Dansmakers Amsterdam & ICK Welcomes
Dansmakers Amsterdam and ICK draw attention to the work of new choreographic talent with the Dutch premiere of Neptune by Lois Alexander and with Tipping Point, new work by Aleksandra Lemm.
WHEN: 6 & 7 Feb, 20:30
WHERE: Dansmakers Amsterdam
What can water teach us about change, about letting go of old systems? Surrounded by melting ice blocks, Lois Alexander explores the structures that have influenced women of colour throughout history. She rewrites the story from her own perspective. Through the intersection of dance, visual arts and sound, Neptune creates a universe that stimulates the imagination to shape new ways of existence. Neptune is a collaboration with scenographer Nina Kay and composer Shannon Sea. More Info >>>
Lois Alexander (VS, 1991) is afgestudeerd aan de Juilliard School in New York. In 2014 verhuisde ze naar Europa en danste ze voor verschillende choreografen en regisseurs, zoals Stijn Celis, Christoph Winkler en Zufit Simon. Lois laat zich met haar choreografieën inspireren door natuurlijke processen en gebeurtenissen. Door te werken met tijd, ruimte, verandering en transformatie is Lois nieuwsgierig hoe ze nieuwe dimensies aan haar ervaringen kan geven.www.loislalexander.com
Choreografie, concept, performance Lois Alexander Scenografie, concept, lichtontwerp Nina Kay Compositie Shannon Sea Artistiek adviesSuzy Blok, Fernando Belfiore Productie Dansmakers Amsterdam Met steun van AFK 3Package Deal
Inspired by current media narratives on climate change, its consequences on our daily life and the drive towards finding solutions to a global crisis, this performance embodies visual and physical impressions of the notion of the tipping point.
During the research this notion was translated into physical movement using long ropes which the body is attached to.
The performance is like a moving installation which draws the audience attention to the slightest details of the body moving in space. It makes apparent the performers’ impact on the environment as well as what impact the environment has on the performer’s body.
Aleksandra Lemm (PL) is an Amsterdam based choreographer, performer and dancer. Graduated in 2015 from the SNDO in Amsterdam. She has been developing an artistic practice that questions the notion of authority, control and power in relation to performer body and his surroundings. Her last works include Rave (2015) and BLUE (2018). She is supported by ICK Amsterdam.
Concept & CreationAleksandra Lemm Research Support Federica Dalla Pozza Performance Aleksandra Lemm Dramaturgic advice Jesse Vanhoeck Sound Simon van Leunen Technical Advice Maarten Heijdra Supported by ICK Amsterdam