Category Archives: Residents

The Crossroad | Residency Roberta Štěpánková and Amund Røe

CLOUD is thrilled to welcome Roberta Štěpánková (Slovakia) and Amund Røe (Norway) for their residency in The Hague (September 19-24, 2016). You are welcome to join their presentation on Friday 23rd at 20.30.

Roberta will be also sharing a introspective dance class on Saturday 24th, from 10 – 12:00.

Read more about the process:

Our common work began in autumn 2014. In our collaboration, we have been focused on our experience of space in the process of music and dance composition and in the act of performance. The common question has been ´how do we experience the (inner/outer) space in composition and how does considering this informs the work process´.

In 2015, we made a short piece: (In) spaces, where the music part is set and the movement part is instantly composed. This piece was played in The Netherlands and France.

After the initial work, we wish to bring our collaboration further by spending time in a studio working together. During the residency at Cloud, we would like to work on deepening our communication in composition. By doing and reflecting, we will focus on the moments of clear contact between the sound/music and movement/dance. We want to identify and evolve the tools we need to compose in a dialogue. We are keen on exploring the element of unpredictability in composition while maintaining clarity.

At the end of our residency, we will present our work in process. On Friday the 23rd of September in CLOUD/Danslab at 20:30. You are very welcome to share this moment with us.

Class on Saturday morning 24th: movement introspection class with Roberta Štěpánková (dancer, dance/movement therapist, psychologist)

The class is a proposition to follow our reveries and provide them space to evolve within the moving body. Attention will be payed especially to a lieu and a passage that links. We will let an image unfold into the individual movement and back to an image. From there, the intimate dance will lead us towards a recognition or a new discovery in that Saturday morning.

Please bring your journal and a pen. The class is open for dancers and non-dancers.  Contribution: €7

Residency|Laban Movement Analyses(LMA) Efforts branch Movement in music | Maya Felixbrodt

754935625-31 May 2016
Workshop :Moving Music / 30/05/2016 from 20:00 till 22:00 / price 7€

performance/presentation: Time adds up / 31/05/2016 from 21:00 till 23:00/free

Maya Felixbrodt ‘s residency, end of May, is a research of LMA with the focus on Effort Factors,in and through different perspectives of  experiencing music: composition, performance and audience.

Music is movement of sound in space. The prime manner of communication, preceding verbal communication, is the movement of our bodies.  Body and mind are two parts constructing a whole. The mind is usually assigned as the motor behind inner intention, which portrays one’s movement. Inner intention in daily life, specifically in this case – in music, sound and its composing, production and experience, can be reached directly through a physical and movement approach.

The research introduces and explores with musicians and audience (of any genre and practise) methods for use of Laban Movement Analysis in music. Alongside the theoretical knowledge , in order to explore direct  relation to sound, practical exercises are applied, with instrumentalists, vocalists, composers and general audience.

The research focuses on the Efforts branch of LMA – Time, Flow , Space and Weight and their combinations – States and Drives.

She has been researching in the last two years in all aspects of her musical and artistic activity : Viola playing, composition, working in processes with ensembles, musicians and artists collectives, improvisation, concerts programming, education and work with children. It started as a master research during master composition studies in the Royal Conservatory, The Hague, supervised by LMA specialist Alexandra Baybutt (UK) and concluded with a thesis. Since then she has continued the research on her  own.

workshop : Moving Music / 30/05/2016 from 20:00 till 22:00/ price 7€

Workshop for musicians: instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, electronic musicians
From any genre, practice and level (both professionals and amateurs are welcome)

presentation/performance :Time adds up / 31/05/2016 from 21:00 till 23:00 / free entrance

 Viola / electronics / text / movement
by Maya Felixbrodt

Residency | Trouble Wit, Magic and Choreography at the Table | Tilman Andris & Emilie Gallier

On April 27 and April 28, Tilman Andris and Emilie Gallier are again working in CLOUD preparing for their presentation for the International Dance Day (Leiden, 29 April, open to all) and for an experimental afternoon within the walls of Quartair (Den Haag, 1 May, closed event).

