To “warp” is to bend or turn from the direction or course.
In Star Trek, for example, starships enter warp to travel. In this show, that is inspired by the practice of continuous skipping, the dancers emerge within a space that is constantly in transit. In the mercy of external forces, they move within movement.
Through the disorientation and organisation of bodies and space, movement becomes a dance of potential transformations and narratives.
Warping Soul is part of DANSLOKAAL 8, an initiative of Conny Janssen Danst, in collaboration with Dansateliers Rotterdam and Korzo Den Haag. For more info: DANSLOKAAL 8
Premiere: 18-09-2020 at Conny Janssen Danst Huis
Tour dates: Calendar
Warping Soul got selected in the AEROWAVES TWENTY '22 and will be presented at the Spring Forward Festival on 28 April - 1 May '22, hosted by the European Capital of Culture in Elefsina.
Maud Huizing, Remy Tilburg, Laura Costa & Alberto Albanese
Gary Shepherd (DJ Streamer)
"Soul" by Rival Consoles feat.Peter Broderick - Courtesy of Erased Tapes
Kristin de Groot
Bruno Listopad, Antonia Steffens, Charlie Laban Trier, Elisa Zuppini, Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen, Paulina Prokop and the whole team of Conny Janssen Danst and Dansateliers
Salih Kilic & Andreas Hannes
"The most fascinating contribution to Danslokaal 8 is by choreographic talent Andreas Hannes" by Annette Embrechts
"This was the best performing art of 2020" by Jacq Algra
"Warping Soul is an exhilarating watch" by Bregtje Schudel
“Warping Soul is alienating and of an otherworldly beauty.” by Fritz de Jong
“The beat fires the dancers to an increasingly fierce dance language.” by Kester Freriks