About me

Anne-Marije van den Bersselaar (2019)

My original craft is founded on dramaturgy in performance art with a focus on (embodied) creational processes by insightful, cross-border perspectives. In creations I guard personal, authentic ideas and co-create new contexts and audience engagement by studying composed, conceptual possibilities and their potential. As a dramaturge I collaborate and facilitate creational art practice by researching, analyzing, coaching & reflecting.

My online CV

I work contract-based (NL) as well as project-based in the international arts field and related non-profit domain. In professional arts education I facilitate and coordinate innovational trajectories. Since 2015 I got inspired to start creating stories based on reflexive methods in dialogue practices, process facilitation, writing, system thinking and empathic strategizing. So I founded the Concept Store for Artistic Strategies.

After I got my high school diploma at age 19, I stopped my intensive dance training after 11 years. In 2004 I started studying Art & Media studies, where I soon focused on dance again. After my MA graduation I performed different freelance dramaturgy, hosting & writing jobs before I started teaching various theoretic and experimental classes at Fontys Dance Academy for 7,5 years. Between 2014-2017 I was researcher, educational designer and content creator for a brand new website for the inclusive dance community in the Erasmus+ Project Transferable skills of the Dance Artist as well as programme design of the cross-disciplinary Master Performing Public Space at Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg. In June 2018 I made the transition to a new position as assistent coordinator at the Master Institute of Visual Cultures (MIVC) in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, as part of Avans University of Applied Sciences.

“To me knowledge & playful perspectives can be valuable tools to develop yourself, an organization or society”

Anne-Marije van den Bersselaar

My mission statement in work is based on dialogue, where theory & practice meet in sustainable learning situations. I prefer content development in a work setting of collective co-creation, where thinking & taking action are included. In my believe these kinds of open, non-linear, non-hierarchical methods can only enlarge sustainable and provocative visions on a “learning community”.

As a dramaturge in performing arts I’m trained in understanding (artistic) process systems, organization mechanisms, structures, forms of communication, behavior analysis amongst others. As program designer, education developer I have built new curricula from a conceptual frame with the intention to innovate higher education for professional purposes.

“Together with my intensive teaching background I gained awareness in personal needs, purposes, patterns and desires of different individuals in different institutional contexts”

Anne-Marije van den Bersselaar

I’m trained to empathize in stories of others, understanding why these stories need to be told and transfer those into the right vocabulary. I offer concrete toolkits to define the best circumstances for a process of change by dialogical practice. I apply different strategies to formulate content in visual storytelling, regardless of the medium. I design storyboards for various creational subjects: Constructing identities that matter and impactful narratives. I understand complex communication dynamics and human performances in different types of situations. I mediate between different stakeholders in creational processes to incorporate those into a final product.