25 Years Dansateliers: Celebrating Movement

Sat 8 Jun | 20:30

25 Years Dansateliers: Celebrating Movement is a dance spectacle to celebrate what we’re good at: versatile talent development, of which tonight’s programme is a nice example Early career and more experienced dance artists will make the Kleine Zaal move!

The evening program is a celebration of a variety of works.  Choreographer Joseph Simon will premier Ballet Russe on June 7th and perform it again on June 8th. We will also bring back some jewels from the past made by choreographers Jan Martens, Joseph Simon and Marta & Kim. Don’t miss it!

Tonight, we  close off our jubilee year with DANCE by Loïc Perela and invite you to dance your heads of with us. Do come!

Evening program
Pretty Perfect – Jan Martens
Pretty Perfect is a preliminary study for the performance The Dog Days Are Over (2014), which was at the time the breakthrough for Jan Martens. In Pretty Perfect, the jump is  central, as an attempt to reveal the human behind the dancer on the scene. This time, a new generation of dancers gets acknowledged with this work. You will see six Codarts students dancing the performance.

Le Faune – Joseph Simon (film)
Le Faune is an enchanting dance-film about voyeurism, intimacy and sexuality based on the ballet L’après-midi d’un Faune (1912) by Vaslav Nijinski.

“The lightness of the work by Simon is a relief.” – Theaterkrant.nl

As much as it’s worth – Kim & Marta
Two performers find themselves in an off-balance situation. A sensitive duet between two bodies that differ in size and mass, about the subtle and nuanced moment of being in balance.

Ballet Russe –  Joseph Simon
Ballet Russe is a duet verging between ballet and house dance. Inspired by the story of Les Ballets Russes, that stirred up Paris a century ago with their unconventional and foreign flair, Joseph seeks to reinvestigate the attraction of the exotic.

DANCE – Loïc Perela
“What makes you feel alive? What is dance for you? In DANCE, life energy arises and becomes contagious. Pulsing on and on, as an ode to being alive and keeping the cycles going. 

Also on show Dansateliers will party for two days! On Friday 7 June, you can join the evening program with work by Jan Martens, Joseph Simon, Tabea Martin, Liat Waysbort and more. And note! In the afternoon, choreographer Connor Schumacher will kick off the program on the Schouwburgplein with The State of Dance at 16:00. Will you dance with us? Click here for more information and tickets.

Exhibition From May 26th (opening) until June 23d, the installation An invitation to dance by Noud Heerkens will be exhibited in the contemporary art exhibition space TENT. The installation is based on and inspired by DANCE by Loïc Perela. For more information, go to www.tentrotterdam.nl.

Image: Le Faune, Joseph Simon – Image: Paul Sixta
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