Kristel van Issum, Martin Kers, Han Stubbe

Both DansBrabant and PARK are ten years old this year, and that needs to be celebrated. In this DansBrabant production, choreographer Kristel van Issum, filmmaker Martin Kers and composer Han Stubbe spent two years polishing a new collection of life-size female portraits. The result is a moody universe of moving and distorting images, audio, video […]

Open Club Niek Vanoosterweyck


In our polarised world, an issue is quickly reduced to yes or no, good or bad, black or white. Where is still room to come together? Where can playfulness be found within those rigid frameworks of extremes? Niek Vanoosterweyck, a 2020 mime graduate, is intrigued by the binary system. The world of zeros and ones. […]


at PARK in Tilburg

  PARK, the Tilburg platform for visual art, offers space for interdisciplinary research with KOMMA. On 7 October, Evangelos Biskas responds to the anniversary exhibition ‘X’. Evangelos (1994 GR) is a dancer, choreographer, performer, dramaturg and teacher who lives and works in Tilburg. The nature of the human body is central to Biskas’ creations, which […]

Simon Bus

Six Portraits (première)

New work by the winner of the Innovation Award Dutch Dance Days Maastricht 2022 Exploring and stretching the possibilities of his own nimble body, Simon is increasingly applying it to the bodies of fellow makers. During the Dutch Dance Days, Simon brings together 5 makers from his social media network. An international group of kindred […]

DansBrabant Unpacks

10 years and still going strong

10 years of DansBrabant and still going strong! That’s what we’re going to celebrate. No looking back at what was. Looking forward, we want to share in all the wonderful things that are in our house right now. Together with makers, partners and audiences, we celebrate the future. We celebrate the body. DansBrabant Unpacks! More […]

Club Jam @ DansBrabant

The brand new Dance & Jam session @ Club SoDa Tilburg

On Friday, September 8, the very first Club Jam will take place at Club SoDa, DansBrabant’s one and only living room. Expect a Dance & Jam session for and by dancers, together with other artists (think musicians, spoken word artists, producers and DJs). The opening of the evening will be done by one or more […]

DansBrabant: MOTUS SONUS

Interdisciplinary project @ De Pont museum

On 28th of September, DansBrabant will present MOTUS SONUS, an interdisciplinary experimental project focusing on movement and sound. Location: the beautiful Tilburg-based De Pont museum. In this collaboration, five international artists (Simon Bus, Alesya Dobysh, Max Frimout, NSDOS and Seungwoo Park) investigate the musicality of movement and the physicality of sound, delving into the interplay […]


As part of the European project ‘Performing Gender’ choreographer Nikita Maheshwary started in January ’22 with one-on-one walks with 15 women from different neighborhoods of Tilburg. Under the name ‘37.5 community Tilburg,’ this developed over the months from a community of 19 women to the current core of 9 women. The women, coming from different […]

Anthony van Gog

@ Makers Sessies bij De Nieuwe Vorst

During the Makers Sessies at De Nieuwe Vorst in Tilburg on Aug. 16, maker Anthony van Gog will show another step in his research for his new work crowdkill. As a PLAN maker in house at DansBrabant and at Veem House for Performance, Anthony will spend the next few years exploring the “selfless body” – […]


Exchange / Interactieve performance test session 21 june

Stuff, services, knowledge, entertainment, nonsense. All day long, people exchange with each other. In society, this exchange increasingly takes on the character of a transaction. Based on an agreement, goods and services are exchanged for money. What if these standardised agreements go away? Or we get somewhere where a different standard applies? Are other modes […]

Open Club Courtney May Robertson


  Courtney May Robertson (Scotland, 1992) is a Rotterdam-based performer and maker. After graduating in 2013, she danced with several makers and companies. Since 2015, Courtney has also been making her own work. Her work usually starts with the body, but spans several disciplines including video, generative art and writing. ‘It is thus not lack […]

The100Hands / Avans / Fontys

Exchange / lecture performance test session + follow-up discussion 28 juni

Stuff, services, knowledge, entertainment, nonsense. All day long, people exchange with each other. In society, this exchange increasingly takes on the character of a transaction. Based on an agreement, goods and services are exchanged for money. What if these standardised agreements go away? Or we get somewhere where a different standard applies? Are other modes […]


Save The Date!