To join their performance see
or contact (reservation is recommended since there are only few seats at the table)
Trouble Wit is a theatrical paper folding demonstration performed by magicians since the 17th century. In their performances, magicians used Trouble Wit as an illustration device for narratives.
We enrich the possibilities of Trouble Wit by the use of choreography.
Where this performance usually takes place on stage in front of its audience, we invite spectators to sit around tables and we perform close-up for them at those. We hope for the dinner-table format to serve proximity, friendship, and possible conversations. No dinner is served, but food for thought, causing the imagination of our audience to wander. Spectators learn about the history of Trouble Wit and hear unexpected surrealistic stories. We intend to address the audience’s expectation when it comes to see a magic performance by a male magician and a female choreographer: will bodies disappear, be cut in half? The spectator’s status of co-creator fascinates us and we wish to make our audience more aware of the nuances of their participation (from physically helping, to reacting with ‘aaah’ ‘ooooh’, or to mentally and silently imagining tricks).
Concept, magic: Tilman Andris
Concept, choreography: Emilie Gallier
Supported by: CLOUD, PØST Cie, C-DaRE (Centre for Dance Research, Coventry).


Residency | Dreams I Have Dreamt in the Studio | Tal Garmiza

23 – 26 August

Presentation  Saturday 27 August 2016 19:00

The project is called “Dreams I Have Dreamt in the Studio” and it deals a lot with the connection between women in different cultures to music and nature. How do we re-find our passion for dancing? When did dancing become so real that we have lost the ability to dream through it and how do we regain it? Where is our happiness in the dance? These are all questions I deal with in this project.

About Tal Garmiza
I’m an Israeli dancer currently based in Tel Aviv. I created and produced a project called “A Door to a Room” that brings dancers and musicians together. I believe in taking the dance and the music into the world because everyone is entitled to it. Among other things, we created a show that explored the meaning of a place and how do I create within it. I’m also involved in building a new center for dancers at the Arab-Jewish community center in Jaffa.

Residency | medvetánc – degrees of (in)tangibility | Thomas Körtvélyessy

13, 28, 29 November 2015

How close is it possible to get to one an·other?
What about the touch of hair/fur in dance?
How skindeep does it need to be?

Based on the Eurasian practice of bear dances, from ritual to spectacle,
choreographer Thomas Körtvélyessy explores and tries out
an evolving collection of dances, images, music, and ideas with a small audience.
The first results are pointing towards an identity-striptease and live-dramaturgy,
mixing pop-culture, Gay Bear culture, and Béla Bartók,
in an ongoing conversation with the present audience

The transfusions: Research of the Voice and Body of Blood

Presentation | Saturday 8 August | 20:00
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About the artists:

Cora Schmeiser is a versatile vocalist. Her voice moves effortlessly between medieval and contemporary styles. During her performances she uses her sophisticated voice and virtuosity with expressive contrasts to create an intimate atmosphere that captivates the listener. Theatrical but completely natural.

After her study in the Royal Academy of the Hague, the Netherlands, she specialized in medieval and contemporary music, being a member of the Vocaallaboratorium/Silbersee. In the Lunyala Trio and ensemble Nu:n she collaborates with musicians from different musical backgrounds as jazz and electronic music as wel as in in her soloprogramme ‘hier und dort’-Sprachklänge-Klangmomente.

Anne Wellmer | nonlinear is a sound artist, composer and performer. She studied electronic music at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague and composition with Alvin Lucier and Anthony Braxton at Wesleyan University in Middletown CT/USA. Among her work are sonic environments for performances, sound installations, live music for dance and theater, radio art, music theater pieces, network projects and improvisation with electronics. Anne Wellmer lives and works in Den Haag (NL).

Geerten Ten Bosch (Dordrecht 1959) is working in the art field since 1986 as draftsman/illustrator/free designer. She forms the duo Banketje with Harriët van Reek, creating absurd, intimate and visual worlds in stand-alone environments.

