Overview workshops

When you have not yet signed up for a workshop please come to the Wastelands desk in the hall. We can help you further.


The Wastelands team organizes a ‘starter of the day’-class on Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning.
You can sign up for one of the following classes (subject to change).

Tuesday 27th of February (10:00-10:45)
-             Yoga class by Andres Galindo
-             Meditation class by Eva Pema Rycroft
-             Massage class by Vivienne Rodriquez de Brito

Wednesday 28th of February (10:00-10:45)
-             Yoga class by Andres Galindo
-             Meditation class by Eva Pema Rycroft
-             Capoeira class by Zoi


  • You do not need to have any experience for one of these classes.
  • Bring a towel to these classes and wear comfortable clothes
  • You can bring your own yoga mat or materials, or you can use one of the materials from the Academy.
  • You will have to choose two different ‘starter of the day’-classes. So if you do yoga on Tuesday, you have to choose another class on Wednesday.


After the ‘starter of the day’-class on Wednesday 28th of February the focus will be on Inspirational workshops. Professionals from the working field with all their own expertise will give two workshops this day.

Each student can make a choice for 2 different workshops (one before lunch during round 1 (11:00-12:30) and another one after lunch during round 2 (13:45-15:15).

You can sign up for two of the following workshops (subject to change).

Sign language (Nederlands)
Leer de eerste beginselen van Nederlandse gebarentaal.
Max. 20 persons

Costume Making - Eva IJsveld
A short introduction about costume history and the making of a costume with paper.
Check out Eva's website for more information. 
Max. 15 persons

Workshop "Do It Yourself Deconstruction Fashion” - Maaike Visser

Create your own anti-fashion identity.

This “inspirational meeting” is about modifying clothes in the broad sense of the word. 
The process of breaking down conventions and normal boundaries of clothes by cutting, deforming, folding, attaching something to it and joining different pieces in a daring way.
Destroying and constructing, decomposing and re-assembling.

You need to bring your own clothes or material. There is a container with residual materials in the studio to add things to the things you brought yourself.
Max. 10 persons

Dancing with De Dansers Utrecht - Noëmi Wagner
De Dansers, known for their dance concerts such as "Shake Shake Shake" and "Hold Your Horses," want to inspire corporeality and personal connection, especially in a society where we increasingly live on screens life. We do this by simply connecting and energizing, in everything we do. Under the guidance of dancer Noëmi Wagner  you will move and make your own material using the methodology of De Dansers, which focuses on contact, collaboration and partner work.

Noëmi Wagner, born in Basel, Switzerland, is a dancer and dance teacher. 
She graduated in 2011 at the Modern Theatre Dance department at ATD.
She has danced with Dance Works Rotterdam/André  Gingras, Arno Schuitemaker, Cie.Woest and De Dansers.
More information about Noëmi Wagner, please click here
Max. 20 persons

Peeping Tom - Wan-Lun Yu
Peeping Tom is a Belgian dance theater company founded in 2000 by Gabriela Carrizo (I/AR) and Franck Chartier (F). With Peeping Tom, everything starts from a certain hyperrealism.
Dancer Wan-Lun Yu, one of the dancers of the performance Triptych (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYI7dx6Omag) will teach this workshop. More information about Peeping Tom, please click here
Max. 20 persons

Jakob Ahlbom
Jakop Ahlbom was born in Sweden in 1971. In the early 1990s he moved to the Netherlands where he studied Mime at the Amsterdam School of the Arts. Upon his graduation in 1998 he was presented with the Top Naeff award for the most promising student. His gift for choreography had been noticed – and so had his poeticism and his ability to get his cast to unleash their energy, bravado and physicality. In the past two decades he has been working on his own, idiosyncratic oeuvre.

During this workshop you will be working with ‘wonderbox’. This is a box of cards Jakop Ahlbom uses in the studio when creating new material. The workshop will be taught by one of the dancers/players from the company.
More information about Jakob Ahlbom, please click here.
Max. 20 persons

Model drawing– Denise Rosenboom
Working from models has been the basic skill of artists for centuries. Taking time to look, to really look and depict that, that is the art. Denise will bring a live model for this workshop.
Max. 12 persons

Workshop Dance by alumni Merel Lammers
Merel studied at the Modern Theatre Dance department of the ATD (then known as Theaterschool) from 2006-2010. She danced with Conny Jansen Danst (the Netherlands), Project Sally (the Netherlands) and Scapino Ballet (the Netherlands) before joining the Hofesh Shechter Company (UK) as a fulltime dancer in 2012 until 2019. With the company she toured internationally and taught numerous classes and workshops.
Max. 30 persons