Open Space is a two-week-long professional development and research platform organized by NDT and Korzo, that is fully dedicated to stimulating the artistic and creative capacities of its participants. The project is designed as a space for young and established creators to explore their creativity by opening the doors to ideas from disciplines outside their traditional realm. It is a research lab, a place away from the stage and the process of production that allows for time to contemplate, exchange dialogue, research ideas and gather new tools.
The project includes three different components: in addition to the ‘Maker Platform’ explained above, a ‘Shared Platform’ and inspiration sessions also took place.
The Shared Platform is an advanced education training platform for our artists designed to help them develop their practice and learn new tools. It is a multidisciplinary environment that focuses on the research of diverse ideas and approaches. This platform includes workshops with Kenzo Kusuda, Dalton Jansen and Astrid Boons, a research lab with Maxine Doyle related to her new work with NDT 2 premiering in March 2024, a theater workshop with Janni Goslinga (ITA) and an Acogny Technique workshop with Alesandra Seutin (co-artistic director of École des Sables).
Several guests have been invited to the inspiration sessions including:
Robin Nimanong (Choreographer/Dancer/Maker)
Dennis van der Broeck (Performer, Designer, Visual Artist)
Gavin-Viano Fabri (Director, Dancer, Singer)
Karel van Laere (Performer, Visual Artist)
Davy Pieters (Director)