Vloeistof LAB

Vloeistof LAB

Vloeistof-Lab, an international Laboratory to explore our view of the urban environment 

Vloeistof is inviting a number of international makers to experiment for a week in the inner city of Tilburg with dance and performance at the intersection with other disciplines. From November 22 to November 28, the inner city of Tilburg is a playground and stage for research without the target of concrete performances which have to be produced. Experiment is a basic need for us to observe and discover new aspects, unexpected perspectives and unknown possibilities: from each other, but also from the city.

This Vloeistof-Lab is a first pilot version. The artists are Jószef Trefeli a Swiss (choreographer) from Geneva and Maia Sørensen (dance filmmaker) from Denmark. There are also a number of makers and performers from Tilburg, Rotterdam and Amsterdam who participate in the Lab. The aim is to exchange and research with the conviction that we can learn from each other's practices, that we learn by "doing" and by physically testing our ideas. A multidisciplinary dialogue, in which we are building an international network of makers and in which Tilburg has a unique place. Theater De Nieuwe Vorst is the base for this Vloeistof-Lab.


Invited Artists: 

Maia Sørensen graduated from Martha Graham School in 2007 with focus on choreography. Has since then specialized in dance film as a maker and curator. Won ‘Cinedans audience award’ for her debut documentary Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing (2018), ‘Innovation prize’ at the dance film competition IDILL (2014) for Det Skal Danses Væk, and ‘Best Experiment’ at Ekko Shortlist Awards (2014) for Satellit. Works as a consultant/curator for dance film activities.

József Trefeli is Australian born of Hungarian origins. He graduated from the University of Melbourne VCA with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. József worked for three years in Australia before joining Alias Dance Company in 1996 in Geneva. In 2005 he founded Cie József Trefeli for a commission to choreograph for the Association for Contemporary Dance (ADC) in Geneva. At the same time as these creations for his own company, József Trefeli creates two choreographies for the 25 dancers of Geneva’s Ballet Junior entitled Safety In Numbers, Beach Ball & Body, and Gender Bounce in 2014. In August 2013 József solo tap performance in the award winning show La Clique, in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In January 2013 József collaborates with Fatna Djahra and the Theatre L’Articule to create a multidisciplinary project combining marionette and dance Jeux sur l'échelle du monde. In December 2011 József choreographs La Grande Duchess de Gérolstein Opera by Jacques Offenbach, directed by Omar Porras, for the Opéra de Lausanne.


Performance route 

Do you want to know what it was like and what the results are? We invite everyone to a "public sharing” at Theater de Nieuwe Vorst on Thursday 28 November: we start by eating together (sign up!), we talk about the process and then go on an excursion through the city where you will see short performances / presentations. Do any questions arise? Do you see potential? Does it makes you think? We would like to invite everyone to contribute by talking to the makers and survey with us the outcome in fresh dialogue.


planning Nov. 28th: 17:30-19:00 eating (sign up via email address* info@proeflokaaldetuin.nl

19:00-20:00 performance route 

20:00-21:00 talk session / feedback 

21:00-22:00 drinks



Vloeistof LAB#1:

PURPOSE: Deepening the art practice in the public space by exploring new connections and merging of the various art disciplines.

APPROACH: Knowledge and experience exchange, a multidisciplinary dialogue, building an international network of makers.

TARGETS: Mid-career artists / initiatives and institutions active with performances and interventions in the public space

PLACE: Theater De Nieuwe Vorst Tilburg, NL

SHARING: 28th of NOV