What I do

Choreography/Performance

Every year and a half, I challenge myself to create and produce a new (solo) performance. Most of my attention goes to the division of what is fake versus real and this reflects in the subjects of my work. I observe how we as bodies interact and deal with society. I use dance as a medium to explore the necessity of movement and physical activity for humans to grow (body) awareness; But also to share the joy and beauty of movement, moving and being moved.

Feel free to get in touch, I love collaborating and performing with other artists.
My work is supported by C-TAKT (B), DansBrabant (NL), Makershuis Tilburg (NL)

Coaching/teaching

With a lot of experience and background in dance, movement and choreography, I love to coach people in developing their own movement language. During commissioned artistic work or workshops, I guide and motivate people to move from their original ideas towards research, prototyping, composition and finally performance. During this process I help to stretch habitual moving and thinking patterns, whilst always emphasizing the space and option to stay close and true to ourselves.

Events and performances

What others think

Same Self Defined, 29 Years Later from Judith Clijsters is not about the extremes of the body but about pure being. She gives you the experience of time to really observe and absorb. You see softness and fluidity interrupted with sharp split second movements which seem to be the start of changing direction. She creates a soft, thoughtful yet very strong movement quality. In this solo, she reflects together with you as an audience about the self. Alone, together.

Leonie ClementProgrammator Festival Cement

I appreciate Judith Clijsters for her individuality and commitment to her work.

Pol CoussementArtistiek en zakelijk leider Passerelle

What I find interesting about Judith, is her unrelenting search for her own artistic language. Constantly rethinking, always alert for what happens around her. Dance is the perfect way for Judith to reflect on the world of today. She has a sincere openness for new challenges, new collaborations with other artists.

Eddie GuldolfProgrammator C-mine cultuurcentrum Genk

Judith. Always positive, sensitive and able to connect with others on many levels. I believe that in her artistic research and observations, she naturally reaches beyond the self and aims to connect to the bigger picture

Laura VanhulleVanhulle Dance Theater UK

Judith is the embodiment of mind body centring through movement

Elsie MatthijssensFounder Antwerp Yoga

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Bio

Judith Clijsters (1986) creates high intensity performances with humor at its base. Judith observes how we as society relate to our bodies and mirrors this back to her audience with lightness and playfulness. She is based in Antwerp (Belgium) and performs and creates equally in both Belgium and the Netherlands. 

Judith graduated at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (2008 -receiving the outstanding achievement award) and toured with Verve dance company and Phoenix Dance Theatre (UK). Judith returned to Belgium in 2010 and became artist in residence at C-TAKT (B) and Makershuis Tilburg (NL). She created Dagbreek (2012), Beautiful Self (2013), Same Self Defined (2015), Bored To Death (2017 – music Dyane Donck), Lichtzucht (2018) and Deep Sound Experience (2018) with composer Dyane Donk. She created I Still Remain (2019) with composer Patrick Housen for Passerelle vzw and they are now in creation for I Still Remain 2.0 which will premiere this spring 2020 at Festival Cement and will tour with Moving Futures festival.

Her work has toured through the Netherlands with Moving Futures festival, Le Guess Who? Festival, Festival Cement, Korzo Den Haag, Lux Nijmegen, Dansmakers Amsterdam and through Belgium at C-TAKT festival, MHKA Antwerp, C-mine cultuurcentrum, ccBerchem and others. 

Besides her independent work Judith is artistic coordinator for Passerelle (B), bringing dance to a young audience through artistic projects. She also teaches yoga at the Artesis Bachelor Dance department at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp in DeSingel.