Dans in Ontwikkeling edition 17

17.1 The Persistence of Memory

The inspiration for this choreographic work comes from the surrealistic paintings The Burning Giraffe and The Persistence of Memory of Salvador Dalí, and the painting of René Magritte, The Lovers.

As the surrealism summons us to activate the unconscious mind through imagery and dreams, this choreography will apply this state by the search for balancing the rational vision of life and the distorted one, by releasing the creative potential of the unconscious mind.

Dance: Hazel Offner, Anneloes van Schuppen, Marilou Hemmerlin

Composer: Sara Zamboni

Costumes: Martina Kiselichka

Dramaturgy and Coaching: Hans Timmerman, ..

Photo: @richard_beukelaar_photography

17.2 Casual Steps

Casual Steps is a duet verging between ballet and house dance. Two dancers meet on the dance floor in a universe where the court ballet, the club, casualness, elegance, attitude, coolness and groove come together. Inspired by the story of the Ballets Russes, that stirred up Paris a century ago with their unconventional and foreign flair, Joseph seeks to reinvestigate the attraction of the exotic.

Concept, choreography: Joseph Simon 

Dancers and co-creators: Alesya Dobysh (cast), Lukas Karvelis (cast), Bilal Bachir (cover)

Dramaturgy: Merel Heering 

Light design: Quintus

Music: Jimmi Jo Hueting, Une nuit sur le mont chauve, Mussorgsky 

Production: Dansateliers