Julidans x WhyNot

Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour B (start Food Centre Amsterdam)

Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour B (start Food Centre Amsterdam)
02 Jul '22 to 03 Jul '22
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Performance tour through the vertical city

During OFF VENUE dance comes alive in relation to the city. Hop on your bike for a dance route along surprising locations and see Amsterdam in a new way thanks to the performance interventions of adventurous dance makers.

Julidans EXTENDED
Starting point Entree Food Center Amsterdam, Jan van Galenstraat 4
Starting time 4 p.m.

WhyNot x Julidans: OFF VENUE

This year, OFF VENUE is taking to the sky: we'll take you to the rooftops of the city. In search of expansion and a different perspective, we rise to claim the vertical space. Short performances by promising choreographers including Astrid Boons (contemporary dance), Simon Bus (urban contemporary), Reza Mirabi (performance) and Ropes Aligned (aerial dance) all look for an escape in their own way. Keep an eye on the website for the full programme.

For the fifth year in a row, OFF VENUE is produced in collaboration with the WhyNot Performance Festival. WhyNot’s events connect contemporary dance and performance with visual art, architecture, the landscape and the city. Why Not comes up with new formats that bring creative worlds together around a theme. This year’s tour was inspired by 'Roof Piece' by Trisha Brown (USA, 1936-2017). Since its debut on the rooftops of New York's SoHo in 1971, the work has become legend over the years as a result of photographic documentation.

-|-Brown placed dancers in bright red suits in various spots in the skyline; a symbolic commentary on the social, cultural and economic forces that at the time ruled the world beneath their feet. Once again we have dancers occupy the city to take a look from a bird's eye perspective and ask ourselves: who owns the city, how can you take up space, what is the state of the world and where can we go.

For more background information about the artists, our sources of inspiration and the history of the special locations, take a look at Offvenue.nl.

Accessibility: We recommend that you cycle the route. There is an elevator on the roof locations, but sometimes an extra staircase has to be climbed.

WhyNot x Julidans Workshops:
Have you always secretly dreamt of dancing through the air like in Cirque du Soleil? Then this is your chance! During Julidans, the dance makers of OFF VENUE give various workshops for dance professionals, amateur dancers and children. With: a vertical dance workshop by The Aerialettes / Ropes Aligned, a breakdance workshops for children by Simon Bus and a masterclass for professionals by Astrid Boons in the ITA Studio.

Tour B

4 p.m. | Astrid Boons: Arise Untitled – Excerpt
5 p.m. | Reza Mirabi: Listening to Stone Beings

Performance, contemporary dance

Astrid Boons: Arise Untitled – Excerpt

Do you adapt to social norms or do you find agency and resist? Arise is a reflection on the tention between these two fields. Choreographer Astrid Boons (BE, 1988) shows a personal perspective, where the social and societal expectations placed on women prescribe which ambitions are suitable. We witness how three performers struggle in an environment where the pressure from outside is palpable. Afterwards, as they find themselves in an in-between world, we question what there is on the other side. Will there be release? Can their environment change in such a way so that it empowers them? Getting known in the European dance scene for her emotionally demanding pieces, Boons’ creations offer a space to deeply experience the body as the site of boundaries and expansion between us and the world. She creates work with a distinctive female perspective foregrounding the subjective connectivity as a form of resistance, together with the continuous search for personal agency.

In 2021 Boons was nominated for the prestigious Prize of The Netherlands Dance Days for choreography. In the same year dancer Karolina Szymura was nominated for a ‘Swan for most impressive dance performance’ for her role in Arise.

Astrid Boons received the BNG Bank Dance Award 2017 and Piket Art Award 2017 for her duet Rhizoma (2016). Since 2017 Astrid is connected as a choreographer to Korzo Theatre in The Hague, The Netherlands. Her work has been produced by Korzo Theatre, Nederlands Dans Theater, Dance Theater Heidelberg, among others.

MORE ABOUT ASTRID BOONS

Choreographic storytelling

Reza Mirabi: Listening to Stone Beings

Unable to attend the 40 days mourning ceremony 13 years ago, Reza Mirabi now wishes to ritualize his grief (ذکر Zikr) literally meaning ‘remembrance’) for his grandfather, Jawad Mirabi, through story. Together with cellist Sheng-Chiun Lin, Mirabi invites you to an embodied journey through time, taps into transpersonal memories and finds himself as a 12 year old boy in the Kurdish Valley of Zaman (دره زمان).With the help of a few stones, Reza Mirabi is remembering, and reimagining a fleeting moment in the childhood of his late grandfather. Listening To Stone Beings is part of Mirabi’s research into his family archives, to meditate on the stories of displacement, refuge, the loss of languages, practices, land and seeds, and to dance with the question of home.

Reza Mirabi is a choreographer, visual artist, dancer and seed collector, with a background in horticulture, environmental education, and reforestation projects in Iran, Kurdistan, India, and Portugal. Mirabi studied Fine Arts at the University of Mumbai and graduated from DAS Choreography, Master program at the University of the Arts, Amsterdam.

With his practice, he looks for ways to enter into states of embodied listening. Listening for him becomes a choreographic process and political act to tap into archives that have been rendered invisible; both personal and collective histories, memories, and forms of loss. More recently, Mirabi has moved out of the black box and into site-specific contexts, where listening becomes the ground for co-composing with the material textures, languages, and (hi)stories of a place.

Credits

Astrid Boons: Arise Untitled – Excerpt
choreography Astrid Boons
performers Reiko Ohta, Alice Gioria and Karolina Szymura/Astrid Boons
music Miguelángel Clerc Parada
dramaturgical support Eva Martinez
light design Bernie Van Velzen
costume design Min Li
produced by Korzo Theatre and De Châtel Sur Place
-|-Reza Mirabi: Listening to Stone Beings
choreography, writing, and dance Reza Mirabi
cello Sheng-Chiun Lin
thanks to BAU and Dancing on the Edge

Stadsdeel West
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

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During OFF VENUE dance comes alive in relation to the city. Hop on your bike for a dance route along surprising locations and see Amsterdam in a new way thanks to the performance interventions of adventurous dance makers.
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Performance tour through the vertical city

During OFF VENUE dance comes alive in relation to the city. Hop on your bike for a dance route along surprising locations and see Amsterdam in a new way thanks to the performance interventions of adventurous dance makers.