Dansmakers Amsterdam Welcomes draws the attention to new choreographic talent and present in co-production with ICK the performance Glittergods/Stigma by Jesús de Vega.
There are 72 countries where homosexuality is still outlawed. In some of them, the penalty is death.
GlitterGods/Stigma is an ode to marginalized and discriminated people from the LGBTQI+ community, as well as a homage to the figures that fought for the freedom we enjoy now in certain countries.
With ballroom culture as a metaphor for acceptance, community and inclusion, the piece focuses on the friction between freedom and oppression, referencing events part of the LGBTQI+ history: Stonewall, Pride, the Pulse massacre, Chechnya's gay concentration camps, etc. The bodies of the dancers move between opposite ideas and are placed in a catwalk-like stage. De Vega creates a set of restrictions (physical, spatial, rhythmical...) through which the dancers need to find their freedom, their way to shine.
In this dance of opposites that is life, we can decide who and what we want to be. It’s up to us to accept or reject, to hate or to love!
Choreography Jesús de Vega Dancers Revé Terborg & Pascal Sangl Light design Varja Klosse Dramaturgy Eline Tan Production ICK Amsterdam/Jesús de Vega Special thanks to Renée Copraij for her ongoing support and inspiration and to Jesse Vanhoeck for her generous help throughout the process
Jesus de Vega is a Supported Artist at ICK Amsterdam.
Za 30.06, 20:30 & Zo 1.07.2018, 15:00
TICKET Online: € 13,- / € 10,50 (Discount - CJP/student/stadspas/huisvuilpas)
At the Door € 2,- supplement
With the new program series Dansmakers Amsterdam Welcomes we draw attention to new choreographic talent. During a full length evening program one or more choreographers present their work which can be read as urgent, open and that must be seen. Dansmakers Amsterdam supports their development and provides them a stage.