Context Program for Artists: ‘Building a Sustainable Practice’

In this context program Dansmakers Amsterdam & Moving Futures invite you to come together concerning the theme: How do we, as makers, build a sustainable practice and how do we nurture it?

We initiate the meeting through three speakers, each with their own view and experience: Roberto Casarotto, Saskia de Leeuw and Alida Dors, to later shift to all the participants and enter into a conversation in smaller groups. Wendy Lubberding (writer, journalist) has been invited to moderate the afternoon.

We would like to welcome you to share your own experience and vision with us and to join us in this special session.

WHEN: 23.05, 13:30 – 16:00 WHERE: Dansmakers Amsterdam

Entrance free – Reserve: ruth@dansmakers.nl

Swirling Dance Act & AperitifNotes on Synchrony (experiment)

In ancient Buddhist debate, two or more monks explore inconsistencies in their reasoning while engaging in a highly stylized movement sequence. Neuroscience shows that the brainwaves of the monks synchronize during this practice, literally creating a mental connection. Notes on Synchrony is an experiment in which contemporary dancers and neuroscientists co-investigate the meaning of this connection. In this living laboratory of brain and movement research, the audience witnesses the collision of two very different disciplines exploring the same phenomenon.

Notes on Synchrony (experiment)

In ancient Buddhist debate, two or more monks explore inconsistencies in their reasoning while engaging in a highly stylized movement sequence. Neuroscience shows that the brainwaves of the monks synchronize during this practice, literally creating a mental connection. Notes on Synchrony is an experiment in which contemporary dancers and neuroscientists co-investigate the meaning of this connection. In this living laboratory of brain and movement research, the audience witnesses the collision of two very different disciplines exploring the same phenomenon.

 

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Notes on Synchrony / Panflutes and Paperworks / Choreopop

On the second day of Moving Futures Festival edition Den Haag, different art disciplines come together. How can dance become one with music? Choreographers and musicians explore this in the performances Panflutes & Paperwork and Choreopop. And in Notes on Synchrony neuroscience and dance come together.

At 19:30h we start the evening with Notes on SynchronyIn this living laboratory of brain and movement research, the audience witnesses the collision of two very different disciplines exploring the same phenomenon. Neuroscientists and choreographers from the University of Groningen and Random Collision work together.

At 20:50h you can see Panflutes & Paperwork, a collaboration between choreographer Ingrid Berger Myhre and composer Lasse Passage Nøsted. In the duet they take existing expectations around ”creating music for dance” or ”dancing to music” as a starting point. The duet playfully problematizes the conventional relationship between dance and music by challenging the standardised idea of they each have to live up to and what they together can produce. In their quest for assimilation without compromise, the work makes use of scores as a tool to define and prioritise collective structure above individual skills.

Choreopop is a choreographed music album, a hybrid between a dance performance, a pop music concert and live video-clips. Where body and voice become inseparable. Musician Chai Blaq and choreographer Jesús de Vega collaborate in this multidisciplinary project with the aim of merging two disciplines and their creative processes. They both find inspiration in things that seem broken: society, relationships, climate, bodies, etc.

In between the two performances you are treated by a short dance film, curated by Cinedans.

Dancetalk
Do you often feel awkward when joining an aftertalk? Moderator Merel Heering will release us from any inconvience. Before you know it you are part of an animate conversation with the makers of the show. Tonight Merel talks with you and Ingrid Berger Myhre and Lasse Passage about their performance Panflutes & Paperwork. 

Emotional Porn / Bored to Death / Fading Fire

Start: 19:00h
Location: Korzo Zaal & Club Korzo

What are you willing to do to make you feel good? In Den Haag we see exciting and actual dance performances, films and installations that ask us what happens when religion and myths are replaced by a selfie- and fitness culture.

At 19:30h we start with the sol0 Bored to Death. How much do we ask of ourselves and how passive does our body become? Judith Clijsters is an observer and works intuitively, where her attention in solo Bored to Death – on a music composition by Dyane Donck – goes to discern what is real or fake.

