For the talent development project DANSLOKAAL 9, Astrid Boons made the work ‘Now you can swallow her’ with dancers from Conny Janssen Danst. Soon she will be back in HUIS Conny Janssen Danst: on Saturday 3 June she will give a workshop for dance professionals and you will get a chance to dive into her movement language.
About the workshop
Astrid approaches the body as a space of discovery, as a territory that has fragile borders, which expand into other physical spaces and realities. Astrid about the workshop:
“Through improvisation tasks we will empty the body from its meaning and acquired knowledge so that we can start to reencounter the world from a new sensory space. We will work on sensorial experiments and guided improvisations which will lead the participants through processes of self-discovery. We will focus on inner exploration, increasing the physical awareness and encourage you to expand the understanding of your body.”
Astrid Boons (1988, Belgium), is a choreographer and performer based in The Netherlands. Since 2017 she is a resident choreographer at Korzo Theatre in The Hague.
Getting known in the European dance scene for her emotionally demanding pieces and her strongly embodied states, Astrid Boons’ creations offer a space to deeply experience the body as the site of boundaries and expansion between us and the world. She creates work with a distinctive female perspective foregrounding the subjective connectivity as a form of resistance, together with the continuous search for personal agency.
Astrid received the BNG Bank Dance Award 2017 and Piket Art Award 2017 for her duet Rhizoma (2016). In 2020 she was named artist to watch by NRC newspaper. In 2021, she was nominated for the prestigious Prize of The Netherlands Dance Days for choreography.
Her work has been produced by Korzo Theatre, Nederlands Dans Theater, Dance Theater Heidelberg, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Conny Janssen Danst, Dans I Nord, among others.
Date: June 3, 2023 Time: 11 AM to 14 PM Guest choreographer: Astrid Boons Location: Huis Conny Janssen Danst (Dolf Henkesplein 3, Rotterdam) Price: €20