Made possible with the financial support of the Gemeente Den Haag

PERFORMANCE | Choreographies by Antonin Comestaz & Keren Rosenberg

Sunday 24 May  19:30  €5,-

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Antonin Comestaz and Keren Rosenberg have been working in the studio of CLOUD/Danslab these last few months. Both with their distinct style. Antonin will present “Then, Before, Now, Once more” developed in CLOUD/Danslab and Keren will present “Body-House” developed in Dansateliers Rotterdam. Their connection is a special one, which is growing in CLOUD. The last edition of CLOUD Club has been hosted by Antonin Comestaz, and the next edition in on June 13 will be hosted by Keren Rosenberg. Read more about the Gaga Edition of CLOUD Club with Keren or see Facebook event

Then, Before, Now, Once more – choreography Antonin Comestaz
The universe seems to play by the rule of constant change. Nothing remains, everything transform. Life and death, days and nights, seasons… What is now isn’t what it was then, nor before, but may occur again. Nature lets us witness these patterns in everything, including feelings. How do we cope with this fact when we seek for eternity?

Dancers : Inés Belda Nacher & Jefta Tanate
Music : Aphex Twin, Robert Lippok, Nicolas Jaar
Duration: 10 minutes

About Antonin Comestaz
Antonin Comestaz (1980) is a French dancer, choreographer and multidisciplinary artist based in The Hague (NL). He trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School and went on to dance with companies including Paris Opera, The Hamburg Ballet, T.T.M (Tanz Theater München), Ballet Mainz, and Scapino Ballet. During his tenure at these companies, Antonin has worked with renowned choreographers, such as John Neumeier, Marco Goecke, Rui Horta, Carolin Carlson, Ed Wubbe, and Jacopo Godani among others. Antonin’s artistic career has been forged by his ability to constantly explore and redefine boundaries in the various fields of dance, from ballet to neo-classic, modern and improvisation.

Antonin has developed this choreography in the studios of CLOUD/Danslab and Korzo. This work has recently premiered at the Open Stage of Dansmakers Amsterdam. Read more about his residency at CLOUD.

Body-House – choreography Keren Rosenberg

“The body and me are not the same.
The body is the house in which I live in.
I don’t own this house and this house is not me, though its my house.
Sometimes I feel my body as a home and sometimes it becomes an unfamiliar property.
I live under my skin.
Sometimes I come through the walls of my skin to feel, I even open small cracks to the outside, I don’t like exposing too much cause then I am vulnerable.”

Collaborators & Performers:  Nathalie Van Den Hombergh, Keren Rosenberg
Live Music: ENKA
Costumes: Natasja Lansen
Image: Paul Sixta
Dramaturgy: Kristine De Groot
Light Design: Edwin Van Steenberg
Duration: 15 minutes


About Keren Rosenberg
Keren’s works were presented in various festivals & theaters in Israel, Iceland, The Netherlands and Ireland. In 2011 she was invited by Ohad Naharin to study the Gaga movement language. Since then, she has been invited to teach Gaga as well as her own creative workshops in various dance companies and institutions around Europe.

Her recent work ‘Body-House’ premiered at the One Night’s Dance Project at Dansataliers, invited to Korzo Theater, Dansmakers Amsterdam and Tel-Aviv Dance This Summer.

Keren has been working in CLOUD/Danslab in several residencies of which the most recent is “The Never Dry Land”. Read more about her last residency in CLOUD


Residency Antonin Comestaz

30 March – 10 April

Performance  24 May  19:30 Read more
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Host CLOUD Club 6th edition – Saturday 4 April, 20:00 Read more

Choreographer Antonin Comestaz will work with dancers Jefta Tanate & Inés Belda Nácher, exploring the spontaneous reactions of two different entities who find themselves in presence of each other in confined space, by mistake or hazard, against there will. One task will be to define the protagonists (which wont necessarily be “Human”) through there physicality and personality. Then, what situations will arise from the encounter? Which behavior will they adopt? Aggression? Affection? Mimic? Will they be able to tame each other? Antonin proposes a reflection on the mechanisms of the mind in presence of “the other”, the unknown.

Antonin Comestaz

Antonin Comestaz (1980) is a French dancer, choreographer and multidisciplinary artist based in The Hague (NL). He trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School and went on to dance with companies including Paris Opera, The Hamburg Ballet, T.T.M (Tanz Theater München), Ballet Mainz, and Scapino Ballet. During his tenure at these companies, Antonin has worked with renowned choreographers, such as John Neumeier, Marco Goecke, Rui Horta, Carolin Carlson, Ed Wubbe, and Jacopo Godani among others. Antonin’s artistic career has been forged by his ability to constantly explore and redefine boundaries in the various fields of dance, from ballet to neo-classic, modern and improvisation.

