Dance meets architecture in Blind Spot. On a city tour with headphones, choreographer Jelena Kostić invites audiences to see Tilburg with new eyes. Blind Spot was a great success in 2021 and was followed by editions in Maastricht, Rotterdam and Eindhoven. Now, in collaboration with Fontys Academy of the Arts, Blind Spot returns to the place where it all began: Tilburg.

When in 2020 people disappeared from the streets and life turned upside down, Jelena began to see her hometown Tilburg anew. What struck her was the multitude of striking architecture. The shapes, the play of lines, and the untold stories of the city and its buildings. All things we overlook in everyday life, but which can be made visible and tangible through dance.

During Blind Spot, visitors go on a walk through the city center with headphones on, starting at Theater De Nieuwe Vorst and ending at the Kantongerecht. A voice-over leads the visitors along five different locations, where dancers enter into a dialogue with striking buildings. They embody the stories and emotions hidden behind the stones, exploring the relationship between people and structures.


“Acrobatische toeren van drie dansers vormden het spectaculaire sluitstuk in ‘Blind Spot’, een wandeling van anderhalf uur langs plekken waar korte dansvoorstellingen werden gegeven. Het waren plaatsen waar je anders aan voorbij gaat zonder ze op te merken.”

– Brabants Dagblad over Blind Spot – Tilburg (2021)


Choreography & concept – Jelena Kostić
Rehearsal direction – Blazej Jasinski and Noëmi Wagner
Dancers – Students of Fontys Academy of the Arts
Voice actor – Maeve van der Steen
Dramaturgic & artistic advisor, concept development – Lou Cope
Repetitor & artistic advice – Judit Ruiz Onandi
Performance text & publicity – Laura Roling
Composer – Dyane Donck
Production – Danielle Pater
Business manager – Petra de Haan
Sales & strategy – Hedi Legerstee
Campaign image – Nataša Radosavljević / Lonneke van der Palen

Made possible with the support of Fontys Academy of the Arts, Gemeente Tilburg & Fonds Podiumkunsten

Special thanks to CAST Tilburg, Tilburg Citymarketing, Theater De Nieuwe Vorst, Thomas Bedaux, Jacq de Brouwer, Peter van Dinter & Dirk van Alphen