Merle Van den Bosch is an Expressive Arts Educator whose approach has evolved out of over 35 years of professional practice. Having trained under some of the most eminent teachers of the twentieth century including Anna Halprin at Tamalpa Institute in California, Gerda Boyesen, and Zygmunt Molik of the Grotowski Teatr Laboratorium. Merle is an internationally recognized teacher using the fundamentals of creativity and movement-based expressive practices for self-empowerment and change. In the 1980s she developed her cross-disciplinary approach offering effective skills to focus on reversing self-imposed limitations that hold us back from being who we truly are, while exploring the relationship between the mind, body, and creative imagination. She introduces creative tools to her students to live from a deeper wisdom by tapping their inner resources. She has expanded her global reach by teaching on three continents. In her spare time she takes photographs.
She has conducted workshops at leading organizations including:
AIKE Centre – Arbeitskreis fur individuele ond kollektive emanzipation (Austria), Skyros Centre (Greece), Mandala Senter for Helhet (Norway), Black Mime Theatre (London), Organization Quetzal (Guatemala), Instituto Wilhelm Reich (Mexico), artists and street children (Mexico), Instituto Venezolano de Bioenergetica (Venezuela), The Actors Centre (London), University of Surrey (England), Universitetet I Trodheim (Norway), Centrum for Psykosyntes and Kreativ Kommunikation (Sweden), Skandinaviska Institutet for Uttryckande Konst (Sweden), Rogaland School of Art (Norway), Nordic Black Theatre (Norway), Ängsbacka Kursgård (Sweden).
“As we tap into the deep sources of bodily wisdom through creative art expression, we dance the renewal, recreation, and healing of ourselves and our world.” Anna Halprin