At 20:35h you can enter Emotional Porn, a boundless universe of dance and audiovisual art. In this performance, performer/choreographer Keren Rosenberg and visual artist Tony Markus Sacharias explore our social obsession in self exposure through the use of modern technologies. They invite the audience to reflect on their own perception of identity. Through this they touch realms of intimacy, social positioning, vulnerability, fear and confrontation. Together with film maker Nicola Cavalazzi they create an immersive physical and virtual interface between the human body, image and performance.

In between the two performances you are treated by a short dance film, curated by Cinedans.

On 21:40h the programma continues with the performance Fading Fire by Lois Alexander. Fading Fire takes on the theme of fire. This piece confronts the complexities between nature and humans. It is an exploration on balance, tension, and reaction.

Dancetalk
Do you often feel awkward when joining an aftertalk? Moderator Merel Heering will release us from any inconvience. Before you know it you are part of an animate conversation with the makers of the show. In Den Haag you can join the conversation with Keren Rosenberg and Tony Markus Sacharias about their performance Emotional Porn, which starts at 21:15h.

Notes on Synchrony / Panflutes and Paperworks / Lullaby / Körper

On March 16 and 17 we research the relation between neuroscience and debate at Grand Theatre in Groningen. Can we increase our mental connection by dance and movement? In a multi-discplinairy dance program we show how different disciplines clash, connect and sometimes even merge.

Program Sunday March 17

Notes on Synchronity (Random Collision & RUG)
In this living laboratory of brain and movement research, the audience witnesses the collision of two very different disciplines exploring the same phenomenon: inter-brain synchrony.

Ingrid Berger Myhre & Lasse Passage – Panflutes and Paperworks
A duet that challenges expectations around ”creating music for dance” or ”dancing to music”. Can they combine these two different disciplines in a different way?

Piet van Dycke en Annemijn Rijk – Lullaby
Lullaby is dynamic, acrobatic duet in a slightly absurdist world that focuses on the current millenial problem: the idea that life should always be fun.

NEON – Körper
In Körper (winner Amsterdam Fringe Award 2018) NEON questions the unconscious way most of us live our lives.

Tickets available from January 28  at Grand Theatre Groningen

Notes on Synchrony / Heroes / Choreopop

On March 16 and 17 we research the relation between neuroscience and debate at Grand Theatre in Groningen. Can we increase our mental connection by dance and movement? In a multi-discplinairy dance program we show how different disciplines clash, connect and sometimes even merge.

Program Saturday March 16

Notes on Synchronity (Random Collision & RUG)

In this living laboratory of brain and movement research, the audience witnesses the collision of two very different disciplines exploring the same phenomenon: inter-brain synchrony.

Igor Vrebac – Heroes

In this tribute to women the Bosnian-Dutch artist Igor Vrebac examines the strength of the female body.

Jesus de Vega + Chai Blaq – Choreopop

A choreography as a music album where body and voice become inseparable.

Tickets available from January 28  at Grand Theatre Groningen

Notes on Synchrony / HEROES

In Tilburg we celebrate spring, dance, food, film and word, from the streets through the garden to the great theater hall. DansBrabant complements the program of exciting performances with equally exciting installations, a test-session / talk show and essays-with-balls. Southern hospitality!

Your festival ticket is valid for the entire program from 7 pm and can be purchased via the website of De Nieuwe Vorst.

Programme Saturday:
18u – 19u Meal with Artists.  Sign up via this form. 
19u – 20u BARRY/Karel Tuytschaever – STRANGER (studiopresentation in DansBrabantDepenDance)
20u15 – 21u15 Random Collision & Rijksuniversiteit Groningen – Notes on Synchrony
20u15 – 20u45 Nikita Maheshwary – Umrao & Me
21u – 21u15 Karel Tuytschaever – NO STATEMENT (reveal of installation)
21u40 – 22u40 Igor Vrebac – HEROES
Continuous programme: Cinedans film programme, Dance&Dare Expo, Vloeistof dance film installation

 

Körper / Chameleon

In Tilburg we celebrate spring, dance, food, film and word, from the streets through the garden to the great theater hall. DansBrabant complements the program of exciting performances with equally exciting installations, a test-session / talk show and essays-with-balls. Southern hospitality!

Your festival ticket is valid for the entire program from 7 pm and can be purchased via the website of De Nieuwe Vorst.

