Shows in theater

All
Dance
Dance

I Listen You See – Hamdi Didri (Tunisia)

I Listen You See – Hamdi Didri  (Tunisia)

Tunisian choreographer and hip-hop dancer Hamdi Dridi was inspired for his new performance by the everyday movements of working people in Tunisia. He examines how our cultural baggage and history is part of our daily life and becomes visible through our behaviour and gestures. In this performance Didri turns our habits and behaviour into dance.

Three Tunisian dancers pay a tribute to the everyday actions, movements and behavior of working people - all through dance. Three men who meet, three paths of life, unique sounds, images and memories that intersect. In their meeting, they create a magical place in which their daily movements and routines merge into dance that makes the beauty of those routines and the culture these men share visible. Hamdi Dridi creates a dance performance in which he shares a hidden heritage that still lives in everyday actions and gestures of the people in his home country, Tunisia. ‘In our country you are never alone, you always work next to it. We build houses, we clean and we sell things’. Hamri Didri

Choreography en music: Hamdi Dridi Dansers
Dancers: Houcem Bouakroucha, Hamdi Dridi, Feteh Khiari
Soundscape: Christophe Zurfluh
Lightscape: William Petit
Duration: 50 min

AMSTERDAM | COMPAGNIETHEATER
Thu 1 Oct 19H00. Info and tickets online: www.compagnietheater.nl/dag-1 and at the door
Fri 2 Oct 19H30. Info en tickets online: www.compagnietheater.nl/dag-2 and at the door

ROTTERDAM | MAASPODIUM
Tue 6 Oct 20H15
Tickets online  https://www.maastd.nl/voorstelling/listen/  and by calling 010-200 25 09

AMSTERDAM | PODIUM MOZAIEK
Wed 7 Oct, 19H30 & 21H30
Tickets online www.podiummozaiek.nl

 

 

 

Dance

La Meute (Wolfpack) - Babacar Cissé (Senegal)

La Meute (Wolfpack) - Babacar Cissé   (Senegal)

La Meute (Wolfpack) is a dance journey by Senegalese choreographer Babacar Cissé to the heart of human relationships, group dynamics and to human nature. "Homo homini lupus est" - a man is a wolf to his fellow men. Words of Thomas Hobbes, one of the founders of modern European political thought which is still guiding how we often view human interactions. Wolves and humans. We find the alpha, the dominant human; the beta, who leads the pack; and the omega, the scapegoat. Everyone is forced to take his place, to conform to the rules. The question is: do we integrate or emancipate? As a hip-hop choreographer, Babacar Cissé knows how to connect the individual expressions of his dancers with the power of collective movement. It seems like a paradox: individual freedom versus collective interest. In La Meute (Wolfpack), he seeks the tension between the two.  

“Hip-hop is about individual strength of the body. With my company I add an aesthetic layer by imposing restrictions from the outside that enforce a dialogue between the dancers and the world in which they move. In La Meute (Wolfpack) I work with plexiglass plates on the floor that, because of their smoothness, forces a different movement language onto my dancers. It is a way to bring the expressiveness of pure hip-hop to another level and to get to the core of this work, which is the relationship with one another.” (Babacar Cissé)

Concept, choreography and dance: Babacar Cissé
Dancers: Andy Andrianasol, Damien Bourletsis, Hugo Ciona, Jordan Malfoy, Anthony Mezence, Maxime Vicente
Light: Stéphane Lesauce
Duration 60 min

AMSTERDAM | COMPAGNIETHEATER
Sat 3 Oct 19H00.  Info and tickets online www.compagnietheater.nl and at the door
Sat 3 Oct 21H30.  Info and tickets online www.compagnietheater.nl and at the door

Dance

Le Syndrome de l'Exilé - Babacar Cissé (Senegal)

Le Syndrome de l'Exilé - Babacar Cissé   (Senegal)

The Senegalese choreographer Babacar Cissé made a dance performance about exile. Exile is when you are forced to leave your birth country, because of punishment, fear or necessity. Some exiles are overwhelmed by the pain of leaving, others hope for a better future. Their stories touch us, regardless of their origin. Maybe that’s because we are all in exile in one way or the other, more or less disconnected from our birthplace or we’ve been forced to leave in our hearts. The syndrome of exile is the realization that exile is always a spiritual process, that you not only leave behind a place but also a part of yourself.

"The body is a language. My movements carry the secret of my deeper identity. For me, that is where dance originated from. Dance stands for life, it is a path to the other world, to action and to events. It exposes the poetry of feeling and shows the beauty of being accessible. I created this solo based on this amazement." (Babacar Cissé)

Concept, choreography and dance: Babacar Cissé
Light: Antoine Auger
Video: Antoine Mortoire
Duration 60 min

ROTTERDAM | MAASPODIUM
Wed 7 Oct, 21H00
Tickets online  https://www.maastd.nl/voorstelling/syndrome/  and by calling 010-200 25 09

UTRECHT | STADSSCHOUWBURG
Fri 9 Oct, 20H30
Tickets online www.stadsschouwburg-utrecht.nl and by calling 030-230 20 23

 

 

Dance

Symphony of 2020 - DOX & ArtBeat Amsterdam and Batalo East Uganda

Symphony of 2020 is a Dutch-Ugandan dance performance about the music scene in Uganda & the Netherlands. We live in a world where dancing together is no longer self-evident. But the need to party and celebrate life is great. In a legal corona proof rave, twelve dancers bring you into a hypnotic trance with constant electronic music. Let yourself be carried away from your seat and feel the energy!  

