De Woensdagen: Mapping inclusive practices in dance
One year research project
Promoter: Nienke Reehorst
The Bachelor of Dance program at the Royal Conservatoire invites people to create and experiment together in the new project 'De Woensdagen'.
During modules of 4 Wednesdays where creation is the core, dance students and external participants come together for training and creation under the guidance of guest artists and guest teachers. During these sessions, creativity, equality and mutual learning are the guiding principles. They are thematic programs in which there is space and time to create from your own interest, potential, background and style. Movement and dance are at the heart of the sessions and there is also room for the combination with text, musicality and other forms of artistic expression.
At the end of each module, there is an open stage curated by the Bachelor Dance students, where the work of the past module can be shared in an open, barrier-free manner.
The modules of De Woensdagen are open to all enthusiastic movers with some experience and interest in exchange and new (dance) encounters.
Max Greyson (1988) is a poet, theater writer and spoken word performer from Antwerp, Belgium.
He has been touring in Europe since 2011, writing and performing in the music theatre productions of Roots & Routes and Un-Label. He has been on many stages, including Fabbrica Europa Festival in Florence, Sommerblut Festival in Cologne and Sziget Festival in Budapest.
In 2015 he became vice-champion at the Dutch National Championships of Poetry Slam in the Netherlands, receiving acclaim as: the lyrical poet and the innovator of phrases. In 2016 his debut collection of poems ‘Madness does not settle’ was published by De Arbeiderspers. A year later this collection was nominated for the Jo Peters Poetry Prize. The poem ‘Unsharp’ was rewarded the Melopee Poetry Prize in 2018.
Max Greyson is the artistic director of ARType vzw, an organization that features theatre collective Voyeurs. Their music theatre production ‘Voyeurs in BXL’ premiered in 2019.
As from 2019 he is researcher at the Antwerp Royal Conservatoire. His project ArtInAD is an artistic research project for integrated audio-description in music theatre.
Image: Melanie Mrakovcic