Hendrik Willekens (a.k.a. Dehendrik Lechat Willekens) is an artist active in the live arts scene since 2008. His formation included both an actors training in the traditional sense and a mime program that formed him in both performing and conceptualizing. He holds a master degree in the former and a bachelor degree in the latter of educations.
Since his involvement in the performance band John The Houseband (2012 and onwards), Willekens has developed a musical practice and as his artistic path unfolds it is in this field that he currently accumulates knowhow and experience. His musical activities span from those of the musician over those of the sound designer to those of the composer. In these functions Willekens has been collaborating with (among others) Anja Müller (La Mula, A beatmusical), Sarah Vanhee (Oblivion, Unforetold) and Alma Söderberg (Travail, Idioter, Deep Etude).
Since 2015 Willekens has formed the band WOWAWIWA together with Alma Söderberg.
Alma Söderberg is is a choreographer and performer that works with music and dance. She uses her voice and body to play space as if it was an instrument. Her ongoing research deals with how we listen as we look; the relation between the ear and the eye. She has grounded her practice in a number of solo performances in which she developed an idiorhythmic way of creating. In the two ongoing music projects wowawiwa and John the Houseband, she has worked in collaboration with the other artists Anja Muller, Dennis Deter, Hendrik Willekens, Roger Sala Reyner and Melkorka Sigridur Magnusdottir. In all her works she collaborates closely with the sound artist Hendrik Willekens. Alma Söderberg is currentlly an associated artist at Cullberg. She has won the Thalia Prize and has been granted the Cullberg scholarship.
Alma Söderberg is part of the artist initiated structure Manyone. She curated the performing arts festival EAREYE which had its premiere in March 2020.
Photo by Nellie de Boer (Alma Söderberg).