Korzo, one of the largest production houses in the Netherlands, presents the seventeenth edition of the CaDance Festival. The festival opens on Friday 30 January 2015 with two premieres by up-and-coming talents: Samir Calixto and Jasper van Luijk. This edition of CaDance also gives an important boost to a new generation of choreographers in the Netherlands. The festival will present a total of eleven premieres of up-and-coming talents and also offers an up-to-date view of the dance with numerous national and international partnership projects.
Festival theme ‘Excellence of Form’
The theme Excellence of Form trains the spotlight on form in dance. Notably, many choreographers seek inspiration in our civilization’s great universal subjects: the stranger, love, life’s journey, and the lost paradise. With their performances, they place the dance in the middle of society: Club Guy & Roni with their reflections on The Odyssey, ICKamsterdam with their version of L’Etranger by Albert Camus, and Samir Calixto with his translation into dance of John Milton’s Paradise Lost. Each new generation of artists shows a continuing need to give shape to the topicality of these subjects.
Up-and-coming choreographic talent from The Hague
The 2015 CaDance festival presents a number of creatives who are furthering their career at home and abroad and who are all connected with Korzo. Samir Calixto, Marina Mascarell and Iván Pérez made their festival debut in the previous edition. They have rapidly developed into colourful artists with their own personal dance language. These creatives based in The Hague present new works in a full-length evening’s program. All eyes are on new talents Jasper van Luijk, Shailesh Bahoran and Guilherme Miotto. In cooperation with the Nederlands Dans Theater, the festival presents the performance event Might by choreographer Amos Ben-Tal.
4x4 - Dancing through The Hague
CaDance also involves the city of The Hague in the festival and lets the public experience dance from close up. In the form of a journey, four choreographers have gone to work with the festival’s theme at unique locations around the stately city centre Lange Voorhout. From the legendary Hotel des Indes and the Koninklijke Schouwburg to the world’s oldest book museum, Meermanno. 4x4/the fellowship of the dance offers the public a new perspective on dance, the city, and its illustrious past.
A new item in the festival program is the ‘super lecture’. CaDance invites gifted speakers to give a super lecture on a number of classic themes from the world’s literature used by choreographers as inspiration. Visitors can soak up knowledge and then attend the performance to see in which form the choreographers chose to reflect on subjects that continually return through the centuries.
For more information about the extensive festival programme, please visit: www.cadance.nl.