Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Torun, Poland

You are cordially invited to the performance festival TERYTORIA/TERRITORIES in Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun, Poland. On July 6 to 8 2018.
The festival will contain international artist form the Netherlands, Germany, Belarus, Poland and Norway to reflect on the idea and meaning of ‘freedom’ in the 21st century.

For the event I will create a new work that is related to the freedom and independence of our body in relation to nature and social structures.

More information: Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu

Film still: Resume, 2014

Work ‘L’homme Léger’ at the European Parliament, Brussels

My work L’ homme Léger will be exhibited at the European parliament till july 2019. Caroline Nagtegaal van Doorn initiated the exhibition Pimp My Room and is ambassador of the Netherlands at the European parliament.

The work L’homme Léger features in Bal’s upcoming film Shimmer (release February 2019). The film explores what humanism might mean in present state globalised Europe.

Performance ‘Recarving Body Plant Image’ at Extrapool, Nijmegen

You are cordially invited to my performance Recarving Body Plant Image on April 14 at Extrapool in Nijmegen. From 20:00h to 22:00h.

An evening of performances curated by Lilia Scheerder’s long-term exploration of narratology as tool for performance. The idea of Recarving Body Plant Image is rooted in my personal interest to rethink global archives and personal data. What image-making means as part of our social, cultural and political lives. Recarving Body Plant Image focuses on the ‘affection’ and ‘alienation’ of data and images-making through modern technology.

Adres Extrapool: Tweede walstraat 5, 6511 LN at Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Open Performance Academy (OPA)

Open Performance Academy (OPA) is a research programme for young and established artist whose  work engages, intersects with, discusses, draws upon, or is indebted to performance art. OPA organises lectures, workshops and try-out sessions, aims to create a platform for the exchange of ideas and the production of knowledges and provides artists with an opportunity to receive feedback on their work.  OPA is an offshoot of Performance Art NL, founded by performance artist Ronald Bal and university based researcher and lecturer Nathanja van den Heuvel.


 This early spring 2018 OPA starts with a first series of meetings dedicated to an exchange of thoughts, ideas and practices. The first series take place on Thursdays between 7:30 pm and 11 pm. The dates are: February 15, March 1, March 15, March 29 and April 5.

Collective reading

The readings will be circulated prior to the meetings.


Moving Landscape: Presentation at AiR Cloud Danslab Den Haag

You are cordially invited to the studio presentation Moving Landscape, on August 25, 2017 at 8 PM at artist-in-residence Cloud Danslab Den Haag.

Location: Cloud Danslab Den Haag, DCR – De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b 2518 RA Den Haag

Moving landscape unfolds as a multidisciplinary research on the concept of landscape in performance art. Artist Ronald Bal transforms Cloud Danslab into a hybrid place, where performers from different disciplines (dance, circus, and visual arts), explore embodied responses to the imagination of the concept landscape. This results in a performance installation with a sculptural and abstract dance that relate to the paintings of Mondrian.

In Moving Landscape, Bal sharpens the relationship between painting and performance art, the figurative and the abstract, manipulation and nature.  By emphasizing the sensory and imaginary conditions of the painter Mondrian, a playing field arises for an encounter between different artistic disciplines.

The presentation of Moving Landscape is the first result of Bal’s research on the concept of landscape and will be developed further in the coming months into a performance-installation.

Photo©:Ronald Bal

Performers en co-choreografie: Ralph Öllinger en Jorga Lok (circus artist) 黃祥昀 (hsiang-yun) en Larysa Bauge (performance artist) Sonia Zini (danser) James Hewitt (muzikant)

Costumes and Design: Aliki van der Kruijs, Poster: Koos Breen

Filmmakers: Gemma Groot en Dorien Pfauth

Performance Reflex at Garage Café Rotterdam

You are cordially invited to the performance artwork ‘Reflex II’ at Garage Cafe Rotterdam on Thursday April 6 at 6:30 pm.  The performers are Larysa Bauge and Hsiang-yun Huang.

Many thanks to Amy Kan and Karin Arink and Sue van Geijn for hosting and curating the event.

View the performance ‘Reflex’ on Vimeo. Password: Reflex2017

Made possible by:

De Garage, CBK Rotterdam, Willem de Kooning academy

More info: De Garage Rotterdam

Palazzo Mora, Venice Performance International Art Week 2016

I’m deeply grateful to be part of Venice International Performance Art Week 2016 at the Palazzo Mora in Venice. During the event I did a performance about ‘body shock’.

Many thanks to VestAndPage (Artist and organizers of Venice International Performance Art Week) and Cristiana Zeta Rolla (Artist) and Francesca Carol Rolla (Curator).

Durational performance at the Palazzo Mora, ART WEEK | FRINGE of the III Venice International Performance Art Week 2016. Image © Caterina Ragg.