With NEXT, Conny Janssen Danst adds yet another exciting project to the company’s activities. Every year, this project offers an opportunity to a young chorographer to create a compact performance with the dancers of the Rotterdam-based company. NEXT is a production radiating urban energy and emerging at unexpected venues throughout the city.
In the first episode of NEXT Antonin Comestaz takes on the challenge to create new work for seven dancers, to be seen throughout Rotterdam. Characteristic for the work of this French choreographer, residing in The Hague, is its playful tone and a personal, inventive, and detailed dance vocabulary with elements borrowed from folk, mime, breakdance, commercial dance, ballet, contemporary dance, and cartoons. Within a piece, drastic shifts of styles and genres may occur, knitted together by a refined sensibility for the absurd.
Première: March 1 at WORM
|For this new initiative, Conny Janssen Danst has entered into a partnership with the alternative venues in Rotterdam. Antonin Comestaz’ new work premieres at WORM on Friday, March 1; it can also be seen there during Museumnacht10 on Saturday, March 2. After that, the dancers take NEXT to various locations, including their own studio HUIS Conny Janssen Danst in the Katendrecht area and the campus of Erasmus University.