You Better Move! is a meeting of ideas, a collective 'aha' experience, a sparkling event with work fresh of the press.
With this one-day dance festival, Dansmakers Podium is stage for the makers with a multi-coloured collection of new, radical and qualitative work. This recurring festival is an invitation to the dance field to come together, talk and share ideas. Each edition is composed by an Amsterdam choreographer.
While the Internet of Things is in order to collapse under the weight of its own success and we freak out looking for The New Next Thing, it is the artist who with his work exceeds our imagination. Not just divine inspiration, but hard work, determination and a tireless interest in the world and in the others is the germ of his work. With the series You Better Move!, Dansmakers Amsterdam is a stage for establishing makers to show their work, a process, to give and take workshops or to pitch ideas. Each editionis composed by an Amsterdam choreographer and an opportunity for the Amsterdam dance scene to get and to stay together.
With this fifth edition of You Better Move Moreno Perna will invite choreographers, makers, thinkers and collectives whose practice deals with the body and reach into areas of acrobatic, circus & aerial techniques – or other exciting areas that add a new perspective on the physicality and theatricality. You can apply by filling in the online form. Proposals for You Better Move one-day dance Festival are open for choreographers, dancers and performance artists.
Fill in the online form: https://goo.gl/forms/VpfUBzcs3QGAyJyo1
The call closes on May 1th, 24:00 cet and will give preference to short works (max. 25-30 minutes).
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Curated by Moreno Perna
Moreno Perna (1989) is an Italian performer based in Amsterdam. He graduated in Modern Theatre Dance from Amsterdam University of the Arts. In his work he focuses on creative research into identity as a cultural construct. He was one of the choreographers touring with the Moving Futures dance festival 2018.
He started out as a performer with Troubleyn/Jan Fabre and appears in Mount Olympus – to Glorify the Cult of Tragedy and De macht der theaterlijke dwaasheden. He also works as a nightclub performer under the name Vortex.