In some situations, there is no quick fix.

The real challenge then is to be patient, also 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, and reflects on the emotions 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 first brought this performance live in the period August-November 2020, in the framework of a 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.

Stand-alone performances

Aside from its original form as a social project, Only Patience Works Immediately has also been presented in other contexts.


Choreography – Jelena Kostić
Dancers – Noëmi Wagner/Sarah Prescimone, 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