As a choreographer I want to create pieces with social relevance that actively engage the audience. Sometimes the audience members are also the performers! Currently, I am doing choreographic research into human-animal relations as part of my PhD research on the History of Animal Testing Practices.
2013/2014 A shared self is a liked self Piece performed by myself and the audience about rituals in the era of social media. Audience members were instructed to perform rituals including movement, text, smart phones and random objects. The rituals were based on neuro-scientific research and at the same time complete nonsense since I made them up myself.
2013 Move Over! Site-specific and multidisciplinary piece in cooperation with musicians and a visual artist performed by a group of amateur dancers, most of whom had a physical and/or mental disabilities. http://www.uindewijk.nl/kanaleneiland/artikel/316
2011 25062011 Dance piece performed and created in a nursing home about the experience of space and time by the residents (based on dancing sessions with residents, observations and interviews).
2011 Johnny Future Musical Theatre piece co-created by a group of artists and prison inmates in PI Krimpen a/d Ijssel. I participated as a choreographer and performer and conducted research for my master thesis.