“Skanes DansTeater, Onassis Cultural Centre, Oriente Occidente & Holland Dance Festival”
Attention: Several artists will give a post-performance talk about Mixed Doubles on February 6th.
Four inclusive duets rooted and formed in Sweden, Greece, Italy and The Netherlands, will premiere at the Holland Dance Festival 2020. Being part of the Europe Beyond Access program, Skanes DansTeater, Onassis Stegi, Oriente Occidente and Holland Dance Festival showcase the art of inclusive dance. Bringing both dancers with and without a disability together in four extraordinary duets, an evening full of diverse dance is guaranteed. After their debut on the Holland Dance Festival stage, the dancers will tour internationally, performing in the theatres of the participating partners.
Skanes Dansteater | Fine Lines
The work of Roser López Espinosa is based on strong physicality, with a great passion for precision, delicacy, acrobatic elements and detail. A lively and playful physical universe of refined poetics and often a touch of humour. Fine Lines, a new duet with dancers Madeleine Månsson and Anna Borràs Picó, is a dialogue between two exceptional women. A meeting shedding light on the fine lines between us, reminding us of our differences, our boundaries, the outlines of our intentions. But what brings us closer together? What do we want to celebrate in each other? On stage, two women. So delicate, so powerful.
Onassis Stegi | Re-call
What kinds of identity do moving bodies bear? In the work Re-call, choreographer Venetsiana Kalampaliki focuses on the identity of the body and on how it is shaped both by the past and by each moment in the present. In a stripped-back scenic environment, the very bodies of the dancers – pitted against time with every step – play the principal roles. Through repetitive movements, moments of pause and acts of walking, the performers define their routes and manifest fleeting stories that fade away like traces in the sand. With her gaze fixed firmly on each separate individual, and taking precision and simplicity as her guide, the choreographer creates human portraits and explores the meaning of the moment as a dimension, both temporal and spatial.
Oriente Occidente | FEELING GOOD
A circle, a square and, in the centre, an emblematic figure of a man. References to Vitruvian man are evident and visible and this can lead to criticism and controversy, but if we simply do not dwell on the image itself and what the eye can observe, but simply to its poetics and meaning we find the desire for a body that experiences connecting with itself and its surroundings, both on a rational and emotional level.
These are the starting points of FEELING GOOD a duet about the ability to “be” and “feel”, a skill of contemporary dance that does not reign in a canonical form of perfection, but that finds its “being” in the acceptance of oneself, of one’s own strength and fragility which is not dictated by a symmetrical form of thinking, but which looks at the diversity of every human being in an asymmetrical way, since only diversity can destroy an idea of “canonical” beauty, which no one can please because there can be no universal model of “beauty”.
Holland Dance Festival & SALLY Dansgezelschap Maastricht | Momentum ( 6 & 8 February)
Invited by Holland Dance Festival, SALLY Dansgezelschap Maastricht created captivating duet Momentum. In Momentum two dancers dive into their moment of encounter, to the music of Henryck Gorecki. In this intimate duet, both dancers are instrumental to the course and dynamics of the dance. They are fully open to each other, guide and follow one another and flawlessly complement each other in their physical presence. Emotion, affection and energy merge together in one instant. One moment.
Faizah Grootens | Cornered (7 February)
“CORNERED” is a physical experience of two bodies encountering each other within a space and within themselves. When these two bodies meet there are moments of high intensity and moments of no currency, all the while still achieving synthesis. Cornered is about empathy and the struggles that come with it. About how you stay true to yourself, without losing connection and empathy.
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