DANCER – ACROBAT – CHOREOGRAPHER – TEACHER
Contemporary visual, dance performance with film
A wandering soul can’t resist the urge to try and fill the voids of life, gasping for satisfaction. Mountains and valleys whirl past in a long quest. Music embraces the event. The landscape fills with white boxes that come to pictorial life. One after the other they turn out to contain emptiness. The tension rises with the last box. Does she dare to open it? What if this one contains emptiness too? In a stream of vicious dance movements she manipulates spaces and objects and plays with unknown fantasies.
Shiatsu (shi = finger, atsu = pressure) is a body therapy or massage which was developed in Japan by Tokujiro Namikoshi, and later by his son Toru Namikoshi. In Shiatsu we use the thumbs, palms and fingers to put pressure on certain spots on the body. This is performed by the practitioner not with muscle strength but the own body weight is used to exert pressure. In contrast to the known methods from Chinese medicine acupuncture, applying needles on specific points, in shiatsu the whole meridian is stimulated to threat the condition. Meridians are also the energy pathways of our body. Shiatsu has 12 main meridians and 8 extra meridians. The efficacy of Shiatsu has not yet been proven by official science. However, it appears to be particularly preventive and very effective to improve many conditions. In Japan, classical Shiatsu therapists’ practices are regulated by the Government.
She is a dancer and choreographer and underwent shiatsu massages throughout her career to avoid injuries or blockages.
She found the path to special, traditional trainings in Brussels with Sensei Yuichi Kawada (Japan) and has completed this course successfully.
Recently, she worked with cancer patients in the Saint-Luc Hospital in Brussels.
For shiatsu treatments, you can make an appointment here.
Photos: Jean Michel Coubart
A new outdoor and indoor production with 8 dancers. Ex-Nihilo is a French company based in Marseilles, that exists since 20 years, lead by Anne Le Batard and Jean-Antoine Bigot.
– Cité des arts de la rue, Marseille, France in October 2015
– Atelier 231, Sotteville-les-Rouen, France in December 2015
– Klap, Marseille, France in February 2016
– Cité des Arts de la rue, Marseille, France in March 2016
– Marseille, France in April and May 2016
– Auditorium du Thor or Klap, Marseille, France in July 2016
– Klap, Marseille, France in September 2016
– 11,12th of May, La BUS, Pantin, Paris, FR
– 14,15th of May, Festival Stadt Detmold, G
– 24,25th of June, Festival Viva Cité, Sotteville-les-Rouen, FR
– 4 – 6th of August, Fest’Art, Libourne, FR
– 17-20st of August, Festival d’Aurillac, FR
– 2,3rd of September, Coup de Chauffe, Cognac, FR
– 15th of October, Questions de danse / KLAP, Marseille, FR
FESTIVAL TOUR EX-NIHILO
A street dance performance choreographed by Anne Le Batard and Jean-Antoine Bigot
Inspired by the crowd in metro stations, crossroads, shopping malls,…
Danced by ten dancers.
International touring 2015
25th of June 20h30 at Esplanade l’ONYX at St Herblain, Nantes, FR
3rd of October Festival Panique au dancing organised by company Volubilis, Niort, FR
text Rasha Fadel and Hassan Khayoon | concept and direction Hassan Khayoon | play Bert Kettermans, Satya Roosens, Kay Slanking | scenography Hassan Khayoon | music and editing Saray Hamdan | camera Saray Hamdan | costume advise Lies Van Assche |realisation costumes: Kostuumatelier DOEK
première on the 29th and 30st of May 2015 in Theatre Monty, Antwerp
DYNAMIC RELEASE CONTEMPORARY DANCE
The classes include improvisation with very specific tasks and exercises to build strength and power. We use the resistance of the floor to move in space. We work with the awareness of the body center to get in and out of balance and explore extremes. Energy and dynamic changes can make any movement interesting. To work with a partner, sometimes explains more then only ourselves. I developed my own way of moving by experience and by listening to the body. We explore each individual mover in a unique way.
Satya created the Belgian company Studio Eclipse in 2010 and makes performances on outdoor locations. With her last performances ‘Two sink, three float’ in the water and “Fallen Thoughts’ in a tree, she toured them on international festivals.
Satya danced as a free lancer until she got into the French Company Ex-Nihilo from 2006-2010.
Satya was teaching at Artes del Movimiento Institito Universitario Nacional del Arte and Compagnie IUNA in Buenos Aires, for Ex-Nihilo in Marokko, Korea and France, Amsterdam Dance Centre, Hybrid Studio and Studio Grez in Brussels.
She recently teached at Carte Blanche in Antwerp and Codarts in Rotterdam for the circus department.
With a team of Dogtroep, she worked with prisoners in The Netherlands.
Own organised workshops are only on irregular basis.