On Thursday January 23, the BNG Bank Dance Prize 2020 was presented in Korzo Theater in The Hague. The award funds a national tour for the piece to travel to more than 15 cities. For more info and the jury report: BNG Dansprijs 2020 and Jury Report
A group of dancers embarks on a journey without a destination. They move across the stage by drawing geometrical patterns and falling in and out of rhythm. Tremble highlights a space that is in transit. The premiere of the piece will take place 28-29 November 2019 at Dansmakers Amsterdam and tour will follow in 2020.
For more info & tickets: TREMBLE
A new sketch show for Come Together #4 is coming up, Friday 25th 21:30 in Frascati 1. CLOUD COLLISION is made together with colleagues and performers: Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen, Tea Teaaru, Antonia Steffens, Karina Villafan, Marina Orlova & Tim Faraus. In collaboration with light designer and scenographer Paulina Prokop.
For more info: Cloud Collision
The City received the Moving Forward Trajectory award! The trajectory offers residencies, network, support and making a new performance. For more info take a look at Moving Forward Trajectory.
The City received a nomination for the Moving Forward Trajectory, together with artists Antonia Steffens and Piet Van Dycke. After a Makers Intensive, all artists will present their performances on the 9th of November at Dansmakers Amsterdam. For more info take a look here: Moving Forward Trajectory
As a final graduation project, "Larger than life" is a collaboration with choreographer and performer Charlie Laban Trier. This performance is a dialogue with and an examination of the phenomena of fandom-ness. We immerse ourselves in the experience of fanning, attempting to become fans of fans and making visible a space of uncensored emotional expression. Premiere in Frascati, Amsterdam, 16-17 June 2018. For more information: Larger than life
My first graduation project "The City" will premiere on 22-24 March 2018 in Veem House for Performance in Amsterdam. For this project, I'm introducing the practice of continuous skipping. "The City" will also be presented in Uferstudios in Berlin on 12 April, under the exchange between SNDO and HZT. For tickets look here: SNDO 2018 Graduation Show. For more information on the project look here: The City
The research on the unit of skipping is still in progress while I am heading towards my graduation from SNDO. For the first graduation production in March 2018, I will be focusing on the creation of a performance that unfolds the potential of skipping at its core. The City is a project that attempts to create a systemic universe that blinks in existence, with the use of continuous skipping. For more information about the preliminary stages of the project, take a look here: The City - in development
November - December 2017
With presentations in Columbia University and the School for Visual Arts in New York, this new work of Phoebe Osbourne opens the discussion around the concept of intentional flaking. Performed by Charlie Laban Trier, Talya Epstein and me, along with Phoebe Osbourne and Kristine Eudey, who also worked on the soundscape. For more info and a sneak peek take a look here: FLAKING
WHY NOT Festival will have its 6th edition this year and a new venue. On the 28th of October 2017, a whole day of performance will take place at De School in Amsterdam. We are excited that The Idle Wish will be part of this year's line-up, with two shows at 15:30 and 19:30.
Take a look at the new trailer of the performance and for more information and tickets check The Idle Wish and WHY NOT #6
July - August 2017
I'm very happy to announce that I was selected to be part of the scholarship program "DanceWEB" of the Impulstanz festival in Vienna. From the 12th of July till August 16th I will be immerged in a huge variety of workshops, performances, encounters and exchanges. My participation would not be possible without the generous support of OUTSET Greece that agreed to cover the last part of the scholarship. Time for some serious fun.
May - July 2017
After the completion of "The Idle Wish", my interest focused on the action of skipping.
A movement that was emerging in my previous works but I never spend time to look closely. Looking forward to my graduation work in March 2018, I have already started with the research on the practice of continuous skipping. Two sketch performances took place in June at SNDO Friday Afternoon with Ahmed El Ghendy and at Centre National de la Danse in Paris, during Camping, with Andreas Haglund. A small open workshop on skipping happened as well during the Camping meeting. You can watch both try-outs at the Sketches page.
The dance documentary by Carolien van Maaswaal, 3rd year documentary directing student at the Netherlands Film Academy had its premiere at the Netherlands Film Academy in May 2017. The film focuses on the routine of a cleaning lady in a hotel room, a space full of memories and their erasure in time. A collaboration between NFA, SNDO & CvA. Soon in festivals around!
For more info: Mentia
Together with Marc Oliveras Casas, student at MTD (Modern Theaterdans) of AHK, THE IDLE WISH was presented during the NOTBUSY - SNDO3 Festival in Veem House for Performance in Amsterdam.
An intimate performance with multiple narratives, a variety of forms and certain surprises.
Look here for more details: The Idle Wish
BETWEEN FOUR WALLS is the working title of the upcoming documentary by Carolien van Maaswaal, 3rd year documentary directing student at the Netherlands Film Academy. The film focuses on the routine of a cleaning lady in a hotel room, a space full of memories and their erasure in time. Inside the documentary there will be a dancing scene that I choreographed together with Yoko Ono Haveman, Pascal Geraldson and Lisa Hennig-Olsen.
