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.

2 - 16 July 2022

Julidans 2022 - something to believe in

From 2-16 July 2022, Julidans presents the current state of contemporary dance. In a broad programme, you will see the work of leading and idiosyncratic choreographers with different cultural and disciplinary backgrounds. At 14 locations throughout the city, with Internationaal Theater Amsterdam as festival centre, they will present more than forty performances. Julidans is the festival for international contemporary dance that inspires connoisseurs and curious minds alike.

view the festival schedule here

MAIN PROGRAM

Language NP Language no problem Larsen C Christos Papadopoulos (GR) / Leon & the Wolf Dance Larsen C
Close Larsen C Christos Papadopoulos (GR) / Leon & the Wolf
02 Jul '22 to 03 Jul '22
Human perception as a natural phenomenon

Julidans opens with Larsen C. This new performance by Greek choreographer Christos Papadopoulos is a meditation on our position as human beings in times of change.
Language NP Language no problem A Divine Comedy Florentina Holzinger (AT/NL) Dance A Divine Comedy
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03 Jul '22 to 04 Jul '22
In A Divine Comedy, the notorious choreographer catapults the Italian poet Dante Alighieri's work of the same name into the present, thus creating heaven and hell in the here and now.
Language NP Language no problem Via Injabulo Amala Dianor (SN/FR), Marco da Silva Ferreira (PT) / Via Katlehong Dance (ZA) Dance Via Injabulo
Close Via Injabulo Amala Dianor (SN/FR), Marco da Silva Ferreira (PT) / Via Katlehong Dance (ZA)
03 Jul '22 to 04 Jul '22
A feast of explosive dance and rousing rhythms from the townships
Language NP Language no problem sacrifice while lost in salted earth Hooman Sharifi (IR/NO) / Impure Company Dance sacrifice while lost in salted earth
Language NP Language no problem On Earth I’m Done - Part 1: Mountains Part 2: Islands Jefta van Dinther (SE) / Cullberg Dance On Earth I’m Done - Part 1: Mountains Part 2: Islands
Close On Earth I’m Done - Part 1: Mountains Part 2: Islands Jefta van Dinther (SE) / Cullberg
06 Jul '22 to 07 Jul '22
With references to science fiction, classicism and pop culture, the spectator is transported to places that seem to be torn from the conventional space-time continuum.
Language NP Language no problem Yishun is Burning Choy Ka Fai (SGP/DE) Dance Yishun is Burning
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06 Jul '22 to 07 Jul '22
Shamanism meets voguing meets drag in the multimedia dance performance Yishun is Burning, an ultra-dynamic quest for the rituals of our time.
Language NP Language no problem Stations Louise Lecavalier (CA) / Fou Glorieux Dance Stations
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09 Jul '22 to 10 Jul '22
In Stations, Louise Lecavalier goes in search of the pure essence of dance. With this new solo, the legendary 'Flame on legs' creates her most personal and delicate performance ever.
Language NP Language no problem BYGONES David Raymond & Tiffany Tregarthen (CA) / Out Innerspace Dance Theatre Dance BYGONES
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09 Jul '22 to 10 Jul '22
A nightmare vision that goes totally berserk. Like a David Lynch film on speed. Dancers who defy gravity. Books, teacups and flower pots lead a life of their own, mysterious creatures creep out of the shadows.
Language NP Language no problem Re:INCARNATION Qudus Onikeku (NG) / The QDance Company Dance Re:INCARNATION
Close Re:INCARNATION Qudus Onikeku (NG) / The QDance Company
12 Jul '22 to 13 Jul '22
Ten young African performers and a musician blend artistic artistic expression from the past and present into an unparalleled ode to Nigerian culture.
Language NP Language no problem THE MARKET Fernando Belfiore (NL/BR) Dance THE MARKET
Close THE MARKET Fernando Belfiore (NL/BR)
13 Jul '22 to 14 Jul '22
Hyper-visual dance performance about radical redistribution of our wealth
Language NP Language no problem Neighbours Brigel Gjoka, Rauf 'Rubberlegz' Yasit & Rusan Filiztek in collaboration with William Forsyth Dance Neighbours
Close Neighbours Brigel Gjoka, Rauf 'Rubberlegz' Yasit & Rusan Filiztek in collaboration with William Forsyth
14 Jul '22 to 16 Jul '22
Yasit and Gjoka create a fascinating cocktail of styles and possibilities in Neighbours, an emotional work in which the dancers explore what binds neighbours. And what separates them.
Language NP Language no problem Furia Lia Rodrigues (BR) Dance Furia
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14 Jul '22
Fúria is Portuguese for anger, enthusiasm, passion, inspiration. Such are the emotions that pervade the eponymous performance by Brazilian choreographer Lia Rodrigues.
Language NP Language no problem Vástádus eana - The answer is land Elle Sofe Sara (NO) Dance Vástádus eana - The answer is land
Close Vástádus eana - The answer is land Elle Sofe Sara (NO)
15 Jul '22 to 16 Jul '22
With Vástádus eana / The answer is land, choreographer Elle Sofe Sara pays tribute to all the people who want to make the world a better place.
Language NP Language no problem Into the open Lisbeth Gruwez & Maarten van Cauwenberghe (BE) / Voetvolk Dance Into the open
Close Into the open Lisbeth Gruwez & Maarten van Cauwenberghe (BE) / Voetvolk
15 Jul '22
‘A crazy dance concert where three punk musicians and four loose performers threw a wild party. '
Language NP Language no problem Encantado Lia Rodrigues (BR) Dance Encantado
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16 Jul '22
In the colourful performance Encantado, Brazilian choreographer Lia Rodrigues goes in search of rites and customs that we have unfortunately lost sight of.

