In FRAMED the viewer is introduced to twelve characters, all residents from the same city. A concatenation of scenes reveals what connects them; at which point their individual lives meet without being conscious of it.
Run time 65 minutes
Language Language no problem
This performance contains strobing effects
In FRAMED there is a new role for video. Conny Janssen works together with set designer Thomas Rupert and filmmaker Davide Bellotta. A 33 m2 LED screen represents the shell of the city like an abstract painting.
The film images serve as a light source and sensor for the adventurous group of dancers – young talent as well as familiar faces. The music in FRAMED is a varied soundtrack that moves between crystal clear classical music and cinematic urban soundscapes.
Conny Janssen about FRAMED
‘FRAMED presents various lives in the city: each one with its own rhythm and routine, each one with its own yearning. We create an associative universe, a fragmented mosaic in which these characters pass through, wandering around in their own thoughts and contemplations. We demonstrate how everyone has his own way of coping with the feeling that is hidden behind our day-to-day lives.’
In the media
'With this powerful visual design, scenographer Thomas Rupert and filmmaker Davide Bellotta manage to add depth to the new dance stream Framed - Window on the City with intoxicating images of Rotterdam.'
'Of the duets, that of Amit and Shimoda stands out, whose braids connect them as if by an umbilical cord, an unbreakable, sometimes suffocating maternal bond.'
'Impressing is dancer Hiro Murata, who turns simply sitting into a hushed spectacle. His limbs want to move, but an invisible force stops it.'
concept Conny Janssen en Thomas Rupert
choreography Conny Janssen
dancers Adi Amit, Pommelien Van Hees (trainee), Pedro Ricardo Henry, Yanaika Holle, Maud Huizing, Alfonso López González, Mariko Shimoda, Michele Simi (trainee), Remy Tilburg, Mattia Trematerra (trainee), Carmine Vigliotti
stage- and video design Thomas Rupert-|-
camera & edit Davide Bellotta
light design Remko van Wely
costume design Babette van den Berg
dramaturgy Judith Wendel
repetitor Erik Spruijt