Programme Friday:
Starter: 17u-18u  The100Hands – SHOW ME (PLEASE NOTE! ON LOCATION! Try-out in DansBrabantDepenDance, Goudenregenstraat 15-07, Tilburg)
18u – 19u Meal with Artists. Sign up via this form. 
19u – 20u Talent Talks: Dance & Film with Ramón Gieling & Pim Veulings
20u30 – 21u10 NEON – Körper
21u10 – 21u40 BREAK with:
Eleni Ploumi – Wax Me Apart
21u40 – 21u50 Dance&Dare video essay
21u50 – 22u20 Joseph Simon – Chameleon
Continuous programme: Cinedans film programme, Dance&Dare Expo, Vloeistof dance film installation

The Fool / Panflutes & Paperwork

In Tilburg we celebrate spring, dance, food, film and word, from the streets through the garden to the great theater hall. DansBrabant complements the program of exciting performances with equally exciting installations, a test-session / talk show and essays-with-balls. Southern hospitality!

Your festival ticket is valid for the entire program from 7 pm and can be purchased via the website of De Nieuwe Vorst.

Programme Thursday:
18u – 19u Meal with Artists. Sign up via this form. 
19u – 20u – The100Hands – SHOW ME (Try-out in DansBrabantDepenDance)
20u10- 20u25 – Eulàlia Bergàda – Opening act
20u30 – 20u35 Dance&Dare video essay
20u35 – 21u05 Connor Schumacher – The Fool Who Plays With Himself

BREAK with:
21u10 – 21u40 – Eleni Ploumi – Wax Me Apart
21u10 – 21u40 – Dancetalk with Merel Heering

21u40 – 22u30 Ingrid Berger Myhre & Lasse Passage – Panflutes & Paperwork
Continuous programme: Cinedans film programme, Dance&Dare expo, Vloeistof dance film installation

 

Panflutes & Paperwork / Körper

Ingrid Berger Myhre & Lasse Passage: one makes dance, the other music. Playing with each other’s discipline, where the roles are sometimes turned around, leads in Panflutes & Paperwork to a hilarious duet in which irony predominates.

Leon and Nanna (NEON) look for the borders of identity and gender. With humor and mystery, the performance Körper brings a contemporary demand to the surface, which the dancers approach in a personal but universal way.

During the break you can watch the best dancefilms, selected for you by Cinedans.

Choreopop / Bored to Death

In Choreopop, choreographer Jesús de Vega and musician Chai Blaq create a choreographed music album, a crossover between a dance performance, a pop music concert and live video clips wherein body and voice become inseparable.

How much do we ask of ourselves and how passive does our body become? Judith Clijsters is an observer and works intuitively, where her attention in solo Bored to Death – on a music composition by Dyane Donck – goes to discern what is real or fake.

During the break you can watch the best dancefilms, selected for you by Cinedans.

Dance, Music & Party

From 22 to 25 May, you’ll experience the universe of dance in Dansmakers Amsterdam and Theater Bellevue with a daily interactive and diverse Moving Futures festival program.

One makes the dances, the other makes music. Ingrid Berger Myhre & Lasse Passage play with each others discipline, in which the roles may be reversed. This leads to the hilarious duet Panflutes & Paperwork in which irony prevails.  In addition you can enjoy Pode Ser, a solo performance by the international maker Leïla Ka. She combines classical music, hip hop and contemporary dance. After the performances we continue with short performances by Moreno Perna and Gergő Dávid Farkas (3MTD) and a DJ, a spectacular party on stage! Cinedans films are shown continuously in the foyer.

Be surprised in advance by swirling dance acts of CHRONOS on the Central Station and Leidseplein. Their choreography will be performed by students of the Academy for Theatre and Dance.

In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, there is another visitors’ programme for international guests. This year, international choreographers will also visit the festival with the support of the Carte Blanche programme of the European Dancehouse Network.

Spectacular & alienating

From 22 to 25 May, you’ll experience the universe of dance in Dansmakers Amsterdam and Theater Bellevue with a daily interactive and diverse Moving Futures festival program.

