Symphony of 2020 - DOX & ArtBeat Amsterdam and Batalo East Uganda
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, ten dancers bring you into a hypnotic trance with constant electronic music. Symphony of 2020 is a dance performance with influences from the Ugandan music scene. 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, 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