Rethinking Bodies – Symposium 2015 – Integrated Dance Workshop by Nienke Reehorst

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From 20 to 25 April 2015 the dance department of the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp organized an intensive study program about ‘Inclusion dance’. The week is part of an Erasmus+ project, which was initiated by partners in higher education: Fontys (Tilburg), Duncan Centre Conservatoire (Prague) and Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (AP College). ‘Rethinking Bodies’ is a project aiming to redefine the vision of the body in contemporary dance and exploring new insights in dance education. The intensive study program includes workshops, debates, lectures and performances and connects to the content and programming of Antwerp’s ENTER festival.

Through improvisation and movement material, Nienke shows us how smart our body actually is (Body Intelligence, not re’thinking’ our bodies too much, but rely on it) and learns us what physical ’empathy’ is, or how to use it in dance.

Short version:

Curious to see the extended version of the dance workshop by Nienke Reehorst on ‘Rethinking Bodies’? See below:


Nienke Reehorst (BE) works with dance, theatre, music, circus and social-artistic productions as a movement coach and rehearsal director.

She danced for Wim Vandekeybus/ Ultima Vez, Meg Stuart/ Damaged Goods, Ted Stoffer and taught contemporary dance classes and workshops for companies, studio’s and festivals in Europe and South America. From 2002 until 2014 she collaborated with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and his company Eastman as rehearsal director and choreographic assistant. More recently she was interim Artistic Director for Theater Stap and co-directed ‘Addio Amore’ for theatre company Tutti Fratelli.

She is currently the co – artistic director of the dance department of the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp.

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