Antonin began choreographing in 2006. His works have since won a number of awards and nominations, such as for “Hand in Hand” (Nominated at The international internet dance festival SideBySide-net 2006), “Flesh and Blood” (Nominated at The International Choreography Competition Hannover 2008), “She” (1st prize for interpretation, 3rd prize for choreography, as well as Audience Prize at the Stuttgart Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival 2010).

Since 2013 the primary focus of Antonin’s work has been freelance choreography. That year marked the creation of his landmark cross-genre piece, “Out of the Grey”, commissioned by Korzo Productions in The Hague. It has since been performed in various festivals across Europe, and was selected to be part of 2014 Priority Companies by Aerowaves. His second venture in collaboration with Korzo was the 2014 creation, “Plastic Junkies”.

Antonin possesses a passion for drawing and music and has composed music for most of his pieces to date. His works often revel in the absurd & darkly comic expressions of everyday life and humanity, using his playful, quirky and highly engaging choreographic style.

Tensegrity: Structures & Movement | Residency of Florencia Reznik

Florencia Reznik from Buenos Aires, Argentina will have a residency in CLOUD from 18 till 23 december 2014 and from 5 till 11 january 2015 and she is looking for people to participate.

The idea is open to anyone. There is no need to commit to the whole time, you can drop by the days that are convenient for you. Please an email her some days in advance so she knows how many people are coming.

The residency includes yoga practice every morning from 10 to 11:30 – a warm up and mind-set for the rest of the day’s research. Feel free to take a class and “pay” by staying afterwards for a few hours as a participant in the research group, or pay 5€ from 10 am – 11:30 am (afternoon varies in time)


Florencia will work on Tensegrity, proved to be a precise instantiation of the failure of the doctrine of functionalism and the triumph, instead, of a non-instrumentalized mode of invention.

What started as a marginal idea in the art field, was many years later used in architecture, medicine and biology. We are now putting this structural principle in movement through dance experimentation.

From *biotensegrity*, we pay attention to what connects all the parts of the body. We see the body as a whole. This approach considers the *fascia* essential to understand the body structure and its capacity to move.

Imagine that fascia is something similar to a fabric that covers our whole body. The tensegrity model posits that a single force in one part of the body will have an effect throughout the body. What would happen if that fabric covers not one but two bodies? Or more?

My interest is in how we (dancers, people) can enhance our experience of our body in connection to other bodies. In order to connect with others, we need to reach out, to move.

Trust is our relation with the unknown. Our body is physiologically prepared to be alert when it has to deal with something new, and this is translated into tension in the body. But there is something about letting go that allows us to move, to adapt, to be creative, and to connect with others. I think that *contact improvisation technique* can be a very useful tool to explore this.

I like to think of this residency as a research space-time. My background is in yoga, more precisely *Iyengar yoga*. Every morning we will start with a yoga practice that will bring consciousness to our body. With this starting point, the challenge will be to connect with other people through movement and contact. I am not a dance teacher. I will not teach how to do this. This is a challenge for me too. I hope that together we come up with creative strategies to do so.

After the yoga class, it comes lunch time (remember it is not advisable to eat two hours before yoga practice!). I suggest that during this time, we study *what is tensegrity, what is fascia, how is the body built*. I have reading material to share, and we can talk and discuss it.

Finally, during the afternoons, we will develop a series of exercises to put all this into practice. We will move with elastics, harnesses, fabrics and each others bodies. How does this movement feel? What can I do from here?* Let’s forget about the thoughts and the shapes, and focus on the joints, the mechanisms, the fluids that make strange noises inside us.

Last but not least, these topics are my main concern. But I am open to other things to come up as well. If someone has an interest that is somehow related to this, is more than welcome to share it!

— Flor Reznik

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Waves and Undulations: Study Lab by Ilse van Haastrecht

Wednesday 17 december 2014

Waves and Undulations – Exploring the Spine

For her research at Cloud, Ilse van Haastrecht asked herself the question: can I actually feel my spine? Where can I touch it? What happens when I move and when I change levels? What is proprioception?  You are welcome to join Ilse in pursuing these questions.

During the Lab, participants will explore these issues through improvised assignments, with prepared material, to study anatomy and to see how we can apply this knowledge to the moving body.

