photo by Adnan Hasovic

About Nicola Hepp from The Movers Amsterdam

Nicola is an award winning choreographer and movement director and the founder of The Movers Dance for Film. With an extensive background in dance, she holds a Master in Choreography and New Media with a focus on screendance from the Amsterdam University of the Arts. Nicola creates choreography and casts dancers for commercials and films and also directs her own dance films. Nicola is currently concluding a research project about how to combine dance and film to invoke kinesthetic empathy in the viewer, supported by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds/Horizon.

About the workshop: 

Presenting yourself online and sending audition videos is now often the reality instead of attending live auditions. Even though we are all used to seeing short clips on social media and we are all able to film with our mobile phones, it is still wise to have some guidance on how to show yourself at you best in a dance video. What makes your video stand out from the rest?

In this workshop, we will look at examples that you bring in, previous audition videos or one that you make specifically for this workshop and discuss how we can improve them for a future occasion. We will work hands-on and practice with each other. Between the first and the second session, participants are asked to work on a task themselves or as a group. 

There will be time for personal feedback from the group and the teacher.

***Can you please send a dance video of yourself, so Nicola can watch it in advance, and maybe you already want to share a question about a topic you come across while making videos for auditions? 

 Please send it to:  

When: Wednesday 5 & Wednesday 12 October

Time:   13:00 -17:00 

Where: the Loft at De Hallen

Price: € 75,-

You can register through our online payment system;  HJS workshops & classes are organised for professional dancers / performers / movement artists. If you are a professional dancer, and didn’t take class at HJS before, please do already register and pay to secure your spot, ánd send your BIO & a dancevideo to: 

When in doubt of your level, please get in touch through the address above. Not all workshops at HJS require the same technical level, and we will be happy to advise the best workshops / classes for you. HJS doesn’t ask for a  registration fee. HJS reserves the right to deny your participation even after you have paid for the workshop(s). If this is the case, we will pay you back the full amount of your workshop payment(s) minus € 15,- administration costs.

On all classes and workshops the General Agreements are applicable