The last day is the programme in which we say goodbye to the current Stadstheater on Velperbinnensingel, with Theater Oostpool, dance company Introdans and one of Arnhem’s ‘oldtimers’ Marcel van Roosmalen. The motto of the ‘unique, beautiful, festive and colorful theater performance’: see you soon.
Introdans has the privilege of dancing one last duet before the major renovation. Let yourself be carried away in Cherkaoui’s Pure.
A lyrical, virtuoso and moving duet, full of unusual lifts – that’s how one can best describe Pure by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. In this intimate choreography Cherkaoui addresses the themes of purity and purification. What remains if you let go of all human desires? The female dancer in the duet paints herself with Japanese characters and so creates something new, while on the other hand she also destroys the pure. Her partner lovingly rubs off the painted characters, as if he wants to remove the marks that life has left on her. But despite all his tenderness, he can’t reverse the situation.
‘A very precious pearl’ – Dagblad van het Noorden