ECHO Workshop

When: Thursdays from 17:30-19:00
Where: K031 – LAK
Duration: 4 sessions
Dates: starts 7th of June 2018
Price: 60,00
Workshop ‘ECHO’ – Rosa Allessie & Wies Berkhout
In this 4 week course you will learn repertoire from the piece ‘ECHO’. Rosa Allessie & Wies Berkhout created this contemporary duet that will premiere at DansBlok in de Oude Sterrewacht (June 30th & July 1th). Rosa will teach the workshops, sometimes assisted by Wies.
The classes will start with a warm-up to enhance your body- and spacial awareness, followed by exercises for coordination, strength and creativity. We will research the movement qualities and narratives that were used to create ECHO. During 1 or 2 of the classes we will focus on the partnering used in the duet. A big part of the class will be spend on repertoire; so learning material of ECHO.Trailer ECHO:
So you know what to expect!
Echo is about the universal search for recognition and for your own identity. To do that, everybody subconsciously imitates other peoples behavior and body language. We were inspired by movement patterns of planets and how everything in the universe is connected trough gravity.
Rosa Allessie is a contemporary dancer based in Leiden. She graduated from the Fontys School of Arts in Contemporary / Dance Theatre in 2013. Rosa has worked as a dancer in various companies and projects, such as the Dutch National Opera, Isabelle Beernaert, De Stilte, Holland Opera, Truus Bronkhorst, DMT and others. Currently she is creating her own work and freelancing as a performer.
Together with Wies Berkhout she is creating a new duet ‘ECHO’.
Wies Berkhout is a contemporary dancer/performer/model based in Utrecht. After she graduated in 2015 at Fontys school of the arts (Modern/Dancetheatre) she has worked as a freelancer with various choreographers such as Guilherme Miotto, Katja Heitmann, Marc van Loon and others. Imagination is a great part of her signature as a dancer/performer. By imagining certain emotions, art works or even bizarre situations, the body transforms in its (physical) form.


Click on the link to sign-up using a creditcard. Because our administrative system Mindbody is no longer supporting IDEAL, we have a seperate registration email address, of which the registrations will be processed every workday in the order they have been received.

The email address is: The information we need when you register for a class:
– full name
– email address
– telephone number
– student/no student
– course(s) you would like to register for

You will get an invoice via email; please transfer the mentioned amount to NL14INGB0006250933 Tribes dance and yoga within 7 days.

About DansBlok

‘DansBlok in de Sterrewacht’ is a professional theater dance event in the old observatory of Leiden.

Saturday June 30th
Matinee 14:00 – 16:00 h
Evening performance 20:00 – 22:00 h

Sunday July 1st
Matinee 14:00 – 16:00 h
Evening performance 20:00 – 22:00 h

You will be guided trough the beautiful building, whilst enjoying live dance performances, music and dance films. 5 talented young choreographers show their creations:

ECHO – Rosa Allessie & Wies Berkhout
NOISE – Dance Company The Kitchen
Moreless – Chronos
Ignition – Dieuwertje Spek & Éryn Nieuwint
Dance films by Emma Evelein
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