Two dance performances on Friday 24 May as you have never seen them before. In the visually spectacular and musical rock concert Choreopop of Jesús de Vega and Chai Blaq, body and voice are inseparable (short version). And be ready to feel alienation in Die Verwandlung. In this new performance of Sophie Mayeux the characters dive into the depths of an unknown universe, back to the beginning of the world. Prior to the evening, Karlijn Roest (3MTD) will bring Alienation, performed by eight dancers from the Academy of Theatre and Dance. Cinedans films are shown continuously in the foyer.

Be surprised in advance by swirling dance acts of CHRONOS on the Central Station and Leidseplein. Their choreography will be performed by students of the Academy for Theatre and Dance.

In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, there is another visitors’ programme for international guests. This year, international choreographers will also visit the festival with the support of the Carte Blanche programme of the European Dancehouse Network.

Millennial Fever

From 22 to 25 May, you’ll experience the universe of dance in Dansmakers Amsterdam and Theater Bellevue with a daily interactive and diverse Moving Futures festival program.

Main programme:

Life is not always as fun as we like to believe. This millennial issue is at the base of the contemporary Lullaby made by choreographers Piet Van Dycke and Annemijn Rijk. Also a child of his time is the multinational French-German-Dutch maker Joseph Simon: in Chameleon he moves through the different colorful movement idioms with which he grew up. In between these two performances you can watch the film Lil’Buck with Icons of Modern Art from the collection of Cinedans.  At the break, Dasom Lee, student of the School for New Dance Development, will perform her short dance act SContinuous Cinedans movies in the Foyer and a Meet & Greet afterwards.

 

Side programme:

Be surprised in advance by swirling dance acts of CHRONOS on the Central Station and Leidseplein. Their choreography will be performed by students of the Academy for Theatre and Dance.

In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, there is another visitors’ programme for international guests. And this year, international choreographers will also visit the festival. (with the support of the Carte Blanche programme of the European Dancehouse Network.)

 

In the meanwhile at Dansmakers Amsterdam:

13:30: Jubileum Special: Dance professionals are invited at Dansmakers Amsterdam to join a work session about the Sustainable Practice. More info via Ruth@dansmakers.nl

16:30: The afternoon is dedicated to an intricate combination of dance and science. Debating monks where the source of inspiration for the living laboratory Notes on Synchrony. The phenomenon of brain synchronization is researched in this performance.

Dance Without Borders

From 22 to 25 May, you’ll experience the universe of dance in Dansmakers Amsterdam and Theater Bellevue with a daily interactive and diverse Moving Futures festival program.

The first day of the Moving Futures festival in Amsterdam will start festively with a welcome drink, a surprise dance act and snacks at Dansmakers Amsterdam. Everyone is welcome from 19:45. We are not only celebrating the start of the festival in Amsterdam, but also the premiere of Not on this Earth, from Keren Rosenberg & Charlie Prince. In this duet, the dance artists Keren Rosenberg and Charlie Prince reflect on the geo-political boundaries that have been imposed on them.

Also on Wednesday 22 May the performance Bored to Death, in which Judith Clijsters is wondering about the offer we bring with our body in our freaked out health and fitness culture. Cinedans films are shown continuously in the foyer.

 

SIDE PROGRAMME

Be surprised in advance by swirling dance acts of CHRONOS on the Central Station. Their choreography will be performed by students of the Academy for Theatre and Dance.

In collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, there is another visitors’ programme for international guests. This year, international choreographers will also visit the festival with the support of the Carte Blanche programme of the European Dancehouse Network.

HEROES / Choreopop in Zwolle

The 20th of June Zwolse Theaters will be all about contemporary dance. Experience an evening full of shows, talks, dance movies and pop-up performances.

In HEROES Bosnian-Dutch artist Igor Vrebac examines the strength of the female body with three superb women. They are driven and swept up by the energetic beats of composer Tonny Nobel to test their bodily endurance. How powerful is a woman without losing her strength?

Choreopop is a choreographed music album, a hybrid between a dance performance, a pop music concert and live video-clips. Musician Chai Blaq and choreographer Jesús de Vega collaborate in this multidisciplinary project with the aim of merging two disciplines and their creative processes.

In collaboration with Cinedans there will be a cutting-edge program of dance movies. More information about the side programme will follow soon.

