THEATRE FOREVER: OUSMANE SY, MAZELFRETEN, SOFY POLO & GEORGE VALDEZ
Dancers from around the world gather in the city of Amsterdam each year in August. Seven days to enjoy an international dance feast, packed with the best of today and the great promises of tomorrow. Organized in several venues around town, expect a great variety of dance performances, next level battles and workshops to refresh and boost your skills. A true summer in one of Europe’s hottest cities, soaked in dance, to be remembered forever.
Festival Summer Dance Forever
Run time 130 minutes, incl. intermission
Language Language no problem
Theatre Forever: Ousmane Sy, Mazelfreten, Sofy Polo & George Valdez
Mazelfreten - Rave Lucid
Mazelfreten's work is largely inspired by the world of battles. Choreographers Brandon and Laura, well aware of the exaggerated media coverage given to the emergence of the dance form Tecktonik in 2000, reuse codes and techniques from electro dance to create an original group work. They aim to induce a hypnotic trance in which the music is strongly present, and cling to the social bonds electro dance has forged in the internet age. "With this project I want to honour the community that made me grow up. Where I could develop as an artist, but also as an activist with the mission to make electro dance known outside the underground." Rave Lucid brings together different Eboi and Equeenz (electro dancers) from all over the world for one project, which proves the richness and vastness of the French urban dance style.
Ousmane Sy - One Shot
Eight women share the stage, asserting proudly their creative singularities and their own moves born from various influences, carried by a mix of house dance and afrobeat. A corps de ballet, constituted by five dancers from Paradox-Sal, and three guests unite around a common project. Together, they share their pleasure of confronting different styles of dance through group choreographies and expressive solos.
Sofy Polo & George Valdez - Colores de Casa
Colores de Casa is a dreamlike piece of House Afro-jarocho that imagines the search for home of the last two beings in Mexican territory. The constant communication they have with the sound of the earth guides them to their final destination. The fusion of their culture with the found place teaches them to live with empathy, joy and union to start over.
Choreografie Brandon Masele & Laura Defretin
Dansers Adrien, Marie, Achraf, Manuela, Filipe, Théa, Rulin, Téo, Océane & Alice
Colores de Casa
choreography and performers Sofy Polo y George Valdez
music Santiago Armijo
voice Yaya Sol
costume Design Sofy Polo, George Valdez and Patricia Rodriguez
stage Supervision Ángel Mercado and Alex Corzetti
choreography Ousmane Sy
starring Allauné Blegbo, Nadia Gabrieli Kalati, Odile Lacides, Cynthia Lacordelle, Anaïs Mpanda, 3 guests and a DJ
lights Xavier Lescat
sound Adrien Kanter
costumes Laure Maheo
artistic consultant Kenny Cammarota, Valentina Dragotta, Audrey Minko