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Pioneers in public space

For over 20 years we have been researching new forms of representation and perspectives of dance to involve untrained audiences in dance. We have been doing this in the public space since the first performance by seducing and confronting. For example, in "How can I be dead," where people were watching the dancers by looking down from the roof of the parking garage .

https://nederlandsedansdagen.n...We investigated ways to enhance the experience of space through different audience configurations. "Wildmenspark" is a good example of this: the audience sits in the middle of a circle and around it is where it all happens.

We experimented with different forms to intensify the experience of the audience. From 2010 on we did this by means of hidden public exhibits, such as in "Welcome to the outside world" and "Motor Show". In these hidden dance performances you view the dance and reactions of passers-by through the light-tinted windows of a luxury Sedan parked in a lively state. In 'Jukeboxcity' the spectator was allowed to spy on a square from a blinded DAF school bus.

Dance company Vloeistof is now an indispensable face in the current dance landscape and plays at special locations in Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Finland, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland. We are also regularly invited to renowned festivals such as the Nederlandse Dansdagen, Theaterfestival Boulevard, Fȇte de la Danse and Tweetakt.

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Hier moet een foto komen van 'Hoe kan ik nu dood zijn'

Pioniers van dans in de publieke ruimte

We also investigated ways to enhance the experience of space through different audience settings. "Wildmenspark" is a good example of this: the audience sits in the middle of a circle around which it all happens.

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Wildmenspark ~ fotografie: Lidi de Boer

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Autosalon (Foto: Joyce van Belkom)