double bill: Let it Burn (Deixa Arder) / White Noise
'White Noise is a research into the black voice and the black body in a world in which white culture is dominant. An impressive performance by Christian Guerematchi and Guillermo Blinker. 'The confrontation is painful.' Theaterkrant wrote, which calls White Noise 'a powerful statement about racism and self-hatred'. In this crossover of dance and ghosts, Slovenian choreographer Christian Guerematchi makes it visible how dominant norms and values of a culture influence the own noise of an individual.
Wed 10 July 20.30
Thu 11 July 19.00
Let It Burn
time to be announced
€15 / 17 at the door
Julidans Young €10
People in search of their own noise.
Before coming to the Netherlands, Guerematchi danced for five years for the National Ballet of Maribor and then for Ballet Kiel. He could be seen in performances by Station Zuid, Dansmakers and Nicole Beutler Projects and many other companies. For his role in ROCCO of ICK Amsterdam, he was nominated for the prestigious Zwaan for 'most impressive dance performance'.
In Let It Burn (Deixa Arder) it flares. Brazilian-Argentinian choreographer duo Marcela Levi and Lucía Russo take on the battle with the prejudices about the black identity. It is a full-on attack of the historical and current clichés about the black body. Dancer Tamires Costa takes the stage like a person possessed. What begins as a mix of burlesque and stand-up is turned completely upside down in an unpredictable dance adventure. The music also tells a story: we hear the funk, jazz and pop music of for instance Thelonius Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Nina Simone, Michael Jackson, Josephine Baker, Woody Woodpecker and Macunaima. The black history and the individual are pursued and plundered in Let It Burn (Deixa Arder). The stage is set on fire.
In Julidans NEXT, another such possessed performance can be seen by Marcela Levi and Lucía Russo, Iron Mouth (Boca de Ferro). A marathon by one dancer to the beats of the technobrega, exhilarating music that takes you back to the old smuggling routes of North Brazil.