movement discovery

Through a series of movement studies we explore the basic movement repertoire (such as jumping, gliding, pushing, pulling, balancing, twirling, floating and hovering) of both children and professional dancers. All of these movements can be analyzed in terms of space, time and energy.  Movements are considered as the embodied output of instinctive forces, intuitions, rhythms that are triggered by internal and external signals. We distinguish three different components within f movement discovery: kinetic-kinesthetic event, the body and form.

Kinetic-Kinaesthetic event: this  is the way we sense, experience and physically perceive the movement. Movement is articulated in space and time and is shaped by gravity, momentum, speed and phrasing. For example, when some-one jumps in the air, he needs to prepare his body for returning to the ground.

Body: we all have a unique expressive body that is influenced by personality, body image, movement style and aesthetic preferences. Technique also plays a role here.

Form: every movement is expressed through a certain form. We make choices and these choices are realized in a certain form.

To Swing: to rock ; to sway ; to roll ; to cradle ; to swing ; to lull ; to craddle ; to oscillate ; to vary ; to wobble ; to fluctuate. Luuk and Lisa Scheers Aubazine, France, 15th of August 2018 ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Luuk […]

To swing

Climbing: the activity of using one’s hands, feet, or any other part of the body to ascend a steep object.It is done for locomotion, recreation and competition, in trades that rely on it, and in emergency rescue and military operations. It is done indoors and out, on natural and man-made structures. […]


Cannonball: The result of running and jumping in a flexed position into a swimming pool to create a large splash, mimicking the flight and shape of a cannonball Diving:  the sport of jumping into water, especially with your head and arms going in first, or of swimming underwater Diving in Zarautz, […]

Cannonball and Diving

Three video’s on pushing and pulling.  To push: exert force on (someone or something) in order to move them away from oneself, move forward by using force to pass people or cause them to move aside. To pull: exert force on (someone or something) so as to cause movement towards oneself, […]

Pushing &Pulling

In this fifth movement study we looked at balancing The photographs were taken in Lisseuil, France, April 2017. To balance is to find an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady. Photography: Carolien Hermans. Performers: Lisa Scheers (11 years), Luuk Scheers (13 years). ” […]

Study 5: Balancing

In the following series of photographs and video you see four boys engaged in play. The photographs are taken at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, 17th of December. Photography and video: Carolien Hermans. Performers: Teun van der Grinten, Michel van de Linden, Luuk Scheers and Maas Theuwkens, all in the age […]

Play of Four Boys

In this fourth movement study we looked at jumping.  The photographs were taken at the theatre of the Conservatory of Amsterdam, 17th of December 2017.  Photography: Carolien Hermans. Images:  Teun van der Grinten (13 years), Michel van der Linden (14 years), Maas Theuwkens (13 years) and Luuk Scheers (13 years). […]

Study 4: Jumping

In this third movement study we looked at the behaviour of children on the trampoline.  The photographs were taken in Lisseuil, France, Augst 2017. Photography: Carolien Hermans. Performers:  Bob Voskuijl (14 years), Luuk Scheers (13 years), Lisa Scheers (11 years), Philippine Voskuijl (11 years) and Olivier Voskuil (8 years). ” […]

Study 3: Trampoline

In this second movement study I looked at turning. To turn is move in a circular direction wholly or partly around an axis or point.  The photographs were taken in Lisseuil, France, July 2017. Photography: Carolien Hermans. Performer:  Lisa Scheers (11 years). ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” […]

Study 2: Turning

In this first movement study I looked at the basic movement repertoire of Luuk (13 years) and Lisa Scheers (11 years). I was interested in jumping, floating and falling. The photographs were taken in Lisseuil, France, April 2017. Photography: Carolien Hermans. Performers:  Lisa Scheers (11 years) and Luuk Scheers (13). […]

Study 1: Jumping