The third and last week of VERS&GERS in HUIS Conny Janssen Danst is over! During three weeks of performances in HUIS Conny Janssen Danst young makers and established choreographers showed their work. In this third week almost 300 visitors came to see the work by Hiro Murata, Tu Hoang and Zino Schat. Since week #3 is now over, it’s time for a little recap!
De performance started each day with the work by Hiro Murata & Tu Hoang named ‘False Memories’. The duet is the result of a four-year collaboration between the two choreographers at Conny Janssen Danst. The choreography is created around the concept of the psychological mind, through the perspective of two individuals that have an unspeakable connection with each other. In an abstract way, the feeling that they are one entity in their spiritual world remains, whether they are together or separated in physicality. Our memory is a very fragile concept. Sometimes we remember things the way we want them to be. Our imagination takes us to escape our own reality in order to find comfort or peace.
A Silent Rattle
The work named ‘A Silent Rattle’ by Hiro Murata could be seen for the second time during VERS&GERS in week #3. The solo was performed in week two by Pedro Ricardo Henry and in week three by Pommelien Van Hees.
Hiro about A Silent Rattle: ‘The piece was generated by the exploration of the pure physicality in collaboration with the objects we have on stage. I refined those movements until they started to tell the narrative themselves. It reflects inner conflict between uncertainty of delusion and beauty of imagination.’
Each night the performance ended with the work by Zino Schat named SOMA.
How to deal with expectations from society? Soma is about men dealing with a world in which toxic masculinity dominates. Society for them has one clear constraint: masculinity represents dominance, assertiveness and roughness. We see how the prevailing idea of masculinity influences the development of the individual. How do you compare yourself as a man to the other and how do you stay close to yourself? Is there space for feelings and vulnerability?