Category Archives: CLOUD

Workshop Skinner Releasing Technique by Lily Kiara

Workshop Skinner Releasing Technique workshop by Lily Kiara in Cloud February 24th 2018

We have the pleasure to announce that dance artist, singer and songwriter Lily Kiara is going to teach a wonderful workshop Skinner Releasing Technique.

This technique is an innovative approach to dance and movement training, developed by Joan Skinner. It is designed to ease tension by promoting effortless moving and integrated dynamic alignment of the whole self. The teaching strongly draws on guided imagery and hands-on partner studies, supporting an experiential understanding of both the technical and the creative process in movement.

Training bodies and beings as independent imaginative dancers and makers.

More information and sign up: with subject ‘SRT’

Date:Saturday 24th of February

Time: 11-16 with break

Fee: 40-60 sliding scale
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Residency KXKXA | Malik Nashad Sharpe

15-22 December

KXKXA is emotion is internet is feminist is feelings is the city is economy is drastic is being emo is shady pink is salt in the wound is love is broken is adventurous is grotesque is dramatic is lost is empty is terrible is black is black is black is black is black is black is black is love is crass is horrific is happening is hopeful is dreaming maybe is terrorism is gun-happy is sad is father is mastery is cleansing is ritual is creating is deepening is destructive is destroying me is destroying is destroying every little thing and every large thing is concubine is mistress is deep is intangible is garbage

About Marikiscrycrycry a.k.a. Malik Nashad Sharpe
Marikiscrycrycry is the performance project of London-based choreographer and artist Malik Nashad Sharpe (b. 1992, New York). They make emotional choreographies that are less like descriptors of themes and more like worlds in themselves. Their work deals primarily with the social imprints and inflections left on the body, existentialism, the necessity to proliferate pro-Queer and pro-Black aesthetics under neoliberal hegemonies, choreography as an expanded formal proposition, and allostatic load. Originally making work in DIY contexts across New York City, their choreography considers aesthetic production and situational politics as radical forms of production. They consider choreography as a tool to suggest ulterior and subversive critiques of an otherwise phobic and unaccommodating world.




Workshop | Egyptian Dance with live music | Laura de Gaspari

14 January 2017
13:00 -17:00

Workshop Egyptian/ Arabic dance with Laura De Gaspari and Sattar AlSaadi (Arabic Ney, Oud and percussion).

We will work on the principles grounding and fluidity in Egyptian dance supported by live rhythms and lyrical notes of the flute and lute.

Registration and payment 
Early bird 50 euros till 7th of January
After the 7th it will be 58 euros.

Registration and info:

MounaMay Buikdansschool | Bellydance classes

MounaMay Buikdansschool | Bellydance classesMounaMay Buikdansschool | Bellydance classes

Tuesdays | 19:00-20:15: Bellydance classes Beginners
Tuesdays | 20:15-21:30: Bellydance classes Intermediate & Advanced

Would you like to join the Bellydance classes?
Have you always wanted to learn how to Bellydance? Or are you an experienced dancer and
do you want to improve your technique? Or are you just curious what Oriental
dance actually is and if it would be something for you?
Visit the website and register for a trial class online and find
out yourself. If you already took classes with MounaMay Bellydance School before, you are
welcome to sign up for a new course.

About MounaMay Buikdansschool
MounaMay Bellydance School provides weekly bellydance classes and started in 2008. You
can join classes of various levels, from beginner to advanced for adults as well as children.
The classes on Tuesdays are at Cloud Dancelab. The classes on Mondays and Thursdays are
at the Koorenhuis. All dance classes are in Dutch as well as in English. Aside from weekly
dance classes MounaMay Bellydance School also provides bellydance workshops, private
lessons and group performances. All classes are provided by Mouna (Loraine Mailissa) with
her 2 assistants Varsha and Natasha.

To give you an impression watch this video of Mouna ; MounaMay Group at the Theater
aan het Spui in The Hague.
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Embodied search

Embodied search

These series of 6 workshops will focus on the four basic emotional movements.
Giving: moving oneself toward the other.
Getting: moving other toward oneself.
Removing: moving other away from oneself.
Escaping: moving oneself away from other.

These basics movements are strictly connected to the bodily felt sensation.
Through dance improvisation and exploration questions and emotions about oneself in
relationship to oneself and others will possibly arise.

How this exploration can connect us to a better way of creatively express while dancing?
How can dance serve us to a better expression of our feelings in daily life?
These questions will be at the core of the movement exploration.

Workshop duration: 2 hours per session
Number of sessions: 6 plus informal sharing the 16th June. Participants presence is not
compulsory for all 6 sessions but very much suggested.
Price: Cloud students €10, other participants € 20 per session.
6 session discount: Cloud students € 55, € 115.

Open to all movement lovers and dancers.
Dates: 20th January, 25th February, 25th March, 22nd April, 19th May, 16th

Claudia Scaringella MA student of Dance Movement therapy, First class BA Choreography
and Dance.

