What does it mean to you to be one of the choreographers in DANSLOKAAL? Zino: To be a maker with a very urban background, it is a great chance to be at danslokaal. As an urban choreographer and now learning with the contemporary scene, I still carry the ‘Each one teach one” method derived from HipHop. With the dancers I strive for a collaborative way towards the creation. Via DANSLOKAAL I hope to connect with the audience through a relevant subject and to inspire other HipHop makers into new possibilities.
What is it like to work with the dancers of Conny Janssen Danst?
Zino: Working with the dancers of Conny Janssen is a very learn full process. The dancers are very shaped but still carry their own identity through their expression, which makes it interesting and also complicated. Overall they are driven and concentrated on the tasks given.
Can you tell briefly what the people can expect when they watch your piece in DANSLOKAAL? Zino: It’s about a group of individuals that have to deal with masculinity beliefs, they can be politically or sociologically influenced. The individuals that carry different beliefs being juxtaposed and challenged to open the conversation.