Vincent Riebeek (NL)
Detached from time and place, dance becomes a means of liberation. There are no limits to what is possible.
On July 4, after the performance, there will be a discussion moderated by Moos van den Broek.
Venue Grote Zaal
Starting time 8.30 p.m.
Free from standards and rules
He began as an autodidact, completely free from the standards and rules of dance. He only completed his formal dance training in 2018. Vincent Riebeek decided to fully embrace his outsider status. He makes provocative work that balances on the intersection of art and entertainment. He pushes the boundaries of what dance and performance can be - and thus makes a perfect fit with Julidans.
Riebeek does not hesitate to draw on all possible genres, from classical ballet to circus. As he says himself: "Sneaking himself in, where he questions the spaces where he does not 'belong'."
-|-For Riebeek, the idea of homelessness is liberating. Everything is possible, nothing is bound by conventions of time and place. This is precisely the underlying theme of his new work Uchronia. The title literally means 'no time', related to the concept of utopia: 'no place'. In Uchronia, Vincent traces the origins of dance and of humanity itself, and then invents new scenarios for the existing stories of creation.
Uchronia is a remake of our world. With collages and tableaux vivants, the performers invite the audience to imagine what is possible. A practice that allows us to forge the future we would like to have. Riebeek: "My intention is to create a liberating experience that is emancipating for both the audience and the artist."
Riebeek studied dance at the School for New Dance Development and at DASarts. His graduation project Oneof a Kind was shown in various European cities and is still touring. After completing a series of residencies in 2019-2020 at Tanzhaus Zürich and Arsenic Lausanne, he presented The desire to create something that always exists at Theater Frascati in Amsterdam. He developed his new work during a residency at Veem House of Performance, among other places. The duo that Riebeek forms with Florentina Holzinger (AppolonMusagete XL, Julidans 2019) was called "Europe's most radical performance duo".
Direction and Concept Vincent Riebeek
Performance and creation Rose Acras, Antonio Maia, Nicolas Roses, Slim Soledad, Victoria Caram (video)
Outside eye Julien Alembik
Technical Direction Paul Beumer
Design backdrop Irie Wata
Video Art Jeremy from AlexEtJeremy
Movement coach Gabrielle Transcending
Distribution and Production DANSCO
Funded by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK), NORMA Corona Fonds, ARSENIC Centre d’art scénique contemporain Lausanne, Sophiensaele Berlin, Julidans, Amsterdam
With the support of Gessnerallee, Zürich and Veem House for Performance, Amsterdam