Nienke Rooijakkers

Nienke Rooijakkers is dramaturg and manager education and talent development at Cinedans.

Nienke Rooijakkers is dramaturg and manager education and talent development at Cinedans – international platform for dance film. She is part of the selection team for the film program of Cinedans FEST, think along about the substantive progress of the organization and its activities, and helps set the course with regard to the fringe programming for the festival.

For Cinedans LAB, Nienke designs, among other things, workshops for various training courses and it to various circumstances and target groups. In addition, she proposes long-term and short-term ‘in-depth’ trajectories together for professionals, about scenario development or sound, among other things.
Nienke coaches individual dancers and filmmakers during their concept development, during the realization of the scenario and during editing. In addition to the substantive responsibility of the lessons and courses she acts as a teacher (together with a film teacher). Nienke also coordinates the Cinedans VRLab, which took place for the 3rd time last June. During this lab, artists with diverse backgrounds explore the possibilities and meaning of Virtual Reality within the context of dance, movement and body.

In addition to her work for Cinedans, Nienke works as a dramaturg with various
makers and choreographers in the making of performances, installation work and films. Besides her work for Cinedans Nienke is also a coordinator at the Performance Technology Lab, nomadic workplace for performing artists who want to work with new and old technology. Nienke has a preference for interdisciplinary projects. The challenge is always how you do it different media complement each other without one illustrating the other. From November Nienke Rooijakkers will be the new artistic leader of DansBrabant.

Photo: Anna van Kooij

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