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Julidans - Age of Content

The eyes are on (LA)HORDE, the Parisian collective that has led Ballet National de Marseille since 2019 and has turned the ragged southern French port city into a focal point of contemporary dance. Age of Content is an impressive example of (La)HORDES 'post-internet dance': poetic, post-punk and politically committed, packed with influences from fashion, video games and club culture.

Julidans - Age of Content

Dates
Wed 3 Jul20:30 - 21:45
Thu 4 Jul20:30 - 21:45
Fri 5 Jul19:00 - 20:15
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Location
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (ITA)
Leidseplein 26
1017 PT Amsterdam
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Pun

The title Age of Content is a pun on the age of majority at which a person is considered legally capable of consenting to sexual acts. But to what extent do we have control, consent, over our physical presence in the virtual world?

Video game

17 dancers from Ballet de Marseille move through a video game: past Instagram filters, TikTok dances, OnlyFans horniness and action film stunts. Trapped in an alternative metaverse, somewhere between an airplane hangar and a club setting, the dancers come face to face with potential versions of themselves: their avatars. These artificial or otherwise individuals collide, fight, defend, flee, embrace, long for and celebrate life.

Social media has spawned a host of new forms of choreographic styles, for example jumpstyle, a rebellious anti-dance that emerged from hardcore techno. Grist to the mill for (LA)HORDE, for whom dance should be both a sensitive and political place where social questions surrounding racism, sexuality and power can – no, must – be discussed.

Dance moves

A dizzying multitude of dance moves from the virtual world are featured: in addition to jumpstyle, these include twerking, musical-comedy moves, vogueing and postmodern dance from the seventies New York avant-garde. Everything blended together into a blood-curdling dance hybrid 2.0.

The fact that pop icon Madonna asked (La)HORDE to be artistic director for part of her Celebration tour says a lot about the hype surrounding the collective of Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer and Arthur Harel. The three know each other from the Parisian underground scene and their names are everywhere – in fashion, film, theater – as a voice of the new era.

Please note: the end time is an indication.

Dates and times

Wednesday 3 July20:30 - 21:45
Thursday 4 July20:30 - 21:45
Friday 5 July19:00 - 20:15

Julidans - Age of Content

Dates
Wed 3 Jul20:30 - 21:45
Thu 4 Jul20:30 - 21:45
Fri 5 Jul19:00 - 20:15
More dates
Location
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (ITA)
Leidseplein 26
1017 PT Amsterdam
Show in Google Maps