Maker in DANSLOKAAL 11: Patricia van Deutekom

Wed 14 Sep 2022

For the eleventh edition of DANSLOKAAL, Conny Janssen, together with creative partners Dansateliers and Korzo, once again invites young dance makers to make work with the dancers of Conny Janssen Danst. One of the makers this time is Patricia van Deutekom: last season she was already present in HUIS Conny Janssen Danst as Artist in Residence and for her work in VERS&GERS, now Conny Janssen has nominated her as a maker in DANSLOKAAL 11.

Patricia creates new work with dancers Mia Bourhis (intern), Davide Caracciolo (intern), Pommelien Van Hees en Mattia Tremmaterra. We asked her some questions.

What does it mean to you to be one of the choreographers in DANSLOKAAL?
Patricia: DANSLOKAAL is always such a stimulating and surprising programme. I am honored to be able to contribute to this as a maker. Conny Janssen saw me grow as a young dancer and develop into a dance maker. DANSLOKAAL offers me development opportunities as a maker and challenges me on different levels. For years I have been working on my own signature as a maker with my own vision and team (since 2021 with my own company LAVA Collective, ed.). I would like to share my passion, experience and knowledge with a new generation of dancers and introduce a new audience to my work. To share the evening with the other makers gives the audience a broad and diverse picture of all that dance has to offer!

Patricia aan het werk in de studio met Davide Caracciolo. © Pien Düthmann

What is it like to work with the dancers of Conny Janssen Danst?
Patricia: The big challenge is to quickly make the dancers familiar with my idiom, movement language and working method. This is different in many ways than they are used to. It helps big time that the dancers are so talented and versatile and also curious about this new language. Yet the challenge remains to fully express something that takes time, picking up the core and making it your own, in such a short process. I am forced to work differently and I make choices that I would normally make less quickly with my own dancers.

Dansers tijdens een repetitie voor DANSLOKAAL 11. © Pien Düthmann

Can you tell us what the audience can expect when they see your work in DANSLOKAAL?
Patricia: I hope that the audience will be immersed and surprised by the work. That they get to know the dancers of Conny Janssen Danst in a different way, because they can be seen in my work in a new language and in a different energy. I would like to show not only the strength of these dancers, but also their vulnerability. Both in all their masculinity and femininity. In brotherhood and enmity. In a world where boundaries of territory, form and identity are blurring.

Read more about Patricia van Deutekom and her work.

DANSLOKAAL 11 at festival De Nederlandse Dansdagen
Fri 29 & Sat 30 Sep
Kumulus, Maastricht

DANSLOKAAL 11 in HUIS Conny Janssen Danst
do 5 okt t/m zo 15 okt
HUIS Conny Janssen Danst, Rotterdam

DANSLOKAAL 11 on tour
Thu Oct 5 to Sun Oct 15
In different cities in The Netherlands

Dansers tijdens een repetitie voor DANSLOKAAL 11. © Pien Düthmann
Mia Bourhis tijdens een repetitie voor DANSLOKAAL 11. © Pien Düthmann
Dansers tijdens een repetitie voor DANSLOKAAL 11. © Pien Düthmann


Patricia van Deutekom|De Parade Rotterdam, Den Haag & Utrecht

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