TYPHOON

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Monumental showdown in minimalist dance 

TYPHOON

Coproduction Introdans & Krisztina de Châtel

In a windless prologue accompanied by the rippling piano sounds of Simeon ten Holt’s Canto Ostinato, the dancers prepare themselves for what is to come. They hang off balance as if leaning against the wind. Their arms cleave the air. They are ready for battle. Then the growing noise of wind machines drowns out the soft piano sounds. The dancers fill their lungs and proudly fight this (invisible) matter that they make tangible while dancing. The monumental dance performance Typhoon (1986) by choreographer Krisztina De Châtel will be revived in the spring of 2025 and danced by the dancers of Introdans. The choreographic urge for order of De Châtel – queen of minimalist dance – is tested in this performance, as it were, in a flying storm.

For the performance Typhoon, Krisztina de Châtel collaborated with visual artist Peter Vermeulen and composer Simeon ten Holt. The central theme in Peter Vermeulen’s work is the conversion of energy into moving and sound-producing images. For Typhoon he developed the idea of ​​having the dancers enter into a direct confrontation with the incalculable forces of the wind. He installed three wind machines that can vary in strength from a light breeze to a heavy storm. De Châtel then allows her dancers to directly confront the wind machines designed by Vermeulen. 

 

“I have always been an admirer of Krisztina de Châtel’s minimalist work. The clarity in structure, the minimal shifts and the battle with the power of the wind machines are enormously fascinating. Introdans is committed to cherishing and reviving existing repertoire to prevent dance from becoming disposable art and to ensure that a new generation of audiences can become acquainted with these impressive works,” says Roel Voorintholt, artistic director of Introdans. 

TYPHOON will premiere 22 February 2025 at Internationaal Theater Amsterdam.
tour: 18 February – 18 May 2025
all locations: 

Agenda

TYPHOON

Den Bosch, 20:00 h

Theater aan de Parade

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Den Bosch, 20:00 h

Amsterdam, 20:00 h

Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

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Amsterdam, 20:00 h

Amsterdam, 15:30 h

Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

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Amsterdam, 15:30 h

Amersfoort, 20:15 h

ICOONtheater

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Amersfoort, 20:15 h

Kampen, 20:15 h

Stadsgehoorzaal Kampen

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Kampen, 20:15 h

Groningen, 20:15 h

SPOT Groningen

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Groningen, 20:15 h

Zaandam, 20:30 h

Zaantheater

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Zaandam, 20:30 h

Nijmegen, 20:30 h

LUX

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Nijmegen, 20:30 h

Veghel, 20:15 h

De Blauwe Kei

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Veghel, 20:15 h

Haarlem, 20:00 h

Stadsschouwburg Haarlem

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Haarlem, 20:00 h

Maastricht, 20:00 h

Theater aan het Vrijthof

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Maastricht, 20:00 h

Roosendaal, 20:00 h

De Kring

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Roosendaal, 20:00 h

Middelburg, 20:00 h

Zeeland Theaters - Schouwburg Middelburg

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Middelburg, 20:00 h

Hoofddorp, 20:30 h

Cpunt Theater

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Hoofddorp, 20:30 h

Leiden, 20:15 h

Leidse Schouwburg

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Leiden, 20:15 h

Hengelo, 20:30 h

Schouwburg Hengelo

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Hengelo, 20:30 h

Den Haag, 20:15 h

Het Nationale Theater

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Den Haag, 20:15 h

Heerenveen, 20:15 h

Posthuis Theater

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Heerenveen, 20:15 h

Deventer, 20:30 h

Deventer Schouwburg

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Deventer, 20:30 h

Hoorn, 20:15 h

Schouwburg Het Park

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Hoorn, 20:15 h

Delft, 20:15 h

Theater de Veste

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Delft, 20:15 h

Amstelveen, 20:30 h

Schouwburg Amstelveen

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Amstelveen, 20:30 h

Amstelveen, 14:30 h

Schouwburg Amstelveen

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Amstelveen, 14:30 h

Cuijk, 20:00 h

Schouwburg Cuijk

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Cuijk, 20:00 h

Tilburg, 20:30 h

Schouwburg Tilburg

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Tilburg, 20:30 h

Rotterdam, 20:00 h

Theater Rotterdam

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Rotterdam, 20:00 h

Leeuwarden, 20:15 h

De Harmonie

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Leeuwarden, 20:15 h

Helmond, 20:15 h

Theater Speelhuis

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Helmond, 20:15 h

Utrecht, 20:00 h

Podium Hoge Woerd

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Utrecht, 20:00 h

Enschede, 20:00 h

Wilminktheater

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Enschede, 20:00 h

Alkmaar, 20:30 h

TAQA Theater De Vest

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Alkmaar, 20:30 h

Kerkrade, 20:00 h

PLT Theater Kerkrade

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Kerkrade, 20:00 h

Waalwijk, 20:15 h

Theater De Leest

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Waalwijk, 20:15 h

Capelle a/d IJssel, 20:15 h

Isala Theater

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Capelle a/d IJssel, 20:15 h

Alphen a/d Rijn, 20:30 h

Theater Castellum

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Alphen a/d Rijn, 20:30 h

ABOUT KRISZTINA DE CHÂTEL

Choreographer Krisztina de Châtel captivates again and again with her unique, energetic dance full of minimalist and mathematical movements. The successful revivals of Thron (2017) and Pulse (2019) and the monumental Föld (2022) show how her performances always resonate with a new generation of viewers. Her performances revolve around contrasts and confrontations: vulnerable human bodies are confronted with natural elements such as wind, earth and water, or the imposing space of a church building or machine shed. A battle also rages within the body itself: between passion and control, between individual freedom and the anonymity and security of the collective. 

 

ABOUT INTRODANS

Introdans is known for its inspiring dance artists from all over the world with whom they present high-quality repertoire on world-famous stages. Treasured dance heritage alongside innovative creations. Contemporary styles for a broad taste and a wide audience. We use our art and expertise to connect people with their own imagination and dance power. Inclusive, because everyone can dance. Emotions become tangible, creating a rich experience. 

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