Butoh performance Master Natsu Nakajima + group improvisation

Natsu Nakajima, one of the oldest female Butoh dancers, Tatsumi Hijikata’s first female dancer, a founding member of Butoh movement in Tokyo, gives a series of workshops, butoh lectures and performances in Budapest, Barcelona, Berlin and Hague in September and October 2017.

We are very honored to have this unique short performance of Natsu Nakajima in CLOUD/danslab. Her performance will be followed by a group improvisation by some of the dancers of the Butoh workshop which takes place from 18-22 October in CLOUD/danslab.

“For me, Ankoku Butoh is not a school but a journey and a place where I learn about the invisible. At the moment of the birth of dance I experience the union of mind and body and transcend my tiny self to feel a great power, great love”.
Natsu Nakajima

Doors open 19:00
Entrance: 5 euro
Reservations by mail:


Natsu Nakajima (b. 1943 Sakhalin, Japan) has been one of the most prominent figures in Butoh dance since its foundation in Tokyo in the 1960s, and one of its foremost pioneers abroad. Training under both Hijikata Tatsumi and Kazuo Ohno, Nakajima went on to establish her own dance company, Muteki-sha, in 1969, with whom she has been performing and choreographing internationally since the early 1980s. Her highly acclaimed performance of ‘Niwa’ at LIFT ‘83 (London) marked the beginning of this international touring career, and led to performances at festivals such as FIND (Montreal), the Nancy Festival, and the Sydney Biennale.
In addition to her performance and choreographic work, Nakajima has over thirty years of experience as a teacher, and has been one of the forerunners of dance for the disabled in Japan.


Improved space: studio renovation

Over the past seven months the studio has been renovated with the support of Gemeente Den Haag and Fonds1818.  A brand new dance floor has been placed. Come and feel it, it’s a delight to dance on! Also new mirrors and an improved audio system have been installed. In collaboration with the DCR, we are making steps towards CLOUD’s visibility from the street side and soon we will be able to totally blind the space whenever needed (for specific presentations and video-projections that require darkness)

We welcome you to  have a look during one of the presentations or classes that take place in CLOUD, to experience what the space has to offer you!

With many thanks to Gemeente Den Haag and Fonds1818!



Usually, people come, watch something and then they leave.But in the 21st century they no longer want to watch something, they want to be part of something, make an experience.
Marina Abramović, 2016


Creative hubs exchange:
Do 14 September    18:15-20:00
Di  3 oktober               18:15-20:00  with Meyer-Chaffaud
Wo 11 Oktober          14:30-17:00 with Fazle Shairmahomed, Sophia Bulgakova, Aish Pagnes,
Vr  27 oktober            18:15-19:45 with Meyer-Chaffaud, Teun Vonk, Aron Birtalan and Natela Lemondhava

Do you want to be part of this exiting creative process?
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With the start of this project we are engaging a dialogue  between the action and the audience and ultimately between the audience among itself. The project aims to provoke an esthetical art experience, inspire and stimulate intellectual reflection about audience’s freedom and free will and raise question about identity and the act of engaging or not engaging in the course of an action .

With Meyer’s statement – the audience as active co-creator- the initial starting point claims that the audience members needs perspectives and tools within its own creativity to challenge its cognitive perception as a group and as individual.

We like to engage a conversation about expectation from the audience member point of view and how the audience member would like to be engaged and challenged in a performance.
We would like to formulate question like “Is the presence of the audience already sufficient to be a co-creator?” How as audience member I deal with my desire and fear during a performance? What makes ultimately a remarkable performance? This will be a very small moment of our research towards the production of this project but we are looking forwards to design this session in three phases: a small showing of material, engage interactive physicality with the group and conduct a conversation with the aim to gather ideas that could eventually be develop later in the process.

3 en 4 November 2017

Resident Roberta Stepankova teaching at CLOUD


Roberta offers 2 dance classes, on Tuesday evening of 19th and 26th of September from 18.00 to 19.30, contribution € 7. All movers are welcome!!

The dance class is a proposal to realize one´s individual dance while following the propriate bodily wisdom, the movement ensuing from one´s nature and intimacy. The outer perspective of the fundamental bodily principles is used as a tool to support learning from within. To work in this way means to let oneself be guided by the inner process while progressively building the alertness to the minor outer changes. At the same time, through this deep concentration and attunement to one´s self, the parallel unpronounceable pre-conscious processes can unfold and nurture our imagination, our dance. The inner is then continuously articulated and at any moment transformed by the outer. So the whole being takes care of its various levels of becoming.

for more information on Roberta’s work: please check her website:

Action Dance by Sandra Kramerova

Join Sandra Kramerova at Cloud for Action Dance workshop every second Saturday of the month! Sept 9, Oct 14, Nov 18 and Dec 9 14:00-16:00 . Come explore athleticism and physical theater of effort though imagination and action based improvisations. Action Dance workshops focus on energy flow, functional motion, creative decision making and anatomical expressivity. The first workshop is happening on Saturday September 9th at 16:00 as part of DCR Festival. Come try it out for free!

