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Workshop with Matilda Bilberg and Jenna Hendry

Thur 21 Sept | 4 pm – 6 pm
National Center For Culture & Arts (NCCA)

Matilda Bilberg (Sweden), Jenna Hendry (Switzerland)

National Center For Culture & Arts (NCCA)



Workshop with Matilda Bilberg and Jenna Hendry

In this dance workshop we invite you to the practices used in the creation of I U M I.

Through various guided improvisation tasks, we will move between dancing individually to dancing in couples and in bigger groups. 

We will be spiralling, curving, traveling through space and playing with each other.

More specifically we will engage in practices where we dance with one or several actual or imaginary partners, on the one hand through hugging or through the touch of our hands. On the other hand, we will practice how to lead and follow one and another through guiding our own body as well as our partners’ by initiating movements through various body parts. The work is based on attentive listening and a constant negotiation of leading and following in order to to allow the information received, and given, to travel into the body and allow that to evolve into your whole-body-dancing.

For this workshop you can expect some serious fun and groovy hours of coming together and dancing together!

2 hours

Max. Capacity: 20

Workshop for All Levels (Beginners Welcome)!


Thur 21 Sept | 4 pm – 6 pm


National Center For Culture & Arts (NCCA)

Entry is completely free! 

It’s first come, first serve and we are expecting to fill out fast so get down early!

If you have any questions, Direct Message (DM) us on instagram!

Central to the ethos of our Festival is providing opportunities for members of the wider community to participate in dance. We believe using our bodies, voices or in-animating objects to express is an essential part of the human experience.

This workshop was made possible with the support of: 

Jenna Hendry

Jenna Hendry (she/her) is based in Zurich and has been freelancing as a dance artist since 2015, currently collaborating with Yasmine Hugonnet, Cocoon Dance, Lyn Bentschik and bollwerk. Next to the co-creations I U M I and I’ll be back, she created the short piece Mmmh?! (2018), which was selected for Tanzfaktor 2020, a Swiss national tour for five promising up-and-coming artists, and Aerowave’s 40 Winks 2020. In 2020 Jenna received a cultural award in the section dance by the city of Zurich.

She is teaching professional contemporary dance trainings and is part of BewegNungsraum, leading weekly dance meetings at the Federal Asylum Center Zurich.

Matilda Bilberg

Matilda Bilberg (she/her) is based in Stockholm and has been freelancing as a dance artist since 2013, working for a.o.Live art collective MELO, Cristina Caprioli, Satoshi Kudo, Linda Forsman, Helena Franzén, HDN Studio and Julia Kraus Dybeck. Her own work includes the solo Track of time with composer Torbjörn Grass (2015), a collaboration with the audiovisual artist Ionnalee for the film and live tour Everyone Afraid to be Forgotten (2018), the short piece BYN (2021), as well as IUMI (2019) and I’ll be back (2021) in collaboration with Jenna Hendry and UTOPISISTAS. Matilda is doing her Master in Choreography at Stockholm University of Arts at the moment.

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