Mark your calendars for a special collaboration between DansBrabant and Makershuis Tilburg. We are very excited to announce that our first-ever Spring edition of Makers Sessies on June 14 will take place at our very-own Makershuispartner Dans Brabant for the first time!! Especially now Club SoDa at Dans Brabant is totally hot and happening #clubsoda […]

Residence Andreas Hannes


  From May 18 – May 21, dancer/choreographer Andreas Hannes will work in-house at DansBrabant on his latest performance ‘SWAY,’ a self-danced, rhythmic and adventurous solo based on a commonly known movement: swaying. In this rhythmic and adventurous solo, Andreas Hannes aims to sway between landscapes, mythical tales, musical timelines and invented histories. Andreas Hannes […]

Open Club Pieter Desmet

My August feels like December

Pieter Desmet began his dance training at the Kunsthumaniora in Brussels and graduated from the Koninklijk Conservatorium of Antwerp in 2018. Since 2019 he has been dancing with different companies and working as a freelance dancer. Since 2017, Pieter has been exploring his own multidisciplinary work, with the overarching theme of identity development. Currently, Pieter […]

Residency Charlotte Goesaert

The Whole Shebang

Charlotte Goesaert, core producer at DansBrabant since this year, will be working in-house at DansBrabant in April. Together with Jochem Baelus, videographer, composer, musician, she is researching a new kind of documentary: The whole shebang. A filmed account with performative elements in which Charlotte explores the place of autobiographical material in her artistic oeuvre.   […]

Cancelled due to Circumstances – Open Club with Elisabeth Borgermans

Douleur et Rébellion

Due to circumstances, the Open Club with Elisabeth Borgermans on April 14 has been cancelled. —- There is always something going on at DansBrabant. Almost continuously, makers are working in the Witte Studio, in the Zwarte Studio and in the Club. ELISABETH BORGERMANS Douleur et Rébellion (working title)  Residence: 3 – 16 februari & 3 – 16 APRIL) Open […]

Moving Futures April 21/22 Tilburg

Porgram now online

Moving Futures is the festival where you can experience dance from the latest generation of makers in all its forms. Every evening the festival offers innovative dance in a generously diverse programme. Under the motto: “Tell to inspire”, the Moving Futures makers of 2023 bring performances, installations, lectures and (after)talks to De Nieuwe Vorst! Be […]



There is always something going on at DansBrabant. Almost continuously, makers are working in the Witte Studio, in the Zwarte Studio and in the Club. GHALIAH CONROY: MAKERSHUIS RESIDENCE Residence 6 MAART T/M 7 APRIL Open Club: 7 APRIL  Makershuis Tilburg maker Ghaliah Conroy is an emerging dance maker/performer born in Dublin. From a family of artists, she has […]

Double Bill: Simon Bus & Alesya Dobysh

Portrait, Balder on Blue Floor & Dvoye

Double Bill: Simon Bus & Balder Hansen – Portrait, Balder on Blue Floor & Alesya Dobysh & Marina Pravkina – Dvoye Simon Bus and Alesya Dobysh both come from an urban dance background. Deconstructing elements from house dance, breaking and other techniques they developed a unique movement language of their own. Elements from house dance, […]

Open Club with Ilja Geelen

Residence Makershuis Tilburg

There is always something going on at DansBrabant. Almost continuously, makers are working in the Witte Studio, in the Zwarte Studio and in the Club. Ilja Geelen Residence – 2 to 15 February Open Club: 14 february         When dancer/researcher Ilja Geelen moved to Tangier, northern Morocco, 1.5 years ago, her culture […]


Workshop by Karel Tuytschaever

Three-day interdisciplinary research class by dancemaker and interdisciplinary doctoral researcher Karel Tuytschaever in collaboration with Cinedans, DansBrabant and KAA.

