Marloes van Houten
Marloes van Houten is a Dutch performing artist, choreographer, researcher, expressive arts trainer and movement educator, living and working in Hong Kong. She is the founder and art director of Hearttohard, an international arts for social transformation platform.
In the Netherlands, van Houten graduated in Performing & Community Arts (BA), Visual Arts (PI certificate), International Development Studies (MSc. Honors). She also studied ‘Expressive Arts for Therapy and Education (Advanced Post-Master) in Switzerland. Van Houten was trained in non-violent communication, somatic & bodywork in relationships, and nature coaching. While raised in the Netherlands, she lived, danced, choreographed, led projects and did research e.g. in Eastern/Northern Europe, South Asia, Canada, Brasil, UAE, Georgia, Mexico, Israel and multiple Mediterranean countries, related to international development, conflict, trauma healing, civic education, peace building, and environment justice. Marloes has been teaching dance movement, pilates, body conditioning and yoga classes and workshops since 2000.
Van Houten's recent choreographies and performances include a multi-media solo performance “silence and solitude” (NL, 2014), a dance video project “Next Step” (NL, 2014), art directing, choreographing and dancing in a Dutch-Cantonese interdisciplinary onsite production "Forge Portmanteau" (HK, 2015), and coordinating and performing in an onsite devising work "Poiema" (HK, idance festival 2015).
Van Houten currently teaches and studies towards her PhD candidate at Lingnan University. In 2014, she started Re-inventing Home, a 3-year Hong Kong – Netherlands art dialogue project, in which she functions in an overseeing role and acts as a dancer, movement researcher, workshop leader and choreographer.
Exhibitions & Projects
15 - 23 April 2016