ELAP – Embodied life art program

A new dance program

by Iris van Peppen & Marisa Grande

The Embodied life art program is a pioneering somatic dance program offering experiential practice for the integration of knowledge through improvisation.

The program:

  • consists out of 7 modules of 40 hours each (5 full days from Thursday to Monday) starting on March 18, 2021 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Offers experiential learning for the integration of knowledge through embodiment and composition;
  • Combines the somatic practice with artistic practice and a performative context

Composition in real-time reveals strategies and patterns. Besides, it offers the opportunity to experience how to navigate within our environment.

The program supports a process of integration by looking at one’s growth, and stimulates the dialogue between art and life.


We have started our first ELAP in November 2018 with an inspiring diverse group of people coming from different backgrounds and experiences!

Next ELAP Group Starting 18th March 2021

If you are interested in the Program please contact us http://www.elap.nl

                                 For an Introduction Workshop or another opportunity to meet us in the work to understand the structure and purpose of the program.

Studio 3 Weg naar Rhijnauwen 3 Utrecht -Netherlands

Initiators and Teachers: Marisa Grande and Iris van Peppen