MARLOES VAN HOUTEN | NL
Marloes van Houten is a performing artist, choreographer, expressive arts trainer/coach (www.zoecoaching.nl), researcher, movement educator and founder/art director of an International
Arts for Social Transformation Platform entitled “Hearttohard” (wwww.hearttohard.nl). In the Netherlands she graduated in Performing & Community Arts (BA), Visual Arts (PI certificate), International Development Studies (MSc. Honors). She also studied ‘Expressive Arts for Therapy and Education (Advanced Post-Master) in Switzerland. Marloes received training in non-violent communication, somatic & bodywork in relationships, and nature coaching. While raised in the Netherlands she lived, danced, choreographed, led projects and did research e.g. in Eastern/Northern Europe, South Asia, Canada, Brasil, UAE, Georgia, Mexico, Israel and multiple Mediterranean countries, related to international development, conflict, trauma healing, civic education, peace building, and environment justice. Marloes has been teaching dance movement, pilates, body conditioning and yoga classes and workshops since 2000.
Her recent choreographies and performances include a multi-media solo performance “silence and solitude” (NL, 2014), a dance video project “Next Step” (NL, 2014), art directing, choreographing and dancing in a Dutch-Cantonese interdisciplinary onsite production “Forge Portmanteau” (HK, 2015), and coordinating and performing in an onsite devising work “Poiema” (HK, idance festival 2015). Marloes currently works at Lingnan University to teach and obtain her Phd degree. In 2014 she started a 3 year Hong Kong – Netherlands art dialogue project in which she functions in an overseeing role and acts as a dancer, movement researcher, workshop leader and choreographer. www.reinventinghome.net
SITE SPECIFIC PROJECT
Project name: Peer-to-Pier
Performance title: The Voyage
Together with the artists below I will work on a site specific piece entitled
“The Voyage”. The creation of the performance is the first phase of a one year Hong Kong – Netherlands female artist exchange entitled “Peer-to-Pier”.
The performance result will be filmed and used to develop a second installation and performance to be staged in the Netherlands (Summer 2016).
About the performance:
“The Voyage” is a performance: bold, timid, weird, serious, small, loud and all the other things we are!! Cultures, daily life and art meet each other. A pier is the place where a journey starts or ends. Hong Kong and Dutch female artists invite you to a journey over sea from one stage in life to another with the aim to expand. Silence and solitude, finding the little powerful Tom Thumb voice inside of self, making unpopular choices; all seem part of the journey to genuine unique expansion. The female artists will reflect on their experiences in life and work, both successes and failures, struggles and achievements. Peer to peer refers to sharing information, intergenerational learning, being well grounded in self so that you can cheer on the other.
All artists involved
Marloes van Houten – HK/NL (initiator/concept/co-choreographer/performer)
Ilse Evers – NL (concept/co-choreographer/performer)
Jeannine La Rose – NL (performer/singer)
Ivy Tsui Yik Chit– HK (choreographer/performer)
Rebecca Pik Kei Wong – HK (choreographer/performer)
May Yeung -HK/US (sculptor/photographer)
Constanze Lee – HK/NL- (art historician/critic, musician)
Rebecca Kwok Shan Li (musician, cellist)
Jin Heng (HK photographer/cinematographer)
Ka Yue (Trista) Ma – HK (video artist/stylist)
Linda Tong – HK (musician, flutist)