JULIDANS NL

Language NP Language no problem JOY ENJOY JOY Ann Van den Broek (NL/BE) / WArd/waRD Dance JOY ENJOY JOY
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07 Jul '22 to 08 Jul '22
After a few difficult years, choreographer Ann Van den Broek feels, there is a need for air and light. In Joy Enjoy Joy she celebrates life, earthy and dynamic, with costumes in all colours of the rainbow and effervescent dance.
Language NP Language no problem GINKGO Nicole Beutler Projects (NL/DE) Dance GINKGO
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08 Jul '22 to 09 Jul '22
A confrontational total experience, on the way to a possible future
Language NP Language no problem D̶A̶R̶K̶MATTER Cherish Menzo (NL) / GRIP / Frascati Producties Dance D̶A̶R̶K̶MATTER
Close D̶A̶R̶K̶MATTER Cherish Menzo (NL) / GRIP / Frascati Producties
08 Jul '22 to 10 Jul '22
What would the world be like if there had been no colonisation? In D̶A̶R̶K̶MATTER, Cherish Menzo and Camilo Mejía Cortés disentangle their bodies from fixed patterns and preconceptions and go in search of a new, futuristic environment: the D̶A̶R̶K̶MATTER universe.
Language NP Language no problem Pink Portal Cecilia Moisio (FIN/NL) Dance Pink Portal
Close Pink Portal Cecilia Moisio (FIN/NL)
11 Jul '22 to 12 Jul '22
Portraits of women's bodies, with the vulva in the leading role
Language NP Language no problem Skiagraphia Siba Sahabi (IR/DE) / Andres Marin (ES) Dance Skiagraphia
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12 Jul '22
With Skiagraphia, a spectacular mix of flamenco, contemporary dance, electronic music and an ingenious set of moving sculptures, Siba Sahabi and Andrés Marín prove themselves a match made in heaven.
Language NP Language no problem HISSY FIT Christian Guerematchi (SI/NL) Dance HISSY FIT
Close HISSY FIT Christian Guerematchi (SI/NL)
14 Jul '22
Three black bodies get into a ‘hissy fit’ to drill music: an outburst of ‘black rage’
Language NP Language no problem Eros Boukje Schweigman (NL) Dance Eros
Close Eros Boukje Schweigman (NL)
14 Jul '22 to 16 Jul '22
Celebrate the body: Schweigman& and DOX celebrate the female body. In Eros, five women go in search of the power and pleasure of their sensuality. In a contemporary ritual, social taboos are ignored and womanhood is celebrated in all its facets.
Language NP Language no problem My Pitrs & Kali Mata Poernima Pobardhan (NL) Dance My Pitrs & Kali Mata
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15 Jul '22
An ancient Indian dance form translated into a contemporary, highly personal dance language

