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2021-11  ISH Dance Collective Creation workshop
This 5 days workshop offers a unique opportunity to be part of the creative process of Marco Gerris, choreographer and artistic director of ISH Dance Collective. Gerris is a freestyle skater by origin and over the last 20 years has created spectacular productions for ISH, featuring casts of hiphop dances, skaters, bmx’ers, urban sporters and acrobats. Based on improvisations and the unique skills of the participants, Gerris will work towards a creative presentation at the end of the week.
This workshop is open to professional dancers, performers and movers. People who don’t have a dance academy diploma, but have high level movement skills are invited too.

  • Monday 5 July
  • Tuesday 6 July
  • Wednesday 7 July
  • Thursday 8 July
  • Friday 9 July
  • Friday 9 July, informal presentation
  • 15:00 – 18:00
  • 15:00 – 18:00
  • 15:00 – 18:00
  • 15:00 – 18:00
  • 15:00 – 18:00
  • 18:15

Price : € 185,-

Marco Gerris:

Choreographer Marco Gerris (1975, Philippines) is the artistic director of ISH, the dance company he founded in 2000 at the age of only twenty-three. Gerris. Marco is a Filipino by origin and was raised in Belgium. He studied at the Antwerp Theater School of Herman Teirlinck, the Higher Institute for Dance Pedagogy and Open Living Theater. In the late nineties he started working as a dancer, skater and actor and spends a lot of time skating and creating in The Vondelpark in Amsterdam. This eventually inspires him to create his own performance called ISH and found the company’s name. Since then, he has been creating multidisciplinary performances for more than twenty years. These performances can be seen from Amsterdam to Broadway in New York. There is collaboration with various well known parties such as Lowlands, Dutch National Ballet and Burning Man. Also with notable choreographers and directors such as Krisztina de Châtel, Ivo van Hove and Dick Maas.

In 2020 Marco received the prestigues Prins Bernhard Cultuur Prijs. The Cultural Fund awarded the prize to ISH Dance Collective “for their innovation in the performing arts by combining art forms in a unique way to make society more beautiful”.

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