'Without a doubt the most imaginative dance performance of the season,' wrote Trouw in a five-star review about GRIMM. After sold out performances in 2018, this acclaimed co-production between ISH and the Junior Company of the Dutch National Ballet will once again be on tour. Ballet dancers and hip-hoppers dance together in their own new style, where they challenge and surprise each other.
Hip-hop and classical ballet come together surprisingly in a fairytale performance.
GRIMM is about two boys who end up in a fantasy world, where they successively meet Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, the seven dwarves, Rapunzel, Snow White, the witch, Cinderella and other fairytale figures. They become entangled in exciting adventures where elements from the well-known fairy tales tumble over each other. Love and jealousy, friendship, lust for power and the struggle between good and evil, as in all fairy tales, play an important role.
Choreographers Marco Gerris and Ernst Meisner have previously collaborated successfully, for example in the dance performance Narnia, a crossover between street dance and ballet. They once again joined forces for GRIMM. In a new arrangement, Gerris and Meisner have made a compilation of 'the best of' Grimm stories, interspersed with contemporary elements. The production premiered in 2018 and attracted sold out venues everywhere.
ISH Dance Collective is a cross-over dance company that bridges the gap between different art forms, disciplines and cultures. ISH is led by choreographer Marco Gerris and regularly collaborates with other companies. ISH also initiates many educational projects, in which young people are guided in making their own performances.
The Dutch National Ballet's Junior Company was founded in 2013 and has since become one of the most important springboards for young dancers. In this breeding ground of up-and-coming talents, fourteen young dancers are given the unique opportunity to compete with the established dancers of the Dutch National Ballet.
'Without a doubt, the most imaginative dance performance of the season.' - Trouw *****
'In a hidden fairy tale with a crazy twist, ISH's hip-hoppers and the Junior Company's ballet dancers are perfectly matched.' - de Volkskrant ****
'Fairy-tale match of classical ballet and hip-hop.' - Theaterkrant ****
directed by Marco Gerris and Ernst Meisner
with Micka Karlsson, Thomas Krikken, Tyrone Menig, Dietrich Pott, Arnold Put, Raquel Tijsterman, Lars de Vos and dancers from the Junior Company of the Dutch National Ballet
choreography: Marco Gerris, Ernst Meisner and Cast
music: Scanner (Robin Rimbaud)
video and set design: Aitor Biedma
costume design: Studio RUIM - René van der Leest and Sigrid van Kleef
lighting design: Mike den Ottolander
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