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Mette Ingvartsen - Skatepark

The International Theater Amsterdam is being transformed by the Danish choreographer Mette Ingvartsen into a skate park where one skate stunt after another is performed. In 'Skatepark' three professional dancers and Amsterdam's young and older skaters compete against each other in an unparalleled skate party as a metaphor for freedom and cheerful community spirit. With Damien Delsaux, Manuel Faust, Aline Boas, Mary Pop Wheels, Sam Gelis and Fouad Nafili, among others.

Mette Ingvartsen - Skatepark

Dates
Mon 15 Jul19:00 - 20:15
Tue 16 Jul19:00 - 20:15
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Location
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (ITA)
Leidseplein 26
1017 PT Amsterdam
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Skate park

Behind the skate ramps, graffiti is sprayed and music is played, basketball is played, people laugh and dance. But above all, gravity is tested with dizzying journeys from slope to slope in all types of jumps and tricks, parabolas and 'figures of eight'. Choreographer Mette Ingvartsen, together with a colorful group of local skaters from 11 to 35 years old and professional dancers, explores the speed, power and energy of movement on wheels, a nostalgic reference to her youth.

With a good dose of perseverance, a sense of experiment and a touch of healthy rivalry, the skaters come together in the shared space, with special attention to the other. Giving each other space and simply giving one more try in a feeling of fun, freedom and connection - that's what it's all about. Where one person succeeds in excelling, another falls flat, but that person always receives encouraging applause.

The skaters' constant attempts to stay balanced, their lively interactions and playful collisions also amount to something larger and more telling: what could we as a society learn about new forms of unity and coexistence?

'Ingvartsen lets the fun and rebellion of skate culture explode in the theater. This energy bomb proves it: punx not dead!' - The standard

Dates and times

Monday 15 July19:00 - 20:15
Tuesday 16 July19:00 - 20:15

Mette Ingvartsen - Skatepark

Dates
Mon 15 Jul19:00 - 20:15
Tue 16 Jul19:00 - 20:15
More dates
Location
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (ITA)
Leidseplein 26
1017 PT Amsterdam
show in Google Maps