Dance

Krisztina de Châtel

Scala & Limited

Saturday

29

October
2022

20:30 uur

Middenzaal

Prijs € 24,50
incl. garderobe en pauzedrankje

19:30 uur | inleiding gratis, wel reserveren

LNP

Saturday

29

October
2022

20:30 uur



Middenzaal

Prijs € 24,50
incl. garderobe en pauzedrankje

19:30 uur | inleiding gratis, wel reserveren

LNP

Choreographer Krisztina de Châtel’s diptych Scala & Limited features five female dancers in Scala and a male solo in Limited. In this evening-length performance, Krisztina de Châtel seeks to express a feeling she believes is becoming increasingly dominant in today’s society. 

The restrictions of the past year made man’s age old struggle with his limitations – a recurring theme in de Châtel’s choreographies – suddenly and unmistakably clear. De Châtel articulates this sense of imprisonment in Scala & Limited

"The intensity and variation of human movement do not necessarily become richer when an individual possesses over more space. On the contrary, a highly constricted space can generate profound intensity.”

In this evening-length performance, Krisztina de Châtel seeks to express a feeling she believes is becoming increasingly dominant in today’s society. The restrictions of the past year made man’s age old struggle with his limitations – a recurring theme in de Châtel’s choreographies – suddenly and unmistakably clear. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has, however, also intensified a much greater social problem: the feeling of being existentially trapped – as a man or woman, as white or black, as a human being. This sense of entrapment is surfacing everywhere as a result of global threats: polarisation, terror, climate change and the lack of perspective and opportunities for physical and spiritual growth. Peoples’ individual creative spaces appear to be shrinking.
 
De Châtel articulates this sense of imprisonment in this diptych: in Scala, five women try to gain a foothold on a revolving spiral staircase; in Limited, a male dancer trapped in a glass cylinder explores his range of movement.

Hungarian-born choreographer Krisztina de Châtel has made over 70 choreographies and three dance films. De Châtel continues to captivate audiences with her unique, energetic style that is filled with mathematical movements. The successful reruns of Thron (2017/18) and (Im)Pulse (2019), as well as the acclaimed diptych Feminale (2021), illustrate how her performances continue to resonate with new generations of viewers. Her performances revolve around contrasts and confrontations: vulnerable human bodies are faced with natural elements such as wind, earth and water or the imposing space of a church or a hangar. But there is also a struggle raging within the body: between passion and control, between individual freedom and the anonymity and safety of the collective.


Choreografie: Krisztina de Châtel
Compositie: J.S. Bach, Han Otten
Dansers Scala: Marina Bilterijst, Alina Fejzo, Alice Gioria, Martina Orlandi, Federica Panariello
Danser Limited: Ivan Montis
Licht: Bernie van Velzen

Over Scala (2021): "Het is De Châtel ten voeten uit: strijdbare vrouwen die in volle concentratie minimalistische patronen uitvoeren. Het is ook De Châtel anno nu: evenzeer geïnspireerd door ruimtelijke uitdagingen als maatschappelijke en geopolitieke ontwikkelingen" Francine van der Wiel, NRC ★★★★

"Het is prachtig hoe De Châtel werkt met tegenstellingen: mens-machine, licht-donker, gevoelig-hard. De trap is als oorlogstuig, eenmaal op gang gebracht is er geen houden meer aan" Sander Hiskemüller, Trouw ★★★★

 

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