Gender and Identity. A Triple bill exploring the identities of the body. Each performance enlightens its own vision upon femininity and masculinity where the borders of gender will be stretched. With the performances XYX - a gentle appeal to everything that is both male and female in the spectatorby Moreno Perna, with the world of gays and cyborgs in Körper|Körper by NEON and with the hypnotic sexy ritual in TRAENS by Igor Vrebac.

The Fourth Edition will be festively concluded with a a queer techno night curated by Moreno Perna.

Do you arrive by train or is the train station on your way? Be sure to witness one of the pop-up performances at Lil’ Dansmakers Amsterdam (Amstelpassage) by Chronos or third year students Moderne Theaterdans.



  • XYX – Moreno Perna
  • Körper | Körper – NEON 
  • Traens – Igor Vrebac 


and also

  • Q& A with Ellie Bleeker
  • Feestje – battle in gender style


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XYX – Moreno Perna


Where XX and XY, the two sex chromosomes which distinguish a man from a woman, become fluid, is where Moreno Perna’s show XYX comes into being. His one-man play leads us from the clichéd image of a woman as a sensual body to an androgynous creature. Moreno believes that ‘gender’ cannot be deconstructed, only transcended, and in that zone a fluid sensation is created that goes beyond the division between what is male and what is female in our culture. Rather than a message to the spectator, it is a gentle appeal to everything that is both male and female in the spectator.


Moreno Perna (1989) is a Italian performer based in Amsterdam. He gratuaded at the Amsterdam University of the Arts and started as a performer at Troubleyn/Jan Fabre in 2014 in the pieces Mount Olympus – to Glorify the Cult of Tragedy and The power of theatrical madness. Moreno is also a nightclub performer: Vortex. In his work he is focused on the research of identity as a cultural construction.  




Körper | Körper – NEON


Körper | Körper is a performance by the makers-collective NEON, Nanna Hanfgarn Jensen (DK) and Leon Emil Franzke (DE). Körper | Körper explores the concepts of body, gender and identity. Through mystery and humour the performance touches upon a contemporary question, which the performers approach in a personal yet universal manner. The performance invites you into a world of homos and cyborgs through fluent transitions and heavy dancing. The performance emerged from a need for proper discussion and reflection.


NEON is a choreographic collective that consists of Nanna Hanfgarn Jensen (DK) & Leon Emil Franzke (DE). The two dancers/makers met at ArtEZ Dance Academy. They started collaborating in 2015, and onwards their work accumulated. Körper | Körper was made during a residency at De Nieuwe Oost and was earlier shown at ITs Festival. NEON takes the audience out of their daily routines and gives them a physical sensory experience.





TRÆNS– Igor Vrebac


Together with composer Tonny Nobel he creates a world in which the audience are immersed in and urled between beats an movements. A hypnotic sexy ritual to expose the feminine and masculine and to transcend the earthly. What begins as an tempting game between body and ritual  ends in total surrender. Can sexuality be experienced as a religious phenomenon?


Bosnian-Dutch artist Igor Vrebac (1986) has been living in the Netherlands since 1994 where he developed a passion for films and theatre. He studied Theatre-, Film- and TV sciences at the University of Utrecht but was accepted in 2008 at the Mime Academy at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten. In September 2016 he won the Dioraphte ‘Best of Amsterdam Fringe’ award with his direction debute “Macho Macho”.





Cinedans exclusive film program



Daily a selection of Cinedans Dance Films is projected in the Foyer. The program is based on the different themes and subjects of the performances in the festival.



Multidentity - Tycho Hupperets (NL 2015) 5'

A playful approach to the emergence of identification through movement and clothes





Lil'Dansmakers Amsterdam


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.



TOUR 2018


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 info

More information about the network, the festival, participating theaters and ticket sale: www.movingfutures.nl

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