Neeltje de Vries
Rotten knees, empty pockets, fuzzy friends, getting older, compelling algorithms. Do we try to take back control or do we let it slip away?
The men of 155 (one five five), a breakdance collective that originated from friends who grew up together, are now all around 30 and are faced with a choice: get a grip on life or remain free boys?
Where in their performance MOTORS they still had a motor in front of the door with which they could escape from annoying obligations, problems and the system, in CONTROLE they deal on a moving floor with the feeling that they are not 'in control'. They answer the questions: who do you want to be and how do you want to be in the world? Dancing with rotten knees to escape algorithms and responsibilities?
The performance CONTROLE brings a thick medley of breakdance, physical comedy, live music, film and bizarre humour.
About 155 & Maas
155 (one five five) is a creative dance collective brought together by an almost childishly open vision towards dance, physical comedy, novelty, film, music and bizarre humour. With this unique mix of disciplines, they have been making medium and large hall performances, acts, sketches and films since 2012. In recent years, the collective has developed into a company with a reputation at home and abroad. In 2014, 155 won the André Gingras Award at the Holland Dance Festival, in 2018 the prize of the Nederlands Dansdagen Jong Publiek and in 2019 a Zilveren Krekel with MOTORS. Their latest performance piece (2020) was called 'one of the five best dance performances of 2020' by NRC.
Maas creates adult performances for anyone who is young or feels that way. Physical, curious, stubborn and boisterous. We mix theatre, dance, mime, visual arts and much more into surprising live experiences. Our house, the Maaspodium, is firmly rooted in Rotterdam.
In 2015 and 2017, 155 and Maas already worked together in the co-production 100% Selfmade (by DOX and Maas). Erik Bos also played in Exit, pursued by a bear, which was Arthur Rosenfeld's farewell performance. Thomas Bos has been making dance videos for Maas since 2017. In 2020, 155 and Maas destroyed the performance together.
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