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Summer Dance Forever
22 Aug '24

S.T.U.C.K. / Traplord

Mounia Nassangar / Ivan Michael Blackstock
S.T.U.C.K. / Traplord
22 Aug '24
Mounia Nassangar / Ivan Michael Blackstock

This year, ITA will again team up with hiphop dance festival Summer Dance Forever for a theatre program packed with phenomenal performances! Step into a world of raw emotion with this double bill featuring Mounia Nassangar's debut piece S.T.U.C.K, a mesmerizing exploration of Waacking's essence and power. Following this, Ivan Michael Blackstock's TRAPLORD takes you on a journey of self-discovery, confronting mental health and masculinity themes through dance, theater, and spoken word.

Festival Summer Dance Forever

Run time 95 minutes
Genre Dance
Language Language no problem

About the performance


S.T.U.C.K.

This piece marks the choreographic debut of international Waacking icon, dancer, and model Mounia Nassangar. In S.T.U.C.K, five dancers express the essence of Waacking through their unique interpretations, each sharing their own powerful narrative. Reflecting the rich history of Waacking as a dance of urgency and expression born from oppression, S.T.U.C.K delves deep into the ability of dance to transcend language and speak when words fail. With bodies and stories that diverge yet converge on a profound shared experience, the performance breaks new ground with its unwavering commitment and sincerity. Exploring culture from a subjective and sensitive perspective, S.T.U.C.K promises to leave you with a lasting impression.
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TRAPLORD
Choreographer and cultural innovator Ivan Michael Blackstock explores themes of life, death and rebirth in this Olivier Awarding-winning show. Wandering between dreams and reality, TRAPLORD takes audiences on a new heroic journey to self-actualisation. Using dance, theatre and spoken word to explore raw themes of mental health and masculinity, TRAPLORD is an invitation to question the stereotyping of Black men in contemporary western society – portraying an attempt to escape from a mental state of being condemned before having lived.

TRAPLORD premiered at 180 Studios, London and won the 2023 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production. Ivan Michael Blackstock is a multidisciplinary creative known for his work as an artist, mentor and cultural innovator.

“Ivan Michael Blackstock’s interrogation of stereotypes is broodingly atmospheric, strewn with imagery and often highly effective.” – The Guardian ★ ★ ★ ★

ABOUT SUMMER DANCE FOREVER

Summer Dance Forever is an internationally acclaimed Hiphop dance festival. Dancers and audiences from around the world gather in the city of Amsterdam each year in August to enjoy this week-long dance feast, packed with the best of today and the great promises of tomorrow. Organized in several venues around town, Summer Dance Forever presents a great variety of dance performances, next level battles, soulful club nights and workshops to refresh and boost your skills. Next to this, the more intimate SDF Weekender takes place every year in February, focussing on House Dance. This year's summer festival takes place from 20-26 August at ITA, DeLaMar and Paradiso.

CHECK OUT THE COMPLETE PROGRAM

Credits


S.T.U.C.K.
choreography Mounia Nassangar
dancers Suzanne Degennaro, Serena Freira, Oumrata Konan, Nicole Kufeld and Carla Parcianello
assistant-choreography and understudy Sofia Staníc
beatmakeuse Mac L’Arnaque
scenography and lightning Xavier Lescat
costumes Lydie Tarragon
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TRAPLORD
director and choreography Ivan Michael Blackstock
lightning design Simisola Majekodunmi
sound design Luke Swaffield for Autograph
costume supervisor Jess Richardson-Smith
associate choreographer Chaldon Williams
assistent lightning design Tom Turner
associate sound design Dylan Winn-Davies
production LX / LX operator Joe Pilling
music by Michael 'Mikey J' Asante, BRNSRGHT, CREATXR, DOMINANT, Denzel Himself, Mindaugas Juozapavicius and Torben Sylvest
spoken word Magero
rap UNDERWATERKASH
cast Ivan Michael Blackstock, Kanah Flex, Wild G, Kyron Jake, Magero, UNDERWATERKASH and Chaldon Williams
productieleiding Adam Carrée
algemene leiding DEM Productions

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