Day 3 Nijmegen: Körper / Lullaby

From 16-18 May LUX in Nijmegen will be all about contemporary dance. Experience three days of shows, talks, dance movies and pop-up performances.

On this last day NEON questions the unconscious way most of us live our lives in Körper (winner Amsterdam Fringe Award 2018). Lullaby is a danced, contemporary lullaby that focuses on the current millenial problem: the idea that life should always be fun. You will be taken along by two millenials and their dynamic, acrobatic duet in a slightly absurdist world in which this problem is explained.

In collaboration with Cinedans there will be a cutting-edge program of dance movies. More information about the side programme will follow soon.

Day 2 Nijmegen: Hope & Heavy Metal / Bored to Death

From 16-18 May LUX in Nijmegen will be all about contemporary dance. Experience three days of shows, talks, dance movies and pop-up performances.

On the second day of the festival in Nijmegen it is about the (female) body. In Hope & Heavy Metal, a solo performance bij Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen researches pre-consisting ideas of the female body. How does this body deal with loneliness, rage and sensuality? Bored To Death from Judith Clijsters is about how much we ask of ourselves and how passive our body becomes of that. What are you willing to do or leave in order to feel good?

In collaboration with Cinedans there will be a cutting-edge program of dance movies.

Day 1 Nijmegen: Panflutes & Paperwork / Die Verwandlung

From 16-18 May LUX Nijmegen will be all about contemporary dance. Experience three days of shows, talks, dance movies and pop-up performances.

Enjoy the dynamics between music and dance in Panflutes and Paperwork by choreographer Ingrid Berger Myhre and composer Lasse Passage Nøsted. The duet playfully problematizes the conventional relationship between dance and music by challenging the standardised idea they each have to live up to and what they together can produce. This night you will discover all the shapes emergency blankets can have: after the short version of Die Verwandlung, inspired by the book of Franz Kafka, Sophie Mayeux explores in a new performance the evolutionary process of the species.

In collaboration with Cinedans there will be a cutting-edge program of dance movies.

Panflutes & Paperwork / Bored to Death

From 7-9 February Stadstheater and Theater a/d Rijn in Arnhem will be all about contemporary dance. Experience three days of shows, talks, dance movies and pop-up performances.

On this last festivalday in Arnhem choreographer Ingrid Berger Myhre en composer Lasse Passage Nøsted create a duet which playfully problematizes the conventional relationship between dance and music. Judith Clijsters will move you with her fysical performance: how passive is our body? And how much do we ask of our bodies? Also you can listen to live music by Simon Keats and watch some Cinedans movies.

 

Exhibition / Die Verwandlung (première)

From 7-9 February Stadstheater and Theater a/d Rijn in Arnhem will be all about contemporary dance. Experience three days of shows, talks, dance movies and pop-up performances.

Tonight Moving Futures Festival will start at the homebase of De Nieuwe Oost: Theater a/d Rijn. This night you will enjoy Exhibition of Connor Schumacher and experience the special première of Die Verwandlung, created by Sophie Mayeux. A short version of Die Verwandlung was shown at Moving Futures 2016, in this extented version she dives into the depths of an unknown universe, back to the beginning of the world, using emergency blankets. Don’t forget to take a look at the Cinedans dance movies. There will also be a aftertalk by Merel Heerink and a pop-up performance by Femke Verbeten.

Practice-led seminar: The body

During Moving Futures Festival in Arnhem, De Nieuwe Oost, ArtEZ Bachelor of Dance and NCPA organize a practice-led seminar on how contemporary dance and performance address the body and physicality and how this resonates in our current society in order to contribute to multidisciplinary knowledge exchange for and with performing artists. The seminar takes place during contemporary dance festival Moving Futures in Arnhem.

What bodies are (not) represented on stage? How do makers deal with physicality? What are the meaning and the importance of the body in performance? These questions form a starting point for dialogue between theatre maker Igor Vrebac and professor of Culture & Inclusivity Liedeke Plate (Radboud University) that grounds and shapes this seminar. Their dialogue will continue with the participants during the interactive seminar. We talk, share, practice and reflect together.

