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Yin & Vinyasa Yoga by Arianna Berardi

In May & June 2018  every  Wednesday at 6 pm
Arianna Berardi will be teaching  Yin & Vinyasa Yoga !

Lab description:

In this Vinyasa & Yin lab we will explore two different worlds of yoga. Literally, Vinyasa means “to place something in a special way”. In a Vinyasa flow, which will be the style of half of the classes, we will coordinate breath and movement, moving into asanas (poses) in a flow-like way. In these classes, you will experience the dynamic and energetic nature of a Vinyasa flow, getting in touch with your body in a fun and challenging way. In the other half of the classes we will explore Yin yoga: a relatively recent style of yoga that combines knowledge from Traditional Chinese Medicine with the more traditional Indian asanas. During a yin yoga class, you will hold poses for 3 to 5 minutes, diving into a meditative state, letting go and releasing of any tension. By finding stillness in a pose for long, yin yoga aids the fluidity of our fascia, a deep sheet of connective tissue that surrounds our muscles and organs. Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? The goal of this lab is to make yoga accessible and enjoyable to as many people as possible, no matter the age, physical condition or level of acquaintance with yoga. Everyone can join and enjoy! The classes are based on free donations, which means “give what you like/ what you can”.

The lab will start on May 2 , classes will be every Wednesday at 6 pm. Doors open at 5.45 pm. In the first class, we will begin exploring Yin yoga. Bring your own mat if you have one, there will be four mats available in case they are needed. Comfortable clothes are advised, together with a warm sweater or jumper for the final phase of the yoga practice. I am really excited to embark on this journey, and looking forward to meeting plenty of curious and passionate yogis!

About Arianna:

“I discovered yoga five years ago, when I first moved to the Netherlands at the age of 18. For a good while, I found in yoga a great physical work out, and a way to put my busy mind on hold. It was only after a few years that I started experiencing a more meditative way of practicing yoga, slowly turning inward to get to know myself on different levels. I am currently following a Yoga Teacher Training, and if all goes well, I will be certified in a couple of months! And as you all can imagine, I am really excited to start practicing with teaching at Cloud. Besides my love for yoga, I am also very passionate about singing, expressive painting, art therapies, and some fields of Psychology. I am currently finishing a master in Child Psychology, and excited about exploring ways to combine art, yoga and children.”

Residency The whispering Game | Nina Orteu



Residency: 11/24 July 2016

Presentation: Saturday 23 July

Project sessions:

Participant 1: 13th July (morning)/ Participant 2: 15th July (morning)/ Participant 3 : 16th July (morning)/ Participant 4: 21st July (morning)/ Participant 5: 23rd July (morning)

12 July 11:30h
14 July 11:30h
19 July 11:30h
22 July 11:30h

About Nina Orteu 

Nina Orteu is a Catalan artist who works between the Netherlands and Barcelona. She started developing her performance practice when she got involved with Corpologia, a performance art festival, and became a member of the group. Later on, she also iniciated her own performance art festival in the Netherlands, Vertigo, and combined it with a performance research group for women artists in Barcelona.

She uses her body as a tool to research. For Nina, performance is not the goal, it is just a medium to get answers. She started her research in performance as a way to communicate to others things that cannot be said, most of the times related to her personal family history and involving domestic violence as a core topic.

More recently, she has started to add the participation of other people in her performances. Her main interest at the moment consists on the other. She wants to be able to understand and embrace the other, but at the same time she wants her to be understood and embraced too.

Project: the whispering game
Family and relationships, are my main focus of interest. I position myself as a daughter and sometimes, as a mother. In my performances, I research this topic while performing with other people or inanimate things that play a symbolic role in my life. This allows me to investigate how human relations function, so I can find other ways of living and loving, that are different from what I learned during my childhood with an abusive father.

The project
Nina is looking for participants who would like to take part in her research during the residency period. The idea of the whispering game project is based on a childhood game with that same name. ‘One person whispers a message to another, which is passed on through a line of people until the last player announces the message to the entire group. Errors typically accumulate in the retellings, so the statement announced by the last player differs significantly, and often amusingly, from the one uttered by the first.’

As part of my work I am inviting 5 people to play that game with me. In this case, instead of words, we are going to use actions to pass it through the line of participants. I will be the initiator of the game proposing an action called “The Ceremony” where daily objects take part. This will be the trigger to develop more actions together. 
Would you like to join me? or do you have any questions?
send an email to :
with subject:’ the wispering game’
Workshop: The Female Archive
this workshop aims to introduce women performance artists, to understand their practices and relate them to the present and put their concepts on the table in order to develop work in relation to theirs.
1 class € 7
whole workshop € 25


