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English summary page. This page has been made for the international visitors of this site.
It provides a profile in English as well as a guide to the Dutch pages of the site, which
are mainly visual and/or are aimed at a Dutch audience and are therefore, not translated.
graduated at the Dance Academy in Rotterdam as a
dancer (classical ballet and modern dance) and teacher. She also followed workshops with a
wide variety of people such as Yuriko Kikuchi, Mary Hinkson, Betty Jones, Hans van Manen,
Dorle Hoffman, Martha Eddy, Ciel Wertz, Fran Parker and worked a/o with the choreographers
Lucas Hoving, Bianca van Dillen, Lynn Simonson, Kurt Jooss, Agnes de Mille, Gerhard
Bohner, Gigi Caciuléanu.
After her studies
at the Dance Academy she
worked as a dancer with the Rotterdams Danscentrum,
lead by Ineke Sluiter. In Rotterdam she was
spotted by Pina Bausch, who asked her to come to Germany. She
went and worked with Pina Bausch and Hans Züllig in the Folkwang Ballett, (nowadays
Folkwang Tanzstudio) and then went with Bausch to Wuppertal.
Wellknown pieces of the Wuppertaler Tanztheater
in which she performed include Iphigenië auf Tauris, Der Grüne Tisch, Frühlingsopfer
(Le Sacre du Printemps), Blaubart, Todsünden. After 7 years she returned to The
Netherlands and joined the collective group Het
Penta Theater as a dancer and choreographer. This group challenged the ruling dance
conventions of the time and integrated other disciplines in its performances. With Het Penta Theater she also performed in a/o Italy, Ireland, Sweden, France and Japan.
After her stage
career she moved to teaching and choreography. She became director of the Danscentrum Utrecht, which soon became one of the
most prominent amateur schools in the country, with a strong profile in modern dance.
Pupils were challenged to make their own pieces and the Danscentrum Utrecht
became a hot-bed of creativity. The dance theatre production Two Lips Tjitske Broersma made for the Danscentrum
Utrecht made a strong impact and marked the beginning of the production of amateur
productions within a professional framework in The Netherlands. Two Lips, and later Dançar no Monte, even went on stage
several times in Germany, a/o in
Lahr, at the Internationale Tanzwochen.
From the early
nineties she plunged further in the theory of dance and choreography. She studied a/o
Laban Movement Analysis with the Dance Academy Rotterdam and the Laban Institute of
Movement Studies in New York and
followed the master-course Teaching Strategies in Choreological Studies at the Laban
Centre for Movement and Dance in London. She
also did a directing course.
In the amateur
field she was a/o a member of the subventions committee for amateur dance, jury member of
dance festivals, did choreography analysis and gave (and still gives) relectures to young
choreographers for the LCA (National Centre for Amateur Dance) and other organisations.
In the professional
education field she worked/works a/o as coach of the teaching department of the Rotterdam Dance Academy. She
also worked as a guest teacher with several Dutch dance companies (Werkcentrum Dans,
Rotterdam and Reflex, Groningen) and several professional education institutes for dance
in The Netherlands and abroad, such as Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam, Utrecht,
Arnhem, Utrecht and the Academia Superior de de Artes in Bogota (Colombia). She also gave
workshops and courses in modern dance and choreography at different levels in The
Netherlands and abroad. For the Dance Academy in Rotterdam she
works as a guest teacher for both the choreography department and the Dance Unlimited
master course. As a choreographer she made a series of own productions for both
professionals and amateurs and also worked for several large theatre companies.
What Tjitske might be able to do for you (in brief)
Dance theater and
dance theatre production, both on a profesional as amateur level
theatre plays and other theatre or location productions
regard to movement and body language, analysis and assistence for theatre directors
workshops and lessons
practise and theory
practise and theory
of Laban Movement Analysis
'Looking at dances'
module for dance and theatre studies, art management, and other professional education
institutes. Provides an insight in the elements of theatre dance, communications,
support in the
compilation of course programs and curriculae
coaching of young
choreographers during their creative process through regular relectures. Based on the
theoretic framework of the Laban Centre in London and own experience.
coaching for professional dance teachers education
'Looking at dances'
an interactive course for people interested in theatre dance and visitors of dance
performances, introducing the theories behind modern dance productions.
sessions linked to
a theatre dance performance (before/after)
dance related courses
jury membership at
festivals, dance contests etc.
judgement of plans
for dance productions
the organisation of dance efstivals and events
Henk Elich and Birgit Albrecht in
Choreography: Tjitske Broersma
Dutch pages you will find the following information:
profile of Tjitske Broersma, the text we have translated here for you.
overview of the choreographies and dance theatre pieces Tjitske made, with the credits for
light, sound, stage, as well as for/with whom the piece has been produced.
overview of Tjitskes work for theatre companies. It mentions the plays, the year the plays have been made, the theatre
company and the director (regie).
overview of Tjitskes work in the education field. We summarised it above.
An overview of what Tjitske can offer in every field.
agenda of courses 'Looking at dances' and projects currently being worked on.
information and colophon. Also a link to the pages (under construction) dedicated to the
series of links to internet sites of interest in the field of dance and theatre, as well
to Peptalk, our own site for Dutch lovers of music from Spain and Portugal.