Students of ArtEZ, Radboud University and the HAN register for free. Partners and supporters of the NCPA network as well. Professionals and practitioners: €5,00 incl one free drink.
Reserve your ticket at theateraanderijn.nl (click on the link below).

Thursday 7th of February 2019 14:00-18:00h
Theater aan de Rijn

Note: upon registration you need to choose if you want to watch OR participate in the practical session with the makers. Practical work is accessible for all levels.

Moving Futures Arnhem
From 7-9 February Stadstheater and Theater a/d Rijn in Arnhem will be all about contemporary dance. Experience three days of shows, talks, dance movies and pop-up performances. Check out the full program here.

Day 1 Moving Futures

From 7-9 February Stadstheater and Theater a/d Rijn in Arnhem will be all about contemporary dance. Experience three days of shows, talks, dance movies and pop-up performances.

The first day of Moving Futures 2019 takes place in Stadstheater Arnhem. This day you’ll be suprised by pop-up performances in the foyer by De Arnhemse Meisjes and movies by Cinedans. Enjoy the virtual experience of Emotional Porn – Exhibition of the Self, watch the solo’s of the well known dancers Heather Ware (LeineRoebana) en Hilde Elbers (o.a. Conny Janssen, T.r.a.s.h.) and take a peak at work-in-progress from Lois Alexander.

In Theater a/d Rijn a practice-led seminar will take place: ‘The significance of the body in performance’, for students and (dance)professionals.

What is real – What is fake?

From 11 to 13 March, you’ll experience the universe of dance in Theater Kikker with a daily interactive and diverse Moving Futures festival program.

In these two stunning performances on Wednesday March 13, fake and digital is the new real. Bored to Death is an intuitive representation of master observer Judith Clijsters about the extensive fitness and health culture. And in Emotional Porn: Exhibition of the Self, the solid threesome Keren Rosenberg, Tony Markus Sacharias and Nicola Cavalazzi, invite you to examine the influence of constantly being online in a combination of dance and an audiovisual art installation. You can bombard them with questions at the end.

And did you know that brain waves can be synchronized during a debate? In the afternoon (16:30) the Kleine Zaal is the location of the living laboratory Notes on Synchrony, a collaboration with the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

Music and dance: Bless you twenty something

From 11 to 13 March, you’ll experience the universe of dance in Theater Kikker with a daily interactive and diverse Moving Futures festival program.

In these two intense dance performances, one cannot be without the other: dance and music prevail on Wednesday 12 March. In the hilarious duet Panflutes & Paperwork by choreographer Ingrid Berger Myhre and musician Lasse Passage Nøsted, an ironic role play between dancer and musician begins to unfold. And the Danish Sigrid Stigsdatter, winner of the Moving Forward Trajectory 2018 wildly shakes each cliché. She recovers and regains the mastery over the female body in her sensual and musical solo Hope & Heavy Metal. Bless you twenty something. The evening will be physically introduced by choreographer Keren Rosenberg

Three times solo

From 11 to 13 March, you’ll experience the universe of dance in Theater Kikker with a daily interactive and diverse Moving Futures festival program.

A triple solo in one evening? These upcoming artists will make their presence known: on Monday March 11 the French-German-Dutch choreographer Joseph Simon moves in and as a Chameleon throughout the various colourful movement idioms with which he grew up. And striking artists Heather Ware and Hilde Elbers use in this two-headed solo The Beauty of Falling Apart, the moment when the power of nature turns from liberating in threatening.

On top, Moving Futures will treat his audience with a dance film out of the Cinedans collection. Is your head full of ideas at the end of the evening? Join our Dancetalk. Before you know it you’re in an animated conversation with the choreographer.

The Fool Plays With Himself / Die Verwandlung

On Friday 15 and Saturday 16 February the festival takes place in AINSI, Maastricht. In the two performances on Friday exciting collaborations between music and dance are the central theme. In the break you will hear a musical surprise act, curated by Maastricht’s production house for contemporary music Intro in Situ. On Saturday, it will be just as blistering as two choreographers play with the opening and closing of the body and evolution. In the break you can see the best dance films from Cinedans dance film festival. In the foyer every evening we talk and drink with the choreographers.

