Choreographer Donna Chittick started out as dancer at Solid Ground Movement. She grew to become one of the defining dancers of BackBone. In her position as artistic director, Donna will stay true to the BackBone's legacy and add her own vision. She wants to bring different disciplines together, to work together, have important conversations and to be open to different perspectives and principles. With hiphop Donna wants to let her voice be heard, and show the audience performances based on themes that inspire her and are of value within the contemporary society.
Donna will manage BackBone together with business director and sparring partner Mara Liza de Bakker. They'll continue to build on the solid base of BackBone, Alida's legacy, based on their core values; togetherness, equality and space for development.
image: Selwyn de Wind
After a quiet theater season, the preparations for the new performance Kaap Liefde are in full swing. A collaboration between BackBone and Raymi Sambo Makes about love, power(lessness) and revenge.
While on holiday in an African country, the overworked Astrid falls in love with Kofi. He travels back with her and in the Netherlands they are blessed with twins. Life together is not as rosy as on the beautiful palm beach. When there is no place for him in Astrid's life, a distraught Kofi takes his children from the schoolyard and leaves. Astrid travels after him with a sensation seeking television crew. The manhunt for Kofi begins.
Kaap Liefde will premiere on September 18, and the try-outs will be on September 16 and 17. Click here for the full tour list
Get to know the signature of choreographer Donna Chittick, who shares her vision on sisterhood and brotherhood with her double bill Together X ALPH. From August you will be able to see her high-profile performances in one of your favourite theatres.
In Together four dancers show us the women of today: confident, tough and fragile at the same time, together. For this piece Donna Chittick didn’t only draw inspiration from her own life, but also from the everyday life of the independent woman and the life choices that come her way. Who influence you on your life path? What role does your living environment play?
ALPH is a dance performance that reflects masculine energy. Four dancers take us into their world. Pride, strength and confidence seem to lead to mutual rivalry. Yet the men are also linked by a struggle which they recognize in each other. A common struggle that connects them, but at the same time forces them into the role of the alpha.
Choreographer Donna Chittick is one of the new makers who’s supported by BackBone and the Dutch Performing Arts Fund.
The first stops of the tour are Theatre festival Boulevard in August and Fringe festival in September. Check this link for more dates!
Choreographer Alida Dors is in search of dancers (male / female / gender neutral) with a solid hip-hop base for two shows that will be touring the Netherlands coming autums and winter. You work closely with the core dancers and artistic crew of Alida Dors.
What we are looking for: Hiphop is your base, but you dare to think and move beyond that dance language. You control multiple dance styles and are able to surprise us with a raw combination. Your contribution to the artistic process is essential, therefore an open character with guts is required. You like to learn, grow and can handle feedback well. You enjoy working together and you are connected to the work of Alida Dors. Please convince us about this in your motivation letter.
The shows will tour coming autumn and winter. The audition will take place on Wednesday the 7th of July from 10:00 to 20:00 in Theater Rotterdam.
Interested? Send us before July the 2nd your movivation, CV, 3 photo's and your dance video and/or a wetransferlink to firstname.lastname@example.org addressed to Angelique van Beckhoven.
Choreographer Alida Dors is in search of interns (male / female / gender neutral) with a solid hip-hop base for her new big venue performance. As an intern you are active as a co-creator in the rehearsal process and you will play at least 6 performances. You work closely with the core dancers and artistic crew of Alida Dors. An internship fee is available.
What we are looking for: Hiphop is your base, but you dare to think and move beyond that dance language. You control multiple dance styles and are able to surprise us with a raw combination. Your contribution to the artistic process is essential, therefore an open character with guts is required. You like to learn, grow and can handle feedback well. You enjoy working together and you feel connected to the Riot theme. Please convince us about this in your motivation letter.
About Riot: Alida Dors makes you feel the restlessness in the world. Dance, spoken word, film and live music join together with the gut feeling of an uprising riot. Not only is Riot a performance about people, but also about us and especially you in the area of tension of rebellion, anger and hope. Riot will premiere in Theater Rotterdam on March 16 and will play 12 times at various locations in the Netherlands. The first rehearsals will take place in January.
The first audition will take place on the 4th of November in the Theatre of Rotterdam. The second audition consists of a jam session with the core dancers.
Interested? Send us before November the 2th your movitvation, CV, 3 photo's and your dance video to email@example.com addressed to Angelique van Beckhoven. If you have any questions, you can contact Yoram Otten via firstname.lastname@example.org