Roots Compagnie is a Contemporary dance and performance company based in Ghent. We mainly focus on youth and vulnerable target groups, but we want to be accessible for everyone.

We make productions at all kinds of locations and love to take inspiration out of our surroundings. Another important source of inspiration are 'actual socially relevant themes'. We like to create open conversations about themes we all experience but are somehow hard to talk about. For instance: perfection in society, consumption, mourning, gender equality, etc. By doing that, we hope to broaden views, to stimulate critical reflection and to encourage a sense of perspective.

We perform in our own festivals and events, but you can always contact us to be part of your event or to perform in your environment. We are both able to give you an insight in our portfolio, and to create custom made performances at your preferred location.

Community arts and youth

Next to our own festival and performances, we offer workshops for youth or youth stimulating organizations, schools, vulnurable people etc. 

These can be anticipatory or reflective workshops in response to a performance, to go deeper into the theme through dance and movement. In these workshops, we can offer a deeper understanding of the themes from our performances on the one hand and on the other, we want the participants to experience this in their own, potentially different way. 

Another possibility is to set up a creative trajectory towards a performance with the participants themselves. In that case we work in a creative exploration to find a common movement language. After that, we work together to create an artistic endproduct which can be performed at one of our festivals or at your organization. We offer space to discover and develop talents and to provide a (first) stage experience. Of course, a performance is never mandatory after the creative process.

Let the body language speak! 

If you are interested in that kind of workshops email to

Roots classes

We are a team of professional dancers and movement artists who love to share our knowledge, amongst ourselves but with others too. We also want to keep learning ourselves so sometimes we even invite guest teachers for classes.

If you are interested in any of those, keep an eye on our social media and our page 'Roots Classes' to join us and explore together.

We offer classes, workshops, intensives and workshop series in for example partnering, Flying Low, Passing Through, improvisation on stage, Fighting Monkey based movement, floorwork, Girly, afro-contemporary dance, floating points, ...