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​Portfolio day for performance artists



Speeddates with artistic leaders and programmers

VONK invites national and international artistic leaders and programmers for a portfolio day. You will have the opportunity to enter into a dialogue about your art practice and work with 5 artistic leaders and programmers in conversations lasting  45 minutes each. Bring your portfolio with a selection of your work to talk about your artistic practice. The portfolio day is a great opportunity to show your works of art to professionals and expand your network. Keep in mind that some of the artists, artistic leaders and programmers might speak English. 

Participating curators and artistic leaders

Guy Gypens

Guy Gypens is currently Head of Performing Arts at KANAL-Centre Pompidou in Brussels. After obtaining a master’s degree in economic science he became the financial leader at the Beursschouwburg in Brussels from 1987 to 1991. From 1991 until 2007 he was Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and her dance company Rosas’ general manager. Simultaneously, he worked for some years as theatre company tg STAN’s and contemporary music ensemble Ictus’ manager. From 1996 to 2000 he also directed the Springdance Festival in Utrecht. From 2007 until 2019 he was the general and artistic director of the Kaaitheater arts centre in Brussels.

Marga Kroodsma

Marga Kroodsma worked as a freelancer for various theatres, development venues and festivals in the Netherlands. From 2011 - 2017, she was artistic and general director of Jonge Harten Festival in Groningen. Since 2018, she has been shaping Veem House for Performance in Amsterdam as general director. Marga is an engaged person, passionate about artistic development of both creator and organisation. She likes to think in positive terms of how something do can be done, always looking for the right match.

Laurens Mariën

Laurens Mariën is a programmer at C-mine in Genk. He is also a composer, performer and musician. As a musician, he has been making the music for director and performer Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe. As a composer/performer, he worked with Anna Verkouteren Jansen and Rani Decock and the Canadian company Mammalian Diving Reflex. As a curator, he started the organisation "Nein" with which he organises several happenings. In his projects, Mariën always tries to make a crossover between different disciplines and makers and searches for alternative festival formats.

Peter Missotten

Peter Missotten is co-founder of the artists' collective De Filmfabriek, focusing on video and media art. He works mainly internationally as a scenographer and director of contemporary opera creations. He has helped build the performance training program at the Toneelacademie for the past twenty years. Besides that, he is lecturer in Technology Driven Art at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences.

Hugo Bergs
Hugo Bergs has a background in art film, photography and theatre production. He is artistic coordinator of C-TAKT. C-TAKT focuses on transdisciplinary arts, they have a residency centre, coproduce transdisciplinary projects and present the performances in different presentation formats. 

Network drink and walking dinner

Afterwards, there is a network drink and walking dinner together with the artists, curators and artistic leaders of the portfolio day for visual artists in Z33.

Performance Night

In the evening you can attend Performance Night, a performance festival organised by CCHA, Toneelacademie Maastricht and VONK. Performance Night brings 13 national and international performances to various locations in Hasselt city centre. More info can be found here.

Practical information

Friday 18 November 10:30 - 19:00
Location portfolio day: VONK, Kempische Kaai 85, 3500 Hasselt

Location network drink + walking dinner: Z33, Bonnefantenstraat 1, 3500 Hasselt
Price: Free, incl. bread lunch and networking  drink and dinner.
Registration: Register through the link below, registration is mandatory. Since the number of places is limited to 5, artists need to be selected to participate. Register by Monday 7 November the latest. We will confirm your participation by Thursday 10 November.

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