Rob Hayden (Ultima Vez) Intensive as part of Summerdance 2016
MON 5th September 2016  |  10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
TUE 6th September 2016  |  10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
WED 7th September 2016  |  10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
THU 8th September 2016  |  10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
£150-£135 EARLY BIRD 26th August
Booking Required: link [email protected]


The workshop is designed to unlock the flow of living impulses within the body. By doing so, we allow our attention, intention and awareness to guide our work and flow more naturally.

The primary and practical focus throughout the workshop will be on the delicate meeting point between precision and organicity.

Physically demanding tasks will be proposed each day that deal with elements of physical, psychological, and emotional risk. These tasks will challenge our individual limitations and invite us to go beyond them. Utilizing spatial awareness and sensitivity, we will work with qualities of speed, lightness, heaviness, softness and pliability, stillness and gravity.

The overriding emphasis is on developing within oneself what can be called the ‘total act’; a state wherein the performer works toward creating his or her own ‘movement as a theatrical act’ rather than as a technique.

This workshop is open to all actors and dancers and performers.

Interested participants will have the opportunity to perform in a sharing of the research conducted this week as part of our all-day Summerdance festival on Saturday 10th September. The performance will take place in the spaces outside of TripSpace.


Actor, dancer, composer, director, choreographer.

Born in the US, Robert was a nationally competitive gymnast for 13 years and in 1989 enrolled in the BFA curriculum for theatre and dance at the University of New Mexico.

Upon moving to Brussels in 2002, he joined Ultima Vez and for 7 years work as an actor and dancer with them before going on to do his own work. Since then, he has collaborated as a performer and composer with various other artists both in Belgium and abroad.

His own work combines over 20 years of performance, choreographic and theoretical research and experience into dance, theatre, sound/music, voice and movement.
He regularly teaches workshops internationally and is based in Brussels.

Booking Required: link [email protected]

Please note, if you are doing the workshop you can attend the 9:15am YOGA class at a bargain rate: £7 (instead of £12)

TRIPKITCHEN'S DANCER MEAL DEAL: a dish of choice from the daily lunch board + a hot drink for £5
Please note this offer is valid only for dancers that have attended class!

Book two workshops and get 10% off, and the third one at early bird price all the way!
contact: [email protected]


Summerdance 2016 is a mini-festival exploring different ways of watching, experiencing and doing dance and performance.

It consists of:

Three intensive workshops for professional dancers:

Intensive workshop with Rob Hayden ( Ultima Vez) | 5th - 8th September, link

Sunday Special Workshop with Leon Baugh Sunday 11th September link

Intensive workshop with Fernanda Prata ( Punch Drunk) 12th - 15th September link

An all-day FREE extravaganza for kids, grown ups and performance lovers inhabiting the indoors and outdoor spaces of Trips railway arches link

Trip The Light's Summerdance 2016 edition : a ticketed evening performances for lovers of new choreographic work