12th July at 11:30h -> the female archive : Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono, probably better known as the one that separated The Beatles. 
Her work as an artist is very diverse. Member of Fluxus, she developed work using imagination as a very important tool. During her hard childhood in Japan, she often found herself playing games where she imagined delicious meals to eat to distract from her starvation. This is what later on, will trigger her other works. 
During the workshop, we will have several scripts she wrote to be performed and interpreted in different ways for us. 
14th July at 11:30h -> the female archive: Ana Mendieta
Ana Mendieta left Cuba when she was a child, during the “Peter Pan program”. She was brought to USA, leaving her family behind. In her work, she tries to reconnect to the land, the earth, and become one with it. She talks about her loss using her body and nature. 
As an activity, Nina Orteu proposes to go to the beach and try to reenact or reinvent some of her pieces from the “Siluetas” series.
19th July at 11:30h -> the female archive: Rebecca Horn
Rebecca Horn has started exploring the concept of equilibrium with her body, and later on in her work, using kinetic structures. However, not related to that, she made a very interesting piece where she cut her own hair with a pair of scissors in front of a camera. Based on that, we are going to investigate during the workshop the importance of hair and its symbolic value while combining it with some of her equilibrium actions. 
22nd July at 11:30h -> the female archive: Carolee Schneemann
Carolee Scheemann is known for her discourses on the body, sexuality and gender. In her piece interior scroll, she ritualistically stood naked on a table, painted her body with mud until she slowly exracted a paper scroll from her vagina while reading from it. I propose for the workshop to think about our bodies, reconnect to them, reactivate the pelvis/genital area as a center of energy and creativity.

Residency | Marlieke Burghouts

2 – 8 May
Presentation 5 May 18:00 Facebook
Movement lab monday till thursday from 100:00 till 11:15 am

During the residency Marlieke Burghouts is going to deepen out the first stages of her research into the embodiment and staging of ‘willfulness’ and ‘willingness’.
(Sara Ahmed Willful subjects Duke Press 2014 )

This research is conducted in relation to the whole body, but in particularly in relation to the action of raising the arm and the diverse meanings and readings this gesture can have.

My interest lays in investigating how the individual body, in this case myself, experiences willingness and willfulness and how that influences the actions and shaping of the body. Where do my decisions spatially and physically bring me?

The work will be created in collaboration with sound artists Jeske de Blauw en Mark IJzerman.
About Marlieke Burghouts
Marlieke Burghouts is a dancer, choreographer and teacher active in the Netherlands. In 2014 she graduated from the MA Choreography of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, UK. There she developed a deep interest in researching how the body is being shaped within society. Specifically she researches how we make decisions, how the physical body is ‘inscribed’ and shaped and how our identity is formed through culture and societal structures.
Marlieke has taught modern classes in upstate New York, New york City, Rotterdam, the Hague and Delft and will continue to teach modern classes and improvisation workshops throughout the Netherland and Europe


UZAZU: New class with Ilse Haastrecht

Morning practice.
Your body, a source of energy
A new body-mind methodology has been developed by Dylan Newcomb, who is also one of the founders of Danslab, the predecessor of CLOUD.

This class is an introduction to UZAZU and intended to be an energizing start of the day. You are welcome for an hour of easy to follow movement play, combined with breathing and sound. The archetypal movements of UZAZU offer a way into the variety of qualities we are capable of feeling and using in our life. Listening to how your body-mind moves with these ways of being can help to feel more secure, calm, vitalized and happy.

Friday mornings
: 9.30-10.30
Contribution: € 9


Ilse van Haastrecht is a dancer and movement teacher based in Den Haag. Specialized in conscious movement and dance improvisation, she is always looking for ways to invite people to listen into the present moment. Ilse has worked together with Dylan Newcomb, founder of UZAZU and founding member of Danslab. Since their research in 2008, she keeps exploring the ways in which UZAZU can help to unlock more of her potential. Ilse is a certified group facilitator and coach for UZAZU and is passionate about helping others to listen more deeply to what wants to emerge.

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.

Instant composition with Marta Reig Torres

Every week we have open classes offered by practitioners and choreographers from diverse techniques.

6, 13, 20, 27 March these classes will be taught by Marta Reig Torres

***Attention!! From now on our Wednesday morning class will happen on Thursday morning!! Same time as you are used to, 10:30-12:00***


Instant composition

The class will start by bringing the attention into the body awareness, offering tools and guidance in order to engage with oneself and from the place where movement is originated. We will explore the dancing body as a physical, thoughtful, intelligent, perceptive, emotional, playful, imaginative body.

In the second part of the class all these experiences will be taken into a clear context and the compositional aspects of space and time.


Marta Reig Torres is a choreographer, dancer and teacher who has been living and working in The Netherlands since 1988. She has a Master’s Degree in Choreography and Techniques in Dance Interpretation from the Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Valencia, Spain. She has danced as a freelancer with Nicole Beutler, Conny Janssen Danst, Leine & Roebana and previously in companies like Gulbenkian Ballet in Lisbon, Portugal and The Dutch National Ballet (Het Nationale Ballet).

Marta is following for many years the teachings of Julyen Hamilton and integrates his approach and knowledge with her own experiences in a personal way.

She is a guest choreographer and teacher at Codarts, Rotterdamse Dansacademie and she teach companies classes in Scapino Ballet and Conny Janssen Danst in Rotterdam. In addition, she is coaching the final year students at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem.

At present she is working as a choreographer. Her independent work has been produced by Korzo Productions and co-produced by Dansateliers, DWA Danswerkplaats Amsterdam, Cadance Festival, De Doelen Rotterdam, Codarts and Meekers. It has been selected several times for the Nederlandse Dans Dagen as one of the most outstanding choreographies of the dance season in The Netherlands and it was chosen for the Dansclick, the Serie Nieuwe Theatermakers, and in Spain by the “Red de Teatros Alternativos” with extended tours.


Thursday mornings

From 10:30 – 12:00
€7,- per class
Open for dance lovers who have some movement experience
CLOUD@Danslab, De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b, Den Haag