Only Patience Works Immediately

In some situations, there is no quick fix. The real challenge then is to be patient, akso in contact with others. Only Patience Works Immediately, a twenty-minute location dance performance for two dancers, was created in 2020 in the midst of the pandemic that has held its grip over the world for over a year now, and reflects on the emotions and forces in a world where our patience is being tested.

Social impact
Especially for care workers of the Elisabeth-Tweesteden Hospital, residents of the residential care centre Het Laar and the women’s refuge Sterk Huis, we brought this performance live in the period August-November 2020, in the framework of an education and participation programme tailored to the target group. In this way, we brought dance to people who normally rarely experience the art form of dance, and for whom the distance to art – and its reflective, healing and emotional power – is greater than ever.


18 August 2020
ETZ, Tilburg

21 September 2020
ETZ, Tilburg

22 September 2020
ETZ, Tilburg

1 October 2020
Het Laar, Tilburg

23 October 2020
Sterk Huis, Tilburg

2 November 2020
Het Laar, Tilburg


Choreography – Jelena Kostić
Dancers – Noëmi Wagner, Blazej Jasinski 
Dramaturgy and artistic advisor – Lou Cope
Artistic advisor & repetitor – Judit Ruiz Onandi 
Composer – Dyane Donck
Set design – Ascon de Nijs
Costumes – Biljana Grgur

With the support of: Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Fonds Jacques de Leeuw, Fonds Sluyterman van Loo