Julidans

Julidans, the international festival of contemporary dance, is internationally renowned for its unusual and daring dance programming. The festival likes to look across borders. Literally: to dance makers from other countries and (dance) cultures. And figuratively: to different approaches to dance. Besides the great masters, Julidans presents new, promising choreographers and gives them the opportunity to show their work for the first time on the big stage. Julidans also makes way for dance makers who are on the verge of an (international) breakthrough. In them we see the new icons of dance.

1 - 16 July 2021

Julidans 2021

The summer of 2021 will provide the stage for the 30th edition of Julidans. After a year of lockdowns and livestreams, we are pleased to present a distinct programme that you can experience live in the theatres from 1 to 16 July.

Our motto this year is NEVER STOP DANCING. Different generations of choreographers inspire each other, make crossovers with other art forms or respond to social themes. Different locations in Amsterdam, with Internationaal Theater Amsterdam as beating heart, present the great masters, enfants terribles and new icons of contemporary dance. Groundbreaking, daring and surprising performances inspire connoisseurs and curious minds alike.

PROGRAMMA

Language NP Language no problem BLASPHEMY RHAPSODY Emio Greco & Pieter C. Scholten (NL) / ICK Dans Amsterdam Dance BLASPHEMY RHAPSODY
Close BLASPHEMY RHAPSODY Emio Greco & Pieter C. Scholten (NL) / ICK Dans Amsterdam
A danced call to embrace the uncertainties (and with it the mobility) of life.
Language NP Language no problem Uchronia Vincent Riebeek (NL) Dance Uchronia
Close Uchronia Vincent Riebeek (NL)
Detached from time and place, dance becomes a means of liberation. There are no limits to what is possible.
Language NP Language no problem Tremble Andreas Hannes (NL/GR) / Small House Productions Dance Tremble
Close Tremble Andreas Hannes (NL/GR) / Small House Productions
Stedelijk Museum and Julidans jointly present a skipping performance by Andreas Hannes in the Schiphol Entrance of the museum. Do not be misled by this simple qualification. There is indeed skipping. But that leads to unexpected heights.
Language NP Language no problem THERE SHE IS Keren Levi (NL/IS) / NeverLike Dance THERE SHE IS
Close THERE SHE IS Keren Levi (NL/IS) / NeverLike
Memory and farewell are the central themes in this personal solo performance by Keren Levi. In contrast to most of her other pieces Levi has taken autobio-graphical material as the starting point.
Language NP Language no problem The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (BE) & Pavel Kolesnikov (RU) / Rosas Dance The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Close The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (BE) & Pavel Kolesnikov (RU) / Rosas
Together with pianist Pavel Kolesnikov, De Keersmaeker enters into a dialogue with the Goldberg Variations, in a solo performance which she dances herself. With one aria and thirty variations, the music challenges the dance to constantly change and at the same time preserve an unchanging core.
Language NP Language no problem The Goldberg Variations Michiel Vandevelde (BE) / Platform K Dance The Goldberg Variations
Close The Goldberg Variations Michiel Vandevelde (BE) / Platform K
The democratic liberation of dance, and of Bach's Goldberg Variations.
Language NP Language no problem OPUS Christos Papadopoulos / Leon & the Wolf (GR) Dance OPUS
Close OPUS Christos Papadopoulos / Leon & the Wolf (GR)
OPUS is Die Kunst der Fuge by J.S. Bach as you have never seen it before. Yes, 'seen' is the right word here. The makers dug deep into the rhythms of the composition and depict them with microscopic precision. They take you to a pure, unspoilt world, far away from everyday concerns.
Language NP Language no problem Tender Men Koen De Preter (BE) Dance Tender Men
Close Tender Men Koen De Preter (BE)
Tender Men captivates and confuses, harasses and triggers somewhere on the border between bro, bromance, and romance.
Language NP Language no problem OMG Igor Vrebac (NL/BA) / De Nieuwe Oost Dance OMG
Close OMG Igor Vrebac (NL/BA) / De Nieuwe Oost
Physical ecstasy and collective euphoria. Three dancers seek faith on trampolines.
Language NP Language no problem Neptune Lois Alexander (NL/VS) / ICK Artist Space Dance Neptune
Close Neptune Lois Alexander (NL/VS) / ICK Artist Space
Surrounded by melting ice blocks, Lois Alexander investigates the identity of black women.
Language NP Language no problem Making Dances - Dancing Replies: Works in Silence (1970's) Lucinda Childs (VS) / Ginevra Panzetti & Enrico Ticconi (IT/DE) & Martha Graham (US) & Tim Etchells / Dance On Ensemble (DE) Dance Making Dances - Dancing Replies: Works in Silence (1970's)
Language NP Language no problem Making Dances - Dancing Replies: Story (1963) Merce Cunningham (VS) & Mathilde Monnier (FR) & Martha Graham (US) & Tim Etchells (UK)/ Dance On Ensemble (DE) Dance Making Dances - Dancing Replies: Story (1963)
