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©2018 by Marjon van Grunsven.

MARJON VAN GRUNSVEN

Artistic Director - Creative Director - Coaching & Consulting

Welcome to my Portfolio to which I have linked my past, current and future activities.

When you navigate the menu, it will bring you to where your interest lies. 

Throughout my career, I’ve had the great fortune to work on some truly inspiring projects, while meeting many influential and creative individuals along the way. I believe in working together to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. For more information about my experience, or how we can collaborate on an upcoming project, get in touch today.

'From dream, to storytelling, to process, to creation & realization in both Dance, Theatre, Pilates, Coaching & Consulting'

BIOGRAPHY

ABOUT MARJON

EARLY YEARS

Native from the Netherlands where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Dance and Theatre in 1995,

Marjon lived and worked in New York City from 1992 until 2000 as professional dancer, teacher, choreographer, producer as well as Certified Pilates instructor ( Classical Pilates Certified by Romana since 1997).

 

MEMENTO DANCE COMPANY

She mounted her contemporary Jazz Dance Company; Memento Dance Company in 1996 in New York City.

She moved to Paris in 2000. Back in The Netherlands in 2003, she re-mounted her dance company: Memento Dance Company and traveled with it all over Europe, United States and Canada.

 

MEMENTO BODYWORKS

In 2004 she opened her own studio in The Netherlands called: Memento Bodyworks, studio for Pilates - Body Therapy and Performing Arts, where her dance company found a home and where the Pilates Teacher training Program began its journey and where any international teachers from the theatre, dance & pilates world would come to teach. Her company, her studio and her work as choreographer left an important mark when it comes to Contemporary Jazz Dance in The Netherlands.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

In April 2007, Marjon was invited to join Cirque du Soleil and toured as Artistic Director on Cirque du Soleil’s first Arena show Delirium until its closing in 2008, one year later. She was hired as OVO’s Artistic Director for the creation in 2008 and took the show on the road until it closed its doors under the Big Top in June of 2015. Looking for a new challenge Marjon took over QUIDAM as Artistic Director until the iconic show took it’s final bow in early 2016. Marjon returned to OVO and was an instrumental player in the artistic remount of the show while it was morphing into an arena spectacular.

RETURN TO THE ROOTS

In December 2016 Marjon left Cirque  and returned to The Netherlands to further pursue her dreams as Artistic and Creative Director, with the support of the large network she established over the years of touring the world. She was hired as Casting Director and Choreographer for C2 International ( C2 Montreal) in collaboration with Ernest & Young and then proceeded as Creative & Production Manager for the new creation of CARO at Efteling Theatre Productions which premiered in September of 2018 in The Netherlands. In addition she concluded a small tour with Memento Dance Company in Canada as part of the Festival de Danse Encore en Tournee.

AT PRESENT

Since the year 2018 Marjon works as Freelance Artistic & Creative Director / Coach & Consultant as well as Pilates Instructor & Teacher Trainer in the (inter)national field of theatre & entertainment , dance & pilates. She is currently deepening her knowledge by studying Biodynamic and Integrative Psychotherapy in Amsterdam.

Marjons' diverse career portfolio is a reflection of the hard work and dedication she has put into developing her range and talent as a professional, and a testament to the unique style and positive attitude she brings with her on every project.

 

PAST EVENTS

Check them out below - Click on the photo's for video viewing of the projects:

Slag om de Schelde - 75 jaar vrijheid Nederland  

31 Augustus 2019

Artistieke directie + Choreografie 

9 Balletscholen  + 150 Leerlingen

SHADES 

AUGUST 2019

A 6 day workshop and experience led by Director Marjon van Grunsven, resulting into a works in progress presentation on the Market Place in Rybnik- Poland.

The space in between,

The grey zone…

In all of its many different Shades,

People in all their many different layers,

And with their own, very specific and very sacred individuality.

‘Do we really dare to be ourselves? Shedding off ALL of our protective layers, all of our masks, until we are naked, standing in front of ourselves, facing ourselves, each other, in all honesty and truth?’

‘Do we realize the power and the LOVE that lies within that purity? The fact that we are a whole, together? ONE?

‘Do we dare, to face our fears and no longer be afraid? Do we dare to trust?’

This whole process becomes a beautiful play of light and shadow.

