by Moreno Perna
After four years of solid cooperation among the dance production houses (Dansmakers Amsterdam, Dansateliers, DansBrabant, De Nieuwe Oost and Random Collision) and as many editions of the festival, Moving Futures has become rooted in Dutch cities, and more and more adventurous audiences have been reached. Young and innovative makers, such as Arno Schuitemaker and Cecilia Moisio, have gained an independent position in the Dutch dance field with the festival as a springboard. Edge programs, such as innovative movement workshops and talk shows about dance and film, have been able to develop into in-depth success formulas.
The festival lands this week in Amsterdam, with exciting Double and Triple Bills from Wednesday until Saturday. Dansmakers Amsterdam and Theater Bellevue will showcase performances by Jesus de Vega & Chai Blaq, Judith Clijsters, Random Collision and many more.
Highlight: Keren Rosemberg and Charlie Prince will premiere their piece NOT ON THIS EARTH on Wednesday the 22nd on the podium of Dansmakers (Amsterdam Noord). The performance seeks to question the normative political approach to the issue of conflict and borders as experienced through the bodies of the two performers. NOT ON THIS EARTH seeks to make room for recognition of the reality of the other, a reality that is different, often contradictory, yet not impossible to understand or accept. It’s not about seeking solution for the conflictual perspective, it is about creating a space that can flirt with and stretch the boundaries of what is familiar. Without the necessity for reconciliation, but with the longing and urgency for communication and exchange.
DO NOT MISS: Saturday 25th at Theater Bellevue, after Pode Ser by Leïla Ka and Panflutes & Paperwork by Ingrid Beger Mhyre & Lasse Passage, the evening will continue with an After Party on stage with DJ set by Elisa Batti & CYB and surprise performances.