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Secret Menu

SNDO3xECD2 (student showings)

It’s spring time and Veem House welcomes the dance students of SNDO 3 and ECD 2! On April 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th they will present the outcome of their working period at Veem House under the title Secret Menu.

SNDOxECD is a project where students of two dance departments of the Academy of Theatre and Dance work together. A collaboration between 3rd year choreographers of the SNDO and dancers from 2nd year of the ECD, is an annual tradition and valuable part of the curriculum.

The programs are presented in Veem House for Performance, following the decade long tradition which started as collaboration between SNDO and MTD (Modern Theatre Department) and later joined by JMD/Urban Contemporary department.

The exchange works as follows: The SNDO3 students get a carte blanche to colaborate with the dancers of ECD2. Together they get to experience all facets of creating an autonomous work – and the responsibility that comes with that freedom.

The project allows makers and performers to experiment, explore and develop language of collaboration together, creating an environment where creativity of everyone is activated to make a choreographic work. It is learning about leading and following, understood as dynamic and relational process, about collaborating and exploring how idea moves into becoming the material and what is the role or choreographer and what of performer in shaping and crafting that material.


The works will be shown in two separate programs:

April 12th and 13th (Program 1)
Featuring works by: 

Tom.s Boyaval
Pei Kuo, san, Alianor DeVil
Helene Ridderberg
Ditte Toppet, Aleyna Demir, Sem Houmes, Elise Richards
Matthieu La-Brossard & Ulysse Berdat
Hope Landu, Sahara Mary Bittar, Mandisa Gramelsbergeer
Sancha Meca Castro
Salya Berraf


April 19th and 20th (Program 2)
Featuring works by: 

Kairo Fumilayo Edward
Naomi Katthagen
Jakob Wittkowsky
Lucija Miletic
Luqui Lagomarsino
Lola Dupriez
Horatcio Vlijter
Luca Sára Mezei
Billy Morgan
Tim Brügger, Melie Favre, Rowan van den Boomen

12 April 2024

19:00 — 22:00

13 April 2024

19:00 — 22:00

19 April 2024

19:00 — 22:00

20 April 2024

19:00 — 22:00

For tickets at the door we charge +€1.50 on top of the normal ticket price.

About ECD
The innovative, varied and dynamic ECD programme prepares students for a life-long career in dance. The future of dance and question what is ‘contemporary’ are explored. The student is trained to become a high-level dance performer and cocreating artist with great physical awareness, imaginative abilities, critical capacities, precision and adaptability.

About SNDO
School for New Dance Development is a full time four-year professional education course that leads to the diploma Bachelor of Dance – Choreography. The SNDO offers an educational platform to students who want to widen the range of their movement vocabulary, challenge their existing viewpoints, expand their creative processes, and develop performance work. Students are encouraged to make considered choices in creating a position for themselves in the profession and to be aware of the aesthetic, social and political implications of their work in the context of the dance and performance, as well as culture at large.


Light designer Katinka Marac Sound designer Natasja Giebels Mentor SNDO3 Joy Mariama Smith ECD coordinator Gideon Poirier PR coordinator Antonella Fittipaldi and Evelien van de Sanden Production coordinator Laura Iqbal SNDO Artistic director Bojana Mladenovic ECD artistic director Bojana Bauer