still: Arjan Gebraad ©
still: Arjan Gebraad ©


For the third time, a group of theatre makers/performers return to the Dommelhof in Neerpelt to introduce training, facilitate collaborative research projects proposed by the participants, and share their vision on the importance of coming together as artists. During this week there are sessions of Viewpoints, movement, Suzuki-based and other modes of ensemble training.The group will also work on composition assignments.



Viewpoints are to an actor what finger work is for a pianist, or the barre for a dancer. It is a improvisational physical training practice, developed from post-modern dance (Mary Overlie) and adapted for a theatrical approach by Anne Bogart and SITI Company.The Viewpoints allows a group of actors to function together spontaneously and intuitively and to generate bold theatrical work quickly. It develops flexibility, articulation, and strength in movement and makes ensemble playing really possible. (from


Suzuki-based training

Developed by internationally acclaimed director Tadashi Suzuki and the Suzuki Company of Toga, the Suzuki Method’s principal concern is with restoring the wholeness of the human body to the theatrical context and uncovering the actor’s innate expressive abilities. A rigorous physical discipline drawn from such diverse influences as ballet, traditional Japanese and Greek theater, and martial arts, the training seeks to heighten the actor’s emotional and physical power and commitment to each moment on the stage. Attention is on the lower body and a vocabulary of footwork, sharpening the actor’s breath control and concentration.



Deborah Black (dancer/choreographer, NL/USA).

Arjan Gebraad (theatremaker/actor, NL)

Jef Van Gestel (theatremaker/actor, B)

Roel Swanenberg (theatremaker/actor, B)

Karolien Verlinden (dancer/choreographer, B)


All have trained with members of the SITI Company and with the Dutch ViewpointLAB. They create work together and with their own companies. (Tuning People, kinderenvandevilla, D&A Nederland)


Practical info

Start: Friday May 30th at 19h00

May 31 – June 6: all day

End: Saturday June 7th at 15h00


Place: Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof, Toekomstlaan 5, 3910 Neerpelt (B)


Price: €350,- (accommodation and meals included)

You have to be working as a theatre professional (dancer/choreographer/actor/director/performer/singer) to be able to apply.


Please click here for more instructions on how to apply.