Now working @ DansBrabant

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.

Douleur et Rébellion (werktitel)

Open Club – Elisabeth Borgermans


During her residency at DansBrabant, choreographer / dancer Elisabeth Borgermans (BE) investigates the relevance of political cinema for the development of her choreographic and scenic work. She wants to expose the interaction/exchange between spectator and political reality and depict it scenically-choreographically. She chose 3 filmmakers – Fassbinder, Pasolini and Schroeter – to investigate which models and strategies they offer for making a political dance. She thus balances on the intersection of politics, film theory and choreography, hoping to find a dance with a direct, real impact.

How can choreography generate political awareness and impact? How do you make political dance or do you make dance political? Can you see the aforementioned filmmakers in a tradition of queerness? And: how does all this relate to making aesthetic, scenic choices.

During the Open Studio on April 14 at DansBrabant, these questions will be discussed in a talk, after which we will watch the film Die Ehe der Maria Braun (1979). We happily invite you to attend.

Programm April 14:
18.00 – 18.30 uur inloop met soep / income with soup
18.30 – 19.00 uur show & tell Elisabeth – Zwarte studio
19.00 – 21.00 Die Ehe der Maria Braun (1979) Film – Club SoDa

Entree: Pay What You Want. If you join, please let us know by this LINK.

Location: DansBrabant, Goudenregenstraat 15-06 15-07, Tilburg





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Now in house at DansBrabant:Ilja Geelen – 2 to 15 February



Picture by: Yassine Abouhamid @heystrangersfilm


When dancer/researcher Ilja Geelen moved to Tangier, northern Morocco, 1.5 years ago, her culture shock started. Since then she realizes every day how Dutch she is. But every time she comes home to Tilburg, something feels out of place. Ilja is looking for a way to express this torn feeling of loving two houses and feeling like a stranger in both at the same time.

As an anthropologist, she has made ‘field notes’ in both cities, intentionally and unintentionally, through all kinds of media. She recorded sounds, wrote reflections and created little dance phrases. During her residency at Makershuis Tilburg (in house at DansBrabant), she makes an attempt to fathom all ‘data’. For now, Ilja focuses on interweaving audio field recordings from both cities with everyday and abstract movement.

On February 14, we are organizing a moment at DansBrabant to show an intermediate phase in the research. Afterwards we invite you to discuss what you saw and the theme. Ilja hopes for feedback from a mix of dance connoisseurs and laymen, with and without a link to Morocco!

We would like to invite you to attend this. If you would like to be there, please let us know via this LINK.

Date: February 14
Time: Walk-in with soup: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Start: 7 p.m
Location: DansBrabant, Goudenregenstraat 15-06 Tilburg