Virtual Residency

Sarada Sarita | Q5 of The Waacking Series -The Quintessentials

The Virtual Residency of Sarada Sarita can be viewed online from 1 October 12:30 pm 

During the upcoming edition of the Nederlandse Dansdagen you will experience dance live on the stages in Maastricht and online from Maastricht. Three new Virtual Residencies will be on display on the online stage. On October 1, the Virtual Residencies will premiere both online and live in the theater (on screen). 

For the selection of the makers, the Nederlandse Dansdagen has been working together since last year with three organizations that jointly cover a large part of the talent development in dance: Moving Futures Korzo and PLAN Talentontwikkeling Brabant. 


Sarada Sarita was born into music and dance. She is an outspoken creative artist and accomplished performer. She graduated from the Performing Arts Institute Amsterdam in 2008 and received a development grant from the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts to study at the Peridance Center in New York 2012. As a professional dancer and performer, Sarita has a broad experience in various performing arts disciplines and dance styles, with a strong passion for and specialization in Waacking and Voguing. In 2018 Sarita received the Zilveren Krekelprijs for 'Most Impressive Stage Performance' for her interpretation of the Evil Queen in GRIMM by ISH & the Junior Company- Dutch National Ballet. As a maker and choreographer Sarada Sarita is not afraid to ask difficult questions and make statements about humanity, equality & consciousness. In 2017 Sarita was selected for the New Maker Trajectory by Funding Performing Arts. Sarada Sarita won the 2019 BNG Bank Dansprijs from DansClick21-Korzo with her latest research piece 'Q4: Quantified'. 

In her residency she is working on Q5 of The Waacking Series -The Quintessentials; groundbreaking dance theater “about the essenceof the essence.”   

Also watch Sarada Sarita's Virtual Residency live online on October 4, including a discussion with the maker. 

October 4, 8:30 PM | Virtual Residency + interview Sarada Sarita 

Mark Bolk

About the Virtual Residencies 

The Virtual Residencies project was initiated by the Nederlandse Dansdagen in 2018 as a research into remote co-creation, in which the makers make use of digital media. It was investigated which problems arose in this respect, and which new opportunities were opened up as a result. The creators involved at the time were Hilde Elbers and Heather Ware. The concept came from DansBrabant, who was also co-producer. 

In view of the long-term impact of the pandemic and the irreversible digitization that has arisen from this, the Nederlandse Dansdagen wants to continue the project over several years. In 2020, the project was therefore transformed. The selected makers were given an assignment that was deliberately broadly formulated: to create something for a digital platform. In this way they kept the artistic freedom to follow their own urgencies and to work out-of-the-box. During the completely online edition of the Dutch Dance Days in 2020, Virtual Residencies of Ann Van den Broek, David Middendorp, Peter Leung and Redo Ait Chitt and Dominique Vleeshouwers were presented. In 2021 they were Antonin Rioche, Evangelos Biskas, Jija Sohn and Ruben Chi. 

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