“Space is what you can pass in a given time, while Time is what you need to pass"
begins where fairy-tales end, ‘
…and they lived happily ever after…
’ But how do people manage to stay together for years? Choreographer Giulio D’Anna places a couple in the centre: Kristin de Groot and Piet Rogie, well known Dutch dance artists and life partners for 25 years.
Their duet revolves around the passion and the struggle, the fun, the doubts and the desires of people who have shared their lives for a long time: an emotional language of moving bodies inspired by AcroYoga, ballroom and modern dance. Their lines create a landscape of memories and dialogues. Their bodies balance, intertwine, collide and balance again in front of a cinematographic projection that enlarges and shuffle images, facts and numbers that belong to their story.
Human relations have always been the subject of Giulio D’Anna's works. Previously he created
(2012-Dioraphte Prize), a very intimate duet with his father, and the postmodern dance-musical
O O O O O O O O
(2013- nomination Swan) in which eight young dancers share their personal stories of broken relationships and damaged intimacy.
Concept and choreography
Co-creation and performance
Kristin de Groot and Piet Rogie
Assistant director and Creative producer
Maarten Bokslag with the support of Tom Nestelaar
Light and video design
Bernie van Velzen
Ascon de Nijs
GDJ GO - Guido de Jong
Technical support tour:
Graphic design museum (internship)
Video registration & trailer
is a production of Stichting Gillen/Giulio D’Anna.
Made possible by
Fonds Podiumkunsten, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, VSBfonds, Fonds21, Rotterdam Gemeente, Grand Theatre Groningen, Dansateliers, Versiliadanza, Frascati Theatre and Theatre Rotterdam.
"Giulio D'Anna stands up, masterfully succeeding in transforming the (auto)biographical into accessible dance."
jury report for the Zwanen 2014 (VSCD)
"The choreograper brings the human smallness and vulnerability to a wider context and promises the audience to lead and entertain them at the same time."
Jury report Nederlandse DansDagen Prijs van Maastricht 2013