About us

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CLOUD is a self organized group and studio dedicated to the research on movement and performance art. CLOUD is based at DCR complex, in The Hague, Netherlands, since october 2011.

Initiated and organized by independent artists working in The Netherlands, CLOUD is a DIY space. We’re a horizontal, non profit group running this platform for everyone, from any discipline, to work in the studio, focusing on  the body, movement and/or performance. We bridge dreams to realization – from the research to the first public presentations, by offering residencies in our studio.

At the moment we are about 10 people running CLOUD (meet our team members!). We have no subsidy, no managers, no fixed agenda. We learn by doing it, exchanging, reflecting and opening a dialogue with the public, by shared sessions, get-togethers, and workshops. In order to sustain our studio, we host different body practices, such as dance, yoga and martial arts classes, in weekly basis paying a small rent for the studio.

So far, artists and non-artists with backgrounds in dance, mime, visual arts, music, architecture, therapy, anthropology and other academics, have done residencies at CLOUD and have presented their works in different formats, such as performances, lectures, workshops and improvised sessions.

Yes, we want you!

We welcome enthusiastic people who are willing to collaborate and support our activities, although we donʼt have a steady job/task for anyone. You can propose a residency, organize an event, a lesson and much more!

History

CLOUD has its origins in the former Danslab, a dance initiative created in 2011, with support from the City of The Hague, VSB Fonds, SNS REAAL Fonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and Fonds 1818.  In the Spring of 2012 the daily management of DANSLAB was transmitted to CLOUD, experimenting with the possibilities of self-organization for independent dance and related initiatives. It’s been an intensive process since then. All CLOUD members invest an enormous amount of time and energy to continue this concept. It’s a vibrant environment and network. We are curious where it will further bring us…

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