In the context of encouraging inclusivity, we once again collaborated with employment development company Scalabor and students from ArtEZ on the project “Scalabor Bruist Verder”.
The idea behind Scalabor Bruist Verder is that everyone can dance, regardless of age or physical limitation. During one week, ArtEZ students worked on a dance together with employees from labor development company Scalabor and the Introdans interaction team led by Adriaan Luteijn (choreographer and artistic manager of Introdans). Exchange, acceptance, love and openness were central themes. The presentation took place on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at the ArtEZ location.
Adriaan Luteijn says: “What I think is most important to convey: dance and expressing yourself creatively through movement suits everyone. This should not be fixed within the framework of a certain type of body, a person’s background, opportunities in life, back story, gender or physical condition. With this in mind I also ended up at Scalabor. They are one of the many parties we work with to reach people from the social domain. When making contemporary dance productions, I have discovered over the years that you can make great things with people from all walks of life. On the one hand we have our classically trained dancers who belong to the absolute world top, and on the other hand there are people on stage that the audience does not expect in the theater. Bringing two completely different worlds together produces interesting artistic chemistry for me as a maker.”
Scalabor Bruist is a collaborative project between Introdans and Scalabor in the context of the Introdans Grote Verbindingsplan 2021-2024, and is made possible by the Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie (Fund for Cultural Participation) and the Doen/Vriendenloterijfonds Foundation.