Time Off Dance Company is an ensemble that involves the artistic works of choreographer Carolien Hermans. Based in Amsterdam, TO|DC explores the relationship between children’s physical play and dance improvisation. The work is part of an ongoing artistic research that combines both theory and practice.Three central themes can be defined within this research: movement discovery, the animal body and landscape/territory.

Starting point is the physicality of the body, searching for its boundaries and bringing physical excessiveness into play.  Both dance and play are considered an aesthetic expression of self and others, a free association of thoughts in movements in which exploration, creation and performance take place at the very same time.