Springback Academy

Oonagh Duckworth, Belgium

British born, brought up in London, Oonagh has spent her adult life living in Paris and Brussels where she is still based. She has been a freelance dancer, cultural journalist and producer/programmer since the eighties. As a producer/programmer she has worked with many independent dance companies as well as established institutions such as The Pompidou Centre in Paris, The Place Theatre in London and Les Brigittines in Brussels. She currently manages different arts projects from her own organisation, The Tinderbox, including the precursor of collective dance initiatives, the Bal Moderne. She is also co-curator of a twice-yearly festival of art in public space, ‘RECOmmerce’. As a journalist, she has contributed to The Guardian, Elle Magazine, The Evening Standard, City Limits and Time Out as well as the Belgian, English language publications Agenda, The Bulletin and Flanders Today. She is a frequent editor of English texts written by Belgian dance organisations (Rosas/PARTS) and edited the final version of Jeroen Peeters’ book on Meg Stuart ‘Are we here yet?’

She is also responsible for the Springback Academy yearly programme.

Media by Oonagh Duckworth
Read Icon Poster for Oktoberdans 22 showing woman with white wig, brown vest and orange striped apron, arms bent in front of her with hands nearly touching, one of them gloved


Springback Assembly at Oktoberdans 22

Read Icon Silvia Gribaudi’s Monjour. Photo © Andrea Macchia, courtesy Torinodanza Festival / Teatro Stabile di Torino - Teatro Nazionale


Silvia Gribaudi: Monjour

Read Icon Light and body in Adrien M & Claire B’s Faire Corps


Adrien M & Claire B: Faire corps

Read Icon Joachim Koester, Tarantism, 2007. © Courtesy of Joachim Koester and Jan Mot, Brussels


Danser Brut – outsider dance

Read Icon Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in 3ird5 @ w9rk. Photo © Anne Van Aerschot


Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Radouan Mriziga: 3ird5@w9rk

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Les Brigittines International Festival 2018

Read Icon Arkadi Zaides and TALOS, performance


Arkadi Zaides: TALOS