kabinet k Movement & Dance Workshop

Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions this workshop has been postponed. New dates will be posted once confirmed.

Baboró, kabinet k and Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture present a workshop for professionals with an interest in making performances with and for children and young people.

This is a unique opportunity for directors, dancers, choreographers and performance artists seeking to develop their practice in this area.

About the Workshop
(New Date To Be Confirmed)

This two day workshop will be facilitated by Joke Laureyns and Kwint Manshoven, Co-Directors of kabinet k. Kabinet k is a Belgian dance company which creates work with and for children. The company has toured all over the world with their performances and workshops for professionals and for children.

The artistic language of kabinet k has a playful, energetic, yet subtle power. Joke and Kwint will share an insight into their dance vocabulary which is demonstrated in their world-renowned production of ‘Horses’ (view the production trailer here). This practical movement workshop is a playful encounter between the choreographers and the participants, revealing some aspects of how they work with different generations on stage and how a work like Horses was created. It’s about dance in its purest and most essential form: the articulation of a moving body.

kabinet k will challenge the participants to go deeper into their image of childhood and question and develop their own practice.

Workshop Delivery

Joke Laureyns & Kwint Manshoven of kabinet k will be delivering this workshop.

Participant Suitability

This workshop will suit professional dancers, choreographers, directors, theatre makers and dance/performance teachers with an interest in producing or participating in theatre made for and with young audiences.


Due to Covid-19 restrictions the workshop has been postponed. New dates will be published as soon as they are confirmed) Contact marketing@baboro.ie for any queries.


O'Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, NUI Galway

Parking & Transport

Parking: Please be advised that NUI Galway campus has strict parking policies and zones. We recommend parking at Galway Cathedral car park which offers a daily rate and is a 5 minute walk from the venue.

Public Transport: The venue is a 15 - 20 minute walk from Galway's city centre, coach station and rail station.


Waged: €60
Unwaged: €40


- Please wear comfortable clothing that allow for movement.
- Please bring your own water and lunch.
- There are nearby sandwich bars, coffee shops and grocery stores.
- Participants will be working bare-foot.
- This workshop will be delivered in English.


Booking a place on this workshop is by application. Please see details below.

Application for Workshop Place

We are inviting applicants for this workshop to ensure the best workshop experience for attendees. We ask interested professionals to submit a brief application to help us form a balanced cohort of workshop participants.

Please complete the online form embedded below. You can also complete this form here.

Dates & Deadlines:

Application Submission Deadline: 5pm, Friday 3 April, 2020
Placement Offer from Baboró by: Friday 24 April, 2020
Placement Acceptance and Payment by: Wednesday 8 May, 2020

About kabinet k

Joke Laureyns and Kwint Manshoven are both choreographers, but their backgrounds are in philosophy and design respectively. kabinet k focus on dance productions with both professional dancers and children on the stage. Their dance is based on actual everyday actions and minor gestures interwoven with elements of play. The fact that the cast includes children makes their dance accessible to young and old. Each of their creations grows literally out of the steps that the young dancers take. It is precisely because the organic and intuitive are such an important aspect of their dance language that both these choreographers like to work with children and older people who are not marked, or only to a lesser degree, by certain patterns of behaviour or a specific dance technique. Both choreographers wish to treat dance in an adult way and let the child be a ‘child’. With no hint of a patronising approach: intelligence is not alien to children and dance is an art form that can appeal intuitively to children and adolescents.

Since 2002, the pair have created a series of productions under the wing of several large theatre companies and they have built up a reputation on the youth dance scene: ‘Dromen Hebben Beters’ (Fabuleus), ‘Shelter’ (Kopergietery), ‘Martha Marthe’ (Kopergietery) and ‘Questo Ricordo’ (CC Hasselt). In ‘Einzelgänger (-)’, ‘Unfold’, ‘I See You’, ‘A Swallow Song’, ‘Raw’ and ‘Ba(b)bel’, kabinet k is continuing to build up an oeuvre of fully-fledged productions for young audiences. ‘Unfold’ and ‘Raw’ put kabinet k on the international map. Since 2016, the group has been engaged in structural collaboration with Hetpaleis in Antwerp. ‘Horses’ was the first production to emerge from this and in early 2018 kabinet k made ‘Invisible’ there, followed by ‘As Long As We Are Playing’ in 2019.

About Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture

Galway is European Capital of Culture in 2020. As one of the largest cultural events in the world the programme comprises over 1,900 events across 154 projects with local national, European and international artists and cultural organisations. From theatre, music and sport, to poetry, film, visual art and much more Galway 2020 promises to deliver a year of thrilling, life-enhancing experiences through culture and the arts. The ambitious programme takes place across the villages, towns, islands and the city of Galway, and in recognition of Ireland’s historic traditions, is based around the four fire seasons of Ireland’s ancient Celtic calendar; Imbolc, Bealtaine, Lughnasa and Samhain.