Close Making Dances - Dancing Replies: Story (1963) Merce Cunningham (VS) & Mathilde Monnier (FR) & Martha Graham (US) & Tim Etchells (UK)/ Dance On Ensemble (DE)
A bridge between the past and the future. 'Maverick' Mathilde Monnier creates her reply to Merce Cunningham's iconic work Story.
Language NP Language no problem LAVAGEM Alice Ripoll (BRA) / Cie. REC Dance LAVAGEM
Close LAVAGEM Alice Ripoll (BRA) / Cie. REC
A performance about water and soap, and racism. About the question whether we can wash a dirty history clean.
Language NP Language no problem TA(M)BU Junadry Leocaria (NL) / Korzo Producties Dance TA(M)BU
Close TA(M)BU Junadry Leocaria (NL) / Korzo Producties
Striking talent pays tribute to her roots and to the beauty of the forbidden music and dance of Curaçao.
Language NP Language no problem Creating Joy Ann Van den Broek / WArd/waRD Dance Creating Joy
Close Creating Joy Ann Van den Broek / WArd/waRD
A mix of live performance and film - from the stage and the dancers' homes - about things that create joy in the midst of a pandemic.
Language NP Language no problem All Around Mette Ingvartsen (DK/BE) & Will Guthrie (AU/FR) / Great Investment vwz Dance All Around
Language NP Language no problem HarleKing Enrico Ticconi & Ginevra Panzetti (IT/DE) Dance HarleKing
Close HarleKing Enrico Ticconi & Ginevra Panzetti (IT/DE)
He looks like a clown, this harlequin, but he is a devil with multiple guises. 'This duo creates a monstrous satire, perfectly timed, masterfully executed.' - Danza & Danza.
Language NP Language no problem grrrRoUNd Marcela Levi & Lucía Russo (BRA/AR) Dance grrrRoUNd
Close grrrRoUNd Marcela Levi & Lucía Russo (BRA/AR)
They were already there in 2019, on the talent stage Julidans NEXT, with Iron Mouth: a hellish, irreverent dance to rousing Brazilian rhythms.
Language NP Language no problem Gioia Live Liat Waysbort (NL/IS) / BITTER SWEET DANCE Dance Gioia Live
Close Gioia Live Liat Waysbort (NL/IS) / BITTER SWEET DANCE
Liat Waysbort has developed a distinctive dance language that is powerful and explosive, and at the same time fragile and thoughtful.
Language NP Language no problem ELISABETH GETS HER WAY Jan Martens (BE) / GRIP Dance ELISABETH GETS HER WAY
Close ELISABETH GETS HER WAY Jan Martens (BE) / GRIP
In any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones, the Julidans co-production that could not be shown in the corona year 2020, Jan Martens used music by Elisabeth Chojnacka.
Language NP Language no problem Elenit Euripides Laskaridis (GR) / OSMOSIS Dance Elenit
Close Elenit Euripides Laskaridis (GR) / OSMOSIS
ELENIT is a universe in which you can disappear completely. 'Totally mesmerising. Dance, theatre, performance, happening, installation. A work that defies comparison and that therefore is unique' - To Tetarto Koudouni.
Language NP Language no problem Between us Sarah Huygens Jawla (NL/BE) Dance Between us
Close Between us Sarah Huygens Jawla (NL/BE)
Recognition and discomfort in a raw, trance-like performance about diversity and identity.
Language NP Language no problem Best Regards Marco D'Agostin (IT) Dance Best Regards
Close Best Regards Marco D'Agostin (IT)
Farewell to a radical dance innovator becomes a fireworks display of talent.
Language NP Language no problem O S C A R Arno Schuitemaker (NL) Dance O S C A R
Close O S C A R Arno Schuitemaker (NL)
Liberating experience of the kind that will determine the future of theatre.
Language NP Language no problem Private Song Alexandra Bachzetsis (CH/GR) Dance Private Song
Close Private Song Alexandra Bachzetsis (CH/GR)
Private Song is both a dance performance and a mini-concert; a charismatic performance about male-female clichés with Greek blues sung live.
Language NP Language no problem 8: METAMORPHOSIS Nicole Beutler Projects (NL) Dance 8: METAMORPHOSIS
Close 8: METAMORPHOSIS Nicole Beutler Projects (NL)
'An impressive dance opera,' de Volkskrant wrote. Dance, music, light art and visual composition effortlessly blend into a total experience that stimulates all the senses.
Language NP Language no problem Destination Yang Zhen (CN) / Red Virgo Dance Destination
Close Destination Yang Zhen (CN) / Red Virgo
The doors of an underground gay bar open in a show about overt and secret love.
Language NP Language no problem Chapter 3: The Brutal Journey of the Heart Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar (IS) / L-E-V Dance Chapter 3: The Brutal Journey of the Heart
Close Chapter 3: The Brutal Journey of the Heart Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar (IS) / L-E-V
In Chapter 3: The Brutal Journey of the Heart, nine dancers embark on an intense journey through the ups and downs of love relationships. Explosive contemporary dance based on classical dance alternates with ‘moves’ taken from vogueing - not without an ironic wink.