Menghan Lou

The Hague, City of dance! It is thé place to meet new dance talent. With the yearly dance event Here we live and now, Korzo and Nederlands Dans Theater celebrate the wealth of choreographic talent in this city. Four dance makers from The Hague create new work that is presented in an exciting and versatile full-length program. Let yourself be surprised by creative artists and immerse yourself in the wealth that modern dance has to offer.

This year's edition features amongst others Celia Amade, Astrid Boons, and Menghan Lou.

Korzo and Nederlands Dans Theater celebrate the coming of spring with the yearly dance festival Voorjaarsontwaken. Korzo’s doors will be flung wide for surprising choreographic talent from home and abroad. Remarkable and brand-new performances are combined to a varied evening of dance where everyone can discover their own favourite talent.

This year, Japanese choreographer Kenzo Kusuda creates the solo Braille for Indian dancer Indu Panday and young talent from the Hague Rutkay Özpinar has been invited to create a new duet. Furthermore you can see BOKKO by Karel van Laere & Vanja Rukavina and Exceptions occur by Tom Weinberger & Milena TwiehausThe evening is complemented with pieces by Menghan Lou and Alexander Anderson from the latest edition of Switch, the annual benefit program staged and performed by dancers from NDT.

The program is different each day. Check the daily progam here.

NDT and Korzo join forces to guide young and upcoming dance artists to offer them a suitable podium. In Up & Coming Choreographers, choreographers and (former) NDT 2 dancers - Jiří Pokorný, Menghan Lou, and Marne & Imre van Opstal - collaborate with the company's young dance talents. Meet tomorrow's choreographers tonight.

TALK & SHOW
Aftertalks on June 26 and 27

With this yearly dance event Voorjaarsontwaken, Korzo lets in the fresh air by flinging the doors wide of the theatre for burgeoning choreographic talent. Noteworthy pieces are combined into a varied program in which you can discover your favourite talent. This year Korzo offers a look, not only at the future of choreographic talent, but also a look at its own future, filled with new projects and partnerships. Every evening you will see six pieces made in the Netherlands by internationally known choreographers.

Swan winner Ederson Rodrigues Xavier created the performance Nudge with live music and dance in partnership with Artemisz Polonyi. In Vis-a-vis, the inventive Anna Réti experiments with various forms of ‘presence’. In the Midst of Confusion is the is the first collaboration project by the acrobatic Jasper Džuki Jelen and movement artist and architect Mojra Vogelnik-Škerlj. Trapeze artist and modern dancer Melissa Ellberger commences her artist in residence period with Korzo during this festival with the duet Re - - act.

Korzo looks forward to a closer collaboration with the Nederlands Dans Theater in the form of a project with two choreographers from the NDT program Switch: Beatween by Ema Yuasa & Miguel Olivera (in cooperation with Marco Santos), and Last Image by Menghan Lou. In I do not hear my voice, Syrian choreographer Eyas Mokdad explores the relationship between man and media. We have a voice, but does it really count? Choreographer Kristel van Issum choreographed a 'one woman show' for a woman of African origin who finds herself in a constant state of metamorphosis. 

PROGRAM
Nudge Ederson Rodrigues Xavier / Korzo producties
Vis-a-Vis Anna Réti  / Random Collision
Re - - act Melissa Ellberger / Dansateliers
Last Image Menghan Lou / NDT (Switch program)
Beatween  Ema Yuasa, Miguel Oliveira & Marco Santos / NDT (Switch program)
In the Midst of Confusion  Jasper Džuki Jelen & Mojra Vogelnik-Škerlj (only 13 and 14 April)
I do not hear my voice  Eyas Mokdad Korzo productizes, Dancing on the Edge (only 17 and 18 April)
Girl29   Kristel van Issum / T.R.A.S.H. (only 12 April)

 

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