Ai Jij Ei (2006)
Kast, Rats en Luchtkastelen (2015)
Het zal wel weer hoi wezen (2012)
un | wind (2013)
Happy Once More (2015)
Onderbuik Sessions (2017)
Ai Jij Ei
(2006, physical theatre, Zure Room, Parade 2008)
Two rock n roll roosters and a very nice chick - Ai Jij Ei is a bizarre lovestory to the bone.
Zure Room was a physical theatre collective founded by Robin Berkelmans, Natalie Heevel and Collin van den Broek. They performed Ai Jij Ei at the Jong Vee festival and The Parade festival, among others
(2009, dance / physical theatre, multi-disciplinair site specific project)
This was a project of national amateur arts organisation Kunstfactor. Various artists from different areas were asked to work with non-professionals and create a work. Then it was integrated by the director, Frank Gunning.
(2008, physical theatre, Zure Room, Orkater, Parade 2009)
Slagboomt is a performance for everybody who sometimes thinks about people in this supermarket cry at home during movies based on actual events, are ashamed for going to the doctor, read the emails of their lover (when he or she is not at hom), organise discoparties for themselves in front of the mirror, lie about their income and like bingo. Slagboomt is an ode to those people. And a bit to yourself.
Slagboomt is a performance of Zure Room, a physical theatre group founded by Robin Berkelmans, Natalie Heevel and Collin van den Broek.
(2009, dancetheatre, research)
a cosy home
in a rollercoaster
or what's that called?
Strengel is created in collaboration with Esther Eenstroom and presented as a research at the Hotdockfestival
Kast, Rats en Luchtkastelen
(2014, jeugddanstheater 8+, Fontys Dansacademie DOD 2e jaar)
A sleepover transforms into a bizar adventure. One of the girls dreams of being a ballerina, but her fears stop her from being one. She thinks she is not good enough and shies away from it. Will she be able to conquer her fears?
An adventurous theatrical dance performance for 8+ that shows dance in its various forms.
(2011, dance for 4+, research)
Jump! is about the energy you get when you jump mega high in the sky or when you just jump out of you mind. We're jumping once, twice, thrice. And more. Who's jumping too?
Jump! is created in collaborartion with Fleur Zonneveld and Tineke Veenhof
Het zal wel weer hoi wezen
(2012, dancetheater, adolescents, Frascati production / werkplaats)
Het zal wel weer hoi wezen is about a meeting with another and yourself. Do dare to say hi? Hi with a capital H. Let's make it a big party, that will make it easier. Or...?
(2013, hedendaagse dans)
un|wind portrays two people in an endless winding. Their search is one of continuous openness. Resisting expectation, the performers create landscapes of circles - in which their moving bodies affect and are affected by each other and their surroundings. Because it happens.
Movementpractices of presence such as chi kung, baguazhang, 'zéro' of the mime corporeal and theories of affect formed the threads with which the performance (un)winds.
(2014, dancetheater 8+, Fontys Dansacademy DOD 2nd year)
Swijp is a educational danceperformance for 10+. Social media, iPads, profile pictures. 22 dancers portray four kids who show their way of swiping. Like!
(2010, dancetheatre, Dansmakers Amsterdam)
This is the final work from the Thank You, Embrace me, Thank You concept. The concept is inspired on individuality, anxiety and the relationship of these elements towards society. The choices one needs to make throughout life. Sometimes choices which are hard to imagine when viewed by an outsider.
In this intense and minimalistic work, Robin Berkelmans reveals the inner self. Confrontingly, he shines a light on creating, destroying, loving and fearing life and oneself.
GRITT. is inpired by and dedicated to the death of Robin's father.
Happy Once More
(2015, performance, Stedelijk Museum Den Bosch)
In a futile attempt in finding happiness, the maker tries to find balance and the apparently resulting peace.
'Comfortzone' seems an important concept and appears overrated, vaguely defined. What is comfort? 'Here' and 'now' seems a static, one-sided moment, without perspective.
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Happy Once More is a 3 hour meditative minimalist performance situated in the public space of the Stedelijk Museum.
Silhouette is an investigation of a dancer and a painter into physicality and image.
Silhouette is a 3 hour performance on a 7 by 10 metres white floor, in which a lot of black paint, two blindfolded men in their underwear and a musician take part.
Still under development, premiere on september 30th 2017.
(2017, performance, improvisation)
A collaboration between a jazz musician/painter and myself. We are aiming to facilitate 5 sessions revolving around pop art, sendentary culture and japanese tea ceremonies.
Still under development. Premiere 2018.