- choreographic laboratories using Dancehall, Krumping or other street dance genres as a pure form in Theatre
- artistic skill exchanges
- mentorring of emerging artists wanting to develop themselves as performers and/or choreographers/directors
- short lectures, projections and debates about Hip-Hop Theatre / Dance Theatre (history & current situation)
- informal sharings to engage the local community
- coaching (artistic, management, etc.)
Cindy Claes was an ADAD Trailblazer 2013-14. The award supported her to research and nurture a vision she had for many years: setting up an International Dancehall Theatre Exchange between Jamaica and the UK. While the first milestomes of the projects were achieved early 2014, Cindy’s vision for the future is ambitious. The UK/JA Dancehall Theatre Exchange is a platform for professional development, an opportunity for artists from both sides of the globe to collaborate and exchange skills, it’s a true springboard for long term artistic relationships to start and to blossom in the near future. The project has an educational aspect, exploring Dancehall within Theatre, and a performance aspect, creating collaborative productions. The exchange has as aim to inspire young emerging dancers as well as established artists.
Cindy is a dance backpacker. Born and raised in Belgium, she has always had that inner fire guiding her across the globe to train, learn and perfect her skills. She values international exchanges and truly believes her international dance adventures made her become the “artist of the world” she is today. Travelling abroad is a unique experience which allows artists not only to feel revived with new ideas and refilled with a fresh breeze of creativity, it also allows individuals to tap into their inner power, their leadership skills and their vulnerability. Being totally removed from our comfort zone enables us to explore a part of us we hadn’t nurtured yet.
Would you like Cindy Claes Productions to deliver a Dance Theatre Exchange Program in your country?
Hip-Hop, Krumping or Dancehall THEATRE are fantastic concepts, and we need more dancers and choreographers to access quality training. This intricate creative process and the avrious approaches to dance theatre is a world still to be discovered by many.