Double bill night 3. – Contemporary dance & Circus
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About The Event
Company Panama Pictures
Panama Pictures makes thematically layered performances on the cutting edge of dance and circus for a broad and varied audience. The company actively works to increase support for dance and circus and provides an important stimulus to the artistic development of both disciplines.
In addition to full-length touring performances, Panama Pictures produces short works that play on diverse locations outside the theatre. In their commitment to talent development and education, the teachers and performers of Panama Pictures regularly give master classes and workshops to both amateurs and (semi) professionals. The company also accompanies young makers in the development of their own work and offers them a platform for presentations.
Panama Pictures is the resident company of the Verkadefabriek in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. From a solid local base, Panama Pictures works to increase its national and international reach and visibility. The company is dedicated to sustainable partnerships with its venues and co-producers and the bond with its audience.
Panama Pictures operates from a small organization. Pia Meuthen (artistic director) and Mieke Lamar (business director) manage the company. They jointly develop the policy and are the face of Panama Pictures. The education coordination is in the hands of Lysanne van Esch and Lisa Dammiaans. Renske Versteeg is responsible for the financial administration.
On the floor, production manager Joost van Pagée and head technique Bart Verzellenberg are indispensable.
Acquisition and sale of the performances national and international is done by Mieke Lamar. Panama Pictures also has an artistic team consisting of professionals from different disciplines: composers Jeroen Strijbos & Rob van Rijswijk, dramaturge Angelique Willkie, assistant choreographer and trainer Miquel de Jong, costume designer Sanne Reichert and scenographer Sammy van den Heuvel, light designer Bart Verzellenberg.
Stripped is an intimate portrait of a man who tries to find out who he is in essence. In dialogue with himself and the audience, he looks back on his life and reveals layer by layer a new side of his character. The aerial straps serve as an extension of his body, as a restriction of his freedom of movement, but also as a step to another reality.
Aerial strap artist Tarek Rammo was central to the artistic process. His personality, background and relationship with his discipline were the starting point of this creation.
Dance / acrobatics Tarek Rammo
Choreography Pia Meuthen
Assistant/ training Miquel de Jong
Dramaturgy Angelique Willkie
Music Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Strijbos & van Rijswijk
Light design Dominique Pollet
Costume Sanne Reichert
Eva Duda Dance Company
The Company developed into an independent ensemble during the season of 2009 / 2010 based on the initiative of the choreographer, who became well-known and reputed as a creative artist working both independently and in various theatrical genres, choreographing great stage performances as well as smaller progressive dance pieces.Over the past three years, her team has become one of Hungary’s most dynamically developing dance collectives and created its remarkably distinct image. Also functioning as a creative community, the company is frequently invited to national and international events and festivals.
Fights between the individual and her community are endless. Depicting how exposed we are, how we can lose our humanity might lull us to sleep, but it might wake us up to the brutal reality of everyday battles. Strong, raw movements, sudden and unexpected changes between scenes, which intentionally bring us out of our comfort zone and show us that the line between imagination and reality isn’t always sharp. The characters are driven by an instinctive and overwhelming force and formulate some well-known feelings with unmasked sincerity. Quan’s work is unusual, special, beautiful and shocking at the same time.
Performers: Bea Egyed, Orsolya Vitárius, Márton Csuzi, Gábor Ivanov, Kristóf Várnagy
Music by: Jeromos Kovács
Light designer: Ferenc Payer
Costume designer: Julcsi Kiss
Choreographer assistant: Bea Csák
Production manager: Barbara Czveiber
Artistic director: Éva Duda
Choreograpeher: Quan Bui Qnoc
Supporters: Ministry of Human Resources, Independently Together (FÜGE), National
Cultural Fund, Jurányi Art Incubator House, Budapest XI District Local Government