Moving Forward -Young Dance Makers Award 2017

Saturday November 11th, 20:00

NOMINEES: Ellis van Veldhuizen, Andrea Zavala Folache & Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen

TICKETS Online € 13,00 / € 10,50



With Moving Forward - Young Dance Makers Award 2017, Dansmakers Amsterdam is presenting on Saturday November 11th four promising choreographic talents. The nominees are Ellis van Veldhuizen, Andrea Zavala Folache & Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen.


During the festive evening, they show their graduation performances and present them to the jury and the audience. Prior to the Moving Forward night, the nominees go into a two-week residency at Dansmakers Amsterdam. Led by a dramaturge, they deepen and fine-tune their practice and creative process. On Saturday November 12th, the winner of the Moving Forward - Young Dance Makers Award 2017 and the Audience Award will be announced.




Andrea Zavala Folache - Some

Andrea Zavala Folache(1987, SP) is a choreographer and Visual artist. She graduated from the SNDO (School for New Dance Development – AHK) with Some. Her choreographic work arises in the gap in which these disciplines intersect and the body can manifest itself as an artistic and critical device. In Some, a single female body acts as a figure in a painting. She explores ways of presence on stage: being looked at, enabling her voice. (Choreography & Performance)



Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen - Remembrane

Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen(1990, DM) is a choreographer, performer and vocalist. She completed her studies at the SNDO (School for New Dance Development – AHK) with Remembrane. In this solo, a subject finds unexpected expression in rage, loneliness, humor and self-destruction. She enquires what it means to be one entity while being many by shifting between combat and serenity, brokenness and empowerment. Sigrid uses words and movement as tools to blur the lines between reality and imagination. (Choreography & Performance)


Ellis van Veldhuizen - Beyond

Ellis van veldhuizen(1996, NL) made her graduation piece Beyond at the FONTYS SCHOOL of dance (Fontys University of art). The solo performance Beyond shows us a frozen moment, with a continuous transformation going on. She refers to the myth of Medusa. The power of the audiovisual work of Ellis lies in the simplicity that leaves space to symbols and archetypes. She challenges the audience to use all their senses and step into her mystical world.

Choreography: Ellis van Veldhuizen Performance: Anna Heuer Hansen Composer: Remy Alexander 



The jury consists of Suzy Blok (General director Dansmakers), Marijn Lems(dramaturg, author & programmer Het Huis Utrecht), Selm Wenselaers(programmer Frascati), Heleen Volman (artistic director Dans Brabant) and Kristin De Groot (artistic Director Dansateliers Crew) In advance to the evening of the Moving Forward Award, the nominees go two weeks in residence at Dansmakers Amsterdam, in which ten days under the direction of choreographer Liat Tamar Waysbort.




Sa 11Nnov 20:00 Dansmakers Podium, Amsterdam Noord

Supported by Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst, Dansgroep Amsterdam, Gemeente Amsterdam, Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten, ITS festival Moving Forward Partners DansBrabant, Dansateliers, Random Collision, Generale Oost, Dansmakers Amsterdam




TICKETS Online € 13,00 / € 10,50*

*Discount student, CJP, stadspas, huisvuilpas
Tickets at the Door: €2,- extra



About Moving Forward

Moving Forward is geïnitieerd door Dansmakers Amsterdam, met steun van Dansgroep Amsterdam en in samenwerking met de Moving Futures partners. De winnaar van de Young Dance makers Award wint een residentietraject en ontwikkelteen nieuwe voorstelling. Meer info >>>


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