Window on the city

The latest performance by Conny Janssen Danst, FRAMED, is a visually assembled narrative in which live dance, film footage and music converge and create a collaborative world.
Photo above: © Raymond de Vries

COVID-19 UPDATE 23 April 2021:
1. Tour canceled, performances only in Rotterdam (if measures allow it)
To our great sadness, due to the uncertainty of the ever-changing measures, the theater tour of FRAMED has been canceled. When the measures allow it, FRAMED will only be seen live on 28, 29 and 30 May in Theater Rotterdam. Ticket sales for this will start as soon as theaters are allowed to reopen for visitors.
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2. FRAMED at home

From March 24, a special version of FRAMED will be available to experience the performance online. Ticket sales for this digital version have started and are provided by Stadsschouwburg Utrecht.


In FRAMED the viewer is introduced to twelve characters, all residents from the same city. A concatenation of scenes reveals what connects them; at which point their individual lives meet without being conscious of it.
In FRAMED there is a new role for video. Conny Janssen works together with set designer Thomas Rupert and filmmaker Davide Bellotta. A 33 m2 LED screen represents the shell of the city like an abstract painting. The film images serve as a light source and sensor for the adventurous group of dancers – young talent as well as familiar faces. The music in FRAMED is a varied soundtrack that moves between crystal clear classical music and cinematic urban soundscapes.

Hiro Murata & Remy Tilburg in FRAMED. Photo: Andreas Terlaakk

‘FRAMED presents various lives in the city: each one with its own rhythm and routine, each one with its own yearning. We create an associative universe, a fragmented mosaic in which these characters pass through, wandering around in their own thoughts and contem­plations. Right now, at this moment in time, in which we live in greater isolation than we perhaps would like to, we demonstrate that every­ one has his own way of coping with the feeling that is hidden behind our day­to­day lives.’
– Conny Janssen

Please note: This performance contains flashing lights and stroboscopic effects. Exposure to these effects may trigger seizures for people with epilepsy.

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