In this new performance by Alida Dors, dance, film, music and spoken word will transport you to Ganzee, a sunken village in Suriname's Brokopondo Lake. Six dancers, three musicians and a vocalist create a world where the impossible becomes possible.
'Closed Eyes has international allure'
de Volkskrant ★★★★★
Run time 75 minutes
Language language no problem
Artistic director of Theater Rotterdam, Alida Dors (1977), theatre maker and choreographer, embodies the principles from hip-hop culture: learning by doing, crew mentality and each one teach one. The polyphony of her teams resonates in all her performances.
With each crew member's individuality, with text, with music, and a powerful, rich dance language, one and one is always at least three in Alida's work. Her adventurous dance chronicles incorporate influences from hip-hop and modern dance and are socially and politically aware, urgent and relevant.
Alida Dors about Closed Eyes
"Do you dare surrender yourself to the unknown? Stop running from it? Then immerse yourself in a parallel world where the magic of imagination reigns. Decide to dream. In my new performance Closed Eyes, I take you on a journey right through all the barriers of space and time, to imagine together a hopeful vision for the future."
IN THE PRESS
'magisterial dance concert'
'Closed Eyes is an interesting performance, hopeful in turbulent times'
'Alida Dors unleashes a revolution with Closed Eyes'
choreography and concept Alida Dors
dance anai Bart, Fiona Dekkers, Dylan Kuyper, Liza Panjoel, Nathalie Bokongo Nkumu, Doris Bokongo Nkumu, Nicolas Trung Chanh Leroy
music Alvin Lewis, Patrick Mijnals, Jeremiah Owusu Ansah (HAYP)
video Bernie van Velzen
set design Niek Kortekaas
lighting design Axel Dikkers
costume design Erik Bosman