Scalabor Thrives 2023

Scalabor Thrives 2023

As part of our efforts to promote inclusivity, we recently collaborated once again with the employment development company Scalabor and students from ArtEZ on the project “Scalabor Bruist”.

The idea behind Scalabor Bruist is that everyone can dance, regardless of age or physical limitations. For a week, students from ArtEZ worked together with employees from Scalabor and the interaction team from Introdans, under the guidance of Adriaan Luteijn (choreographer and Artistic Initiator Interaction & Inclusion at Introdans), to create a short choreography. The focus was on exchange, acceptance, love, and openness. The presentation took place on Thursday, September 28, 2023, at the ArtEZ location.

Scalabor Bruist is a collaborative project between Introdans and Scalabor as part of Introdans’ Great Connection Plan 2021-2024, and is made possible in part by the Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie and Stichting Doen/Vriendenloterijfonds.

Adriaan Luteijn shares his thoughts on this:

“What I find most important to convey is that dance and expressing yourself creatively through movement are for everyone. It should not be confined to a certain type of body, someone’s background, life opportunities, any baggage they may carry, gender, or physical condition. It was with this mindset that I also reached out to Scalabor. They are one of the many partners we collaborate with to reach people in the social and community domain. In creating modern dance productions, I’ve come to realize over the years that you can create amazing things with people from all walks of life. On one hand, we have our classically trained dancers who are among the absolute top in the world, and on the other hand, there are people on stage whom the audience wouldn’t typically expect to see in a theater. Bringing together two completely different worlds creates, for me as a creator, interesting artistic chemistry.”

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