The opening program of the Festival in Amsterdam includes two performances in which the dancers are pushing the absolute limits. With the playfull performance Infinite Games, Joseph Simon & Jonas Frey create playground on stage and examine together the unlimited potential of a hip-hop battle. In Even Worse by Guilherme Miotto, we see three young men in the virtuosity of their motorical skills. The dance film Zero-G is screened and the evening will end with a festive opening drink. Prior to the festival, you can attest to pop-up performances by students of Moderne Theater dans at Central Station and at the Leidseplein.
Infinite Games – Jonas Frey & Joseph Simon
Even Worse – Guilherme Miotto
Cinedans: film Zero-G
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Infinite Games – Jonas Frey & Joseph Simon / Dansateliers
In the duet Infinite Games two b-boys create a playground where possibilities are infinite. Driven by curiosity and eagerness to move, they try to organise the chaos that surrounds them. By agreeing on rules and at the same time breaking them again, a joyful interplay is set in motion exposing an endless world of ideas.
Joseph Simon and Jonas Frey met during their study at the ArtEZ School of Dance in Arnhem. Both makers have a shared passion for ‘breaking’ and combine urban, classical and contemporary movement languages in their work. In 2014 Joseph and Jonas created Je(ux)Tu(e)Torial for Schwindelfrei Festival in Mannheim, Germany. The piece demonstrates the expanding possibilities of online learning. In the duet they investigate their identities as dancers and their existence in relation to others in a digital era. Their new duet Infinite Games had its Dutch première in November 2017. Starting point of the work is the infinite possibilities of a hiphop-battle.
Even Worse – Guilherme Miotto
In Even Worse choreographer Guilherme Miotto puts on a theatrical stage three of the most surprising dancers in the urban- and contemporary dance field. We see three young men in the virtuosity of their locomotion, in the laid-back and at the same time tense of their togetherness, struggling with their individual obsessions and fears. Struggling between resistance and surrender they organize escape after escape. Undiluted energy translated into pure physicality. Sometimes exuberant, sometimes painful, at times sad, but always something that makes you hold your breath.
Guilherme Miotto (1979) was born in Brazil and is based in The Netherlands since 1998. He studied dance in Brazil, Russia, Germany and The Netherlands. He worked as a professional dancer with Krisztina de Châtel, Emio Greco / PC, Bruno Listopad amongst others. Guilherme made his debut as a choreographer in 2010 in collaboration with Kristel van Issum with the piece Disorderly Conduct. He was to co create two more performances with Van Issum, Safe Absence and Enchanted Room and the dance film For Tracey. His collaborations with Van Issum were twice awarded, in 2012 with the Magnolia Award and in2011 with Best Film Award (Cinedans).In 2015 and 2016, Miotto choreographed Rise Up, Schaun’se mal um die Ecke and In Memory of a Projection with the support from Dans Brabant, Korzo and Podium Bloos. Miotto received the André Gingras Award and The Culture Award from the City of Breda.
Cinedans exclusief filmprogramma: Zero-G - Jannis Lenz (OO/DE 2016) 10'
In an almost weightless manner a group of tracers moves through the big city. Poetry slammer Fatima Moumouni voices the youths' attitude towards life.
Le Faune - Joseph Simon 10'
The codes of ballet under construction in this enchanting dance-film about voyeurism, intimacy and sexuality.
In the run-up to and during Moving Futures, Lil'Dansmakers Amsterdam will show us the diversity and sense for experiment with emerging talents from the dance field of Amsterdam. Lil ' Dansmakers Amsterdam is part of the creative hub in Amsterdam Central Station, Eastern Amstelpassage. From 12 February to 31 March dancers, artists and collectives are given a space where they can practice, experiment or present work. With on 30 & 31th of March performances by Chronos collective and students of the modern theatre dance. >>>
Dutch travelling dance festival Moving Futures is outlining the thinking world of a new generation of dance makers and performance artists who have the audacity to bring urgent themes and experiment on stage. Take a look behind the scenes, follow the makers in a (technological) identity, crisis or explore ancient themes in a contemporary coat: in this fourth edition, the festival introduces the emerging faces of Dansmakers Amsterdam, DansBrabant, Dansateliers, Generale Oost and Random Collision.
From 28th to 31st of March the festival travels to Amsterdam where the fourth edition of Moving Futures dance festival will be festively closed. During this four days program at Theater Bellevue and Dansmakers Amsterdam you experience multiple dance performances, film, masterclasses and context programs in one day. Exclusively on Thursday at Theater Bellevue we will present a double premiere with an international performance from the European top 20 and the premiere of Kyabajo by Jija Sohn.
There are plenty of opportunities to go into conversation with the makers or to participate during the interactive online after-interview. As every year, the festival in Amsterdam will be closed with an after party in the foyer of Dansmakers Podium.
Also witness the pop-up acts at the Leidseplein, Amsterdam's Central Station, pont or while dining at the Supperclub. Or be part of the social installation of Alice Pons & Olivia Reschofsky in North.
TILBURG / 25 – 27 jan / De NWE Vorst
ARNHEM / 1 – 3 feb / Stadstheater Arnhem / Theater a/d Rijn
UTRECHT / 7 – 9 feb / Theater Kikker
GRONINGEN / 17 – 18 feb / Grand Theatre
NIJMEGEN / 1 – 3 mrt / LUX
MAINZ, DE / 6 – 7 mrt / Staatstheater Mainz
BREDA / 9 – 10 mrt / Podium Bloos
ROTTERDAM / 16 – 18 mrt / TR Rotterdamse Schouwburg / Pauluskerk
ROOSENDAAL / 24 mrt / De Kring
AMSTERDAM / 28 – 31 mrt / Theater Bellevue / Dansmakers Podium
Moving Futures is initiated by: Dansmakers Amsterdam, Dansateliers, DansBrabant, De Nieuwe Oost en Random Collision. Made possible by: Bank Giro Loterij Fonds, BNG Cultuurfonds, Stichting Diorapthe, Fonds21, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Janivo Stichting, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, VSBfonds...
More information about the network, the festival, participating theaters and ticket sale: www.movingfutures.nl
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