The initial community was formed by women of Tilburg with shoe size 37,5, aged between 35-70.
DansBrabant focused on the more challenging areas of the city. For reaching out to these women they collaborate with different networks and social organizations
Feniks – centre for emancipation, MST – social support centre, Ronde Tafel Huis – intercultural meeting centre and different community centres.
Nice to discover a new city, a new country and these European women from different ages through movement, dance, creation and eating! Personally for me it was beginning of opening myself again back in crowded groups after pandemic term. And it has been soft re-beginning of my professional movement process after my wrist injury (with which I was not capable even daily life movements). Also we experienced meaningful, creative, nourishing and fun exercises at times which were nice to explore and encounter. From professional and artistic perspective, sometimes it has been hard to continue in the process (even though I had worked in different groups like this), but somehow it is really beautiful to see how things have been resolving in its own way. The process have been helping me to understand Dutch culture, communication, way of thinking, how things, concepts proceed here. So I'm glad to learn these codes in a project in which I can have experiences with movement and creativity.
I loved all the sessions with all the dancemakers during which we learned so much, and being included in a creative process. Our group was very mixed, not all of us seemed to understand what we were working on, but it taught me to stay connected to group members despite our differences. I take home lots of learnings, fun, and a deep wish to continue being included in creative processes and performances.