28-29 april ’23: Moving Futures Rotterdam

Moving Futures Festival is in Rotterdam on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 April

Moving Futures is the festival where you experience dance by the latest generation of makers in all its manifestations. The festival offers you innovative dance every year in a generously diverse programme of performances, installations, workshops and (after)talks in eight Dutch cities.

Location: Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg  →  Get your tickets here

The programme:

Friday 28 April 

20:30 – What lies beneath – Shelfish
With What Lies Beneath, theatre maker Veerle van Overloop exposes the destructive power of limited and simplistic reporting by our media. By fusing a topical theatre text with unpolished dance, a penetrating soundscape, live graffiti and video art, What Lies Beneath gets under the skin. A confrontational docu-performance about major wars and atrocities that don’t make the news, the twilight zone between fact and fiction.

21:45 – Even onions don’t make me cry – Jefta Tanate & Matilde Tommasini
If logic is my reality
Than my brain is my death
If my heart is the truth
Than my world would crumble
If my hate is my drive
Than destruction is my tool
If my adoration is justified
Than my eyes would be deceived

22:00 – Tanten bo t’aki [ While you’re here ] – Faizah Grootens
Tanten bo t’aki is Papiamentu for “while you’re here”. With this playful and intimate duet, choreographer Faizah Grootens creates a physical quest for the constantly moving spine and the relationship between synchronicity and individuality. Two people share a personal space, with an undeniable connection. What exists when they are together and who are they individually? In constant unending movements, the two dancers undulate through the performance. But in the end, they are not alone, you are too.

Saturday 29 April

15:00 – I have lived everywhere but here – Ashley & Domenik
Where and when do you feel at home? Can we build a house together regardless of the place? Who decides what this house will be?
I have lived everywhere but here is a nomadic intervention in which a piece of dance floor is rolled out somewhere in the city. Wherever it unrolls, the floor and its inhabitants build a new house for themselves.

20:35 – Victory Boogie Woogie – Charles Pas
As a lost young man, Charles Pas confronts the mundane, trying to tame it and look for all that lies behind it. What does it mean when you can’t find a connection, dejection takes over, but you have no choice but to keep going? Vicotry Boogie Woogie is a physical poem of body and sound about the continuous, merciless confrontation with self-destruction.

21:30 – Fifty-one/fourty-nine – Emma Evelein & Remy Tilburg
A duet about the male and female energy in all of us, and about the changing dominance between the two. Remy Tilburg and Emma Evelien created this duet for the RIDCC Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition in 2021. It was selected from over 400 entries from 62 countries and reached the finals. It won the Partnering Award from Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT).

21:45 – Exceeding digital infoxication – Argil & Hassani
In Exceeding digital infoxication, two humanoids are created to take over the world. They take you into their world full of infinite access to (digital) information which can also lead to infoxication: information stress, which might make you make the wrong decisions.

About Moving Futures
From its first edition in 2014, Moving Futures Festival has aimed to raise the visibility of young dance makers. Year after year, the festival offers audiences, programmers and venues the chance to discover the dance performances of these makers in theatres, theatres, galleries, outdoor venues, among others. For each city, there is a special fringe programme that allows the festival experience to match the uniqueness of the city and the locally present venues, makers and dance institutions. The full programme and biographies of the choreographers are on movingfutures.nl.

Moving Futures is an initiative of six dance talent developers: De Nieuwe Oost, ICK Artist Space, DansBrabant, Dansateliers, Korzo and Grand Theatre Groningen. With the nationwide network and joining forces with local theatres and partners, the dance houses aim to make a new generation of choreographers visible on a national scale.

Beeld: MarkEngelen