Or Die Trying

"Or Die Trying" is a dance performance for dreamers and fighters among us. How long and how hard do you have to fight to reach your goals? How far are you willing to go? What does your fight look like? Is giving up an option?

The show wants to make the exhaustion that life is tangible. "Or Die Trying" is a search for finding your own way in the tension of ambition, expectations, self-discipline and self-destruction.

Choreographer and sociologist Alida Dors gives shape to that in a personal interdisciplinary dance chronicle in which dance, film performance and Thaiboksing complement each other. We see Thaiboxers and dancers fighting their own limits. They fight to get better than they are now. Isn't that what life is all about? Growth, development: for yourself, your family, your friends, the gaze of the community and humanity? Become the best you, Or Die Trying.

As always, Alida creates an adventurous interdisciplinary dance chronicle with influences from hip hop and modern dance - socially and politically aware, urgent and relevant.



  • Theater Rotterdam Try Out
  • Theater Rotterdam Premiere
  • Toneelschuur Haarlem
  • Theater Ins Blau Leiden
  • Grand Theatre Groningen
  • De Lieve Vrouw Amersfoort
  • Schouwburg De Lawei Drachten
  • De Harmonie Leeuwarden
  • TAQA Theater De Vest Alkmaar
  • CC Amstel Amsterdam
  • Maas Podium Rotterdam
  • Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
  • Parktheater Eindhoven
  • Theater Bellevue Amsterdam
  • Theater Bellevue Amsterdam
  • Theater Korzo Den Haag
  • Podium Moza├»ek Amsterdam
  • Schouwburg Hengelo Hengelo
  • Verkadefabriek Den Bosch
  • Verkadefabriek Den Bosch
  • LUX Nijmegen
  • Corrosia Theater Almere
  • Zwolse Theaters
  • Bijlmer Parktheater Amsterdam
  • Schouwburg Kunstmin Dordrecht
  • De Goudse Schouwburg Gouda