 

Credits;

Director of Creation/ Artistic Director; Marjon van Grunsven (Founder MDC*)

Assistants + members MDC; Oona De Cleyn & Jeffrey Stuut

Associate Director & Producer; Wojciech Chowaniec

Supporting Partner; Studio MOVYTZA, Dom Kultury w Rybniku-Chwałowicach, Teatr Ziemi Rybnickiej

The project is co-financed by the City of Rybnik.

 

*MDC; Memento Dance Company since 1996

 

Participants/Artists;

Katarzyna Bebiołka, Agnieszka Bednarz, Emilia Biskupik, Helena Golab, Kinga Grychtoł, Nadia Grychtoł, Dominika Gryz, Agnieszka Janicka, Zuzanna Kasprzyk-Molenda, Liliana Kowalska, Aleksandra Kozańska, 

Katarzyna Koziorz, Małgorzata Kozłowska, Marta Mańka, Andrzej Molenda, Paulina Rewucka, Oksana Sliubyk, Irena Wiktor, Michał Woźnica, Paweł Zaufal

Photography; Łukasz Kozłowski + Janusz Jurcimierski + Iza Nietrzpiel + Magdalena Kasprzak

 

Links;

Marjon van Grunsven

https://www.marjonvangrunsven.com/

 

MOVYTZA

www.movytza.pl/projekty

DANCE & THEATRE AND CLASSICAL PILATES METHOD OF BODY CONDITIONING

Workshops April & May 2019

Dance & Theatre and Classical Pilates Method of Body Conditioning

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE DANSE ENCORE - TROIS RIVIERES
SINCE 1995

2018 

In the fall of 2018 Memento Dance Company was remounted and part of a tour thru Quebec - Canada, to promote the 25th edition of the Festival.

2018 - C2 MONTREAL

SPECIAL EVENT

Casting Director and Choreographer for C2 Montreal/ C2 International, for a project in Amsterdam in collaboration with Ernest & Young

CARO

2018 - Efteling Theatre Productions

In 2018 Marjon joined Efteling Theatre Productions as part of the Creative and Production team to help create and mount Eftelings' newest Theatre Spectacular CARO.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

2015 - 2016

Marjon briefly joined Iconic show QUIDAM as its Artistic Director and guided the show thru its last year before putting it to sleep after 20 very successful years of performing all over the world.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

2008 - 2017

In 2008 Marjon joined the Creation for Cirque du Soleils' new Big Top Touring show OVO. Cirque's 25th anniversary show, created for the first time by a woman; Deborah Colker. 

Marjon stayed with the show as Artistic Director for its entire Big Top life as well as became an intricate part of the re-creation of the show, helping it morph into an arena spectacular.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

2007 - 2008

In 2007 Marjon joined world renowned Cirque du Soleil as Artistic Director for the companies' first Arena show DELIRIUM.

MEMENTO DANCE COMPANY

Since 1996

Memento Dance Company had its debut performance in NYC in 1996 when Marjon dedicated an evening length performance to 2nd world war resistance fighter Riet van de Haterd and all survivors of the Holocaust. It was a simple concept in dedication to her aunt Riet with no expectations other than honoring those who fought for the rights of existence of fellow human beings. 

The concept was picked up by Off Broadway Theatre Director Charles Wright ( Evolving Arts Theatre)  and soon won the hearts of the downtown NYC Dance Community. 12 choreographers participated in this event. Marjon won an award from the Netherland American Foundation in NYC ( NAF) and  received The VSB Grant  from The Netherlands itself as well as received the Harkness Choreography Space grant in Sunny Purchase for up and coming choreographers. 

Memento Dance Company was born, with as mission to create Lasting Memento's that would stay in the hearts and souls of our fellow human beings. To share our stories in beauty.

MEMENTO BODYWORKS

2004 - 2010

Studio for Pilates - Body Therapy & Performing Arts

In 2004 Marjon opened Memento Bodyworks in Tilburg, The Netherlands. It was home to her company Memento Dance Company as well as to many teachers, therapists and students. 

Next to many dance courses/ workshops, body therapy sessions and Yoga, the studio also offered full teacher training certification programs for the Pilates Method of Body Conditioning.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

It was a workshop full of passion and good energy, coaching consultation and cooperative creation. The participants worked on their creations forming a solo, duo and trio, learning the choreographic tools useful for subsequent individual work. Marjon Van Grunsven has expanded the range of skills and knowledge of dancers, thus raising the level of quality of artistic services provided in Poland and worldwide. The effect of this beautiful work was the Final Show, which took place in Poland at the Rybnik Market Square. Thank you very much, Culture Center Rybnik-Chwałowice