Free Birds Fly Compagnie Tiuri

27 January till 9 October 2024

Various theaters

Noor van Gestel

For the second consecutive time, Holland Dance Festival provides a platform for one of the Netherlands’ youngest dance companies: Compagnie Tiuri. As the first in the Netherlands, Compagnie Tiuri has succeeded in escaping ‘the niche of inclusive art’ and claiming a position within the mainstream theater landscape, offering captivating and thought-provoking performances executed by dancers both with and without disabilities. 

What is freedom?
Following the success of their previous productions, No Bodies and YOU AND ME AND ALL OTHERS, Compagnie Tiuri presents Free Birds Fly at the nineteenth Holland Dance Festival, a performance that - according to its maker Jordy Dik - reflects man and society in all their colors and with all their whims and flaws. Together with eleven performers, in Free Birds Fly, Dik embarks on an internal journey, in search of freedom; a theme that occupies an increasingly urgent space in Dik's choreographies. n this new production, Dik asks fundamental questions: What is freedom, and when do we truly experience it? Is freedom intertwined with external factors and others, or is it a quality within ourselves? Dik: "Our free voice longs for the wind to carry it - beyond all eardrums - completely inside. Without the uncomfortable fear of not being understood or getting lost. We are all seeking light and silence, love and air. So, we breathe in, leap and catch the wind with open wings." 

Bigger than ourselves
Compagnie Tiuri is a professional, inclusive dance theater company that presents poetic, raw and profoundly human work. The group’s inner core consists of people with disabilities who have been training for years at Theaterwerkplaats Tiuri. Compagnie Tiuri offers them the opportunity to show and nurture their unique and often unprecedented talent within the professional dance world in the Netherlands and abroad. Regular collaborations with guest dancers and musicians enrich the company's narrative tapestry, with each contributor bringing their own story. By fostering genuine encounters, masks fall away, prejudices dissolve, and the diverse and colorful individuals of Compagnie Tiuri emerge in full visibility. The company advocates, "In this manner, as performers and spectators, we get moving together. A movement that is bigger than ourselves." 


Data & tickets

date start time location price tickets
Sat 27 January 2024 20:15 Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag €18,00 - €24,00 order tickets
Sun 28 January 2024 15:30 Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag €18,00 - €24,00 order tickets
Sat 9 March 2024 20:15 Theater de Bussel, Oosterhout €14,00 - €18,00 order tickets
Sat 16 March 2024 20:15 Markant Theater Maashorst, Uden €22,50 order tickets
Sat 23 March 2024 20:00 Theater de Kring, Roosendaal €22,50 order tickets
Fri 29 March 2024 20:15 Munttheater, Weert €17,50 order tickets
Wed 3 April 2024 20:15 Stadsgehoorzaal Kampen, Kampen €17,00 - €19,50 order tickets
Fri 12 April 2024 00:00 Theater Zuidplein, Rotterdam Available soon
Thu 18 April 2024 20:30 Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Utrecht €21,50 order tickets
Sun 26 May 2024 15:00 Theater de Nobelaer, Etten-Leur €18,50 order tickets
Thu 10 October 2024 00:00 Schouwburg Concertzaal Tilburg, Tilburg Available soon


Noor van Gestel
Noor van Gestel


Een prachtig duet dat een groot publiek verdient, niet alleen in het veld van inclusiedans maar juist ook daarbuiten. Het is onontkoombaar emotioneel en vervult ieders hart met een broodnodige dosis warmte

jury BNG Bank Dansprijs 2023 over Jordy Diks "Jij en ik en alle anderen"

Jordy weet alle overeenkomsten en verschillen zo te overstijgen dat hij elke performer in haar, hun of zijn kracht zet en de optelsom meer is dan de som der delen.

Jury van de BNG Bank Dansprijs

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