Jasper van Luijk
“Sum of us”
Sum of us is a dance performance about exploring personal boundaries. The title refers to the collective, the sum of us. But Sum is also slang for some of us. In this performance literally sometimes one of us. Where are our individual limits, both physically and mentally. And where are those boundaries tested, widened or limited in contact with another or a group.
In Sum of us five dancers meet over and over.
In these playful encounters they explore and challenge each other. Together they look for individual responsibility and the power of the collective.
Choreographer Jasper van Luijk and his company SHIFFT Utrecht are working on this new inclusive production. In Sum of us, dancers with physical and mental limitations, and professionally trained dancers go in search of their limits together. Virtuoso group work and acrobatic partner work alternate in rapid succession.
Please note: choreographer Jasper van Luijk will give a short post-performance talk on 30 January.
30 January = try-out / 31 January = official premiere.