JULIDANS NEXT

Language NP Language no problem MOS Ioanna Paraskevopoulou (GR) Dance MOS
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04 Jul '22 to 05 Jul '22
How a sound score is created live with home, garden and kitchen utensils and a bunch of coconuts
Language NP Language no problem Letters 2 Dance Femke Gyselinck (BE) / GRIP Dance Letters 2 Dance
Close Letters 2 Dance Femke Gyselinck (BE) / GRIP
07 Jul '22 to 08 Jul '22
Femke Gyselinck re-examines the relationship between movement and letter images. Letters 2 Dance 'reads' like a love letter to the art of dance and to life itself.
Language NP Language no problem The Lion's Den Sabina Bocková & Johana Pocková (CZ) / POCKETART Dance The Lion's Den
Close The Lion's Den Sabina Bocková & Johana Pocková (CZ) / POCKETART
09 Jul '22 to 10 Jul '22
To manipulate or to be manipulated, that is the question in a pulsating choreography full of meanings but with a light touch.
Language NP Language no problem Manifesto Transpofágico Renata Carvalho (BR) Dance Manifesto Transpofágico
Close Manifesto Transpofágico Renata Carvalho (BR)
13 Jul '22 to 14 Jul '22
The personal is political in Manifesto Transpofágico, the solo performance by theatre maker Renata Carvalho.

JULIDANS EXTENDED

Language NP Language no problem Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour G (start Food Centre Amsterdam) Julidans x WhyNot Dance Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour G (start Food Centre Amsterdam)
Close Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour G (start Food Centre Amsterdam) Julidans x WhyNot
02 Jul '22 to 03 Jul '22
Performance tour through the vertical city

During OFF VENUE dance comes alive in relation to the city. Hop on your bike for a dance route along surprising locations and see Amsterdam in a new way thanks to the performance interventions of adventurous dance makers.
Language NP Language no problem Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour D (start WG-terrein) Julidans x WhyNot Dance Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour D (start WG-terrein)
Close Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour D (start WG-terrein) Julidans x WhyNot
02 Jul '22 to 03 Jul '22
Performance tour through the vertical city

During OFF VENUE dance comes alive in relation to the city. Hop on your bike for a dance route along surprising locations and see Amsterdam in a new way thanks to the performance interventions of adventurous dance makers.
Language NP Language no problem Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour C (start Van Beuningenplein) Julidans x WhyNot Dance Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour C (start Van Beuningenplein)
Close Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour C (start Van Beuningenplein) Julidans x WhyNot
02 Jul '22 to 03 Jul '22
Performance tour through the vertical city

During OFF VENUE dance comes alive in relation to the city. Hop on your bike for a dance route along surprising locations and see Amsterdam in a new way thanks to the performance interventions of adventurous dance makers.
Language NP Language no problem Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour A (start Food Centre Amsterdam) Julidans x WhyNot Dance Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour A (start Food Centre Amsterdam)
Close Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour A (start Food Centre Amsterdam) Julidans x WhyNot
02 Jul '22 to 03 Jul '22
Performance tour through the vertical city

During OFF VENUE dance comes alive in relation to the city. Hop on your bike for a dance route along surprising locations and see Amsterdam in a new way thanks to the performance interventions of adventurous dance makers.
Language NP Language no problem Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour B (start Food Centre Amsterdam) Julidans x WhyNot Dance Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour B (start Food Centre Amsterdam)
Close Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour B (start Food Centre Amsterdam) Julidans x WhyNot
02 Jul '22 to 03 Jul '22
Performance tour through the vertical city

