In Two Tales, young emerging dance makers tell poignant stories with firm roots in the traditions and customs of their native land. Choreographer duo Danae & Dionysios (Free at Last) and choreographer Erika Silgoner (The Mourning) are both winners of the XL Production Award of the Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition (RIDCC). This dance performance can be seen at International Theater Amsterdam.
Intriguing dance rituals and the intense and mystical atmosphere make this dance piece an overwhelming experience. Free at last is based on a well-known Greek myth about the struggle for independence.
A group of women dance their last dance on the edge of a cliff as a sign of defiance. With their homeland and ancient Greek stories as sources of inspiration, the choreographer duo Danae & Dionysios creates an atmospheric and penetrating dance piece about the cycle of life and traditions that are passed on from generation to generation.
The dance piece The Mourning is a love story, farce and tragedy all rolled into one. From her Sicilian background, choreographer and theater maker Erika Silgoner creates a lively and cinematic choreography with eight dancers. Sadness, humour, irony, passion and hilarious moments alternate. With breathtaking partnering and virtuoso dance, Silgoner manages to hold the attention of the audience from the beginning to the surprising end.
|Tuesday 2 May||19:30|
|Wednesday 3 May||19:30|