Emotional Porn / Bored to Death

On Friday 15 and Saturday 16 February the festival takes place in AINSI, Maastricht. In the two performances on Friday exciting collaborations between music and dance are the central theme. In the break you will hear a musical surprise act, curated by Maastricht’s production house for contemporary music Intro in Situ. On Saturday, it will be just as blistering as two choreographers play with God and evolution. In the break you can see the best dance films from Cinedans dance film festival. In the foyer every evening we talk and drink with the choreographers.

Die Verwandlung / Emotional Porn

Start: 21.00h
Location: Krijn Boon Studio

The three-day Rotterdam edition of Moving Futures Festival closes off with two promising choreographers. In this double program you see Die Verwandlung by Sophie Mayeux and Emotional Porn by Keren Rosenberg and Tony Markus Sacharias.

In 2016 Sophie Mayeux won the Choreography Award at the ITs Festival for the short version of Die Verwandlung. In this new version, inspired by the book of Franz Kafka, she explores the evolutionary process of the species, starting from the creation of the first landscapes and seascapes to post-human creatures. The characters of Die Verwandlung will cross centuries, brave the depths of an unknown universe, going back to the origin of the world.

Enter Emotional Porn, a boundless universe of dance and audiovisual art. In this performance, performer/choreographer Keren Rosenberg and visual artist Tony Markus Sacharias explore our social obsession in self exposure through the use of modern technologies. They invite the audience to reflect on their own perception of identity. Through this they touch realms of intimacy, social positioning, vulnerability, fear and confrontation. Together with film maker Nicola Cavalazzi they create an immersive physical and virtual interface between the human body, image and performance.

Also on show On 19.30h you can witness the special experiment Notes on Synchrony in the Haltheater. Want to visit both programs? Buy your tickets here.

Passe-partoutWould you like to see more performances? For 30 euros you can buy the Moving Futures passe-partout. With this passe-partout you can see all MFF-performances that are on show in TR Rotterdam. Buy your passe-partout here.

Notes on Synchrony (experiment)

Start: 19.30
Location: Haltheater

The last evening of the Moving Futures Festival in Rotterdam starts with an exciting experiment in the Haltheater of Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg. Notes on Synchrony is an experiment in which contemporary dancers and neuroscientists work together and invite you to a living laboratory.

In ancient Buddhist debate, two or more monks explore inconsistencies in their reasoning while engaging in a highly stylized movement sequence. Neuroscience shows that the brainwaves of the monks synchronize during this practice, literally creating a mental connection. Notes on Synchrony is an experiment in which contemporary dancers and neuroscientists co-investigate the meaning of this connection.

Witness this special experiment that is the result of a collaboration between choreographers Ido Batash and Matan Zamir, dramaturge Ferdinand Lewis (Random Collision) and researchers Marieke van Vugt and Debarati Banerjee (Groningen University).

Also on show On 21.00h we continue with the festival-program in the Krijn Boon Studio, where you can see the performances Die Verwandlung by Sophie Mayeux and Emotional Porn by Keren Rosenberg and Tony Markus Sacharias. Want to visit both the programs? Buy your tickets here.

Passe-partout Would you like to see more performances? For 30 euros you can buy the Moving Futures passe-partout. With this passe-partout you can see all MFF-performances that are on show in TR Rotterdam. Buy your passe-partout here.

Fading Fire / Hope & Heavy Metal

Start: 21.00h
Location: Krijn Boon Studio

Discover a new generation dancemakers and visit Fading Fire by Lois Alexander and Hope & Heavy Metal by Sigrid Stigsdatter. As part of the Rotterdam edition of the Moving Futures Festival these two performances are presented in one program with a short dance-film as a bonus.

Fading Fire by Lois Alexander is a work in progress that takes on the theme of fire. With the piece the maker confronts the audience with the complexities between nature and humans. Lois Alexander graduated at The Juilliard School in New York, USA and is currently based in Amsterdam.

In the physical and musical solo Hope & Heavy Metal, Sigrid Stigsdatter researches excisting ideas around the female body. How does a body deal with loneliness, anger and sensuality? Hope & Heavy Metal is a legitimate attempt to recover the mastery over the body. A  soft call to smash patriarchy for good.

In between the two performances you are treated by a short dance film, curated by Cinedans.

