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Since 1993, Korzo productions organizes an annual talent development project  in which four choreographers from The Hague are commissioned to create a short piece. The four pieces are combined in a full-length program, that is presented in the Korzo theatre under the title Here we live and now. Since 2013, the project is coproduced by Nederlands Dans Theater.

For the 2016 edition, two of the choreographers are looking for male and female dancers with strong ballet and contemporary technique, who are based in the Netherlands.

Menghan Lou is looking for two professional contemporary dancers with good ballet technique and strong floor work. Partnering skills are  required - theatrical and improvisational skills are a plus.

Celia Amade searches for two dancers who are continuously exploring movement and have a strong connection to their body, mind and soul, as well as a good perception of space, time and gravity. The project includes live music, composed and performed by Sjahin During, and therefore she especially invites dancers with a sensitivity to the frequency which emanates from music, and an awareness of its impact on the  flesh.

Audition
When:                       
Menghan Lou
Monday June 13th
from 11:00 -17:00 hrs         

Celia Amade                                    
Saturday June 25th
from 11:00 -17:00 hrs

Where:
Korzo theater (Prinsestraat 42, The Hague)

Rehearsals
Celia Amade: Research: August 22-25 / Creation: October 17 until November 9
Menghan Lou: between October 17 until November 9 (to be specified with the dancers)                                                                                      

Performances
November 10, 11, 12 and 16, 17, 18, 19, 2016

Registration and information
Please send photo, CV and video link (short dance video) to auditionkorzo[@]gmail.com.

02 Jun 2016


On April 30th and May 1st 2016 the first edition of The Hague International Jazz Days will vibrate in the city’s center. This sparkling new festival links with the global celebration of the UNESCOorganized International Jazz Day. Jazz is known to be the musical genre that brings different cultures together and nurtures dialogue. The organization is proud to announce Ed Motta and Izaline Calister as the main acts of the festival, both presenting their brand new albums.

The festival opens in Korzo with a unique reunion of the first complete Big Band from the Arab world: The Syrian Big Band. Together with Codarts Big Band they will warm up the audience with jazzy and worldly sounds promoting peace and togetherness. After this, the Brazilian superstar Ed Motta will step foot on stage of the Nieuwe Kerk where he will present his latest album Perpetual Gateways. A smoking album full of soul, funk, jazz, rock and Brazilian influences.

Edison-winner Izaline Calister marks the closing of the first day of The Hague International Jazz Days at Paard van Troje with her contagious fusion of traditional music from Curaçao and Jazz with Afro- Caribbean influences. Besides, she will present her upcoming album Lus di Solo. On Sunday, the Jazzschool Big Band will give a dazzling performance in the Regentenkamer.

The Hague International Jazz Days also add an educational aspect to the festival. On Saturday a public workshop will be given in Prins 27 by saxophonist and composer Rolf Delfos, known from Jazzinvaders, Houdini's, and Artvark. In addition, the American singer Rachel Gould, known for her contribution to Chet Bakers All Blues, will give workshops for vocalists. The afternoon will end with a jam session in the lobby.

The Hague International Jazz Days are initiated by Stichting WorldTown Music in cooperation with, among others, Dans- en Muziekcentrum Den Haag (DMC), Stichting Cultureel Centrum 't Paard, Korzo and Jazzschool Den Haag.

07 Mar 2016


For the second time, The Hague organizes a Christmas market at the Lange Vijverberg: the Royal Christmas Fair. Nationale Toneel, Theater aan het Spui, Holland Dance Festival, Koninklijke Schouwburg, Korzo, Zuiderstrandtheater, Residentie Orkest, Diligentia and NTJong present the Royal Christmas Theater Deals: 2nd ticket for free on many performances and concerts. All tickets will be festively wrapped.

Korzo has selected the following performances:

theatre and dance
Wachten op de Barbaren - Michiel de Regt & Iván Pérez
Thu 18 - Sat 20 February
Modern adaptation of J.M. Coetzee's bestseller Waiting for the Barbarians. An exciting interdisciplinary collaboration between choreographer Iván Pérez (Korzo) and direction talent Michiel de Regt (Toneelschuur). More info

music
Boubacar Traoré*
Fri 4 March
Grand old man of the Mali Blues. Swaying, melodic songs with a simple accompaniment of guitar, gourd, and harmonica. More info

family, circus
Man met Hoed  - CW Boost*
Sat 12 March
Contemporary circus directed by prize winning theatre maker Jakop Ahlbom. A man receives a visit from himself. With spectacular visual fireworks and nine hats they are trying to become one person. More info

All selected performances can be viewd at www.royalchristmasfair.nl (Dutch) or visit the websites of the other theatres.

Happy holidays!

* No Dutch required
 

Tickets are limited. Discount tickets can only be bought at the special theatre stand at the Royal Christmas Fair from 17 December thru 23 December from 12:00 until 21:00 hrs. The discount only applies to the selected performances and dates. The Royal Christmas Fair is located at the Lange Vijverberg in The Hague.

18 Dec 2015

Due to injuries of performers, CWBoost has to cancel their performance Redonda this coming Friday, December 11.

Did you already order tickets? Korzo will contact you for reimbursement.

 

 

09 Dec 2015

Due to illness of the singer of the Bombay Connection Orchestra concert, they had to cancel the show in October 2015.

We are happy to announce that we were able to reschedule the concert to Friday, 22 January 2016. If you have bought tickets, we will contact you.