At the moment the movie is in post-production. We are excited to see the results! Take a look at the set photos here: Set Photos
With great excitement we will be presenting this collaborative project! We hope you can join us! A co-production of SNDO, Scenography AHK, Master of Live Electronics AHK, Modern Theater Dans AHK, ArtEZ Dance and with the support of the Interfaculty Grant AHK.
For more info: The Container
INSERT for Hexenschuss
Hexenschuss is releasing their new album Gobbledegookand in March 2017 and for their first single INSERT they created a unique and awkward universe.
"An unexplained force causes a young man, trapped in his house to twitch into dance. This calling leads him deep into the woods, for an unexpected encounter".
Watch it here: INSERT
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A collaboration of and on intersections between students of the Academy of Theater and Dance. Andreas Hannes (SNDO3), Louis Siegert (MTD2), performed for Adrian Linz (Director's department 2) who collaborates with visual artist Chataine Moekardanoe (Artez). Gibbs, textiles and bodies touch in this performative installation. 24th & 25th of October 2016, Danstheater, Academy of Theater & Dance, Amsterdam
July - September 2016
In the light of an upcoming production for SNDO, I am developing a practice connected to questions of virtuosity and co-existing forces. Small workshops will take place in different countries during summer. The production will premiere in November 2016 in Amsterdam. For more info: THE CONTAINER
The sound of sol# is exactly the same as la♭. This new performance is oscillating between dance theater and musical principles and notions. Premiered in Amsterdam under the SNDO2 Festival 2016.
For more details about the project: Sol♯ // La♭
April & June 2016
A collaboration between producers and reproducers, with the initiation of Charlie Laban Trier, this performance moves around the function of .gif, among other things. An algorythm presented for live and onlin audiences. Premiered in Amsterdam under the SNDO2 Festival 2016 and continued to Frascati Theater during 'My Gracious Gardens', an evening hosted by Pavlos Marios Ktoridis. Take a look here for more: .GIFing it up
HETEROTOPIA another view
November 2015 & January 2016
Two women in a place, moving to another. The view changes from the feet to the hair, to the contact, to the absence.
HETEROTOPIA is a research on the potential of perspectives, the eye’s movement and focus.
After its firt presentation in February 2015, this performative installation was once again presented for small audiences on the 13th of November 2015 and on the 16th of January 2016 with multiple performances per day.
For more details on the project: HETEROTOPIA
I REMEMBER YOU TOLD ME "THE JELLYFISH ARE NOT DEAD. THEY JUST LOOK DEAD. - Teaser of the upcoming Video Dance Short
A new video dance piece with the participation of over 30 performers is on the way to the big screen. I REMEMBER YOU TOLD ME "THE JELLYFISH ARE NOT DEAD. THEY JUST LOOK DEAD" is a short video on the theme of evolution and transitions. From death to mourning to re-birth. From pleasure to pain and back. In festivals coming soon. For now, take a look at the teaser for some short impressions here: Teaser
STAND UP DRAMA in Amsterdam
"This is not a stand-up. I repeat. This is not a stand-up.
It's time for sorrow indeed."
Stand-Up Drama is a performance full of drama in the format of stand-up comedy. For the first time it will be presented on the 23rd of September 2015 in OT301 under the performance project "Highs & Lows" by 4bid Gallery.
For more information take a look here: STAND UP DRAMA
PANEGYRIC Premiere at the SNDO 1 Festival
Closing the first year at the SNDO (School for New Dance Development), PANEGYRIC, a 10 min choreography will be presented during the Festival "Chorale for the Missing Keeper".
The festival consists of works by all the 10 students of the year.
TEN TIMES, TEN MINUTES.
June 18th - 20th at the Theaterschool.
Free tickets can already be reserved here: Chorale for the Missing Keeper
For more information take a look here: PANEGYRIC
INNOC€NT goes to SPIELART
After a successful premiere at DASARTS on the 14th of June 2015,
INNOC€NT by Astrit Ismaili, performed by Andreas Hannes, Antonia Steffens and Jose Manuel Portas Bulpe, will be presented in SPIELART Festival in Munich on the 5th and 6th of November 2015. For more info on the performance take a look here: INNOC€NT
TRACING HIDDEN COLLECTIVITY
March & April 2015
Choreographer Burkhard Körner, after travelling to Japan, Bali and Java and observing social choreographies, came together with composer and pianist Duri Collenberg, performers Antonia Steffens and Andreas Hannes and pianist Tijmen van Tol, to trace hidden collectivity at the crossroads between composition, music, dance, and choreography. Premiered in Het Veem Theater on the 26th of March 2015, this performance will also be shown on the 28th of April at the Uferstudios in Berlin, during the festival of the exchange meeting between HZT and SNDO, but also during the Composer's Festival Amsterdam (CvA), 21st - 24th of May 2015. For more information take a look here: Tracing
HETEROTOPIA: work in progress