A mix of European and African music styles take you to a world, where dancing makes transcendence possible. A dance performance, where body boundaries blur and dance and spiritual experiences can become one. The performance is part of a two-year collaboration between DOX, Batalo East, ArtBeat Amsterdam and Afro_Vibes. In 2019, the Ugandan makers of Batalo East came to the Netherlands. Together with DOX they made the audience dance together in the half-an-hour dance performance - Symphony of Now. In autumn of 2020, the performance will return in an adapted version as Symphony of 2020: with the dancers on the floor and you in a chair at a safe corona-proof distance.

This performance is made in interactive ZOOM sessions between choreographers Abdul Kinyenya, Lilian Nabaggala Maxmillian and Faizal Ddamba from Batalo East and Melvin Fraenk, Çağdas Gülum, Anne Suurendonk and Tom van Wee from DOX & ArtBeat Amsterdam.

Choreography: Melvin Fraenk, Çağdas Gülum  Anne Suurendonk (DOX & ArtBeat Amsterdam) and Abdul Kinyenya, Lilian Nabaggala Maxmillian (Batalo East).
Music: Tom van Wee (DOX & ArtBeat Amsterdam) and Faizal Ddamba (Batalo East)  
Dance: DOX performers Gaby Berger, Joey Coenders, Roberta Ceginskaite, Denzel van Russel, Elke Thelissen, Jessica dos Reis, Kelsey van Oers, Ruben Tamminga, Darion Thompson, Vaiva Paukste, Mihai Pruna en Janiro Ottens
Coproduction: DOX, Batalo East, ArtBeat Amsterdam en Afro_Vibes
Duration: 45 min

AMSTERDAM | COMPAGNIETHEATER
Thu 1 Oct, 21H00
Info and tickets: www.compagnietheater.nl/day-1 and at the theater

ROTTERDAM | KUNSTHAL
Sun 4 Oct, 12H30 & 15H00
Info and Tickets: http://kunsthal.nl/afrovibes2020

UTRECHT | TIVOLIVREDENBURG
Sat 10 Oct, 20H00
Info and Tickets: www.tivolivredenburg.nl


Dance

Future For The Past - Jennifer Tosch, Katy Streek (Sites of Memory)

Future For The Past - Jennifer Tosch, Katy Streek (Sites of Memory)

A journey through time to the collective colonial past of the Netherlands and South Africa. Artists from both countries translate their vision into song, poetry, dance, visual art and theater. During an interactive walk live performances are interspersed with 360 degree videos and audio fragments, which the visitor follows on a tablet. The audience is taken on a journey through time along various historical locations in the city.  

Amsterdam | Start is at the Joods Historisch Museum (Jewish Historical Museum)

Duration: 80 min

Fri 2 Oct try-out 12H00, 12H15, 15H00, 15H15
Sat 3 Oct12H00 (première), 12H15, 15H00, 15H15
Sun 4 Oct 12H00, 12H15, 15H00, 15H15
Wed 7 Oct until Sun 11 Oct 12H00, 12H15, 15H00, 15H15

Ticket sales: https://www.sitesofmemory.nl/

 

Dance

Numerologie – Henry O’Tawiah (Netherlands/Ghana)

Numerologie – Henry O’Tawiah (Netherlands/Ghana)

Dutch / Ghanaian dancer and choreographer Henry O'Tawiah takes a personal journey in his hip-hop theater-dance performance Numerologie to his roots and the questions that arise along with that. A journey based on the belief that it is not a coincidence that we are born on a particular day, in a particular place and we are given a specific name, which is partially predestined and is partially a personal choice. Numerology is the teaching of numbers, which focuses on the symbolic aspect of numbers. For example, Henry's full name is Henry Kwasi (born on Sunday) Opoku (popular West African surname based on ancestry from royalty. People with these names are generally respected) Tawiah (firstborn after twins). With Numerology Henry wants to get a better picture of meanings in his life.

“There is a lot of information about your identity in your date of birth and your birth name that determines your life cycles, such as your talents, opportunities, pitfalls and trials and your true inner self”. (Henry O'Tawiah)

Choreography: Henry O'Tawiah
Dancer: Solist Lee-Lou Demierre
Style: Hiphop-theater, bboying, experimental
Duration 30 min

Numerologie is supported by The Cultural Participation Fund

AMSTERDAM | COMPAGNIETHEATER
Fri 2 Oct, 21H00
Tickets onlinewww.compagnietheater.nl/day-2 and at the theater

ROTTERDAM |
MAASPODIUM
Wed 7 Oct, 19H30
Tickets online https://www.maastd.nl/voorstelling/numerologie/ or calling 010-200 25 09

AMSTERDAM | BIJLMER PARKTHEATER
Sat 10 Oct, 19H00
Tickets online www.bijlmerparktheater.nl or calling 020-311 39 30

 

Dance

Together – Donna Chittick (Netherlands)

Donna Chittick from Alida Dors’ hip-hop dance company BackBone. In this company, Donna has been a cIn Together by choreographer Donna Chittick we see four dancers who show women's everyday life and the choices they have to make. How do you cope with important life events? Who influences you on your life path? What role does your living environment play? In Together, Donna delves into the motives of people. She tells a story that touches upon people's daily reality. Many people will know ore dancer for years. She developed her dance language at Hip-hop center Solid Ground Movement. Here, and at Korzo in The Hague, she gained her experience as a maker/performer.  

Choreography: Donna Chittick
Dancers: Liza Panjoel, Fiona Dekkers, Cedella Steur, Chandra Mahler
Duration: 40 min

AMSTERDAM | DE BALIE
Fri 9 Oct, 20H00
Tickets online www.debalie.nl or calling 020-553 51 00

AMSTERDAM | BIJLMER PARKTHEATER
Sat 10 Oct, 21H00
Tickets online www.bijlmerparktheater.nl or calling 020-311 39 30