Maker in VERS&GERS: Remy Tilburg

June 20-24: Debussy's Dream

During VERS&GERS – from 13 to 30 June – young makers and established choreographers show their work in HUIS Conny Janssen Danst. Dancer and maker Remy Tilburg (1989) is one of them. 

Since 2014, Remy has been a dancer at Conny Janssen Danst, where he evolved into one of the defining dancers. In 2022, he created Debussy’s Dream together with three dancers of Conny Janssen Danst, as a contribution to the talent development project DANSLOKAAL10. His work is now selected for VERS&GERS and can be seen in the second week of the program in HUIS Conny Janssen Danst. 

About the maker
In 2015, Remy Tilburg (1989) graduated at the Amsterdam University of Arts, majoring in Urban Contemporary (JMD). Since 2014, Remy has been a dancer at Conny Janssen Danst. In 2021, during the RIDCC, Remy, in his capacity as a choreographer, received the NDT Partner Award for his duet Fifty-one/forty-nine with Emma Evelein. In that same year, he was awarded the Aanmoedigingsprijs [Incentive Prize] for his solo Cotton Mind which he created for the solo performance Monuments in Solitude by Conny Janssen Danst. In addition to his choreography work, including music videos for artists such as Jeangu Macrooy, Remy established his own program as a choreographer. By the name of IID he gives workshops to promising dancers, focusing on the development of their own identity.
Creating dance gives Remy a sense of freedom. In his work, he dissects movement and dance into a formless entity in which identity is central.


©Remy Tilburg

About Debussy’s Dream
Remy Tilburg guides us through Claude Debussy’s fictional sketches of thought and nightmares. The dancers emerge as characters, while they move in a rhythmic, articulate way, in search of an existence in which freedom prevails with room for a personal identity. Not unlike the chemical process of taste, colour and texture, that manifests itself in the kitchen to become a tasty dish, does the movement in Debussy’s Dream manoeuvre itself into dance. The world of dreams reveals a recipe in which the traveling bodies establish new forms of movement.

©Salih Kilic
©Salih Kilic
©Salih Kilic
©Salih Kilic
... the galactic choreography is intriguing and performed strongly... De Volkskrant


The work by Remy Tilburg can be seen in week 2 of VERS&GERS
Date: From Tue 20 to Fri 23 June 2023
Time: Daily at 20.30 pm
Location: HUIS Conny Janssen Danst, Dolf Henkesplein 3, Rotterdam