One-day Dance Festival

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. 


You Better Move! 

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.



You Better Move! #1 >>>

24.06.2017 Curated by Riccardo Guratti

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In this edition we present five performances and a research project of a selection of emerging dance artists. They are all challenged by the 21th century. Can we deal with the high pressure of gathering knowledge and managing time? And how to deal with love and obsession in a society where many cultures strive to coexist. Can we fit, stay real human?

The evening is curated by choreographer Riccardo Guratti. With You Better Move! #1 he invites us to move our body as much as our thoughts and ideas, but it is also an Act of Resistance. The commitment and courageous fighting spirit of the choreographers and dancers is gold. Their knowledge and skills are the result of many years of investment, studies and practices. You Better Move! is therefore a call to the public, peers, press and politicians to participate, to dance with us and to think of possible futures together.

You'll experience works by Cronos, Fazle Shairmahomed, Tashi Iwaoka & Stefano Sgarbi, Aleksandra Lemm & Jija Sohn, ElisaZuppini,  Stina Fors while tasting a good soup and great drinks at the bar!

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