LABO inclusive Dance Platform is a research project for inclusive dance practice (2015 – 2017) at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp. With the experience and support of the dance departement of AP University College and Demos, the knowledge centre on participation and democracy, the Platform organizes dance workshops and activities for anyone who loves to dance, with and without (physical) disabilities.
The video offers a sneak peek in the workshop classes of Goele Van Dijck (Nat Gras).
Students of the first, second and third year of the Bachelor in Dance are able to join the classes to get in contact with the diversity of inclusive dance.
Video contains material from workshops in 2016 (november – december).
Filmed by: Sofie Roels, Edited by: Nele Vanhaeverbeke
Choreographer Goele Van Dijck did her dance teacher training at the Fontys Hogeschool in Tilburg.
Early 2000s, there were a lot of performances for children in primary schools, but there was no offer in the performing arts for toddlers. Goele decided to dive into that openness and founded her own organization NAT GRAS (in 2002) with the focus on artistic quality and the creation of accessible dance productions to an audience of two years and older. Meanwhile NAT GRAS became, in collaboration with Kabinet K, one of the pioneers in the field of dance for children in Flanders.
Next to her artistic work she teaches inclusive dance workshops for dancers with mixed abilities in Belgium and Internationally.