Moving Lanscape | Presentation Ronald Bal

Uitnodiging | Invitation | Moving Landscape: presentation at Cloud/Danslab


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Moving Landscape

Datum: vrijdag 25 augustus 2017
Tijdstip: 20:00 uur
Locatie: Cloud/Danslab
DCR – De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b
2518 RA Den Haag

U bent van harte uitgenodigd bij de studio-presentatie Moving Landscape op vrijdag 25 augustus 2017, om 20:00 uur bij Cloud/Danslab.

Moving Landscape ontvouwt zich als multidisciplinair onderzoek naar het concept landschap in performance kunst. Kunstenaar Ronald Bal transformeert Cloud Danslab tot een hybride plek, waar performers uit verschillende disciplines (dans, circus en beeldende kunst), middels het lichaam antwoord zoeken rondom de verbeelding van het concept landschap. Het resultaat is een performance-installatie met sculpturale en abstracte dans die relaties aangaan met de schilderijen van Mondriaan.

In Moving Landscape zet Bal de relatie tussen de schilder- en performance kunst, figuratief en abstract, manipulatie en natuur op scherp. Door de zintuiglijke en denkbeeldige condities van de schilder Mondriaan voorop te stellen, ontstaat een speelruimte voor ontmoeting met verschillende artistieke disciplines.

De presentatie Moving Landscape is het eerste resultaat van Bal’s onderzoek naar het concept landschap en wordt in de komende maanden verder ontwikkeld als performance-installatie.

Performers en co-choreografie: Ralph Öllinger en Jorga Lok (circus artist), 黃祥昀 (hsiang-yun), Larysa Bauge (performance artist), Sonia Zini (danser) en James Hewitt (muzikant)

Kostuums: Aliki van der Kruijs
Filmmakers: Gemma Groot en Dorien Pfauth

Met dank aan: Hans Janssen, Judith Kadee, Jérôme Meyer, Fazle Shairmahomed

English version

You are cordially invited to the studio presentation Moving Landscape, on August 25, 2017 at 8 pm at Cloud/Danslab.

Moving landscape unfolds as a multidisciplinary research on the concept of landscape in performance art. Artist Ronald Bal transforms Cloud Danslab into a hybrid place, where performers from different disciplines (dance, circus, and visual arts), explore embodied responses to the imagination of the concept landscape. This results in a performance installation with a sculptural and abstract dance that relate to the paintings of Mondrian.

In Moving Landscape, Bal sharpens the relationship between painting and performance art, the figurative and the abstract, manipulation and nature. By emphasizing the sensory and imaginary conditions of the painter Mondrian, a playing field arises for an encounter between different artistic disciplines.

The presentation of Moving Landscape is the first result of Bal’s research on the concept of landscape and will be developed further in the coming months into a performance-installation.

Performers: Ralph Öllinger and Jorga Lok (circus artist), 黃祥昀 (hsiang-yun), Larysa Bauge (performance artist), Sonia Zini (dancer) and James Hewitt (musician)

Costumes: Aliki van der Kruijs
Filmmaker: Gemma Groot and Dorien Pfauth

Thanks to: Hans Janssen, Judith Kadee, Jérôme Meyer, Fazle Shairmahomed

Ronald Bal

Moving Lanscape made possible by the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Workshop Body Weather | Frank vd Ven & Astarti Athanasiadou

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Saturday 23 September 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday 24 September 13:00 – 18:00
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Body Weather is a comprehensive approach to training and performance that investigates the intersections of bodies and their environments. Bodies are conceived not as fixed and separate entities but as constantly changing – just like the weather. Weather is seen as a complex system of forces and influences coursing through and beyond bodies and the world.The term and philosophical basis for Body Weather was founded in the early 1980’s by dancer Min Tanaka and further developed by Laboratories worldwide.

After a thorough training and work with a partner on breathing, stretching, alignment and the notion of ‘relaxation’ in the morning, we will delve into the particulars of improvisation in dance and movement. We’ll explore both physical and mental states of being and creating movement, improvise on non-existing scores, inspect prevalent habits and patterns and engage in Oulipian games.

As a training, Body Weather is of relevance to anyone interested in exploring the body and physical presence and this workshop is suited to dance, theatre and movement practitioners, and to artists of various backgrounds.

About Frank van de Ven
Frank van de Ven was a member of Tanaka’s Maijuku Performance Company in Japan, from 1983-1991. With Katerina Bakatsaki he leads Body Weather Amsterdam, a platform for training and performance. He has an ongoing commitment to the Body/Landscape projects conducted worldwide..
For more info on Body Weather A‘dam see

About Astarti Athanasiadou
Astarti Athanasiadou works as choreographer, performer and teacher. She studied dance, choreography and performance studies in Athens (GR), Lausanne (CH) and Malta, and holds a Master in Art Praxis from the Dutch Art Institute, Artez, NL. Astarti releases work under the aliases of bad royale and achaperformance. She has been practicing Body Weather since 2009 with Frank van de Ven, Katerina Bakatsaki and Hisako Horikawa. For more info see

Registration & Schedule

Saturday 23 September 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday 24 September 13:00 – 18:00

Workshop fee:
Regular € 110,-
Students €90,-

Registration and contact: cloud.danslab(at)