10 years dance & Dirk

Verhoeven leaves

After 10 years of helping out the most talented and radical choreographers and dancers down South with their productions and practices, Dirk recently said goodbye to DansBrabant.

New artistic leader

Nienke Rooijakkers

Nienke Rooijakkers will succeed Lisa Reinheimer in the position of artistic leader as of November 1, 2022. Lisa will become the new director of Dansateliers in Rotterdam as of November 14.

Performing Dramaturgies

Final event Micro Macro

At the beginning of September, all the participants of the intensive workshops in the Micro and Macro Dramaturgies in Dance project of the past two years, both from the Czech Republic and 4 other countries – Denmark, Netherlands, Italy and Cyprus – will gather in Prague. They will spend two days continuing to share the […]

Thirty-seven and a half  

Invite to women in Tilburg

Join us every two weeks together with choreographer Nikita Maheshwary in group meetings with other women and take a walk with Nikita through the neighborhood in which you live.



Last fall we went out with an exciting selection of dance talent to reconnect with the environment and each other. See the 11 pop-up performances in the Piushaven in Tilburg shine again in the aftermovie!

Moving Futures Festival

Edition 2022

Moving Futures Festival can be seen in nine Dutch cities! Be surprised by the involved, brutal and barrier-breaking dance makers and performers of today. From March 25 to June 3.

Photo report DANSJACHT/Being There

By William van der Voort

Some highlights in images of DANSJACHT 2021 in the Piushaven in the city of Tilburg. DANSJACHT is part of the perennial Being There research project on dance in public space.

Force 4 & Zuhause

Double bill studiopresentations

DansBrabant is throwing the doors of its studios and bar in Club SoDa wide open again on Thursday April 28 for a double bill of exciting new work in the making!

Studio Sharing

On Dutch dance dramaturgy

In the studio sharing of April 21st from 5pm30 till 6pm30 at Club SoDa, Goudenregenstraat 15-06/07, Tilburg, Rodia opens her residency process to whoever is interested in an interactive discussion on the position of the dance dramaturg.

Unpacking Dance Dramaturgy

A Workshop by Rodia Vomvolou & DansBrabant

What does dramaturgy mean and what forms does it take in the context of contemporary choreographic practice? Upcoming choreographers, dancers, students: bring your projects and apply now!

Micro and Macro Dramaturgies in Dance

About the theme of the ten days Tilburg intensive

After a period of distancing and exploring hybrid formats in art, the second part of dance dramaturgy intensive celebrates a live meeting taking place in DansBrabant, Tilburg. It revolves around the chemistry of close exchange among the artists, of blending different procedures and perspectives.

A Preparation for this Stage

Punk Your Spirit by Keren Rosenberg

Dance&Dare Essay during MFF by Axel Andersson (Kritiklabbet, SE). ‘At first, I am not sure if the transmission is grainy, but soon realize that the body is covered in some kind of golden coating.’

Pandemic dramaturgies

An introduction

Read about the small-scale online symposium DansBrabant organised for the partners and dramaturgs in EU-project Micro Macro Dramaturgies in Dance (MMDD) and check out the witty cartoons!

Essay on emptiness

Part 1: Silence

What does it mean to be a human being in a time of pandemic, and can art provide alleviation?

Dancing in Your Shoes

Follow-up to Performing Gender

The DIYS project plan (2021-2023) was positively assessed in Brussels by the Creative Europe committee. DIYS can start this fall and focuses in a European context on developing new working methods in working with local communities.

Dance Films

Ready to Rent, Support an Artist

Watch our growing selection of thrilling and thoughtful dance films from southern choreographers and support these artists by doing so.