During OFF VENUE dance comes alive in relation to the city. Hop on your bike for a dance route along surprising locations and see Amsterdam in a new way thanks to the performance interventions of adventurous dance makers.
Language NP Language no problem Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour F (start Mercantilaan) Julidans x WhyNot Dance Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour F (start Mercantilaan)
Close Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour F (start Mercantilaan) Julidans x WhyNot
02 Jul '22 to 03 Jul '22
Performance tour through the vertical city

During OFF VENUE dance comes alive in relation to the city. Hop on your bike for a dance route along surprising locations and see Amsterdam in a new way thanks to the performance interventions of adventurous dance makers.
Language NP Language no problem Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour E (start Tetterode) Julidans x WhyNot Dance Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour E (start Tetterode)
Close Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour E (start Tetterode) Julidans x WhyNot
02 Jul '22 to 03 Jul '22
Performance tour through the vertical city

During OFF VENUE dance comes alive in relation to the city. Hop on your bike for a dance route along surprising locations and see Amsterdam in a new way thanks to the performance interventions of adventurous dance makers.
Language NP Language no problem Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour H (start WG-terrein) Julidans x WhyNot Dance Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour H (start WG-terrein)
Close Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour H (start WG-terrein) Julidans x WhyNot
02 Jul '22 to 03 Jul '22
Performance tour through the vertical city

During OFF VENUE dance comes alive in relation to the city. Hop on your bike for a dance route along surprising locations and see Amsterdam in a new way thanks to the performance interventions of adventurous dance makers.
Language NP Language no problem KAIROS Susanna Brenner Expo KAIROS
Close KAIROS Susanna Brenner
03 Jul '22 to 10 Jul '22
A multimedia installation by Susanna Brenner
Language NP Language no problem We, the breath Emio Greco & Pieter C. Scholten (NL) / ICK Dans Amsterdam Dance We, the breath
Close We, the breath Emio Greco & Pieter C. Scholten (NL) / ICK Dans Amsterdam
03 Jul '22 to 06 Jul '22
Breathing as a binding element to create a new living environment
Language NP Language no problem Offering for a Monster Tamara Cubas (UR) / Academie voor Theater en Dans Dance Offering for a Monster
Close Offering for a Monster Tamara Cubas (UR) / Academie voor Theater en Dans
05 Jul '22 to 06 Jul '22
Dance students of the Academy of Theatre and Dance free themselves from their inner monster in an unparalleled improvisation project
Language NP Language no problem REACHING Michele Rizzo (IT/NL) Dance REACHING
Close REACHING Michele Rizzo (IT/NL)
08 Jul '22 to 09 Jul '22
The club as a microcosm for contemporary rituals. On the cutting edge of visual art and dance, fourteen performers dive into rave culture in search of new, connecting rituals in REACHING.
Language NP Language no problem JULIDANS AT THE PARK Vloeistof / Arts Umbrella Dance JULIDANS AT THE PARK
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08 Jul '22
A summer evening. A walk in the park. A dance. 
Language NP Language no problem HISSY FIT Christian Guerematchi (SI/NL) Dance HISSY FIT
Close HISSY FIT Christian Guerematchi (SI/NL)
14 Jul '22
Three black bodies get into a ‘hissy fit’ to drill music: an outburst of ‘black rage’
Language NP Language no problem JULIDANS AT THE PARK n.n.b. Dance JULIDANS AT THE PARK
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15 Jul '22
A summer evening. A walk in the park. A dance. 
Language NP Language no problem The Power (of) The Fragile Mohamed Toukabri (TN/BE) / Caravan Producties Dance The Power (of) The Fragile
Close The Power (of) The Fragile Mohamed Toukabri (TN/BE) / Caravan Producties
15 Jul '22 to 16 Jul '22
In The Power (of) The Fragile, the Flemish-Tunisian Mohamed Toukabri dances together with his mother Mimouna Latifa Khamessi. We see their relationship mirrored in two moving bodies. What forms can the 'most archetypal of relationships' take?