A colourful array of dance for everyone aged 6 years and above.
In Confetti, Introdans presents a colourful array of dance: from hip hop to classical. Throughout this season the company is celebrating a golden jubilee Introdans was founded 50 years ago. And this show is a must-see for everyone aged 6 and above. You can be who you are is the message, with two classical choreographies by the Netherlands’ most famous choreographer Hans van Manen, a dazzling ballet by Karole Armitage and new work by movement artist Ruben Chi.
Playtime: 18 june
Hip-hop choreographer Ruben Chi has his own dance language. With this new creation he searches for the interfaces between different dance forms. In SUN, Chi plays with light and dark, taking the colors of the sun as a starting point: black and gold. His source of inspiration for the ballet is the musicality and refined simplicity of the works of grandmaster Hans van Manen. With SUN, he breaks out of the hip-hop framework, without losing the essence of authenticity and individual wisdom.
The former punk ballerina – Karole Armitage – made the choreography Rave in response to the attacks in New York on 11 September 2001. It’s a work that sparkles with the drive to survive and create and in which she combines various dance techniques: voguing, capoeira, wushu (Chinese martial arts) and ballet technique. The 24 body-painted dancers race across the stage in a spectacular bombardment of colour. The choreographer is known for her video clips for Michael Jackson and Madonna, including the hit Vogue.
“We need something exuberant, thrilling and life-affirming because we’re all struggling so hard.”
Polish Pieces is definitely one of Hans van Manen’s most vibrant and colourful works. Set to the powerful music of Górecki, the maestro has twelve dancers in brightly coloured leotards storm across the stage in constantly changing combinations and a fantastically clear play of lines. The group sections are tightly composed, energetic and pulsating, while the duets ratchet up the tension even higher.
“The dancers race over the stage, as fresh and invigorating as an autumn storm.”
Theaterkrant on Polish Pieces by Hans van Manen
Although he hadn’t planned such an extreme concept beforehand, the costumes designed by Keso Dekker – green at the front, red at the back – play an important role in Hans van Manen’s In the Future. These costumes emphasise the sublime play of colours and bodies as they move to exhilarating, jazzy music of David Byrne. Red and green ensembles are interwoven in magical manner, green rows merge ingeniously with red ones, and with a simple jump or turn the entire picture changes yet again. This work has been an absolute audience favourite for many years!
“In the Future, set to pop music by David Byrne, is like a mathematical calculation executed in dance, rhythm and colour.”
NRC on In the Future by Hans van Manen
The family performance Confetti can also be booked as a school performance for 1st to 6th grade of elementary school (groups 3 to 8). This performance takes place in the theater and takes about an hour. The program consists of the new creation by Ruben Chi and the ballets In the Future and Polish Pieces by Hans van Manen. The school performance is hosted by a teacher from Introdans. In addition to the theater visit, a digital lesson package will soon be available, including a digital dance class.
Introdans school performances are usually linked to a public family performance. Are you interested in a school performance? Please contact the theater in your area, so that Introdans and the theater can coordinate the details together.