Dans in Ontwikkeling 8

On Steady Ground | Residency project

Taking inspiration from the relatable idea of failure and success, dance artist Ian Yves Ancheta attempts to find steady feet on the shaky grounds of everyday life.
Playfully and lightly, On Steady Ground exposes the dancers fighting to overcome restrictive circumstances, revealing their struggles and vulnerability. Through the use of moving platforms, Ian creates a scenery that is constantly fluctuating and invites the audience to form their interpretations. On Steady Ground is a performance filled with awkwardness, challenge, and danger that aims to test our expectations. How can we change our surroundings to facilitate our desires?

Choreographer: Ian Yves Ancheta
Dancers: Sara Miguelote, Cecilie Kjaer, Caterina Riberio and Ian Yves Ancheta

Boys Don’t Cry

I am afraid that if I stop moving, I will feel it all. It will sink inside – the loneliness, the impotence, the taste of tears that goes down the throat. So, I never stop – from a party to another, from one man to another, never leaving enough space to feel the emptiness.

‘Boys Don’t Cry’ is a solo performance that reflects on old and new perceptions of masculinity. Through a journey in the memory lane of a man, we witness a metamorphosis, and eventually catharsis – a rare moment of ultimate freedom and liberation that follows the decision to shed the weight of society’s expectations.

Choreographer and dancer: Yotam Peled