With Confetti, Introdans presents a colourful palette of dance: from urban to classical. The company celebrates a golden party for a whole season, because Introdans celebrates 50 years: this performance is a “must see” for everyone from 6 years old. Two classical choreographies by the Netherlands' most famous choreographer Hans van Manen, a dazzling ballet by Karole Armitage and new work by streetwise talent Ruben Chi will leave you on the edge of your seat.
Start time: 16:00
New work Ruben Chi
Street style funk star Ruben Chi is an emerging talent with a dance language all of his own. For Confetti, he is inspired by the works of grand master Hans van Manen and he seduces his dancers into cool moves to ditto music.
Former punk ballerina Karole Armitage choreographed Rave after the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York. It is a work that radiates the drive to survive and create. She combines different dance techniques: voguing, capoeira, wushu (Chinese martial art) and ballet technique. The 24 body-painted dancers rage across the stage in a spectacular colour bombardment. Karole Armitage is known for her video clips for Michael Jackson and Madonna, including the hit Vogue. "We need something exuberant, thrilling and life-affirming because we're all struggling so hard." (Karole Armitage)
Without a doubt, Polish Pieces is one of Hans van Manen's most vibrant and colourful works. To the powerful music of Górecki, the maestro has twelve dancers in brightly coloured tunics storm the stage in ever-changing combinations and in fantastically clear lines. The group parts are tight, energetic and pulsating; in the duets the tension is increased even further.
In the Future
Although he didn't think about it too extremely beforehand, Keso Dekker's costumes – green at the front, red at the back – play an important role in Hans van Manen's In the Future. They emphasise the sublime play of colours and bodies on stimulating jazzy music by David Byrne. Red and green ensembles magically intertwine, green rows ingeniously mix with red, and with one simple jump or turn the overall picture changes again. An absolute crowd favourite for many years!
With Covid Admission Ticket
To visit this performance you need a valid COVID admission ticket. This can be a negative test result, a vaccination certificate or proof that you have recovered from corona (proof of recovery). You must convert one of these into a QR code in the CoronaCheck app or a print via CoronaCheck.nl. Only then will you have a valid COVID admission ticket.