august 2020


5 days of dance. With social distance. But together!

Mark your calendars: Out of the Toolbox 2021 from Wednesday 18 until Sunday 22 August

You can register on the website from mid-March onwards, but we can already give you a sneak peek of what to expect. Milan Tomásik (SL) teaches improvisation and playful danceJoris Camelin (FR/DE) will be back with Moved by VoiceLouise Frank (NL) is the person you need for composition, Andrew Greenwood (UK/NL) knows all about dancing with older people, Junadry Leocaria (NL) introduces you to waackingand Kossi Sebastien Aholou-Wokawui (TOGO/DE) presents African contemporary danceDo you feel like immersing yourself completely in a creation process? If so, the intensive four-day workshop led by Compagnia Zappalà Danza (IT) is what you need!


Out of the Toolbox is a five-day immersion in dance, choreography, movement, styles and methods. Be inspired at this festival packed with educational and creative workshops, find out everything about new techniques and teaching methods, and return to the dance floor or classroom full of self-confidence and brimming with new energy.

Plunge into the universe of international artists and teachers, explore new territory, experience a wide spectrum of styles and gain new inspiration, all in a relaxed, summer atmosphere in the friendly city of Ghent.

You will have the opportunity to study composition more deeply, to extend your vocabulary of movement and to learn to work in different styles. The teaching workshops will provide you with new tools with which to nurture the talent of your students.

Do something OUT OF THE comfort zone!


Are you a professional dancer or is dance more of a hobby for you? Have you taken a lot of courses or are you only just discovering the world of dance? The Out of the Toolbox programme is designed to provide various options to explore for everyone who is actively involved in dance, irrespective of their age or background. What is more,
the teachers we choose are used to working with dancers of different ages and a range of levels. Their approach ensures that this diversity enriches the experience for all participants.


Do you want to enjoy the whole festival or just pick out a few workshops? You are completely free to compile your own programme. We’ll announce the programma of the next edition on this page in the Spring of 2021.