More info

17 Oct 2015


For his new full evening performance entitled M, Samir Calixto is looking for:

MALE DANCERS (professional & stagiaires).

Rehearsal period: will be set within mid-February to mid-March 2016 & April/ May 2016.
Performances: 19th, 20th and 21st May 2016.
Tour period: Fall 2016 (October/ November 2016).

- highly trained.
- strong technique, musicality and discipline.
- willingness to work with set dance material and intense movement.
- interest in an in-depth creative process.
- artistic opennes.

Audition dates

SAT 07 NOVEMBER
(RECALL SUN 08 NOVEMBER)

Location: The auditions will take place in Rotterdam. Details are delivered when the official invitation is send.

The salary is based on the CAO for the dance.

IMPORTANT: Dancers should be based in The Netherlands during the creation/tour process.

APPLY

Please send your CV, photo and if possible a video link with your work to auditions.m[@]gmail.com before: FRIDAY 30 th October.
The invitations and further info will be sent in the week before 07th November.

Audition on invitation only.

08 Oct 2015

Korzo is looking for male and female dancers with strong ballet and contemporary technique, who are based in the Netherlands.
For two new creations of the program Here we Live and Now 2015, made by the choreographers Jianhui Wang and Rutkay Özpinar.

Audition
When:  Tuesday August 25th 1st call
            Wednesday August 26th 2nd call
            from 11:00 hrs -17:00 hrs

Where: Korzo theater (Prinsestraat 42 - The Hague)

Rehearsals 
September 7  until  November 12,  2015

Performance dates
November  12, 13, 14
November 18, 19, 20, 21

Registration 
auditionkorzo@gmail.com

Required 
Photo, CV and video link: short dance video 

23 Jul 2015


In 2001, photographer Tara Fallaux created the photo serie The Show is Over. Exhausted, relieved, energetic or worn out. Nobody usually gets to see how dancers leave the stage after a performance. Backstage, they fall into a kind of vacuum, the empty space that follows after the almost superhuman effort. The mind is still on stage and the adrenaline still rushes through the body. The dancer has not yet switched to the sober reality. Not only the dance, but also the dancer has been danced.

The serie was exhibited at Julidans and the CaDance Festival in 2001. Now, part of it is permanently shown at the backstage area of Korzo. On Sunday, 10 May this area will be opened to the public of All there is.

01 May 2015


On Friday, 18 September, Korzo stages a festival around the music innovators of buzzing city Seoul. The Seoul Connection festival features Black String, Ji Park, Gamin, documentary, lectures and Korean snacks and drinks. Tickets are now on sale via korzo.nl.

01 May 2015


A SUCCESFUL 2014

Korzo is doing well, having a very successful year in 2014. Korzo welcomed 69.943 visitors, an increase which began after the success of 2013 which attendance grown to 64,374. Choreographers won important prizes; Samir Calixto was awarded the BNG Bank Dance Prize and Joeri Dubbe won the Scapino Production Prize. Korzo heightened its profile with special projects such as the Kylián Festival, the India Dance Festival, a Korean edition of Voorjaarsontwaken, Crosstown and music projects such as Calliope Week and Dag in de Branding. This diversity of projects translated into a diversity of audience types finding their way to Korzo. New projects formed an opportunity to present new creatives and to reach new audiences with their work. And finally, Korzo celebrated its 30th anniversary under the motto ‘Proud to be 30’.

This success comes together with Korzo’s growing visibility and its involvement in, and attention for investing in young talent. Korzo’s top talents are followed closely by journalists, financiers, programmers, and the public. Korzo has become a meeting place for performing arts professionals as well as amateurs and the general audience. 

There are also concerns, in spite of the success. The consequences of spending cut backs are still being felt, around us, but also with our organisation. Many colleague institutions are faltering, or have already fallen; in the sector generally the workload is taking its toll. As for others, the funding for Korzo’s projects remains uncertain and the way of funding per project has its impact on Korzo as an organization. 2014 was the year of finding a balance between great ambitions and limited means and possibilities. 

KORZO’S ROLE: LOCALLY, NATIONALLY, INTERNATIONALLY
Though it is perhaps not generally known, in addition to its active role in The Hague and the Netherlands, Korzo spreads out its activities over the whole world, engaging in partnerships and exchanges and presenting performances in India, Japan, Russia, Chilli, Brazil, Poland, Senegal, Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, France, Taiwan, Lithuania, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Greece, Malta, and Spain. With the disciplines of dance and music, Korzo operates a wide-ranging international network. And artists and producers from all over the globe come to Korzo to scout talent, develop partnerships and to present work.

At the same time, Korzo invests as a cultural house in its immediate surroundings. Korzo feels a responsibility to instil the importance of art upon the young. For this reason, Korzo invests in long-term relationships with schools, such as with the project ‘The Art Institution as Classroom’, a partnership with the Johann de Wit Scholengroep. With Crosstown, Korzo offers the youth of The Hague from the age of 14 the opportunity to discover and develop their creative ambitions in dance under professional supervision through lessons and creating performances. Korzo also aims to offer the public educational possibilities in the form of fringe programming. Korzo stages many workshops and talks before and after performances to give audiences a context. One of the most successful formulas has been the Monday Movement Class, where the public can get acquainted with creatives’ work in an open class.

The full year report (in Dutch) can be downloaden here

20 Apr 2015

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