The performance STEEL with Finnish director Vilja Itkonen is finding it's feet after a two week residency and performance at the Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium Festival at Odin Teatret in Denmark.


The two year study fund from AFK has just finished, and I have learned so much during this overwhelming journey that it's hard to put it all in paper for the end report.. Suffice here to say that it has helped me to find several new directions. I am now a long term resident at Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (DK), and developing a very exciting collaborative project called Cross Pollination with theater maker Adriana la Selva (BE / BRA) and many more international artists.


8 maart 2019 - Tap Dance Concerto by Morton Gould with the Orchestre de Cannes (FR)
The Tap Dance Concerto (M. Gould, 1953) is a full concerto with four movements, in which the tap dancer is the soloist. The score is fully composed, while giving some freedom to the tap dancer to elaborate on it. It even features a cadenza!
Tickets and info here

11 - 16 March - Cross Pollination at the International Choreographers Week at FONTYS academy in Tilburg
I'm extremely proud and happy that we are invited to introduce the Cross Pollination (CP) project to a new generation of choreographers. CP is a network of artistic practitioners and researchers that gives space for the dialogue in/between personal practices, exchange and knowledge creation connecting thinking and doing, practice and reflection.
In CP artists and researchers can connect on the level of the practice, research and training. It focuses on the core of your artistic practice, instead of a concrete project.
More info here

3 May - 1 June 2019 - First tour of Tin Pan Alley
An exciting new project with the International Dans Theater, combining music and (tap)dance in a dynamic story about finding oneself in the competitive turbulence of city life in the 1920's and today. With choreographer Neel Verdoorn, arrangements and piano Marc Bisschof, violin Tanya Schaap.
Info on dates, tickets etc here


foto Erna Kuik

The new year starts amazing with a row of five concerts with the Süddeutsche Philharmonie in Konstanz, stunningly situated at the Bodensee and on the border of Switzerland.
We played in the Tonhalle Zürich, which was one of the most beautiful places I have ever danced... And we got the audience in a wild frenzy at the end with the rousing encore!


DEMO of Marije Nie's Purple Gazelle, with Christian Pabst, Guillaume Ortet and Erik Kooger


In my quest to develop tap dance as a performance art I have found the amazing and inspiring Odin Teatret and director and scholar Eugenio Barba. This is the most musical theatre I have ever seen, constructed somewhat like a classical ensemble piece, and then with so many colors and dynamics. Right away, I had a strong feeling that this is a way of working where a tap dancer can become an actor... you can imagine my delight when Eugenio invited me to do an artistic residency of 4 months (!) in Holstebro in 2017.

So much of 2017 will spent with Odin Teatret in Holstebro, and filled with training, learning and creating new material with Finnish director Vilja Itkonen and Danish actor Niels Kristian Brinth. Come look us up at the huge Festuge (summerfestival) in June!



Finally you can watch our multiple award winning dance documentary One Million Steps at home :)
Director Eva Stotz.



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