Dance

Anouk van Dijk

Common Ground

Friday

24

February
2023

20:30 uur

Middenzaal

Prijs € 21,50
incl. garderobe en pauzedrankje

LNP

Friday

24

February
2023

20:30 uur



Middenzaal

Prijs € 21,50
incl. garderobe en pauzedrankje

LNP

A ritualistic battleground for two great dancers, Common Ground is a choreographic game of chess. Ingrained rules are upturned by unexpected moves, intricate gambits, sacrifices and reactive attacks. It is a journey within the multifaceted relationships we build, with both the world around us and with each other, in which we search for common grounds.

After 8 years of being the artistic leader of the Australian dance company Chunky Move, Anouk van Dijk returned to The Netherlands to, hopefully, become a regular and seen face in the Dutch theatres again. This fall, the choreographer presents Common Ground, the reprise of her Chunky Move farewell performance.

Together with her team, the Dutch choreographer looked at the duet form as both a utopian ideal and a display of the inherent complexity that partnerships bring. Performed by two strong dancers, this breathtaking duet has become a poetic study on similarity, equality, defining territory and shifting grounds, testing the tension between the support we need and the restrictions of codependency.

Anouk van Dijk: ‘Fascinated by the feuds between political leaders on the national and international stage, and the public celebrations of their own reign, I explored the dynamics of power. This took me back to the 17th century, and the birth of ballet. In the court of Louis XIV, dance - for the first time in history - was staged as a spectacle used to solidify absolute monarchy, with King Louis dancing the lead role on his own. In a time where equality is more than ever on the political agenda, I imagined what would have happened if Louis XIV had been performing with an equally strong female in the lead. How would it have shaped our ideas around power and gender? What would have happened to the course of history, the way we fight our battles, value our societies and shape our humanity through art?’


Concept en Choreografie: Anouk van Dijk
Gecreëerd voor en met: Tara Jade Samaya & Richard Cilli
Cast tournee 2021: Tara Jade Samaya & Javier Monzon
Compositie & geluidsontwerp: Jethro Woodward
Muziek: Jean Baptiste Lully, Johann Sebastian Bach
Decor & Kostuums: Marg Horwell
Lichtontwerp: Paul Jackson
Lichttechnicus/ operator: Claus den Hartog
Dramaturgisch advies: Jerry Remkes
Gecreëerd en geproduceerd door Chunky Move

De Australische pers over Common Ground:
“Common Ground is een gerijpt werk van een choreografe op de toppen van haar kunnen.”
***** The Age

“Common Ground is een verfrissend direct duet. Een imposante kaalslag zonder opsmuk, rekwisieten en technologie, waarbij de kracht en schoonheid van de dansers in volle glorie te zien is.”
Dance Australia

 

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