This lab is part of Ilse’s trajectory as a candidate teacher of Axis Syllabus. She looks forward to exploring together with you and she is open to your input and feedback.

What is Axis Syllabus?

AS is an open resource pool for information and findings about the human body in locomotion. The Axis Syllabus Research Community ( aims to compile knowledge and reference points to what it might mean to move in healthy and structurally supported ways. The information is constantly tested and updated through classroom and research experience.

The challenges, aims and contexts for the moving body keep changing, as different bodies, situations and individual needs are various. Looking into anatomy, applied physics and bio-mechanical functioning, serves as a frame to help finding best ways of educating ourselves into graceful movement.

Practical information:
Where: Cloud@danslab, De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b, Den Haag
When: Wednesday 17th of December
Time: 16.30-18.30
Contribution: a donation for the studio rent (suggested € 5)

The lab is open to anyone interested in the moving body. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Ilse van Haastrecht.

If you wish to invite friends, please do so. Spread the word!

Thank you!

CLOUD/Ilse van Haastrecht

Residency Kenneth Flak and Külli Roosna

In November we will host Kenneth Flak and Külli Roosna among others from Korzo Productions. They will be developing: The Wild Places, a trilogy performance on humanity’s relationship to an environment in a deep crisis. They will be working with a Lithuanian dancer Petras Lisauskas, the Swedish light designer Thomas Dotzler and English composer Joseph Hyde. Embodying chaos, complexity and interdependent systems, using cutting-edge performance technologies. The first part ‘Mountain’ will be premiered in the CaDance festival 6-7 February 2015.

The works are inspired by Norwegian philosopher Arne Næss’ deep ecology as well as James Lovelock’s Gaia hypothesis, a theoretical framework that is investigated, questioned and translated into artistic praxis in three different performances: Mountain, City and Body. The pieces will premiere in the period 2015-2017,

According to Næss and Lovelock we can no longer consider the world a bottomless resource we can freely tap without consequences. The survival of all parts of an ecosystem depends on the overall health of the whole. Humanity has, due to its intelligence and capacity for planning and reflections, a special responsibility to take care of nature. Næss believed that this responsibility is not necessarily limiting, but will lead to individuals identifying themselves with the environment and all living beings. From a small, limited ego grows a large, inclusive self. According to Næss this leads to a richer life: If I identify with others and the nature surrounding me, I partake directly in the greatness of nature.
It seems, unfortunately, very difficult for humanity to take this responsibility, or even to agree that there is a problem. This suggests that the issue is very complex, with few clear-cut and simple answers. These complexities are taken into account when creating performance spaces that function as ecosystems in their own right, where light, sound, video, movement and audience interact and influence each other, giving the audience direct experiences of collaboration, competition, parasitism and all the other elements that make up our weird and wonderful world.


Wild Places : : MOUNTAIN
The first performance of the trilogy is Wild Places : : MOUNTAIN. During an extended rehearsal period in the Norwegian mountains, the three performers and the light designer immerse themselves in the highlands, using the experiences of a wild, often brutal nature to inform the work. The piece brings an echo of the mountain to the stage: an extreme no-mans land, a place of harsh beauty and desolation where a human being is completely at the mercy of the forces of nature. This is realized through a complex system of interdependent choreography, music, visuals and light. The interactive technology to make this possible is designed by composer Joseph Hyde in close collaboration with the choreographers and light designer Thomas Dotzler.
Supported by The Norwegian Arts Council, Fund for Sound and Image (Norway), Dutch Ministry of Culture and Education.
Produced by Korzo productions, co-produced by Sõltumatu Tantsu Ühendus.

Dreaming, memories & meditation

Workshop and Concert by Zvuv String Trio


Too often we ignore dreams. As if our awake reality would completely delete what happened during the dream state. Why does it have to be over when we wake up?

We invite you to a day where our main focus are dreams. We will explore them and make music with them and with your help. If you are a dreamer, either during the day or during the night, this is the right place to be. Read more.

Sat. 11/10/2014,
Cloud@danslab, The Hague
De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b,
2518 RA
The Hague

Workshop: 15 €
Concert: 8 €
Deal: Workshop + concert: 20 €
For students: concert: 5 €
For reservation and questions, please contact: