Julidans is a summer festival for international contemporary dance which began in Amsterdam last night. There are a few Scandinavian performances getting their Dutch premieres, and there’s even one world premiere. Read on to find out more.
The festival opened with two Nordic shows in fact and, alas, we already missed out on telling you about one performance in good time. It was called You by Kim Hiorthoy and Lisa Östberg (NO/SE) and looked pretty interesting from the trailer. Luckily enough, the other opening act is performing again tonight.
Alaska is by Gunilla Heilborn / Göteborgs Operans Danskompani (SE) and combines text, movement, film and performance. Heilborn was inspired by the desire that some people have to start again, somewhere far away – and by the book and movie Into the Wild. Her performances about human struggle but tempered with dry humour and irony.
The performance is at 8.30 pm on Wednesday 3 July at Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam (info here).
The next Scandinavian performance is the world premiere of Plateau Effect by Jefta van Dinther, the Swedish-Dutch choreographer working with the Cullberg Ballet from Stockholm. The performance promises to be a journey through the senses with nine dancers acting as a combined force to dance with materials – ropes, cables and plateaus – against a stunning backdrop of light and sound.
The performance is at 8.30 pm on Thursday 11 July, also at Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam (info here).
Julidans runs 2 to 13 July 2013 at various venues in Amsterdam.
It presents contemporary dance performances from around the world.