Body of Work

Daniel Linehan / Hiatus

Body of Work by Daniel Linehan, which had its Dutch premiere last night at Julidans, poses an interesting question: how important is it to know someone’s earlier work when watching a piece that is, among other things, about their body of work? Linehan examines how past dances live on in the dancer’s body, like ‘an archaeologist […]

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Cutlass Spring

Dana Michel

Whatever you might expect from a performance about a woman reclaiming her sexual identity, Cutlass Spring by the Canadian performance artist Dana Michel, which had its Dutch premiere last Wednesday at Julidans, is probably not that. Before you see her, you can hear her, scurrying around backstage, behind the four platforms where the audience is seated. […]

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Story, story, die.

Alan Lucien Øyen / winter guests

A floor, a door, four folding chairs, one megaphone, seven performers. The Norwegian choreographer, writer and director Alan Lucien Øyen proves you don’t need much to tell an engaging story. Or, in this case, multiple stories, and quite a few deaths, including one involving a hungry caterpillar-turned-rainbow-butterfly. The setting is reminiscent of an amateur drama […]

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60.

Amos Ben-Tal / OFFprojects

Basing a whole performance around the concept of time is a pretty ballsy move. The last thing you want the audience to think about during said performance is how much time has passed, or what time it is. But, when it’s done well, it can be magnificent. Take, for example, the first piece choreographer Amos […]

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