‘KERN’ performs in a Double-bill programme together with ‘DansBlok’ 27/28th November in Theaterhuis voor theater en dans – Het Amsterdams Theaterhuis



‘KERN’ Choreography by Isabelle Nelson in collaboration with the dancers – at Het Mandela Huisje on the 17th July 2021 & Orangerie, Zone2Source in the Amstelpark on the 21st August. Original soundscore composed by Lewis D. Knight. Funded by Balkonscenes – Fonds Podiumkunsten and Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst 

KERN Is about the core of a community and what binds us or tears us apart. The work explores themes of interconnection, sustaining others and reciprocity. KERN – the film version has now been recognised as a multiple AWARD WINNER at ‘The Vesuvius International Film Festival,’ ‘Florence Film Awards,’ ‘Paris Play Film Festival‘ ‘Sweden Film Awards,’ and ‘The New York Neorealism Film Awards‘ 2021.’ See the IMDB Profile for KERN:
“The dancers deliver an impressive performance, and the performance presents a beautiful picture of the search for togetherness in a world of differences, which may be called a beautiful tribute to the person whose name this idyllic place bears.” – Boukje Cnossen, Theaterkrant
This is an outdoor seated / “Openlucht Voorstelling” event in accordance with RIVM social-distance guidelines. The audience will have a panoramic view of the glass conservatory where the performance takes place.

Dancers July

Camilla Bundel, Evan Schwarz, Jochem Eerdekens, Rosanna ter Steege

Dancers August

Alexander Negron, Camilla Bundel, Carlo Camagni, Evan Schwarz, Jochem Eerdekens and Reina Trifunovic


‘BLINDSPOT’ & ‘HOW IT ENDS,’ with Choreographer Jelena Kostic

‘MATTIES,’–  Danstheater AYA with Choreographer Wies Bloemen

‘MEET ME IN THIS CIRCLE,’ by Isabelle Nelson & Fabiana Carchesio – 11th June at TWIGHLIGHT IN THE ROUND – Florence Dance Festival (IT)

‘EXPLORING BORDERS,’Curtis & Co. – Dance Affairs (DE)  – 10/11th September in Nuremberg, Germany


Henny Jürriens Stichting 24/25th June

Tanzzentrale Nürnberg 30th June / 7th July

TRIBES, Leiden (NL)

Be Urban, Maaseik (BE) 7th August 2021


Solo work Mana Ōrite,’ performs at Teatr Tańca Zawirowania in Warsaw, Poland.

– Strona Tańca – 05/12/2020

“I have no doubts that “Mana Ōrite” by Isabelle Nelson, staged as part of the 16th International Zawirowania Dance Festival, was the best and most interesting dance performance that was shown in Warsaw in 2020. Her dance is universal, and when well composed, as in the case of “Mana Ōrite”, it simply delights. If we add the intensity of the message, great – really fantastic – designed lights, engaging, almost trance-like music, we have a recipe for success.”
“And then the energy of “Mana Ōrite” – a fantastic New Zealand performance by Isabelle Nelson based on the Maori creation myths – exploded. I consider “Mana Ōrite” to be the best spectacle staged in Warsaw during the pandemic – it had everything that delights: from extraordinary inspiration (in addition, culturally different), through unusual production – in lighting, props and scenery (the spectacle was played on real soil scattered on stage), to emotionally moving and technically excellent dance. Nelson was not only the most interesting dancer of the entire Zawirowania festival, but also a strong, most expressive stage character, of those portrayed by the artists of the entire Warsaw event.”
– Sandra Wilk, Dance Party


  • Curtis & Co. (DE) ‘Madame Bovary,’ Choreographer: Susanna Curtis 2019/2020


  • ANT Physical Theater (NL) 2020


  • Dans Theatre AYA (NL) Dutch Tour of ‘Cleopatra,’ Choreographer: Wies Bloemen with Peter Pluymaekers. 2019


  • Het Nationale Opera & Ballet (NL) 2018 ‘Oedipe,’ direction: Valentina Carrasco & Alex Olle, ‘Girls of the golden West,’ direction: Peter Sellars; choreography: John Heginbotham 2019


  • Isabelle Beernaert (BE) 2017-2018 ‘Dutch/Belgium Tour ‘Tabula Rasa’


  • Ballet Bernasconi, Choreographer: Laura Rae Bernasconi 2016


  • New Dance Company, Choreographer: Sanne Clifford 2015/16


  • DeKiss Moves FUSION Dance Company 2014 Director: Dorrotya Kiss Finalists and ‘Audience Favorite’ in ‘Hollands Got Talent’


  • JAVA Dance Company, New Zealand 2011-2013 Artistic Director: Sacha Copland


  • ‘Try This,’ Bats Theatre, New Zealand 2012, Choreographer: Fleur Cameron


  • ‘Myele Manzana’s’ Video Clip for TVNZ on Air Wellington ‘Wellington, 2012


  • ‘Fringe Festival New Zealand’ – Triple Bill Premier of “Yes No Maybe,” NZ Choreographers: Sarah Knox, Anna Flaherty and Alana Yee, 2012


  • ‘Black Grace Dance Company,’ ‘Verse 2’ in the work ‘Pati Pati’ 2011 Choreographer: Neil Irimea


  • ‘WOW – World of Wearable Art’ Choreographer: Malia Johnston 2009/2012


  • Internships with Dance North Company in (AUS); Footnote Dance Company (NZ); KAGE Physical Theatre, (AUS) 2010