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.
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.
Other recent works:
* 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.
* Two and Only - for The Dutch National Ballet Gala for dancers Marijn Rademaker and Timothy van Poucke to live music of Michael Benjamin.
*Tales of A Nordic Mind - new creation for Danish Dance Theater
which will be performed alongside work of Didy Veldman.