Choreographing is like dreaming with my eyes open...
The place where I feel most home, is the place where I can share and create with others, where art unites people and allows us to be different, a place where our uniqueness is embraced. What I love about dance, is that it can speak the unspoken. To choreograph for me is like dreaming with my eyes open.
Wubkje is a dutch female choreographer. She is educated at the Rotterdam Dance Academy and danced with a.o. Danish Dance Theatre, Gulbenkian Ballet, Random Dance, Djazzex, Nürnberg Ballet and in several freelance projects. She performed works by Ohad Naharin, Tim Rushton, Wayne Mc Gregor, Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe, Daniela Kurz, Marie Chouinard, Didy Velman, Jo Strømgren, Regina van Berkel, and others.
During her education she won a scholarship from Dansersfonds and a nomination for The Philip Morris Award for outstanding performance in the ITS Festival in Amsterdam.
In autumn 2009 Wubkje decided to focus on her love for choreography.
Her first choreography Aquasomnia won an award for originality of movement vocabulary and outstanding movement quality in the choreographic competition U30 in Cologne in 2010.
She was twice invited as guest at the Noverre Society , for whom she choreographed Hiraeth (2013) and Sketched Skin (2014) for dancers of Stuttgart Ballet.
For the Korzo Theater & Netherlands Dance Theater's program Here We live and Now she made PLAY DEAD (2014) and DOUBLEYOU (2015).
In 2016 Wubkje received the BNG Bank Dance Award for choreographic talent.
Her duet DOUBLEYOU toured as part of Korzo's Dansclick18, and was invited at TANZPLATFORM BERN.
For the National Youth Ballet in Hamburg of John Neumeier and Kevin Haigen she choreographed a.o. MAHL3, which has been performed at many occasions since then. Tim Rushton, artistic director of Danish Dance Theater invited MAHL3 to perform at Copenhagen Summer Dance 2016.
MAHL3 performed aswell at Tanzkongress Hannover 2016 and at the Ernst Deutsch Theater in Hamburg.
Following Tim Rusthon invited her to create a new work for the Danish Dance Theatre, sharing the evening with Didy Veldman.
For The Dutch National Ballet Junior Company Wubkje created the duet Mångata, which was performed alongside work of Hans van Manen, Rudi van Dantzig, Toer van Schaijk, Juanjo Arques and Peter Leung in the program Juniors Go Dutch.
After Mångata Ted Brandsen invited her to create a work for Dutch National Ballet's Gala. Wubkje made the pas de deux: Two and Only , for dancers Marijn Rademaker and Timothy van Poucke, to live music of Michael Benjamin. Two and Only returns in the program DUTCH DOUBLES at The Dutch National Ballet, alongside works of Hans van Manen, Ernst Meisner, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.
* Tales of A Nordic Mind - for dancers of Danish Dance Theatre in Copenhagen.
* Pulcinella stories - for National Youth Ballet in Hamburg of John Neumeier and Kevin Haigen
* Cloudwalkers - a choreographed concert for children at The Philharmonie Luxembourg.
* YOUth, for 12 dancers of Dantzaz
* EYE TO EYE - commissioned by NJO Muziekzomer for dancers of Dutch National Ballet ; Conor Walmsley and Timothy van Poucke. With Ella van Poucke on cello and Caspar Vos on piano.
* DUTCH DOUBLES at Dutch National Ballet
* new creation for Beijing Dance Academy
* new creation for Theater Dortmund
"...The only premiere of the evening was Wubkje Kuindersma’s duet Two and Only. It brought an unusual combination to the stage with Rademaker, a dancer at the top of his career and young élève, Timothy van Poucke. Kuindersma had seen the pair together and sensing a chemistry, she had developed it further. Set to Michael Benjamin’s music performed live on stage, it was a moody, unsettled duet of possible liasions. The unconventional relationship gave heightened innovation to the choreography and despite Rademaker remaining alone on stage at the close, it left a residue of warmth and affection..."
Seeingdance - Maggie Foyer
"..Kuindersma has a contemporary background , but seems to feel perfectly at home amongst the classically trained dancers. Her duet for Rademakers and élève Timothy van Poucke fills the big stage with emotions of lost love, goodbye and sorrow, formulated in a clearly structured choreography.
Key are the songs of singer-songwriter Michael Benjamin, who in style and voice sometimes remind a little of Johnny Cash..."
Theaterkrant - Michiel Schnater