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11 – 15 April 2022

Open classes every morning 10:30 -11:15 AM

Showing Friday 15 April 19:30 – 21:30

Julian & Shira from Bodies In Action ~ enGendering Contemporary Dance from England will be starting a new Research in the Cloud studio.

We will look at what it is like to reconnect with something unfamiliar. This can be taken in an abstract or literal sense. It will be quite a personal residency, with opportunity to take things we are familiar with, throw them out the window, and discover new things both physically, emotionally, and mentally.

Some questions and ideas we have while playing with this new creation is: 

  1. How do unfamiliar bodies become familiar once again? How does the familiarity change?
  2. Does the reconnection of something that seems distant automatically reconnect or not?
  3. How does one/something smell, look, feel different? Can this happen with both a person and materialistic thing ?
  4. How do we transform the act of “re-meeting” into something abstract and visual? 
  5. How does the amount of time apart from someone/something affect the reconnection of this?

Through these questions and figuring out the answers, we will find ways to manifest the creative process through physical tasks in order to generate material. We will take inspiration from our own unique experience as well as gather other experiences from our individual selves to tackle the question of how we reconnect with estranged individuals. 

At the CLOUD/Danslab residency, we will invite people to come and take class in the morning.

Depending on what the space allows for, we will either guide a meditation/pilates/movement class or if professional dancers would like, we will host a ballet for contemporary dancers; otherwise, we will do a combination of both.

if you want more information about the classes please contact Julian: bodiesinactiondance@gmail.com

We will host a showing at the end of the week

to gather the immediate community to see what we have been up to. After this showing, there will be a discussion based on what people saw.



Vigorous Risk Technique by Jack Gallagher | Bodies Anonymous

After the inspiring classes of Marta Reig Torres, we invited a new teacher to get your bodies and minds bent and stretched in ways you didn’t know you could do.
On 3 and 10 April, 10:30-12:00, Jack Gallagher (Bodies Anonymous) will come to CLOUD to teach his Vigorous Risk Technique class, which he is teaching all over Europe with great success.
Jack gives a rigorous upright class which challenges the body with a series of exercises based on expanding a body’s interaction with space and bringing artistry to the surface. The emphasis is on effective effort, dynamic versatility and calculated risk. The class combines different mental and physical efforts simultaneously, releasing one into the other, creating reciprocal flows of cause and effect.
The normal duality in dance between what is considered ‘formal’ or ‘theatrical’ dissolves into more contemporary issues: energy management, articulation, bio-feedback and making use of personal experience: The intelligence of our embodied cognition.
Vigorous Risk is a principled class, structured with an open view on the inter-dependency between the mental and the physical realms: brains, languages, signals become interactive with trunks, legs and heads.
By using questions like: “What goes where?” and “What effects what?” – a very different artistic experience is generated in contrast to and yet complimentary with ‘form based’ techniques.
By rigorously training the use of three primary efforts- directing, sourcing and sequencing, an artistic transparency arrives in the training.
By processing these efforts, the dancer learns what (s)he uses and is using, what (s)he has learned and is learning, releasing in the process her/his embodied cognition.
Thursdays mornings
From 10:30 – 12:00
€7,- per class
3 & 10 April with Jack Gallagher

Open for dance lovers who have some movement experience.
Jack Gallagher studied dance in New York at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. In New York he began his career in 1990 w with Nikolais Dance Theater (USA). While in N.Y., he danced with Tere O’Connor and ISO Dance while studying and performing with with Zvi Gottheiner. Since moving to the Netherlands in 1995, Jack has performed with Krisztina de Chatel (NL), Amanda Miller (Germany) and been a long time member of the Anouk van Dijk dance company (NL). Gallagher is currently performing in the international sensation ‘Trust’ by Falk Richter and Anouk van Dijk. Since 2009, ‘Trust’ has become part of the repertoire playing regularly in Berlin and been invited to Festival d’Otono in Madrid, Festival TransAmeriques, Montreal, Avignon Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Australia.
In 2002, Mr. Gallagher formed an ad hoc interdisciplinary dance company under the name Bodies Anonymous. Under the motto of Pure Dance/ Non-Fiction, he formulates new principles for dance and performances for the theatre and on location. Bodies Anonymous has been supported by National and Local Dutch Art Funding bodies per project, has appeared in The Hague’s CaDance Festival in 1999, 2004, and 2010 and performs regularly in Amsterdam. Since its humble beginnings, Bodies Anonymous has toured to Germany, Belgium, Russia, Turkey, Australia and Israel.
Jack is a dance researcher and former fellow at Danslab in The Hague, and was an guest artist at International Choreographic Arts Center Amsterdam investigating the both the Performative Speech Act Theory and the Actor Network Theory in dance performance. Jack is a founding organizer of The Network For Choreography & Related Art, an advocacy group for Free Lance Performance based Choreographers.
Jack gives lectures in a variety of settings and events where dance and body, leadership and wellness intersect.

A great Open Day

The Open Day of CLOUD’s classes received lots of movers willing to join every workshop. On Sunday Feb 2nd:

12.00-12:45 | HRY Yoga Clinic | Angela Tait
12.45-13.30 | Body/Mind Workout | Jerome Meyer
13.30-14.15 | Indian Dance | Jaswina Elahi
14.15-15.00 | Dance Salad {World Dance} | Sarah Safi Harb
15.00-15.45 | Body Awareness | Karyn Benquet
15.45-16.30 | Dance Improvisation | Dansdrift
16.30-17.15 | Surprise Class/Jam | Cloud




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2 February CLOUD opens their doors to give you a taste of the very diverse menu of dance that happens in that mysterious studio on the 2nd floor of the DCR. Join the classes for free and have fun with stretching, bending, shaking, sending, feeling, breathing, speaking, and playing with your body and with others. Bring all your friends and get hooked!

For more info about the classes, check this link.