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This follow-up to the Dutch Dance Festival co-production Bloedbandeninvestigates the meaning of the blood band. We see various genera-tions of these conventional and unconventional families on the dance floor. Bloedbanden?demonstrates the role that dance and movement can have in the relationship between different family members and generations.

What are the stories that we daren’t talk about but which we are none - theless able to tell, not with words but with their body?

Every family has its own system. The experience of previous generations can determine how a family functions because of ingrained patterns of behaviour. What can dance elicit from people who have known each other all their lives? What is, literally and figuratively, their motivation? Can body language and skin contact make visible what cannot be defined? Not only for the performers, but for the audience?

Concept: Ronald Wintjens, directeur Nederlandse Dansdagen
Choreography: participants
Artistic direction: Axelle De Rohe
Production: Wouter Ramakers
Coaches: 3rd and 4th year students from the Fontys Academy for Dance Education in Tilburg, ArtEz Bachelor Dance in Education in Arnhem and the Codarts Bachelor Dance in Education in Rotterdam

With the support of Ministerie OCW, Provincie Limburg, Gemeente Maastricht, Elisabeth Strouven Fonds, Dioraphte, Fonds 21, VSB Fonds, BankGiro Loterij Fonds , Stichting Clemens, Huis voor de Kunsten Limburg, The Student Hotel en Theater aan het Vrijthof.

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