dutch theatres I see pretty much all their work. This guy, Jorge Nozal, is a dancer in the NDT I company for many years already and I’ve seen him do many great things on stage, but in Marco Goecke’s piece Thin Skin he dances a phenomenal solo. He told me he has so much fun dancing that and every muscle in his body is communicating that when you see him perform this work. A must see!

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Dance artist Julie Cleves, choreographer Robbie Synge and I had a blast in Edinburgh dance center, trying to rethink Robbie&Julie’s research and thinking about new ways of sharing their work, their knowledge and their experiences, gained by a seven year collaboration.

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In May, Kristin de Groot, Loic Perela and I organized a one day symposium titled Visions on Contemporary Leadership, curated based on our experiences in Communicating Dance.

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