Please me Please - The Duet

Our bodies are human.
Our bodies get older.
Our bodies show the signs of time.
Our aging is an irreversible process but yet we are worthwhile being watched. 

- Liat Waysbort

Liat Waysbort examines in the diptych Please me Please our need to please. In this young, fast and energetic world, society unconsciously imposes who we are. This diptych explores the impact of the need to please and shows how it refrains us. Liat Waysbort let us discover again, what makes us unique.

After Please me Please - The Solo, where dancer Ivan Ugrin embodies the attempt of perfection, Waysbort now presents Please me Please – The Duet, about the meaning of ageing. With two divas of the Dutch Dance, Amy Gale and Angela Linssen, she gives an interpretation of the standards ‘the older person’ needs to fulfil.

Amy Gale, founder of Dansateliers Rotterdam and Angela Linssen, artistic leader of the Modern Theater Dance School of Amsterdam, both meaningfully contributed in their very own way to the development of the Dutch Dance. Their bodies carry history in within them, they are self-aware and seld assured. They want to be valued for their qualities, but they are confronted with the disturbing and undefined standards of ageing. In this duet Gale and Linssen share their struggle with this intangible phenomenon, but they also show us their beauty, intimacy and their build up experience. Fragile and powerful, sharp and explosive, physical and tender, Please me Please – The Duet stretches our definition of beauty.

Choreography: Liat Waysbort
Dancers: Ivan Ugrin, Amy Gale and Angela Linssen
Dramaturgy: Annette van Zwoll
Producer: BitterSweet Dance
Co-producer: Dansmakers Amsterdam
Executive producer and sales: Hit Me Productions
Publicity: Lisa Reinheimer, Lisette Brouwer
Design and photography: Marquis Palmer
Special thanks to: Dansateliers
Supported by: Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds


14.01 Rotterdamse Schouwburg   The Solo + The Duet
12.02 Theater Kikker, Utrecht   The Solo + The Duet
20.04 TEDx, Amsterdam    
22.07 Vondelpark Openluchttheater, Amsterdam 21:00h.  
03.08-06.08 De Parade, Utrecht    
12.08-15.08 De Parade, Amsterdam    
03.09-04.09 Dansmakers Podium, Amsterdam  20:30h try out The Duet
04.10 Nederlandse Dansdagen, Toneelacademie, Maastricht 13:00h The Duet
09.10 Dansmakers Podium, Amsterdam tickets 20:30h The Solo + The Duet
10.10 Dansmakers Podium, Amsterdam tickets 20:30h The Solo + The Duet
02.11-03.11      Gender Bender Festival, Italy    
04.11 Romaeuropa Festival, Italië    



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