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