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National Premiere
Dancing Days

Connor Schumacher

Funny Soft Happy & The Opposite


With his intense artistic research of the identification of movement practices with the ability to reconnect communities, Connor Schumacher soon emerged as one of the most promising European choreographers. In his new piece, six performers immerse themselves in a high-intensity training for the brain and for the body, a test of endurance that transforms life through choreography, musical and jazz. They express a need for resistance that arises from a world where human values such as caring, compassion and mutual attention appear hindered. How do we relate to each other as individuals in such a world? Or, indeed, as a group? Thanks to the musicals of Bob Fosse, neuroscience and training videos of the Eighties, these six different bodies in motion show us a version of how life could be.

Credits

Ideation and Coreography: Connor Schumacher
In collaboration with and performed by: Mohamed Boujarra, Karlijn Roest, Majon van der Schot, Paolo Yao, Connor Schumacher
Dramaturgy: Maaike Schuurmans
Lightdesign & technique: Edwin van Steenbergen
Costumes: Noor Mulders (Dragadina)
Musica: Animal Collective, Lex Baxter, Chassol, Doon Kanda, Fever Ray, LAMAt Records, Evelyn Ida Morris, Nice as Fuck, Paramore, Raymond Scott, SOPHIE, Susanne Sundfør, Paula Temple, The Acid, The Books, Tina Turner, Tzuing
Advertising image: Noortje Stortelder
Stage photography: Anna van Kooij

Produzione: Stichting ARK, Dansateliers
Supportato da: Fonds 21, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Stichting Zabawas, Gemeente Rotterdam.