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Auditions

Hip-hop dance company BackBone from choreographer Alida Dors is looking for new dancers (m / f) and a singer (f). Register now for the auditions on March 29, 2018!

Profile dancers (m / f): Hip-hop is your base, but you dare to think and move beyond form. You practice multiple dance styles and you can surprise us with a combination that is raw. You have at least three years experience as a performer. Your contribution to the artistic process is essential and you therefore have an open character with courage.

Profile singer (f): Opera, jazz, pop or soul: your sound and attitude is more important to us than your background. You dare to cooperate with various disciplines and look beyond form. Your contribution to the artistic process is essential and you therefore have an open character with courage.

NOTE: There are also some internships available for trainees in the third or fourth year of their study program.
 

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Making Of Speak Up!

Energetic dance, live vocals, text, classical and electronic music join each other in a sparkling show. Speak Up! is the second co-creation of BackBone and Silbersee.

Behind the scenes at the new performance Speak Up! Interviews with choreographer Alida Dors, musical leader Romain Bischoff, dance dramaturge Peggy Olislaegers, composer JacobTV and DJ Lovesupreme. Watch the making of here 

Trailer Speak Up!

Energetic dance, live vocals, text, classical and electronic music join each other in a sparkling show. Speak Up! is the second co-creation of BackBone and Silbersee.

Suppose one day you hear you'll be held accountable for all your actions. Would you continue to act the way you do now? With much proud we present the trailer of our new urban dance show. Watch the trailer here

New show Speak Up!

12 January, Theater Rotterdam, premiere

Exciting times for BackBone are coming up. In two weeks we start our rehearsals for the new show Speak Up! This very special combination of dance and singing, hiphop and opera, myth and earth...premiers on January 12th 2018. 

'Let there be given my mouth that I may speak' - saying on Egyptian grave tomb

Four people who are in the power of their lives are unexpectedly called for accountability and a moral weighting. Singing voices bring back memories of past times and confront them with their deeds. In the shady field of power that they are in, nothing is what it seems. Will they speak up? Will they come true?

Speak Up! is a co-creation of (hiphop) dance company BackBone and Silbersee, production core for unorthodox music theatre and experimental opera.

Choreography: Alida Dors 
Musical leadership: Romain Bischoff 
Music: Jacob ter Veldhuis & DJ Lovesupreme 
Dramaturgie: Peggy Olislaegers, Wout van Tongeren & Maarten van Hinte 
Scenography: Ascon de Nijs

BackBone at Rotterdam Uitdagen 2017

The Rotterdam Uitdagen is to celebrate the start of a new cultural season. During the Rotterdam Uitdagen in 2017, Rotterdam's biggest names and cultural talents gave a sneak peek of their new performances and exhibitions. BackBone was involved with the improvisation performance 3D Poetry, in which the audience inspires the performers by giving them words to work with. This 20-minute performance is a melting pot of interaction, improvisation, dance, spoken word and music. Thank you so much Rotterdam Uitdagen! It was amazing to join you with 3D Poetry!

Concept: Alida Dors
Dance: Bilal Bachir
Spoken word: Guus van der Steen
Music: DJ Lovesupreme