Freedom is the latest in a series of Club Guy & Roni dance performances to explore human values and emotions, following previous shows Happiness, Phobia and LOVE.
Starting time 7:30 p.m.
Location Grote Zaal
Price 5th rank from €10.00 – 1st rank from €35.50
Freedom is one of our core values. Wars were and still are fought for it. Yet freedom is a fluid concept, and in the Netherlands, we're sometimes a little to quick to claim that we're ‘free’. Hiding behind that freedom is the truth of how we restrict the freedom of others to preserve our own.
(Who pays the price for our freedom? Who are we locking up in prisons and refugee camps so we can feel free? To whom are we denying freedom of movement so we can travel safely? )
The inspiration for Freedom is the story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who spent 14 years being interrogated and tortured at Guantanamo Bay. -|-His book, Guantanamo Diaries, tells his harrowing story, and it was recently adapted into a film entitled The Mauritanian. As a writer, Ould Slahi advocates for a world where freedom is an inherent right and forgiveness a core value. Mohamedou has penned an original script for the performance, as writer-in-residence at NITE and De Balie for the 21-22 season.
Freedom is an explosive, high-energy and poignant dance performance that follows in the 20-year tradition of Club Guy & Roni. The show was created by Roni Haver and Guy Weizman, and is performed by an award-winning ensemble of dancers and musicians from ‘the Club’ and Slagwerk Den Haag.
script Mohamedou Ould Slahi
choreography Guy Weizman & Roni Haver
dancers Roni Haver, Camilo Chapela, Angela Herenda, Harold Luya, Jesula Toussaint Visser
costumes Maison the Faux
set design and live painting Ascon de Nijs
composer Hugo Morales Murguía
music Niels Meliefste, Ricardo Oliveira, Dirge Seçil Kuran, Agata Kruszeska
in cooperation with De Balie, Amsterdam
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.