NDT Summer Intensive 2023

Van 24 juli tot en met 5 augustus ontvingen we 60 jonge dansers van over de hele wereld voor onze NDT Summer Intensive 2023. Een unieke ervaring waarin we een professionele training bieden, met als doel de deelnemers te helpen groeien als hedendaagse danser en hun persoonlijke ontwikkeling te verdiepen. Op deze pagina kunt u zien en lezen over wat de NDT Summer Intensive betekent voor dansers en vindt u foto’s van het project. Veel lees- en kijkplezier!

Deelnemer Chloé Meier vertelt

Ervaringen van de deelnemers

Foto: Sacha Grootjans
Foto: Sacha Grootjans
Foto: Sacha Grootjans


“It’s incredibly inspiring to get the chance to make new connections with other artists from so many different backgrounds, but mostly I’d say it’s been two weeks of learning how to connect to myself as a dancer. Everything shared in the studio has to do with body awareness, learning how to move it and taking care of it in the most efficient way. It really shows how much the NDT staff cares for our growth, as dancers and as people. I leave this two week experience with a backpack full of information I know will be present in the rest of my dance journey.”


“My name is Zwelemfundo Mguli I am 20 years old all the way from South Africa. Being in the ‘NDT Summer Intensive’ has opened a whole new side of a dancer in me. It has taught me so many new techniques and approaches not even as a dancer but as a human being it broadened my life. Meeting and learning from other young inspiring dancers from around the world gave me the inspiration and drive to strive to become a better version of myself and hopefully someday inspire others that come from unfavorable circumstances.”


NDT Summer Intensive for me was absolutely incredible. I had the chance to learn from such gifted artists that were so delighted and committed to sharing their passion and knowledge. Because of all its amazing dancers and outstanding works throughout the years, NDT holds a very special place in my heart and I was truly so happy to come every day in these beautiful studios to share my passion for dancing with my talented colleagues. I can honestly state that after this experience I feel extremely fulfilled and I have even more admiration for the company. I’m absolutely grateful for this opportunity and I’m eager to share and to bring what’ve learned here into the world.”

Instagram Takeover

Alliah Xandra Torte. Foto: Sacha Grootjans
Xavier Logan. Foto: Sacha Grootjans

Xavier Logan en Alliah Xandra Torte namen onze Instagram volgers een dag mee tijdens de NDT Summer Intensive en beantwoorden vragen.

Bekijk de takeover hier

Jasmine Robinson over haar deelname en scholarship.

Foto: Sacha Grootjans

“Being a part of the NDT Summer Intensive has been so enriching and fulfilling. I’m leaving with such profound information on various movement ideologies and techniques, and more sensory approaches to class and repertoire. I’ve gained a different perspective on dance, and a newfound level of awareness of my body. The faculty’s ability to share such insight while cultivating a healthy and collaborative environment is so beautiful and refreshing. I feel so lucky to have learned and taken in all this knowledge while being surrounded by incredibly talented, genuine, and loving humans. I am so inspired.

It is such a privilege to have been a scholarship recipient of this program, as this is an amazing opportunity. This experience has been a catalyst for my growth not only as a dancer, but as an artist and human. The love and gratitude I have for NDT and everyone involved is beyond measure.”

Fotografie door Sacha Grootjans

Foto: Sacha Grootjans

Tijdens de NDT Summer Intensive heeft fotograaf Sacha Grootjans prachtige foto’s gemaakt van alle deelnemers.

Bekijk meerdere foto’s in onze galerij (zie rechts in beeld)


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