Marcel van Beijnen
Marcel is a visually impaired performer (1% vision) and he is also a
goalball player in the Dutch selection, a sport for people with visual
impairment. His involvement in performances started with the project AURORA and later on continued with the “Museum of Stillness”. Marcel’s
contribution to this performance is of great importance. He becomes a
continuous channel of communication that unites different worlds so uniquely!
Marcel is also an accredited massage therapist.
photo by Ni Els Bazelmans
Isaac is a dance artist from London, whose training began at Bromley Valley Gymnastics Center as an acrobatic gymnast. Later, he started dance training when he joined The BRIT School, Trinity Labans’ CAT Scheme (Centre for Advanced Training) and then the National Youth Dance Company. He then went on to study at The Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp (BE), where during his time he worked on multiple new creations, repertoire pieces and began creating his own works. He is now based in Antwerp, but is traveling to the UK and around Europe for various different projects and performances. He is currently in a creative process with Csaba Molnár and will be performing Emanuel Gat repertoire. Isaacs’ background in acrobatics mixed with his experiences in the dance field create a unique and powerful performer with a deep movement knowledge. As a creator, his interests lie in abstracting, manipulating and playing with everyday scenarios to portray the obscurity, ambiguity and even severity of daily life.
I was born in Milan 1989, I studied psycho-pedagogy and graduated at DanceHaus in Milan 2008. I specialized in Canada at Ladmmi Montreal, at the Modem Pro Compagnia Zappalà, and studied with international companies such as Akram Khan Company, Ultima Vez, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Staatstheater Kassel Yohannes Wieland, Sidra Bell dance New York, Vertigo dance company, Odin Teatret and especially with Hofesh Shechter Company and Sita Ostheimer Company; finishing my studies at SEAD in Salzburg. I worked as a dance teacher and as a dancer – performer in companies in Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Norwey and Germany such as Cie Zevada, Compagnia danza Flux, Zed (K) Kontemporary line dance company, Mito international festival, Lac-Lugano, Festspiele for Romeo Castellucci, Cie Mess, Gray Box Project, Vestland danseteater co-production Carte Blanche, Azimuth Ensemble, Solo “Frida” for NavigareMostreSRL and Capoeira Sul da Bahia, specializing in international folk dances and music.
‘I dance to honor life, not in this life’
Ines Dominguez del Corral
Inés is an award winning Colombian singer, actor and theater maker currently finishing her Masters Degree in Music with an emphasis in acting and vocal performance. She has performed in Germany, Austria, Colombia and the United States. She recently moved to Tilburg after working in New York City for the past years. She has participated in a wide variety of performance productions ranging from musicals to experimental theater and devised theater. She is fluent in Spanish, English, German and French. Inés believes in the healing and developmental powers of the performing arts and hopes to share her joy and love for this form with many more people throughout her life.
Born on Aruba in 1987, Xavier grew up in a musical family. He performed in many bands in his youth, while also writing music for them. This sparked an interest towards music theory which started the process of him becoming a music composer. In 2014 he was accepted at the Fontys Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Tilburg. He graduated from the conservatory as a music composer in 2019. Xavier has worked with musicians, ensembles, choreographers and collectives on many different projects. He wrote a small opera that went into premiere at the National Opera and Ballet in Amsterdam. One of his compositions premiered in the Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam. He was later nominated for the Jacques de Leeuw prize of 2018. He has won the Atalier prize of 2018. He has been nominated for Aruba’s “Wiri di oro” prize for his compositions in 2019 and 2020. Xavier is currently performing internationally at different festivals with a variety of bands, artists, and choreographers.
Elysia Mc Mullen
Elysia was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1991. She studied at Inchicore College of Further Education in Dublin where she got her Diploma in ISTD Modern Dance Teaching in 2011. She then continued her studies in Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Tilburg, Netherlands, in the Dance Theatre/Modern Department and graduated in 2016. As a performer she has worked with Pia Meuthen, Plan-D, Cie Woest, Fernando Belfiore, Guilherme Miotto, Anton Lachky, Close Act Theatre Company, Cirque Educatif, Gabriella Maiorino, Eddy Bequart, United Cowboys, Roberto Magro, Tea Time Company Lords of Strut, John Scott and HeadonBody (Deirdre Griffin).
As a choreographer, Elysia has been presenting her own work in The Netherlands and internationally. In 2020 she co-founded her Company Bill and Fred Productions with Luisa Schmitz. Bill and Fred are an all-female clown duo, merging disciplines such as dance, clowning, circus and theatre. Both having an interest in clowning and circus the duo developed their own unique style of clowning. The duo have been touring their new production “Bill and Fred’s Adventures” in Switzerland, The Netherlands, France and Ireland, they will continue touring their production in 2022.
I want to connect with people by making dance that can be enjoyed pure for its form or for having a deeper meaning. I want people to be touched by my dance and feel something, no matter their background, age or gender.
My name is Martijn Schipper and I am 22 years old. At the moment, I am about to graduate from the Fontys Dance Academy in Tilburg. Before my professional education I trained in almost every dance style, from ballet to Hiphop and from jazz to Ballroom and Latin. Then, during my education my focused shifted towards contemporary dance. In the last year I have had the opportunity to work with several companies and choreographers such as Sally Maastricht, Dansblok, Isabelle Beernaert, Antonin Rioche and Andreas Hannes. Besides dancing myself I have an interest for choreography, because of this I have created several choreographies and dance video’s over the last years. Since a few months I am also working as Office Manager for DansBrabant, as I enjoy to arrange and organise things within the dance scene. I am very well organized and know how to get things done.
I desire to make dance interesting, understandable and enjoyable for everyone. I want to entertain people through my dance art, but also let people think.
‘I am an alien who wants to get in touch with the spectator. An alien is not trying to take over earth, they are trying to communicate in a different way. My will to express the thoughts I can not express in clearly enough in words I will express through movement.
Sometimes words have been said and It’s time to feel.
I grew up in a small historical city in Kortrijk. As a young girl I said to myself I wanted to make a career out of my passion. So said so done. Now I am a 25-year-old artist living in Tilburg where I work as a freelancer in different spectrums that are connect to dance.
I work as a choreographer for Alienated.
As project-based dancer for choreographers.
Next to this I have been involved with the Werkwarenhuis in Den Bosch for a couple of years. Where I help the organisation of various productions during special immersive performance editions and last year, I developed together with various people the pilot of move Atelier.
I hope that by seeing me perform I can guide you through a trip to feel you myriad of emotions.’