International Dance Day
On 29 April the whole world will be dancing, and at Holland Festival the whole world will be on stage. International Dance Day was started to recognise the importance of this artform, and this year’s festival programme includes the following dance-centric performances:
Beautiful Me – Gregory Maqoma
Gregory Maqoma uses the medium of dance to express his concern over the state of South African society. He does this through the use of movement material by major choreographers, combined with live music and fragments of monologue. Humour and light-heartedness are not overlooked.
11 & 12 June, Frascati
Cion; Requiem of Ravel’s Bolero – Gregory Maqoma & Vuyani Dance Theatre
This dance theatre piece focuses on Toloki, a mourner by trade. He comforts families who are victims of poverty and racial hatred for money, all while the history of South Africa plays out in the background.
21 & 22 June, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
La danse de la rue 19 – Jeannot Kumbonyeki
On September 19th 2016 Congolese president Kabila’s mandate came to an end. Many large-scale protests took place and they made a lasting impression on Jeannot Kumbonyeki. His performance is a reaction to the events of that day.
12 & 13 June, Frascati
Piki Piki - Djino Alolo Sabin, Studios Kabako
The eventful history of the Democratic Republic of Congo also takes centre stage in Piki Piki. Djino Alolo Sabin’s grandfather suddenly disappeared during the struggle for independence. His solo show concerns the dream of a better life and a better country.
3 & 4 June, Frascati
Six Brandenburg Concertos – Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker has gone all out with her project to create a dance piece set to Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. This is a collaboration between De Keersmaeker and the Rosas dance troupe, violinist Amandine Beyer and the B’Rock Orchestra.
6 – 8 June, Koninklijk Theater Carré
More dance during Holland Festival: