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 than a decade ago, Halbe Zijlstra, then minister of OC&W, put the axe in the cultural sector and cut all production houses in the Netherlands. To give talent a future, various bridge-builders did their utmost to fill in the gaps. From that movement emerged DansBrabant – since 2013 the development place for choreographers in North Brabant and beyond.

A birthday calls for a treat. Between September 2023 and September 2024, DansBrabant will present special performances with free admission, the first two of which we briefly explain below. In addition, our neighbours can count on more greenery in the neighbourhood and, together with PARK, we will show the special multimedia installation ‘#Catalog of Shadows II’ by Kristel van Issum, Martin Kers & Han Stubbe. Much more will follow in the coming months.

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We link Pay What You Want to all presents. The proceeds will be used to make DansBrabant’s building accessible and inclusive. The first step we want to take in this is a passenger lift so that our studios are accessible to everyone.


37.5 Community: Residu(e), what we leave behind – De Nieuwe Vorst – 22 Sept 8pm

From the European project ‘Performing Gender’, choreographer Nikita Maheshwary worked with 9 women from different neighbourhoods of Tilburg in 2022/2023 under the name ‘37.5 community Tilburg’.
The women, coming from different walks of life, upbringing, generations and cultures, first addressed the question ‘where do we come from?’, while reflecting together on overarching themes such as care, womanhood, freedom & limitations, and what it means to be a community. In the second phase of the project, the urgency slowly began to shift to ‘where are we going together’ and ‘what do we want to leave behind’.
The women show the result in the production Residu(e), what we leave behind; a poetic dream about a shared and multicoloured future. The motley collection of stories is interwoven with scenes of small triumphant actions. A mix of movement, spoken word and multimedia.

Date: Friday 22 September 20:00
Entrance: Free
Location: De Nieuwe Vorst, Willem II straat 49, Tilburg
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MOTUS SONUS – Interdisciplinary project – De Pont museum – 28 Sept 19.30h

On 28 September, DansBrabant presents at Tilburg’s De Pont museum: MOTUS SONUS, an interdisciplinary project focusing on movement and sound.
In this collaboration, five international artists, Simon Bus, Alesya Dobysh, Max Frimout, Koo Des and Seung Woo, work on the musicality of movement and the physicality of sound. In doing so, they delve into the interaction between dance and music.
The performance consists of a series of choreographed sketches and improvisations, navigating the interdependence of sound, movement and space. In the halls of De Pont, they respond to the works of Thomas Schütte, who is then exhibiting at the museum.

Date: Thursday 28 September 18.30 – 20.00
Entrance: free
Location: De Pont museum, Wilhelminapark 1, 5041 EA Tilburg
You are welcome without registration.