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."