Danslab on tour

Sally Dansgezelschap Maastricht
Wed 20 Apr ’22 19:30 - 20:30
A dazzling performance by a new generation of makers
Wed 20 Apr ’22
19:30 - 20:30
  • Wed 20 Apr ’22
    19:30 - 20:30
    Philipszaal

DANSLAB on tour #1 is a dazzling performance featuring a rapid succession of short dance pieces by a new generation of contemporary dance makers.

In DANSLAB on tour #1, choreographies by a new generation of contemporary dance makers follow each other in rapid succession. The dazzling dance performance consists of five special dance pieces created by up-and-coming choreographers Thirza Riphagen, Jennifer Romen, Roshanak Morrowatian and Justin de Jager.

The choreographies were developed in SALLY's Danslab, a workshop for innovation in contemporary dance. Here, Thirza, Roshanak, Jennifer and Justin were given plenty of space to work on their original and unique signatures as choreographers. By experimenting, they have been able to create special new moves, concepts and connections, all of which will be presented to you for the first time during DANSLAB on tour #1!

The choreographies of DANSLAB on tour #1:

OFFLINE - Thirza Riphagen
Social media. This worldwide phenomenon has become an integral part of our lives. Since the arrival of the smartphone, it is always and everywhere present, and that has quite an impact on our behavior. How many times a day do you check your phone? What social media do you follow? What do you reveal about yourself on those platforms? How much of your day is spent on them? And do you think this is a positive or negative development?

MASK - Roshanak Morrowatian
What kind of mask are you wearing today? In this society, you have to constantly perform and fulfill certain roles. Showing your true face is way too scary; we'd rather hide behind photos with great filters. In MASK, Roshanak invites the dancer to showcase his demons, to make 'mistakes', to get personal, and to share insecurities. The strength of being human is in its imperfections. Without filters. Roshanak is winner of the BNG Bank Dansprijs and the Nederlandse Dansdagen Prize.

Tunnel Vision - Justin de Jager
Justin's maker-signature is inextricably linked to the movement concept 'threading'. In a 'thread', the dancer creates an opening by connecting multiple body parts and then passing through that opening with another body part. Tunnel Vision represents the inner desire to stand independently on stage with your dance partner, and as individuals, take the audience together into a harmonizing trance. Justin is winner of the Leo Spreksel Award and is known for his participation in Holland's Got Talent. 

My Body, My Instrument - Jennifer Romen
My Body, My Instrument originated from experimenting with isolating different body parts. In an isolation, part of the body is moved while the rest is kept still. Jennifer's body is her instrument that she plays and displays. Different dance techniques, dynamics and colors come together with the music and lyrics created by her. Together, they create a fascinating complexity that is central to her work. Jennifer is known from the TV show Dance Dance Dance and by her participation in the American hit series World of Dance.

KUBUS - Thirza Riphagen
KUBUS is a choreography in which five dancers and a large cube merge into an intriguing whole. Choreography is sometimes like math. How do the dancers relate to each other and to the cube? What are the physical possibilities? During KUBUS, the dancers deliver the most out of themselves and out of the cube.

  • excludes (intermission) beverage