Or Die Trying

Alida Dors / Backbone

Upon entering the small venue at Theater Rotterdam for Or Die Trying, a new piece choreographed by Alida Dors which premiered Saturday 12 October, the space is already brimming with energy. With a couple of punchbags lying and hanging around, benches on both sides of the floor, and boxing gloves, belly belts and leg protection all […]

By Marcelle Schots Posted in Reviews on October 18, 2019 0 Comments 4 min read Continue reading
Fusion

5PIECES

From 16 – 20 October Festival Circolo, a festival dedicated to contemporary circus, is taking place in theatre venues across Tilburg. The city is also home to one of two Dutch circus schools: the Academy for Circus and Performance Art (ACaPA)- the other one is Codarts Circus Arts Rotterdam. Higher education in circus is a […]

By Bregtje Schudel Posted in Reviews on October 18, 2019 0 Comments 4 min read Continue reading
Saison Sèche

Phia Ménard / Cie. Non Nova

The category is: Sickening. In RuPaul’s Drag Race sense of the word. In Saison Sèche (Dry Season) we are invited to witness the demise of a system in decay, fast-forwarded by the outright anger of performance-artist Phia Ménard: sick of the battles she has to fight as a trans-woman, sick of the slut shaming she […]

By Jordi Ribot Thunnissen Posted in Reviews on October 11, 2019 0 Comments 3 min read Continue reading
Resident

Dunja Jojic

What does going mad look like? Watching Resident, the new choreography by Dunja Jocic, winner of the Prijs van de Nederlandse Dansdagen Maastricht 2018, you might get an idea. Resident premiered on October 5, during the Dutch Dance Festival (Nederlandse Dansdagen), at Toneelacademie, Maastricht. A man (Simon Bus) has just moved into a modern apartment […]

By Bregtje Schudel Posted in Reviews on October 8, 2019 0 Comments 3 min read Continue reading
(Im)Pulse

Audrey Apers, Krisztina de Châtel, Sally Dansgezelschap, Ensemble 88

As I waited in the foyer of Theater Rotterdam for (Im)Pulse to start (which premiered at ITA on 30 September 2019), I was struck by the audience I was going to be a part of: couples in their sixties, dressed to impress, out on a fancy night, and big groups of late-teens to early twenties, half […]

By Lucia Fernandez Santoro Posted in Reviews on October 8, 2019 0 Comments 4 min read Continue reading
Kunstkamer

Marco Goecke, Sol León & Paul Lightfoot, Crystal Pite

De Kunstkamer, the super-production celebrating NDT’s 60th anniversary, premiered on October 3th at the Zuiderstrandtheater in The Hague. An almost two-hour long statement in defence of this rare stronghold: a generously supported, stable, neoclassical dance company without hierarchies, premiering on a big stage, accompanied by a live orchestra… the whole shebang.   A Kunstkamer is […]

By Jordi Ribot Thunnissen Posted in Reviews on October 8, 2019 0 Comments 7 min read Continue reading
Gala Dutch Dance Festival 2019

Of course, the Dutch Dance Festival (de Nederlandse Dansdagen) has been in full swing since Tuesday, but the festival traditionally reaches its climax with the Nederlandse Dansdagen Gala. Besides showcasing a small sample of all the goodness the Dutch dance field has to offer – this year featuring excerpts from Motors by 155/Eenvijfvijf (who also […]

By Bregtje Schudel Posted in Reports on October 8, 2019 0 Comments 4 min read Continue reading
Eenvijfvijf at the end of the world

Erik Bos

For six days, urban dance collective 155 (eenvijfvijf) is secluding itself at the SAM Decorfabriek in Maastricht. Seen from the city centre, it is located jut across the railway tracks, but it could just as easily be the end of the world. Which, to 155 member Erik Bos, makes it easier. ‘We are so far […]

By Bregtje Schudel Posted in Interviews on October 5, 2019 0 Comments 7 min read Continue reading
Unmute

Yannis Kyriakides / Keren Levi / Slagwerk Den Haag.

Firstly, I would like to stress: I love choreographer Keren Levi’s inquisitive mind. Especially when she is looking for the overlap between movement, music and sound – usually with long-time artistic collaborator and musician Tom Parkinson. Her stepping off point for UNMUTE, that saw its premiere at the Dutch Dance Festival (Nederlandse Dansdagen) in Maastricht […]

By Bregtje Schudel Posted in Reviews on October 5, 2019 0 Comments 3 min read Continue reading
Museum Motus Mori

Katja Heitmann / Marres

For once, the shoe is on the other foot. Usually, as a dance writer, when there is any interviewing to be done, it is the journalist who is asking the questions. But today, it is dancer Ornella Prieto who is the interviewer, and I am the interviewee. The type of interview is fairly unusual as well. […]

By Bregtje Schudel Posted in Reports on October 4, 2019 0 Comments 6 min read Continue reading

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