What does that even mean to create a choreography? And is it possible to do so in just one single day? Choreographers Michele Rizzo, Daniel Cooke, Milena Sidorova and Ederson Rodriques Xavier take on this challenge.
Around the common theme of “lightness”, the Junior Company of the Dutch National Ballet wants to show you that the creation of a dance piece can happen in very different ways. With four different makers, four different creative processes and 12 dancers. Resulting in the creation one completely new piece each day.
Daily public rehearsals from 14:15-19:00
Daily performance at 19:30
Small dinner is served before the final show.
Tuesday , June 3 - Michele Rizzo
Wednesday, June 4 - Daniel Cooke
Thursday, June 5 - Milena Sidorova
Friday, June 6 - Ederson Rodrigues Xavier
The Public can participate in the "Contemporary Dance Bar" which follows the process. And is invited to share all their photo's and video material. #Lightnessballet
The artistic coordinator of the Junior Company, Ernst Meisner will be present all 4 days. The four choreographies and realizations will be conducted by Bert Kommerij, recorded and displayed online .
In an age where everyone is affected by the weight of society, the overbearing fears of the economy and the heavy hand of government, 'lightness' is the way forward. Let go of the material and celebrate the ethereal with 11 weeks of 'lightness'. Each week Mediamatic invites a new artist to question the meaning of 'lightness'.
Entrance 5 euro, free for Mediamatic members. Mediamatic, VOC-kade 10, Oostenburg Amsterdam. Open from Tuesday - Friday from 14:00 - 21:00.