During the upcoming edition of the Nederlandse Dansdagen you will experience dance live on the stages in Maastricht and online from Maastricht. Three new Virtual Residencies will be on display on the online stage. On October 1, the Virtual Residencies will premiere both online and live in the theater (on screen).
For the selection of the makers, the Nederlandse Dansdagen has been working together since last year with three organizations that jointly cover a large part of the talent development in dance: Moving Futures Korzo and PLAN Talentontwikkeling Brabant.
CONSTANTIN TROMMLITZ (MOVING FUTURES)
A better son / daughter - „radiation“
'A better son / daughter' opposes body and mind. In a pessimistic space they find no harmony, but create constant conflict. This leaves the characters, 2 dancers and a drone, torn between self-acceptance and self-destruction. It results in an endless journey that leaves no room for enlightenment. For the Virtual Residences, the 'radiation' part is an addition to 'A better son/daughter'.
Constantin Trommlitz has a background in breaking and film. In his residency he investigates how the inner can be revealed on the film screen. His goal is to discover ways in which he transforms video projections into spatial design and creates moving images that grow larger than himself.
About the Virtual Residencies
The Virtual Residencies project was initiated by the Nederlandse Dansdagen in 2018 as a research into remote co-creation, in which the makers make use of digital media. It was investigated which problems arose in this respect, and which new opportunities were opened up as a result. The creators involved at the time were Hilde Elbers and Heather Ware. The concept came from DansBrabant, who was also co-producer.
In view of the long-term impact of the pandemic and the irreversible digitization that has arisen from this, the Nederlandse Dansdagen wants to continue the project over several years. In 2020, the project was therefore transformed. The selected makers were given an assignment that was deliberately broadly formulated: to create something for a digital platform. In this way they kept the artistic freedom to follow their own urgencies and to work out-of-the-box. During the completely online edition of the Dutch Dance Days in 2020, Virtual Residencies of Ann Van den Broek, David Middendorp, Peter Leung and Redo Ait Chitt and Dominique Vleeshouwers were presented. In 2021 they were Antonin Rioche, Evangelos Biskas, Jija Sohn and Ruben Chi.
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