in the urban
Maarten is active in the sector as a director, playwright, dramaturge and consultant in different disciplines (theater, dance, film) specializing in urban dance and urban crossover projects. He is Creative Director at Rightaboutnow Inc. where he is directing, playwriting & curating two festivals and coaching professional choreographers, directors and actors in the urban performing arts.
He worked as a guest lecturer, teacher and mentor at Kingstown College (UK) where he was teaching Business Studies & Accounting and prepared assessments.
Currently Maarten teaches cultural history for drama students at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten and is lecturing on dramaturgy and stage direction in the Theatre department.
Furthermore he was asked as a guest lecturer and teacher International culture & diversity at ROC van Amsterdam MBO College Zuid, where he was teaching cultural history for drama students and lecturing on urban culture and hiphop history.
Maarten also was the artistic leader and coordinator for an advanced dramatic writing course in cooperation with ArtLab Paramaribo (Suriname). This course devised to develop new Caribbean theater texts. It produced 8 plays of which three have already gone into production in Suriname.
At EHOD Maarten teaches the following units:
- Category Level
- THE PERFORMING ARTS INDUSTRY 4
- INVESTIGATION OF SPECIALISM 4
- WORKING IN THE PERFORMING ARTS 5
- PHYSICAL THEATRE 5
At this moment, John is one of the most relevant icons in the world representing urban dance. He is a key figure in the worldwide urban dance scene and a pioneer in the teaching of urban dance Techniques.
Marga studied at the Nel Roos Academy of Ballet, in both the Classical Ballet department as well as the Teacher department, where she specialized in jazz dance.
Steve’s design skills have made his virtual stage design an important asset to construct a better light design on stage, to steer the groups around stage in more original settings then other choreographers do.
Nedda started her career in the urban dance club scene, where she specialized in House Dance.
Faizah has created for Laleget Danza, Harlekijn Danstheater, Lindenberg Dance Company and her own theatre productions.
Maarten is active in the sector as a director, playwright, dramaturge and consultant in different disciplines (theater, dance, film) specializing in urban dance and urban crossover projects.