Dancetalk
Do you often feel awkward when joining an aftertalk? Moderator Merel Heering will release us from any inconvience. Before you know it you are part of an animate conversation with the makers of the show.

Also on show This program is part of the Moving Futures Festival. Also part of the festival is the performance The Beauty of Falling Apart by Hilde Elbers and Heather Ware at 19.30h on special location: the Pauluskerk. Buy your tickets here.

Passe-partout Would you like to see more performances? For 30 euros you can buy the Moving Futures passe-partout. With this passe-partout you can see all MFF-performances that are on show in TR Rotterdam. Buy your passe-partout here.

The Beauty of Falling Apart

Start: 19.00h
Location: Pauluskerk

What happens when nature becomes a threat? This question forms the theme of The Beauty of Falling Apart by Hilde Elbers and Heather Ware and is closely connected to the daily reality of the visitors of the Pauluskerk.

Heather Ware and Hilde Elbers are intrigued by the moment when the power of nature changes, when our own insignificance is put to the test and the drive for self-survival takes over. Based on this same inspiration, the two makers/dancers created a solo for each other. In the Pauluskerk they share the result: two radically different performances.

About the location: De Pauluskerk in Rotterdam is a place for shelter that offers a home base for people in need. On a daily base the centre opens its doors for their visitors. During the Moving Futures Festival the audience of both the festival and the church meet.

Also on show: This program is part of the Moving Futures Festival. Continue your evening in Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg and visit the combination program in the Krijn Boon Studio at 21.00h that includes Fading Fire by Lois Alexander and Hope & Heavy Metal by Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen. Buy your tickets here.

Première program: Chameleon / Blur #1

Start: 21:00
Location: Krijn Boon Studio

The premières of Chameleon by Joseph Simon and BLUR #1 by Ibon Salvador Bikandi are the result of an exchange program between Dansateliers in Rotterdam and the Spanish art centre Azkuna Zentroa in Bilbao. They are part of the Rotterdam edition of Moving Futures Festival.

In Chameleon choreographer/dancer Joseph Simon researches the different movement languages he embodies. Some languages are hard to master, others are spoken by many or closely related to each other. By asking himself if it is possible to clearly distinguish the different languages his body holds, Joseph takes you on a surprising, physical journey.

In Blur #1 choreographer Ibon Salvador Bikandi tries to hack and re-programme the dancers’ body. He bombards the body with cinematographic references that are at the frontier of the human body, like zombie bodies, ghost bodies, automatons and cyborgs, until they stick to the skin.

After the shows you are welcome for drink and to join the makers for a talk about the performances.

Also on show On 19.30h, prior to this program in the Kleine Zaal, Moving Futures Festival starts with the première of Panflutes & Paperwork by Ingrid Lasse Myhre and Lasse Passage. Want to visit both the programs? Buy your tickets here.

Passe-partout Would you like to see more performances? For 30 euros you can buy the Moving Futures passe-partout. With this passe-partout you can see all MFF-performances that are on show in TR Rotterdam. Buy your passe-partout here.

Panflutes & Paperwork (première)

Start: 19:30
Location: Kleine Zaal

The Rotterdam edition of the Moving Futures Festival opens with the première of Panflutes & Paperwork by choreographer Ingrid Berger Myhre and composer Lasse Passage. Panflutes & Paperwork is a playful and humorous performance in which Ingrid and Lasse take existing expectations around ”creating music for dance” or ”dancing to music” as a starting point.

“When the form is in place, everything within it can be pure feeling” – A.Schöenberg

The title alludes to the contrast between the dry and the “wet”: Panflutes, on the one hand suggest the playful, sensational and passionate. Paperwork on the other refers to notation, the formal and bureaucratic. Myhre and Passage both work with a light hearted approach to composition and share affinities in regards to subtle humour.

Also on show On 21.00h we continue with the festival-program in the Krijn Boon Studio with the premières of Chameleon by Joseph Simon and BLUR #1 by Ibon Salvador Bikandi. Want to visit both programs? Buy your tickets here.

Passe-partout Would you like to see more performances? For 30 euro you can buy the Moving Futures-passepartout. With this passe-partout you can see all MFF-performances that are on show in TR Rotterdam. Buy your passe-partout here.