Trailer ‘Trapped Inside’

Trailer ‘Othello’

Trailer ‘Fallen Thoughts’ night version

Dance solo ‘Trapped Inside’ première on the 8,9,10th of April 2016 at Festival Gevleugelde Stad at Ieper, B


Contemporary 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.


“In-Paradise”/ “Paradise is not enough” with Company Ex-Nihilo (France) 2016

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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

TOUR 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

Trajets de vie, trajets de ville: Company Ex-Nihilo creation 2006-2007

A streetdance performance choreographed by Anne Le Batard and Jean-Antoine Bigot
Inspired by the crowd in metro stations, crossroads, shopping malls,…
Danced by ten dancers.

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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

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Othello in Monty

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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

Trailer: “Fallen Thoughts”

Outdoor performance in a tree

Concept: Satya Roosens

Classes and workshops

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Classes coming up!

* Contemporary dance for circus artists:

31st of August,1,2,3,4 th of September at CoDarts, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

* Contemporary dance for people with some dance experience:

10 lessons:
Dates: 16, 23, 30 September, 7, 14, 21, 28 October, 18, 25 November, 2 December 2015

from 7 p.m. until 8.30 p.m.: for everybody with basics in dance
from 20.30 p.m. until 10 p.m.: for everybody who did an introduction with Satya

Place: Het Oude Badhuis, Stuivenbergplein 38, 2060 Antwerp, Belgium

Info and inscriptions: Carte Blanche vzw: +32(0)3/663.24.08



The classes will 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.

With a team of Dogtroep, she worked with prisoners in The Netherlands.

Own organised workshops are only on irregular basis.


Dance classes with live music (drums)




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In these sessions, we work with contemporary dance movements in combination with live music.

We use specific floor exercises to build strength and power, using the resistance of the floor to move in space.

We work with the awareness of the body core to get in and out of balance and explore extremes.

Through improvisation and group work, we involve listening and feeling.

Themes of the sessions include trust, partner work, space, and music.

Where: Studio Grez, Rue Cornet de Grez 15, 1030 Brussels (Metro Botanique)

When: 10 sessions, 28/03, 4/04, 11/04, 16/04, 25/04, 1/05, 9/05, 16/05, 23/05, 30/05

10h30 -12h30

Language: Français/Nederlands/English

Level: intermediate/experienced dancers

Costs: one class 13€ / all 100€ on account/cash Studio Eclipse vzw BE49780591764071

Info & registration here

23Juin2012 (18)-redim1600 Satya Roosens/ dancer-choreographer from Belgium

Satya creates performances on specific locations for the company Studio Eclipse and tours with her work to outdoor festivals. She made the piece ‘Two Faces’ 2008 with goats, ‘Two sink, three float’ 2010 in open water and ‘Fallen Thoughts’ 2012 in a tree. She danced from 2006-2010 with the French company Ex-Nihilo outdoors and toured over the world with their work. Satya teached in France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Morocco, Korea and Argentina. She has experience with contemporary dance, aerial work, aikido, yoga and African dance.



Robbert van Hulzen / drummer from The Netherlands

Drummer & composer Robbert van Hulzen’s music plays somewhere in the multicoloured twilight zone between improvisation, rock, and contemporary composed music, with Indian and Indonesian influences. From the India-based gallery jazz trio oto.3 via the abstract storytelling of dancer Michael Jahoda’s Phillip Project to the world collision filmrock of his latest project Loodgieters.He recently returned from his musical journey elephant songs – from South India to the Netherlands on an Indian motorcycle loaded with drums, playing concerts with local musicians en route.