Hip hop dance company BackBone from choreographer Alida Dors is looking for new dancers (m / f)
Register now for the auditions on February 16, 2019!
Profile dancers (m / f): Hip hop is your basis, but you dare to think beyond form and move. You have multiple dance styles and 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. A background in martial arts is an advantage.Lees meer...
With BackBone choreographer Alida Dors develops theater performances and work for the public space; where hip hop was born. Hip hop is the source of all her work. In terms of form, she looks up the interdisciplinary, just like the art form hip hop. Through adventurous encounters with modern dance, music, spoken word and video she creates her own dance language, her own hip hop. This diversity and curiosity can also be seen in the dancers with whom Alida works. Alida, who is also a sociologist in addition to being a choreographer, naturally takes human behavior as the core of her work. Those who visit a performance of BackBone are challenged to (self) reflection and awareness of our share in this society.
Register via: firstname.lastname@example.org to Alida Dors
Subject email: Audition + your name
Sign up including: motivation letter, CV, max. 3 photos and a link to video material
Registration: possible up to 12 February 2019
Audition date: 16 February 2019
Audition location: in a Thaibox school in Amserdam
Rehearsal period: May to June September to October
The last rehearsal week starts for the latest dance performance Rebound. During this last week, also called assembly week, all the separate pieces of the puzzle come together and the dots are put on the i. The days are long, there are many drops of sweat and there is a special feeling in the air. An exciting time in which we work towards the try-out on January 11 and the festive premiere on January 12
Curious about what we are doing exactly? Watch the Rebound trailer HERE
After a successful tour with Speak Up! the preparations for the new urban dance performance of 2019 are in full swing.
From October the rehearsals for Rebound start, a remake of the work of Conny Jansen from 2005.
Like Conny, Alida Dors explores the concept of 'resilience'. Alida is inspired, among other things, by the many refugees and asylum seekers who have to rediscover their identity, the concept of 'glass ceiling' and similar oppressive situations. The dancers develop fragile, combative and passionate their own story, in which they are confronted with self-imposed and social structures.
Rebound premieres on January 12, 2019 in Theater Bellevue
Last Saturday on the 9th of June BackBone organized together with Holland Festival, Solid Ground Movement and the French choreographer Anne Nguyen a special afternoon on urban dance in the dance theater field. 'Each one teach one' is a much heard hip-hop credo and was the credo of this afternoon.
With Elten Kiene and Peggy Olislaegers as their moderators, Alida Dors and the French choreographer Anne Nguyen talked to dancers and theater makers. The topics were the development of hip-hop (from street to theater), diversity within the genre and the progression to the professional field. It was an afternoon filled with interesting conversations that were alternated with cool presentations of urban dance groups.
The Sorcery is an innovative concept by hip-hop choreographer Alida Dors, in which she invites choreographers to create a performance together, from the same source (hip hop) and an overarching theme, but each with its own artistic interpretation. After the performance there will be a conversation about the cooperation and the use of their hip-hop sources.
They met during a panel discussion about the use of music in their own work. Their great love for hip hop culture is what connects them. Now they share the stage with a double bill: The Sorcery Part 1. The leading Dutch hip hop choreographer Alida Dors and the talented German hip hop dancer and choreographer Takao Baba, join forces for The Sorcery Part 1.
With four dancers taken from each other's crew and with an overarching theme, they give their personal artistic 'flavor' to this performance. In each 20 minutes, Alida and Takao take you along in their perspective on the power of self-imposed and social structures during F *** My Keeper (Alida) and ,,Lim It" (Takao). Our own world of thought can be our worst enemy. What and who ultimately determines which paths are walked by whom?
For more information or to book The Sorcery please contact email@example.com