Faustin Linyekula at Julidans
|location||:||Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Grote Zaal|
|address||:||Leidseplein 26 1017 PT Amsterdam|
|time||:||from 21:00 till 22:30|
On 5 July, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam will host the premiere of 7EVEN - 7 new works, each lasting 7 minutes, composed by 7 artists and featuring 7 dancers from the Ballet National De Marseille and ICK Amsterdam. Among the choreographers is also Prince Claus Laureate Faustin Linyekula, awarded in 2007 for his outstanding choreographies and commitment to the development of his community.
7EVEN is based on Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten’s artistic manifesto ‘The 7 Necessities’, and presents an intense new work centered on the human body, showcasing a new generation of choreographers emerging from the international contemporary scene. Faustin Linyekula, together with 6 other choreographers – Amos Ben-Tal, Ayelen Parolin, Ula Sickle, Nacera Belaza, Faustin Linyekula, Eric Minh Cuong Castaing and Joeri Dubbe – will offer their seven-minute version of this manifesto, featuring world-class dancers of the Ballet National de Marseille and ICK Amsterdam.
Faustin Linyekula combines the power of theatre, the expressive force of dance and sharp political critique to explore post-colonial reality with courage and humour. In his hands, dance is a tool for bearing witness and for engaging with the outcomes of that witnessing.
For more information and tickets please visit Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
Photo: Faustin © Agathe Poupeney